As the Ski Club TV Team found out back in March, the Austrian Tirol is home to some spectacularly good skiing and boarding - but which is best for what? Tom Ewbank, the video series producer give us his top tips:
If you’ve ever visited the Austrian Tirol you’ll know what a special region it is. Positioned in the heart of the European Alps, the Tirol combines a rich cultural heritage with Germanic efficiency and an obsession with the Mountains. You only have to visit Innsbruck, the regional capital, to see this. From Innsbrucks’s historic medieval centre you can be on the slopes in just 20 minutes, thanks to a network of cablecars and funiculars that scale the legendary Nordkette Mountain.
With so many world-class ski resorts crammed into the Tirol it’s no mean feat choosing the perfect resort for all your skiing needs. To separate the wheat from the chaff, we asked Tom Ewbank the Club’s videographer and producer of Ski Club TV’s new series ‘7 Resorts in 7 Days’, to talk us through which of the seven resorts on his trip would suit your skiing needs.
In the far northastern corner of the Tirol lies Fieberbrunn, a quiet unassuming place that is garnering a reputation as a freeride paradise. Although it is a constant feature on the Freeride World Tour calendar, Fieberbrunn is still relatively unknown to us Brits.
Fieberbrunn's location on the northern edge of the Kitzbühel Alps means that it receives more snow than the majority of other resorts in the Austrian Tirol. This excellent snow record combined with a mix of steep alpine terrain and forested lower slopes, all of which can be accessed by a lifts or a short hike, makes Fieberbrunn unique. Nevertheless, for those days when you just want to cruise the slopes: Fieberbrunn is now part of the enormous Skicircus, which offers over 270km of pisted runs… enough to make even the most athletic pair of thighs burn.
To find out more about Fieberbrunn watch our resort guide.