The pretty Tirolean villages of Neustift and Fulpmes are situated just off the Brenner Pass in the famous Stubai Valley, one of the most scenic locations in Tirol. There are 4 main ski areas within the valley, including the mighty Stubai Glacier at the end, giving you guaranteed snow. You can choose from local area lift passes (Stubai Glacier/Elfer in Neustift or Schlick 2000 in Fulpmes) or choose the "Stubai Superski Pass" which covers the whole valley and also includes free entrance to the villages' indoor pools. Ski buses are free with your lift pass, and there is also an evening "Highway Bus" (local charge) so that you can take advantage of the great choice of nightlife throughout the valley (daily 1900-0200).
With a total of 130kms of piste, much of it at high altitude/glacier, this is a great area for all levels of skier and boarder. Both resorts also boast superb ski schools and childcare facilities, making them perfect choices for families too.
Both resorts have excellent local ski schools. In Fulpmes lessons start on the easy runs of the Froneben before moving on to the Schlicker Alm. For those staying in Neustift the ski school begins on the gentle nursery runs on the Stubai Glacier.
This truly a paradise for intermiediates, with so many red and blue pistes! Schlick 2000 and the Elfer offer tree-lined runs, spectacular mountain backdrops and rustic Glühwein huts, while up on the Glacier you can enjoy the wide open bowls and great snow.
Proficient skiers will find a wide variety of piste, with plenty of challenge. There are locally organised guided off-piste days and courses in off-piste safety, ski touring and telemark (local charge). The most famous 'back country' route is the "Wilden Grub'n" - a 10km route with a total of 1,500m drop - fantastic!
The Stubai Valley gives you a huge array of places to ride and explore. "Schlick 2000" has a fun park and half pipe, and up on the Glacier you'll find fantastic wide open free-ride terrain and loads of natural kickers.
Approx Transfer Time: Innsbruck - Fulpmes 30mins; Neustift 40mins
Village Height: 1,000m (3,280ft)
Highest Lift: 3,200m (10,496ft
NEUSTIFT: A variety of lively bars and nightclubs ¿ Dorf Pub ¿ American Bar ¿ Aumis ¿ Bierfassl ¿ Harry's pub ¿ Zwickl bar ¿ Hully Gully's ¿ Rumpl disco
FULPMES: Relaxed and informal, with several lively bars ¿ Dorfalm disco ¿ Jump-in ¿ Café Corso
NEUSTIFT Indoor leisure centre with swimming pool Bowling Ice skating and curling Tobogganing - the longest run in Tirol! (9km) Paragliding Snowshoe Walking
FULPMES Aquarena indoor pool complex Tobogganning Saunas Ice skating and curling
NEUSTIFT: A variety of excellent restaurants catering for all tastes which include traditional and international cuisine ¿ 3-course meal from ¿18
FULPMES: A choice of restaurants serving local, Italian and international cuisine ¿ Pizzas from ¿9 ¿ Traditional 3-course dinner approx ¿18.
NEUSTIFT Walking trails Tennis Shopping Excursions to Italy and Innsbruck Sleigh rides
FULPMES Souvenir shops Cleared footpaths Excursions to Italy and Innsbruck Sleigh rides Alpine train rides or local bus service to Innsbruck