Situated right at the very end of the Stubai Valley is the majestic Stubai Glacier. Its ski resort extends all the way up to 3,210 metres above sea level and is the largest glacier ski resort in Austria.
Here, high above the valley floor, the pistes are guaranteed to be in top condition from October all the way through until June.
Stubai Glacier ski area
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".)
Most of the slopes are "family"-runs, marked in blue and red.
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 "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.
Advanced and expert skiers will also find plenty to keep them entertained, including the 10km "Wilde Grube" descent down to the bottom of the cable cars.
The ski area directly by the village itself is small and only suited to beginners and early intermediates.
There are 9 marked ski routes in the area and 15 ‘Powder Department runs’. The 9 Ski routes are shown on the piste map with red dotted lines which are numbered.
Stubai Glacier snowpark
The Snowpark Stubai Zoo with its length of 500 m on Gaisskarferner is ready for all the shredders out there. It is opened from October until spring.
The funpark with its length of 500 m on Gaisskarferner is ready for all the shredders out there. The Stubai Zoo funpark is perfectly shaped and offers a set-up consisting massive jumps, funboxes and raillines. 3 Kickerlines with 2 jumps from 8 – 15 m followed by a combination of a 4th Kicker... On the 2nd Line with a Pyrabox and different Jib-Obstacles you’ll find a plenty of variety, at the 3rd Line you find some roller, where beginners can try their first jumps...
Stubai Glacier apres ski
Finally, what better way to end the day than with a meal at the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant at the top of the Eisgrat cable car? It is the highest fine dining restaurant in the Alps.
Neustift is a traditional village in the Stubai Valley, one of the most scenic places in the Tyrol region. The picturesque little village is dotted with high-class, half-board hotels full of Austrian charm.
Neustift has a good choice of cafés, pubs and bars with the most popular bars located around the Dorfplatz. Nightlife is limited, but there are a few good pubs and bars where you can relax in the evenings, as well as some lovely traditional restaurants.