Neustift im Stubaital - Ski Area Guide
Neustift im Stubaital, Austria
Ski Resort in Austrian Alps - 53km of Piste (1,000m to 3,000m)
The closest sizable village (second largest in the Tyrol) to the Stubai glacier, which some claim to be Europe's best, and at the Eastern end of the continent's largest year-round ski centre. It also has one of the world's biggest verticals down from it (off piste, conditions permitting). The ski area directly by the village itself is small and only suited to beginners and early intermediates. Nightlife is lively and the village has a leisure centre with indoor pool, shooting arena, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and bowling alley.
Neustift im Stubaital Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Neustift im Stubaital is 11cm, expected on 28 February, with around 25cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.
Who is Neustift im Stubaital good for?
Neustift im Stubaital Ski Area
|9||Red Pistes (40km)|
|130km||Cross Country Pistes|
Neustift im Stubaital Ski Area Height
|1000m||Resort Altitude (Neustift im Stubaital)|
Neustift im Stubaital
The Austrian Ski Resort of Neustift im Stubaital has direct access to 53km of downhill skiing, with 36 individual pistes, served by 23 ski lifts.
With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Neustift im Stubaital are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Neustift im Stubaital
Two modern gondolas are running in parallel from the base-station at Mutterbergalm (1.750m) to the first stage at Fernau (2.302m). From here, you can either continue towards the top-mountain stations Eisgrat (2.900m) or Gamsgarten (2.600m), where the trail for cross-country-skiers has been tended. The ski area combines five glaciers: Eisjochferner, Daunferner, Fernauferner, Windachferner and Gaiskarferner. (Ferner is the Austrian word for glacier.) Besides the five gondolas, the resort is equipped with three six-seater-chairlifts, one four-seater-chairlift, three double-seater-chairlifts, nine T-bars and rope-lifts.
The trend of innovation and replacement of T-bars by chairlifts will be continued. The two-seater-chairlift Pfaffengrat is closing the gap of lifts between Fernau-glacier and Gaiskarglacier. With this lift it is possible to ski uninterruptedly around the spectacular Schaufelspitz-peak (3.333m).
Most of the slopes are family-runs, marked in blue and red. The Tyrolean Mark of Excellence for ski areas, which has been awarded to the Stubai Glacier, is proof of their quality in preparation. Last year, in addition to that, it is quality as Snowboard Resort proofed by a mystery boarder has been rewarded by the Tyrolean Tourist Board.
Fans of more difficult tracks concentrate on recently open black runs, powder freaks turn to several ski routes (neither tended nor patrolled) with such illustrative names as The Wall, Fast Corner or Steep Glacier Tongue. The 10 kilometres (6 miles) Wilde Grub'n-trail is Austrias longest run from the top (3.150m) to the base of a ski-resort (1.750m). Permanent snow-making-facilities in its lower parts guarantee skiing to the bottom-station until late April.
For easy-riders among skiers and snowboarders, the Neustift mountain guides will be offering their most rewarded programme More safety - More fun, that is a practical daily excursion off-slope in order to judge appropriately risks of avalanches.
The Stubai-Superski-Ticket (available from December until April) comprises the local ski-bus-system, two public indoor swimming pools and winter sport facilities . The Elfer-mountain with its two chairlifts, two T-bars and a brilliant beginners'ground with artificial snow making facilities right in the centre of Neustift. Also included are the Serles bahnen, Mieders and the slopes of the Schlick 2000 in the neighbouring Fulpmes.
On every Thursday you can take part in the How fast am I-race organized on one of the permanent race courses on the Stubai Glacier.
Courses for snowboard and the whole range of ski sports (big foot, carving, alpine, telemark, skwal and cross country skiing) can be obtained from the ski-schools Neustift - Stubaier Gletscher and Olympia. One mountaineering-school provides guided variations. Special interest days, ski touring for beginners, snowshoe-walking during the day or in the dark, introductory lessons for carvers and the freeriding day for snowboarders make the tiny difference to average ski-school curricula.
Cross country skiers find more than 40 km of slopes in the valley ground and 50 km on various high altitude parcours, both classical and Skating-style.
Snowboarding in Neustift im Stubaital
The Stubai opens up a myriad of opportunities for snowboarders from novice to expert standard, including deep powder fields and the 10km long touring slope - Wilde Grub'n'. The 100m long half-pipe, was designed in collaboration with local snowboarders.
Neustift im Stubaital Aprés Ski
Those, who prefer to dance to live-music rather than disco sound will find several occasions during the ball season. If weather turns out nasty, local shopping facilities are more than a substitute.
Mostly all people love the big umbrella bar at the bottom station of the Stubai Glacier and the new disco in Mutterberg. The Grawa alm, Tschangelair alm, Bruggeralm, umbrella bar at the bottom station of the Schlick2000 and the Serles cable cars offer a nice opportunity.
Neustift im Stubaital in brief
Neustift im Stubaital Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Neustift im Stubaital Season Dates
We have no confirmed season dates for Neustift im Stubaital.
Usual opening - Mid Sept.
Usual closing - Mid July.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Neustift im Stubaital.
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Neustift im Stubaital Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Neustift im Stubaital is able to augment natural snow, on 80km of ski runs, with 67 Snow Cannons.
Neustift im Stubaital Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 23 Ski Lifts of Neustift im Stubaital are able to uplift 36,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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