Ski Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, Austria
Not so much a ski resort, more an historic ski city with ski resorts dotted all around its perimeter, a perimeter that consists of mountain ranges.
In short, Innsbruck delivers a destination and population that is truly dominated by mountain sport and for most of the population to ski or snowboard is quite literally an everyday pursuit. In this respect but for some smaller outposts of alpinism, there is no destination in the world where mountain sport is so revered.
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Innsbruck is of one of the worlds most dramatically located cities, mountains dominate, and mountain sports are an absolute way of life here. Even from the historic Old Town you can see skiers and snowboarders making their way up the mountains. Around every corner you see skiers and snowboarders carrying their equipment and in the capital city of the most ski obsessed province in the world, the sports are enjoyed by almost everyone.
From Innsbruck you can ski year round at the Stubai Glacier, access the fearsome steeps of the Hafelekar in Innsbrucks closest resort, or enjoy easy skiing on sunny plateaus at Mutters or Igls.
There are terrain parks at Nordpark and Axamer Lizum, and gentle family skiing set in a stunning rock bowl at Fulpmes Schlick. In all the Innsbruck ski pass pffers skiing on 10 resorts, free transfers from city hotels and rural accommodation in the satellite villages that dot the landscape around the city.
The public transport in Innsbruck is excellent and whether you opt to stay in Innsbruck or a village the city attractions are easily accessible. These include numerous restaurants, historic and modern, as well as bars that either cater for the thriving University population in Innsbruck or offer fine wines in great locations. If the snow still attracts you in the evening then there are endless toboggan tracks all around the city that are served by truly memorable mountain huts (Alms), where the food and drink run freely.