This small attractive village lies on a scenic plateau, commanding views over the Inn Valley and casting breathtaking landscape all around. From December to March, the location is best enjoyed by those with young families, beginners, and is ideal for those non-skiers who are happy to enjoy the scenic tranquillity, watch the ski-jumping on Bergisel or take the Patscherkofel cable car to join skiing friends for lunch. Igls has resisted the call of commercialism, and retains a peaceful, traditional atmosphere. Innsbruck is nearby (6 km) at the centre of the mountain location and you can enjoy everything that this town has to offer as well.
Igls is an excellent choice for beginners and intermediates with gentle tree lined slopes and an abundance of blue and red runs in the many ski resorts surrounding Innsbruck, (which is accessible by free ski bus with the Glacier area ski pass). There is also a children's ski school with experienced instructors on hand.
Intermediate skiers will be attracted to this resort by the long, wide-open trails and over 200 km of cross-country skiing tracks. Although the village altitude is only 900 metres, skiing goes up to 2344 metres. The local ski area is small, and yet it has been a venue for two Olympic Games
Advanced skiers will be frustrated by the lack of steep slopes in Igls; therefore the resort is not suitable for those more advanced skiers looking for the black slopes.
Igls is an average resort for snowboarders. Those looking for thrills of the half pipe will require a pass for the cable lift to adjoining resorts in the region.
Approx Transfer Time 30 mins Village Height 900m, (92, 950 ft) Highest Lift 2,250m
Igls is more of a laid-back ski resort with a quieter après-ski scene. As a cultural centre, Igls hosts many folkloric and cultural events and you can relax and enjoy the bars and cafes around the village. Not as suitable for those looking to dance and drink the night away in high style.
Bobsleighing on the Olympic run - Ice skating and Curling - Winter walking on cleared paths - Sleigh rides - Tyrolean evening - Scenic tram journey down to Innsbruck's old town with museums and the famous Golden Roof
There are a limited number of restaurants and cafes but you certainly will not go hungry. The Sporthotel offers great value, tasty food and a pleasant bar. For a taste of culture - and excellent cuisine - head down to local Innsbruck and take your pick of eateries.
Café's, bars and restaurants - Shops - Mountain huts - Indoor tennis/squash - Free child ski-school