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Ski Resort Patscherkofel

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Facts

Elevation900 m - 1,960 m
SeasonDecember - April
Opening Date8 Dec 2011
Closing Date9 Apr 2012

Lifts

5
2
1
1
Overall: 9

Slopes

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Groomed Terrain: 18 km

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult €31
1 day youth €26
1 day child €16
5 days adult €143
5 days child €119
5 days youth €72
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Snow & Weather Report

Upper 1,960 m
cm
N/A
Lower 900 m
cm
N/A
max 15 °C

Open Lifts & Trails

Open lifts
0/9
Open trails
0/8
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Webcam

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View from mountain hut "OEAV Schutzhaus" Patscherkofel to Innsbruck
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Interesting facts

  • 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 741 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Season starts on 8 Dec and ends on 9 Apr (123 days). Average season duration in Austria is 116 days.
  • During the season (from 8 Dec till 9 Apr) the average snow depth at Patscherkofel is 47 cm. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average base depth of 59 cm.
  • Patscherkofel features 52 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski resorts in Austria is 56 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.

News

The Olympic and World Cup Mountain in Innsbruck-Igls.Innsbruck hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice and Igls as the venue for the men’s downhill was the focus of the world’s interest. Not only the Olympic winners Franz Klammer and Egon Zimmermann love the runs on the Patscherkofel, also beginners and advanced skiers are fascinated by this beautiful mountain.Look forward to …- a new, broad family run. - the fantastic Olympic run and many other perfectly groomed pistes.- soft slopes for beginners- fun for the children- the modern Olympic Express (4-person chairlift with bubble)- ski rental and ski service next to bottom station.- comfortable and family-friendly hotels and pensions at the bottom of the Patscherkofel.

Information on the ski resort Patscherkofel

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 10 kilometers of blues and 8 kilometers of reds. The red trails feature one or another challenge so that intermediate skiers feel comfortable as well. Thanks to the manageable size and the missing blacks it´s a great resort for families.
 

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

Six mountain restaurants and huts await hungry skiers and boarders at Patscherkofel.

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.

Must-ski Runs

Even after lift closing times you can ski down to Igls. Take the Ziehweg, starting from OLEX.
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.

Video about Patscherkofel

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Activities

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 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 Patscherkofel

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.

Fine 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!

Getting here

By car:
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.

Contact

Tourismusbüro Igls
Hilberstraße 15
6080
Igls
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Phone+43 512 377 101
Fax+43 512 377 101 7
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