- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,060 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 720 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 1,960 m above sea level.
- Season starts on 17 Dec and ends on 8 Apr (112 days). Average season duration in Austria is 121 days.
- During the season (from 17 Dec till 8 Apr) the average snow depth at Patscherkofel is 37 cm. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average base depth of 45 cm.
- Patscherkofel features 67 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 62 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Little ones can find their ski legs on gentle slopes and the learning area makes it even more fun. Various altitudes turn the learning area to a place for everyone. Professional ski instructor help kids and beginners to get comfortable on the trails and improve their skills fast.
If you feel safe enough to leave the learning area, look for the four runs that are designated as blue. The family run starts at the Patscherkofelbahn top station and is also the longest run at Patscherkofel. The practice slope is serviced by the practice lift Patscherkofel. On the wide-open slope you´ll improve your abilities in a wink of an eye.
Snowboarder and freestyle skiers meet in the Snowpark Innsbruck 3.0. As you leave the panorama quad chair on 2150 meters above sea level, you´ll already see the park with all of its freestyle elements. The upper park terrain welcomes with the Xdouble Chill hut, that invites to relax, recharge and enjoy the winter sun. There´s never a shortage of great events, cool sounds and tasty BBQ´s.
On Mountain Dining
The Patscherkopfel Gipfelstube guarantees a great panorama due to being the highest restaurant in the resort. The food is also not left short and you´ll definitely get more than the typical mountain fare.
When you take the blue family run you´ll end up at the Alpengasthof Heiligwasser where you get to enjoy laid-back but fantastic cuisine plus an extended wine list.
Tee Hütt´n is also really close. Gather your friends and family around and try mulled wine, Jagatea or punch.
The longest downhill run is the 6 kilometer long family run. It starts at the top station of the Patscherkofel lift. You even have to overcome a height difference of 1060 meters (3 477 ft) on your way down to the base.
If you want to explore the surroundings, check out the high-altitude hiking track. Start your tour from Schutzhaus Patscherkofel and hike for 1,5 hours to the peak. Up here, sit down, enjoy a cold beverage and take joy in the breathtaking views of the snow-covered alps.
You always wanted to design your own ski or snowboard? You can book a workshop at the Innbruck´s company SPURart. You don´t need any comprehensive manual skills for participating.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Jimmy´s, located in the Wilhelm-Greil street is a popular hangout among snowboarders. The in-bar impresses with interior inspired by the colorful 1960s. Apres-ski of a special kind is full on with cocktails, chilled sounds and ethnofood.
Dining and Restaurants
Two bonnets and 15 Gault Millau points owns the Chez Nico restaurant, a few blocks from ´Das Schindler´. Chef Nicola Curtil specializes in dishes from France. All dishes are vegetarian!
Igls is just seven kilometers outside of Innsbruck. Coming from the Inntal highway, take exit Innsbruck center. From there follow signage to Igls and the base station of Patscherkofel lift. If you follow signs to Patsch you will find the Olympiaexpress base station.
Coming from Italy, follow the Brenner freeway and exit at Patsch. After follow signage to Igls.
By Public Transportation:
Every 30 minutes the J bus leaves from Innsbruck center to the base stations of Patscherkofel lift and Olympiaexpress. The bus is totally free of charge for skiers wearing their equipment.