The 5 main reasons to spend your winter in Innsbruck  Winter is coming again and during this season, Innsbruck shows its best side. You can relax and enjoy but also be active and sporty. Our 5 insider tips will give you the perfect picture of the beautiful and, above all, versatile Innsbruck!

  1. Ski fun meets city flair: the SKI plus CITY Pass makes it all possible! 

Carving and powdering in the ski resort of Kühtai and on the Stubai Glacier? Sightseeing and shopping in Tyrol's capital, Innsbruck? Or chill and relax in the warm water in the pool? With the SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck, you don't have to think or plan long, because everything is included! This gives you the space to decide, do and enjoy spontaneously. With the SKI plus CITY Pass you can use 13 ski areas, furthermore 22 experiences in the city are available to you and you can swim in the three swimming pools. Best of all: the ski bus and the hop on-hop off bus Sightseer are of course also included. So transport to your outing every day is guaranteed!

2. Innsbruck's beautiful Christmas markets

Do you also look forward to the Christmas period every year? In Innsbruck, you will find the ultimate Christmas atmosphere with the smell of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, Christmas music and the snowy mountains all around you. Christmas is always a special time for Innsbruck. You can visit the huge Christmas tree in front of the Golden Roof House, or enjoy the delicacies sold at the Christmas markets. Highly recommended is LUMAGICA Innsbruck. The light park in the Court Garden with its magical light staging will make all eyes shine.

3. Want to do something different from skiing?

The Innsbruck region is of course great for hitting the slopes, but those who think this is the only winter activity are mistaken! Then experience the varied winter experiences with a winter activity programme. Some of these experiences include winter hikes, cross-country skiing trips and taster ski tours accompanied by an experienced guide. Best of all: the winter activity programme is included with the free guest card Welcome Card.

4. Winter events in the Innsbruck region

Need a quick breather? Nice! Because then you can enjoy the World Cup luge races in Innsbruck-Igls from 2 to 4 December 2022. Here you can watch the top of the tobogganing world fly through the curves in the Olympia Ice Channel. You can also choose to enjoy traditional songs on 10 and 11 December 2022. Right after the New Year, the legendary Four Hills Tournament will also take place on 3 and 4 January in the Bergisel Stadium. Here you can enjoy the best ski jumpers during this two-day tournament.

5. Ski-free weeks in Kühtai with free ski pass

For everyone who really can't wait any longer, Innsbruck has a special winter warm-up: in the ski resort of Kühtai, thanks to its altitude of 2,020 metres, the ski season starts as early as the beginning of December under the motto 'Ski in - Ski out - Ski free'. Check in at one of the partner accommodations in the period from 2 to 23 December 2022, pick up a free ski pass for yourself from 3 overnight stays and start using the slopes right away. Luckily, you won't need the car because at each hotel you are just a few steps from the lift entrance or even directly on the slopes.

About Innsbruck Tourismus

Innsbruck Tourismus is the official destination-management organisation of the Innsbruck region, which stretches from the capital of the state of Tyrol across more than 40 localities in the area - from the Inntal to the Mieminger Plateau and via Kühtai into the Sellraintal. With almost 3.5 million overnight stays and 4 million day guests annually (as of 2019), the Innsbruck region is one of Austria's largest tourist institutions. This makes Innsbruck a unique symbiosis between the vibrant urban environment and the fascinating alpine mountain world. Versatile urban flair and sightseeing are just a cat's jump away from the next cycling or hiking tour, the nearest ski experience or winter hike. The free Welcome Card is the key to unlimited versatility of the region: with free use of public transport, many highlights can be experienced both at altitude and across the region in a sustainable and comfortable way. For the 90 or so employees, the visitor is at the centre of their thoughts and actions. Through their enthusiasm for the Alpine-urban region, they give their guests what makes their own hearts beat faster and offer them unforgettable holiday experiences in harmony with people and nature. With a total of 13 Tourismus Informationen (Tourist Information Offices), Innsbruck Tourism is close to its visitors, in the midst of the action and according to the modern zeitgeist - a hub and centre for authentic stories and personal impressions of local kar