- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3136 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2359 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 6447 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 14 and ends on Mar 15 (92 days). Average season duration in Austria is 187 days.
- During the season (from Dec 14 till Mar 15) the average snow depth at Patscherkofel is 34 ". Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 40 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base.
- Patscherkofel features 42 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 42 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Patscherkofel is pretty much Innsbruck´s ´own´ mountain. Those, who are new to the world of skiing and riding are going to be satisfied with 5 kilometers of blues, 9 kilometers of reds and 4 Kilometers of blacks. The black slope and the red trails feature one or another challenge so that intermediate skiers feel comfortable as well. Thanks to the manageable size it´s a great resort for families.
Little ones can find their ski legs on gentle slopes and the 15.000 m² learning area, next to the alley Station, 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. As you leave the Mountain Station of Patscherkofelbahn, 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.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Six mountain Restaurants, within the new Restaurants Das Kofel in the Mountain Station and Das Hausberg in the Valley Station and huts await hungry skiers and boarders at Patscherkofel.
The longest downhill run is the 7,5 kilometer long family run. It starts at the top station of the Patscherkofel lift. You even have to overcome a height difference of 956 meters on your way down to the base.
Innsbruck is known for having a huge variety of winter sport activities away from skiing. Toboggan runs and ice rinks welcome for a few thrilling rides or pirouettes on the ice.
If you want to explore the surroundings, check out the high-altitude hiking track. Start your tour from the Mountain Station of Patscherkofelbahn 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
Innsbruck is one of the party mekkas in Austria. In town there are loads of bars, Kir Royal is an amazing cocktail bar in the Sillgasse. Here you get to choose a tasty cocktail from Tyrol´s largest cocktail menu. Between the creative variations and awarded own creations you can be sure to find your new favorite drink.
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
Foodies appreciate the restaurant ´Das Schindler´ in the heart of Innsbruck´s city. Awarded with a bonnet and 13 Gault Milliau points, it also got AMA quality label for using only local products. You can expect traditional Austrian cuisine with a modern twist.
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!
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Patscherkofel
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Patscherkofel (4)
Igls is just seven kilometers outside of Innsbruck. Coming from the Inntal highway, take exit Innsbruck center. From there follow signage to Igls and in direction to Patsch and the base station of Patscherkofelbahn.
Coming from Italy, follow the Brenner freeway and exit at Patsch. After follow signage to the Valley Station of Patscherkofelbahn.
By Public Transportation:
Every 10 minutes from Mon to Fri and every 15 minutes at Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays the J bus leaves from Innsbruck center to the base station of Patscherkofelbahn. The bus is totally free of charge for skiers wearing their equipment.