Igls Resort Guide
There are few resorts with better views of a city than Igls, with its panoramic outlook over the beautiful city of Innsbruck.
The ski area may be small, only numbering a few runs, but the views are incredible and the runs have some impressive history. Igls was used in both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as host for the Downhill races, one of which was won by the legendary Franz Klammer. Nowadays however, the terrain is a little more mellow, but sections of the old racetrack provide a stern challenge.
Although you can stay in the small town of Igls at the foot of the Patscherkofel mountain, we'd definitely recommend staying in Innsbruck itself and "commuting" up to the slopes, whilst spending the evening in the bustling Tirolean city. This option not only gives a greater variety of accommodation, bars and restaurants, but also gives you the opportunity to explore the other city resorts, including Nordkette, Tulfes and Axamer Lizum, plus the numerous other resorts within an hour of the city. Away from the slopes, a run down the Olympic bobsleigh track at Igls is a must – but only if you're brave enough!
Resort website: www.patscherkofelbahn.at