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Neustift im Stubaital

Neustift im Stubaital Ski Resort Guide

Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

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Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length53km
Highest Lift3,000m
Resort Height1,000m
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Bolzano
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Neustift im Stubaital

The closest sizable village (second largest in the Tyrol) to the Stubai glacier, which some claim to be Europe's best, and at the Eastern end of the continent's largest year-round ski centre. It also has one of the world's biggest verticals down from it (off piste, conditions permitting). The ski area directly by the village itself is small and only suited to beginners and early intermediates. Nightlife is lively and the village has a leisure centre with indoor pool, shooting arena, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and bowling alley.


The Austrian ski resort of Neustift im Stubaital is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,000m, with 53km of marked runs.

Neustift im Stubaital has direct access to 53km of downhill skiing, with 36 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,000m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Neustift im Stubaital?

The next notable snow forecast is 16cm, expected on 29 September, with around 18cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Neustift im Stubaital Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 40km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Neustift im Stubaital Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m
Lowest Piste1,000m
Resort Altitude (Neustift im Stubaital)1,000m
Max Vertical2,000m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Neustift im Stubaital
Intermediate Skiers

Neustift im Stubaital Overview

Neustift is located in the Stubai Valley, approximately 25 km south of Innsbruck, the capital city of the Tyrol. The valley can be reached easily on the motorway A13 or without paying a toll fee on the national road B182 towards Italy - Exit Stubaital.

The Stubai Glacier in Neustift represents one of the most extensive all-year-skiing areas in the Eastern Alps with over 100 km of slopes and off-slope tracks of all grades of difficulty and a 4,5 km high-altitude cross country slope. It guarantees quality snow conditions from autumn right through to spring and it is Austrias biggest all-year-round-skiing-area.

During the last century, the wealth of Neustift, besides agriculture and small industry plants in Fulpmes, has mainly been based on tourism. With his vision of developing poor mountainous areas by encouraging the construction of paths and mountain huts, Reverend Franz Senn stands among the pioneers of Alpine history. Therefore, local people are still most grateful to the so called Glacier-priest, one of the founding fathers of the Austrian and German Alpine Club. Franz Senn is buried in Neustift. A monument stone at the rectory building reminds us of his importance. A mountain hut is named after him.

In 1891 the Neustift Mountain Guides Association was established. The mountaineering school Stubai Alpinoffers the whole range of Alpine activities.

With the construction and steady improvements of the cable cars at the Stubai Glacier from 1972 onwards, Neustift has also become a well known wintersport resort.

Today the village area covers 249 km◊, including 12 parts of the village which spread along the last 20 km of the Stubai Valley from the valley-centre to the bottom station of the Stubai Glacier. It is the second largest community in the Tyrol considering by surface area and counts approximately 4,400 inhabitants.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Neustift im Stubaital is 10km long and the most difficult run is the 'Wilde Grube', which is 10km in length.


Two modern gondolas are running in parallel from the base-station at Mutterbergalm (1.750m) to the first stage at Fernau (2.302m). From here, you can either continue towards the top-mountain stations Eisgrat (2.900m) or Gamsgarten (2.600m), where the trail for cross-country-skiers has been tended. The ski area combines five glaciers: Eisjochferner, Daunferner, Fernauferner, Windachferner and Gaiskarferner. (Ferner is the Austrian word for glacier.) Besides the five gondolas, the resort is equipped with three six-seater-chairlifts, one four-seater-chairlift, three double-seater-chairlifts, nine T-bars and rope-lifts.

The trend of innovation and replacement of T-bars by chairlifts will be continued. The two-seater-chairlift Pfaffengrat is closing the gap of lifts between Fernau-glacier and Gaiskarglacier. With this lift it is possible to ski uninterruptedly around the spectacular Schaufelspitz-peak (3.333m).

Most of the slopes are family-runs, marked in blue and red. The Tyrolean Mark of Excellence for ski areas, which has been awarded to the Stubai Glacier, is proof of their quality in preparation. Last year, in addition to that, it is quality as Snowboard Resort proofed by a mystery boarder has been rewarded by the Tyrolean Tourist Board.

Fans of more difficult tracks concentrate on recently open black runs, powder freaks turn to several ski routes (neither tended nor patrolled) with such illustrative names as The Wall, Fast Corner or Steep Glacier Tongue. The 10 kilometres (6 miles) Wilde Grub'n-trail is Austrias longest run from the top (3.150m) to the base of a ski-resort (1.750m). Permanent snow-making-facilities in its lower parts guarantee skiing to the bottom-station until late April.

For easy-riders among skiers and snowboarders, the Neustift mountain guides will be offering their most rewarded programme More safety - More fun, that is a practical daily excursion off-slope in order to judge appropriately risks of avalanches.

The Stubai-Superski-Ticket (available from December until April) comprises the local ski-bus-system, two public indoor swimming pools and winter sport facilities . The Elfer-mountain with its two chairlifts, two T-bars and a brilliant beginners'ground with artificial snow making facilities right in the centre of Neustift. Also included are the Serles bahnen, Mieders and the slopes of the Schlick 2000 in the neighbouring Fulpmes.

On every Thursday you can take part in the How fast am I-race organized on one of the permanent race courses on the Stubai Glacier.

Courses for snowboard and the whole range of ski sports (big foot, carving, alpine, telemark, skwal and cross country skiing) can be obtained from the ski-schools Neustift - Stubaier Gletscher and Olympia. One mountaineering-school provides guided variations. Special interest days, ski touring for beginners, snowshoe-walking during the day or in the dark, introductory lessons for carvers and the freeriding day for snowboarders make the tiny difference to average ski-school curricula.

Cross country skiers find more than 40 km of slopes in the valley ground and 50 km on various high altitude parcours, both classical and Skating-style.

Neustift im Stubaital offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


The Stubai opens up a myriad of opportunities for snowboarders from novice to expert standard, including deep powder fields and the 10km long touring slope - Wilde Grub'n'. The 100m long half-pipe, was designed in collaboration with local snowboarders.

Location and Map

Where is Neustift im Stubaital?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Innsbruck-Land, Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Neustift im Stubaital is Innsbruck Airport, 27 minutes drive away.

Bolzano, Salzburg, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Munich, Memmingen, Friedrichshafen and Verona airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 23 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 80km of ski runs, with 67 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Neustift im Stubaital open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid September, and usual closing is Mid July.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Neustift im Stubaital, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Neustift im Stubaital Tourist Office for the latest.

Neustift im Stubaital Webcams

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Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Neustift im Stubaital.

Aprés Ski

Those, who prefer to dance to live-music rather than disco sound will find several occasions during the ball season. If weather turns out nasty, local shopping facilities are more than a substitute.

Mostly all people love the big umbrella bar at the bottom station of the Stubai Glacier and the new disco in Mutterberg. The Grawa alm, Tschangelair alm, Bruggeralm, umbrella bar at the bottom station of the Schlick2000 and the Serles cable cars offer a nice opportunity.

Neustift im Stubaital