Breaking the day-pass price down into the actual price per kilometre of groomed trail, Stubaier Gletscher is unable to compete with some of the largest ski areas in the region. Ischgl, for instance, costs only €0.23 per kilometre (as of 2015/2016). Yet simply comparing these figures is a little short-sighted. The large ski areas will always have the upper hand in this comparison, and this figure does not take additional services into account – an area in which Stubaier Gletscher excels. Consider, for example, the great offers for families and the challenging conditions the operators face in maintaining modern lifts on glacial terrain (the glacier moves several metres every year) – suddenly €44 for a day ticket doesn’t appear as expensive (as of March 2016).
A cheap destination for families with small children
If you are a family with small children, Stubaier Gletscher offers considerably better value for money. The ski area is an almost perfect area for families (see our lowdown in the families category), not least as children under 10 can ski for free when accompanied by a paying adult.