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Updated on 04.03.2024 in Sports from Eva
2 min reading time
Winter may be winding down, but there are still many reasons to get out on your skis and snowboard this time of the year. Spring brings warmer temperatures, more fun and sunshine galore. Don’t put those skis or snowboard away just yet! Here are twelve reasons we love spring skiing and snowboarding. Hello, spring ;-)
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Snowshoe Walk in Rofan Mountain Range.
Updated on 26.02.2024 in Sports from Jannis
17 min reading time
The beauty of snowshoeing comes from its simplicity—just strap in and go! I discovered this gentle winter activity last year and find it’s a perfect alternative to Alpine skiing. Do you want to traipse through deep powder in the backcountry, scaling peaks, or is a snowshoe run on packed trails followed by sledding down more your style? Or maybe, it’s somewhere in the middle where you’d like to snowshoe through a peaceful forest, connecting with the Zen of nature. For your snowshoeing pleasure in Tirol here are eight highly recommended trails.
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Cross country ski technique
One decision to make when you first start cross-country skiing is whether you want to classic ski, skate ski, or learn both at the same time. Martin Tauber, cross-country ski pro and four-time Austrian national champion, breaks the two cross-country skiing techniques down into easy understandable parts. Learning how to cross-country ski is a great way to find a fun activity that keeps you healthy and in good spirits over the winter. If you’ve never skied before we’ll show you just how easy Nordic skiing is, and if you have skied before you might pick up a few tips and tricks too.
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Early risers can ride a piste groomer to the Hexenseehütte before sunrise, where a fine breakfast awaits, before hitting the slopes. An unforgettable experience.
, © Seilbahn Komperdell GmbH - Andreas Kirschner
Skiing is a great sport for lots of reasons. Some skiers like staying fit on the slopes, while others search for the ultimate adrenaline kick. Families enjoy spending time together in the fresh air, foodies complete a few runs in the morning before settling down to a long lunch. We have put together twelve unforgettable skiing experiences in Tirol, with something for everyone.
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Skiing above the city at Patscherkofel, © Tirol Werbung / Stefan Voitl
Updated on 01.01.2024 in Sports from Michael
10 min reading time
Nikolaus Niedermoser from the Neustift Ski School in the Stubai Valley provides lots of handy tips on improving your skiing technique in his YouTube video series. This blog post sums up Nik's most important pieces of advice. The fascinating thing about skiing for me is that I always learn something new every year. Short turns, carved turns, skiing switch, hitting the kickers in the park or cruising the backcountry powder - whatever you are into, the right technique makes skiing more fun. Check out the following tips and tricks from a long-time ski instructor.
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Updated on 13.11.2023 in Sports from Klaus
5 min reading time
With 3,400 kilometers of ski runs, Tirol has some serious mileage on offer. Skiing and snowboarding come in many forms, and though every Tirol ski resort offers an amazing variety of terrain, each has its own flavour. If you fancy setting yourself a challenge or adding to your ski bucket list, check out these five runs below. Here, we uncover the steepest, the deepest, the longest, the most famous and the one that went down in history.
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Updated on 06.11.2023 in Sports from Mathea
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Everyone knows the feeling of burning thighs or tight back muscles at the end of a long ski day. Aches and pains such as these can put a downer on an otherwise enjoyable skiing experience. That is why it is important to get fit for skiing before you hit the slopes. This will not only make skiing more fun but also increase your performance on the piste and help prevent injuries.Christoph Ebenbichler, fitness coach at the Olympic Centre in Innsbruck, has put together the most important exercises to get you fit for skiing.
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On the Goetheweg.
Updated on 25.09.2023 in Sports from Jannis
18 min reading time
Shimmering in a thousand shades of red, orange, yellow and brown, Tirol's trees are a spectacular sight in autumn. The golden transition from summer to winter is for many the best time of year for walks and hikes, either down in the valley or up in the mountains before the first snows arrive. Here are some of the best autumn adventures, both with and without cable cars, aimed at those who want to head for the heights one final time this year.
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Towered by soaring Lamsenspitze Peak: Lamsenjoch Hut at Karwendel Mountain Range (c) Silberregion Karwendel
, © Silberregion Karwendel
For many avid walkers, there’s nothing quite like hiking during the autumn months. The crowds of summer have largely disappeared, the wonderful mix of explosive colours, deep blue, cloudless skies and crisp, nostalgic breezes have taken their place and the surrounding high peaks may already have a dusting of snow. Fortunately, there are nice Alpinist Association shelters and refuges throughout Tirol that are open well into October, making it easy to do an overnighter that will be perfect for witnessing the change in seasons...
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Via ferrata climbing route high above Innsbruck., © Frank Stolle
Alexander Zimmermann
Updated on 14.08.2023 in Sports from Alexander
8 min reading time
Bouldering, sport climbing, alpine climbing, indoor, outdoor – the term ‘rock climbing’ actually covers a multitude of different styles and techniques, each of which requires specific skills and expertise if you want to stay safe and have fun. We’ve put together a handy climbing guide to help you find out what kind of climbing is right for you – and where you can learn how to do it.
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