When you think of Austria, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Skiing – of course. Austria overflows with picturesque, quaint resorts that make you feel welcome. In truth, the majority of ski resorts based in Austria are located in the proximity of traditional farming villages.
A traditional characteristic is, of course, the representative domed church located in the center of the village, surrounded by traditional houses that display the typical Austrian hospitality.
Introducing the Innsbruck Ski Area
Innsbruck is often referred to as the capital of the Alps. And this is anything but surprising. Regardless of where you are in the city, you can feel the overwhelming presence of the mountains.
Hence, in as little as thirty minutes after looking for Innsbruck airport transfers you can reach your accommodation start skiing right away. If you’re passionate about skiing, then, you should be pleased to know that there are a range of skiing events you could participate at, as well. With that in mind, here are some of the must-be-at events for the upcoming skiing season, which will take place in Innsbruck or its proximity.
Sölden, October 26-28, 2018
Ever since 2000, Sölden’s Rettenbach Glacier has been the host of the annual kickoffs of the FIS World Cup season. More specifically, it hosted a women’s & men’s giant slalom. Aside from the memorable world-class action of the slopes, one may also look forward to other equally remarkable side events. At the same time, at the end of the weekend, the most creative fan club is likely to receive an award from the organizing team.
Innsbruck, January 3-4, 2019
For over 60 years now, the legendary Four Hills Tournament has been on the list of skiing enthusiasts. Concurrently, one of its four events has been held at Innsbruck’s Bergisel ski jumping stadium. Usually, the competition takes place at the same time of the year – namely after the New Year Celebration.
Without a doubt, it represents the highlight of the year – specifically for the very best ski jumpers in the world as they escalate to the skies above the regional capital. At the time being, the current hill record is held by a talented Austrian – namely Michael Hayböck. In 2015, he jumped 138 meters. Essentially, we’re quite curious who the next champion will be, as the record is hard to replace!
Seefeld, February 19-March 03, 2019
The 52nd addition of this remarkable annual event is going to take place in Seefeld, Tirol. This is actually a beautiful, picturesque village that is located in the proximity of Innsbruck. It has earned its reputation for being one of the top destinations for Nordic ski sport. On one occasion, namely in 1985, Seefeld has hosted the World Championships. Meanwhile, in 2012, it has hosted the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
On a final note, if you’re a skiing enthusiast, why not plan a trip to Innsbruck? No other place is better suited for enthusiasts than this picturesque city, which is the hub of resorts. There are plentiful Innsbruck airport transfers to choose from when reaching the airport. Of course, booking yours in advance is recommended, for a stress-free journey.
Innsbruck and Austria aren’t for every skier though! Each ski resort has its own benefits and strengths and if the pistes aren’t challenging enough, the shops aren’t designer enough and the chalets aren’t luxurious enough, it’s probably best you head to Verbier, Switzerland. Tempston Luxury are ski chalet specialist in Verbier and they have accommodation to suit all!