Tirol is a postcard-worthy region with its imposing mountain ranges, steep valleys, vast fields of wildflowers and tranquil lakes. The region has 500 peaks of at least 3,000 meters and more than 600 glaciers. What makes it the perfect destination for winter sports or cycling, walking and mountain biking. Together, the 80 ski resorts in the region offer around 3,000 kilometers of trails and 750 kilometers of sledges. For all lovers of skiing, snowboarding, or simply mountains and snow, Tyrol is the perfect region to show us the best that winter has. We leave you here with advice on the best places to visit in the Tyrol region during the winter.
Innsbruck in winter has been a popular destination among tourists of different nationalities, as it is a place with an excellent infrastructure for skiing and taking advantage of the low winter temperatures. The success of the capital of Tirol, in the Alps of Austria, is due to its low price, in comparison to the Swiss Alps or French Alps, and also for the simple fact that the views are breathtaking.
At an impressive height of 3,798 meters, the Grossglockner is the tallest mountain in all of Tyrol, and Austria. Barely 100 kilometers from the city of Salzburg or Innsbruck, the Grossglockner is an ideal destination for a daytrip. You can find day tours, which lasts around eight hours.
3. Hintertux Glacier
Visit Austria’s only year-round ski resort, the Hintertux Glacier ski resort. The station offers more than 60 kilometers of mountains, with tracks above 2,500 meters. It is part of the Tux-Finkenberg ski resort, which covers more than 24 individual runs. Take the kids to familiar beginner areas or hone your skills on the advanced free lanes.
4. Hohe Tauern National Park
Equidistant from Innsbruck and Salzburg, the Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the largest unspoiled wildernesses in Europe. It is the ideal point from which to discover the best of Tyrol, Salzburg and the Austrian Alps.
Zillertal (Ziller valley) is one of the most visited valleys, especially by skiers, in Austria and the largest ski valley in the world. It is located just 40 km from Innsbruck, the administrative and cultural capital of Tyrol. It is easily accessible with public and private transportation. The valley is served by the Zillertal Railway, a narrow-gauge railway that runs from Jenbach to Mayerhofen, 32 km long. From Mayerhofen Zillertal is divided into four smaller valleys.
6. Stubai Glacier
Stubai Glacier is the largest ski resort on the outskirts of Innsbruck. Due to the fact of being in an area of glaciers, it offers the possibility of skiing from October to June.