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Review Stubai Glacier: Beginner Skiing

Category Beginner: Official review by
1 year ago
Beginner 9 / 10
Overall: 85 / 100
  • Great variety of runs for beginners
  • Designated beginner areas
  • Good access to the beginner area
  • Great variety of ski schools and lessons offered
  • Well equipped kids park

Make your first turns around Restaurant Gamsgarten


There are three nursery slopes for beginners of all ages served by the Mürmele, Kitzlift and Gamsgarten lifts on the slopes surrounding Restaurant Gamsgarten, at the mountain station of the Gamsgarten 2 lift. This area is also home to the Big Family Camp, a fantastic practice area operated by the local ski school. This ski camp has four additional magic carpet lifts, making ascending back up the hill child’s play.

Simple tour around the Schaufelspitze

If you’ve already gained some experience on two skis, you can bypass the nursery slopes around Gamsgarten and instead tackle this straightforward tour around the 3,333 metre Schaufelspitze – a route which only encompasses blue-marked runs (we’ve marked this tour on the trail map included in the images for this category): 

  • Piste no. 4 from Restaurant Eisgrat to the Bödelehütte
  • Trail 4a from the Bödelehütte to Fernau middle station 
  • Fernau surface lift back to the Bödelehütte
  • Fernau chairlift from the Bödelehütte to Pfaffengrat
  • Run no. 10 and another ride on the Fernau chairlift up to Pfaffengrat (you can ski trail no. 10 as often as you would like)
  • Piste 5c to Gaisskarferner Lift (On the Gaisskarferner you can also ski the blue-marked run no.5 as often as you like)
  • From the Gaisskarferner mountain station, you then take trail no. 1 or 1a back to Restaurant Eisgrat


A perfect ski area for beginners overall

We have no hesitation in awarding Stubaier Gletscher the full 10 points in the beginners category. With some 70 km of trails, this ski area is a good size for novices, making orientation easy. Over half of the trails here are rated blue, while the nursery slopes around Gamsgarten offer an ideal area for beginners to get to grips with life on the snow. In total, there are 11 blue trails to explore across the ski area.



Martin Bauer
Category Beginner: Review by User Martin Bauer
Beginner 10 / 10
Overall: *52 / 60
*6 out of 10 categories rated

    Great slopes for beginners!

    Beginners to down hill snow sports will find ideal conditions at the „Stubai Glacier“ resort. Thanks to the many easy (blue) rides (12 of 22 slopes) and their ideal distribution throughout the whole resort even an unskilled skier can take any lift without risk of getting stuck at the top. Should you feel too little challenged by the easy trails, you can always switch over to a more challenging intermediate (red)run any time. Total novices we recommend the practice lift „Schaufelschuss“ located directly at the mountain station of the „Eisengratbahn“, from where you can easily switch over to slope 1. Right at the the „Gamsgarten“ mountain station you can find the „Kitzlift“ and the „Murmele“ 6-passenger-chairlift, where grown-up beginners find ideal conditions to take their first steps on skis. For the youngest among the winter sports novices the glacier children’s area located at the „Gamsgarten“ mountain station is a perfect place to get started. The lifts there are particularly designed for children (carpet-like transportation technique). Should you be interested in professional instruction, several local ski schools are happy to help with your first attempts at alpine sports.


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