Stubai Glacier Ski Resort
The iconic Stubai Glacier is home to 42km of snowsure, glacier slopes – making it one of the biggest in the world.
The Stubai Glacier is lies around 20 minutes up the valley from the village of Neustift and is home to one of the biggest and best glacial ski areas in the Alps. Accessed via the impressive Eisgrat 3S gondola, the 42km of blue and red slopes are an early, late and also mid-season paradise for people looking to develop their skills. In the winter months, there's also the chance to clock up some serious vertical by looping the 10km run from summit to base, which drops over 1500m. The lift system is very good and the world-famous Stubai Zoo Park is one of the best in the world.
Base yourself down in Neustift, a quiet village nestled in the deep Stubai Valley, with traditional old buildings and small, family run hotels dominating the accommodation on offer. There's lots of winter walking trails, cross country routes and off slope activities, including the aforementioned toboggan runs at Elfer. Alternatively, the lift base at Mutterbergalm has a hotel, but is essentially a large car park for day trip visitors. Access from Innsbruck could not be easier – head directly south and you'll be in Neustift within half an hour or Mutterbergalm in just less than an hour.
Resort website: www.stubaier-gletscher.com