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The shape of things to come on a winter holiday? Skiing, city break & host of other attractions all rolled into one. PlanetSKI reports.




Skiers are being offered a holiday pass combining skiing, other sports, wellness & spa, culture and local travel.

Skiing or snowboarding plus other activities with a city break.

With the new pass Innsbruck is trying to position itself as the No 1 destinaton for an all-round winter holiday - not just skiing.

According to Karin Seiler-Lall from Innsbruck Tourism, the guest of the future wants multiple offerings and activities.

"Nowadays, many guests feel that a successful skiing holiday simply must also include a broad range of things to do away from the piste."

"We are responding precisely to these needs with the attractions offered by the SKI plus CITY Pass, once again demonstrating the innovative flair of the Tirol tourism associations." says Karin Seiler-Lall.

"Our guests are increasingly wanting multiple options - winter holidaymakers don't just want to ski, but also to experience other activities too."

It is something we rather favour here at PlanetSKI.

In April 2018 we did a city and ski break to Innsbruck over a few days - skiing and sightskiing.

Last winter, 2018/19, PlanetSKI was based in Innsbruck for three and half months, doing many of the offerings on the new pass.

Here are some of the smaller ski resorts we visited last winter.

Check out if it is something you might like to experience:

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And here is why we found there is more to the area than just skiing:
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A total of 13 ski areas, 22 cultural experiences and ski bus transfers between all destinations will be included on one pass.

It's available next winter - 1st October 2019 to 10th May 2020.

The ski areas selected offer a combined total of over 300 kilometers of piste skiing, with 111 ski slopes and lifts.

The pass offers snow sure high altitude glacial skiing at the Stubai Glacier through to skiing at Nordkette, with one of Europe's steepest ski routes with a descent of more than 70%.

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A further 11 ski resorts are included close to the Innsbruck including Kühtai, Schlick 2000 and Axamer Lizum.

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They are among the better known smaller family ski resorts surrounding the city - see the full list of the ski areas below.

In addition to the skiing, a number of cultural experiences are bolted on to offer the visitor a broader experience while visiting Innsbruck and the area.

Popular landmarks and attractions in and around Innsbruck, such as Swarovski, Crystal Worlds, the Alpenzoo, the Bergisel ski jump stadium and the Hofburg Imperial Palace are on the pass.

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All are open to SKI plus CITY Pass holders along with other activities including bike rides and ice skating.


The mechanics:

All destinations are connected through a comprehensive bus network.

Passes can be bought online and redeemed either at the first ski resort or cultural event visited.

Passes are valid from 2 to 21 days and must be used on consecutive days or forfeited.

For example a suggested 72 hour trip could include:

Day 1: Daytime skiing on the Stubai Glacier followed by an evening swim and relaxation in the StuBay.

Day 2: Morning at Ambras Castle, afternoon skiing at Axamer Lizum and an evening sledging on the Elfer.

Day 3: Morning at Swarovski Crystal World, midday Innsbruck museum tour, and afternoon swim in Axams.

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A standard adult 3 day pass for Stubai only, is 144€ while a 3 day adult SKI plus CITY pass is 153€ .

Children up to 8 years go for free.

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The finer detail of the pass:

13 ski resorts included:  Stubai Glacier, Axamer Lizum, Schlick 2000 Ski Centre, Kühtai, Hochoetz, Muttereralm, Bergeralm, the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen, Serlesbahnen, Elferbahnen, Patscherkoferbahn, Oberperlfuss - Rangger Köpfl and Glungezerbahn.    

22 lifestyle, cultural and sightseeing attractions included / one-time admission:
  Alpenzoo, Hofburg Imperial Palace Innsbruck, Stadtturm, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Goldenes Dachl Museum, Innsbruck City Archives, Innsbruck Folk Art Museum, the Court Church, Tyrolian State Musuem Ferdinan- deum, Armoury Museum, Tyrol Panorama with Kaiserjägermuseum, Bergisel ski jump stadium, Anatomical Museum, Grassmayr Bell Museum and Bell Foundry, Tyrol Cable Car Museum, Ambras Castle Innsbruck, Audioversum Science Centre, Taxispalais Art Gallery Tyrol, Hasegg Castle, Mint Tower, Per Pedes City Tours (1 tour), Die Börse bicycle hire (3 hours), ice skating - Olympiaworld Innsbruck

3 indoor swimming pools included:  Neustift leisure centre, StuBay sauna and bathing (one-time admission to the swimming pool for a max. period of 4 hours), Axams leisure centre (one-time admission to the swimming pool for a maximum period of 4 hours).

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