Patscherkofel – The snow is calling

Let’s just all agree that winter is such a season which everyone loves. Waking up to the shining yellow sun with a hot cup of tea whose steam you can see surrounded by nothing but white snow and fog. It feels like the whole city has turned into something that looks like a frozen heaven. And even if you do not love winters then why don’t you decide to visit Patscherkofel?

Patscherkofel Statistics

Base Elevation: 900 m

Summit Elevation: 1952 m

Vertical Drop: 1352 m

A spot for the winter lovers and the ones who love joyful activities, this place will truly mesmerize you. Get ready to rejuvenate yourself and feel youthful again by sharing some exciting activities on the paradise of snow. Find your love for the weather while we take you to the most exciting and surreal places where you can enjoy with your family and make your bond stronger. Don’t you wish to go away from your monotonous life for once and just rejuvenate the youth that’s hidden inside you? Enjoy with your children and make snowballs, snowmen for that matter! Wake up to the scenic beauty stretched towards those hilly and snowy mountains; watch your children or your specific another playing in the snow and calling you to enjoy with them!

If you are up for this type of vacation, then you must simply visit Patscherkofel.  Whether by car, train, bus, or airplane – the Patscherkofel region is ideally connected thanks to good transport links so that holidaymakers easily and quickly arrive in the heart of Patscherkofel.

Patscherkofel is a mountain as well as a ski area in the Alps, in Tyrol in western Austria, 7 km (4 mi.) situated in the south of Innsbruck. The peak has an elevation of 2,246 m (7,369 ft) above the sea level. Igls is at its northwest base is at 870 m (2,854 ft), having a vertical drop of 1,376 m (4,514 ft).The Patscherkofel has the total height of 1400 m above the city. It has a total of 18km of ski slope; 10km being easy and 8km being medium. It also includes the activities such as skiing, snowboarding and winter sports of all kinds with great safety. The resort provides friendly and safe slopes as well as challenging runs for experienced as well as immature sports enthusiasts. The arena has 9 lifts in total including traditional cable caring Igls and 4 seats Olympia Express.

The dominant bedrock is the Qurtz phyllite, the peak having gneiss and feldspar. The dominant soil types are acid brown earth, podzolized brown earth and iron-humus podzol.

The amazingly primes slopes thrills you with the best surroundings and conditions on the sun-kissed and drenched terrain. Also, the most popular slope of the area which was the section in the Olympics is the major highlight of the place. The resort also has managed to provide you with quint huts as well as modern bistros. You can enjoy your visit with the scenic beauty of Innsbruck, Wipptal Valley, Inn-valley, Stubaital Valley and the mountain ranges surrounding the whole environment.



Kid´s Land

The Kid´s Land is situated just next to the Olympia Express station. You don’t have to worry about the safety at all as the arena has all the professionals and guides available there who’re there to help your children to have fun as well as be safe. But you don’t have to worry if you’re the beginner; they have three training lifts in different heights.


Snow Park

The snow park is newly introduced which also offers beginners as well as the advanced numerous obstacles, jumps and mini boxes. And if you plan to enjoy and relax you can always go to the Chilli Hut.



Olympia at Patscherkofel

The slopes of Patscherkofel have a history intact with it and are still remembered as the Olympic runs from 1964 and 1976, where Franz Klammer, the legendary runner measured his miles.

In 2012 the Patscherkofel was introduced as the ideal location for the alpine competitions of the 1st Youth Olympic Winter Games.


Sports Activities

Visitors like to visit the location in summer and winter to get the look of the mountains and valleys. At the same time, Patscherkofel is more than just a sum of its sporting parts. Its mountain lakes, rolling hills, and craggy peaks will let you relax and have fun and also would let you have the best of your holiday experiences next to babbling streams and beautiful and mesmerizing waterfalls.

  • Skiing & Snowboarding

There are more than 300 skiing schools to let you have the memory of your life. The terrain parks have rails too. All of Patscherkofel ski resorts make for an amazing family trip.

  • Sledding & Tobogganing

From infants to grandparents, you are never too young or old to slip down the mountain on a toboggan! Patscherkofel has a huge range of runs for those who are looking for an alternative or a substitute to skiing or snowboarding.

  • Snowkiting

The legends of snowkiting startled with a simple idea: if kiting is fun on water or air, then why not on snow? Established in recent years the trend of snowkiting is a sport that combines power and precision.

  • Mountain Biking

Patscherkofel has become the popular spot for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its beautiful mountains and terrain, biker-friendly conditions, views that go on till infinity and trails that range from beginner to advanced which suit all riding abilities.

  • Golf

The arena offers you with 20 golf clubs, 17 of which are Golf Alpin partner clubs and are located in such a region where you can enjoy the game as well as the mountain range which touch the sky.

  • Rafting

Tirol has over 120 km of rivers for this adrenaline rushed activity. The tourists can challenge the awesome speed of Osttirol’s Iselschlucht Canyon which passes through Umball and Virgental to Matrei in Italy.



Culture & Lifestyle

From traditional festivals and occasions to mouth watering regional dishes – Patscherkofel is an ideal place to a hugely diverse and cuisine foods, art, and cultural sceneries. What typically is Patscherkofel? The only way you can figure it all out is by visiting the place. The residents have a traditional celebration over here such as the Herz-Jesu-Feuer where they lit a fire as high as the sky, or for that matter, another one is Almabtrieb a celebration which has sheep or cattle decorated and driven down from high pastures to the valley at the end of every summer grazing.


Many huts and resorts serve delicious and traditional food of the area such as Kaspressknödel and Tiroler Gröstl, two heart melting dishes which are the culinary incentives of how much down to earth people are. Visitors will get mesmerized by the fusion of modern and traditional which are the modern and eye catching view of fortresses and century-old castles.


How about a trip to the theater in Innsbruck? Or a day out at the Burgenwelt castle adventure area in Reutte? Or what can you say about an exciting time in a high-rope action park? Summer and winter, rain and shine there is plenty to see and do in Patscherkofel. The highlights of the area include the mesmerizing town of Rattenberg with the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, just a few meters from the famous Golden Roof. You can see many cultural attractions such as large towns like Innsbruck, Kfstein, and Lienz. Being on a mountain, the visitors can also find adventure parks, high rope trails and swimming pools with various slides to double up your fun. The visitors can also know about the rich traditions of the area by visiting museums, working dairy farms as well as nature park centers through which the people can not only know about the history of the place but also have a fun filled trip. Last but never the least, Patscherkofel has an almost infinite number of beautiful waterfalls, lakes and vantage points where you can relax, stop if you want to have a look at the scenic beauty of the place.

This place is truly a fun-filled destination for all adventure-lovers. And with so many things on offer, you cannot afford to miss out on this fun here at the Patscherkofel. So what are you waiting for? Plan your visit, book your tickets and head out for this mesmerizing ski resort with your family and friends and have a great time enjoying the adventurous activities on offer. Have fun!

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