Innsbruck is located at an altitude of 575-3200 m above sea level. For many, this is an incomparable winter sports center that perfectly combines the charms of a high-class ski resort and the sophistication of one of the most stunning cities in the world. There are six famous areas around the city, where there are excellent opportunities for skiing and snowboarding.
Suffice it to recall that Innsbruck has twice been the capital of the Winter Olympics. Two famous villages are located near the resort: Igls, from where a magnificent view of Innsbruck opens and where the legendary Olympic skiing competitions took place, and Ptash – a quiet village on the slopes of the majestic Nordkette.
Since 1966, installations for the production of artificial snow (snow guns) have been operating on the slopes of the Olympic Mount Patcherkofel. The ski centers here are connected by free bus routes. You can buy a ski pass and use all the slopes of the mountains located here and two hundred lifts, including those located on the Stubai Glacier. Or you can take a fascinating excursion to St. Anton am Arlberg or Kitzbühel.
The total length of ski slopes in this area is 112 kilometers. Innsbruck is a museum city that introduces its 800-year-old tradition of an imperial city.
According to a2z Government, St. Anton in the Arlberg (Tyrol) is located at an altitude of 1304 m above sea level. 260 km of ski slopes and 180 km of virgin routes have been prepared here, 15 km of walking paths have been laid. The longest ski run leads from Valluga Mountain to St. Anton. Throughout the season, from early December to late April, the slopes of the Arlberg are covered with fluffy snow. There are two schools for skiing and snowboarding. For the little ones there is a ski kindergarten.
This resort is famous for its high level of hotel service. A variety of cafes and restaurants offer a choice of not only Austrian dishes, but also traditional European, Asian and American cuisine. There is a disco in the evenings. Here you will find luxury shops, restaurants and numerous attractions – from the famous Golden Roof to the charming Alpine Zoo.
Kitzbühel (Tirol) – a charming old town nestled on shining snow-covered and meticulously groomed slopes. It has gained wide popularity due to skiing competitions regularly held here. However, not only athletes come here, but also nature lovers. In addition to the slopes, there is an ice rink, indoor tennis courts, two swimming pools and, of course, a casino.
Bad Kleinkirchheim (Carinthia) is located at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level. There are 90 km of ski slopes here. The hotel base of the city has a large number of excellent hotels and pensions. The unique mountain and lake landscape, virgin nature and 2000 hours of sunshine a year – all this makes a holiday in Carinthia exceptionally beneficial for health.
If you add to this gymnastics in the fresh air, a massage that relieves stress, bathing in the waters of thermal springs or milk-oil baths according to Cleopatra’s recipe, drawing up special training programs based on an individual horoscope, herbal medicine, you can feel reborn.
At the resort Warmbad-Villach is the only pool in Europe, the water in which comes directly from the thermal spring where it comes to the surface of the Earth. There is also a magnificent beauty salon, aromatic steam baths, jacuzzi baths, and various showers. The wellness program is based on three pillars: movement, nutrition and relaxation. Diet and health-improving gymnastics program – cardio exercises, aqua aerobics, outdoor sports – are selected individually after a preliminary examination.
The Styrian thermal region is proud of its five spas. This is Bad Waltersdorf, Rogner Bad Blumau, the family spa resort of Loipersdorf, Bad Gleichenberg and Bad Radkersburg.
There are year-round health and relaxation programs. This region is especially attractive in autumn, when the famous Styrian apples, pumpkins and grapes ripen. All resorts have sandy beaches, swimming pools, water slides “paddling pools” for kids, saunas.
In Bad Waltersdorf you can visit the sports pool, aqua aerobics with unique underwater bikes. And in Bad Radkersburg, the new 4-star hotel offers its guests wellness and beauty treatments, such as milk wraps.