Neustift im Stubaital is the gateway to Austria's largest glacier ski resort, the Stubai Glacier, whose pistes up to 3,250 metres above sea level are open for around 230 days a year, from mid-October to the end of May. The network of 34 slopes is large for a glacier ski resort, while freeriders will find plenty of off-piste to explore.
A third of the pistes on the glacier are rated blue (easy), making them ideal for families. Children will also enjoy the Big Family Ski Camp, a large play area for the young and the young at heart. The area includes a "Miniland" for babies and toddlers as well as a "Kinderland" for older children. The latter features a funslope and a snowpark. There is also a children's restaurant nearby. Ski lessons are available with instructors from the local ski school. Advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders in search of a little adrenaline can test themselves on the "Daunhill" piste, the steepest in the resort with a gradient of up to 60%. The longest run in the resort leads 10 km down from the top of the Wildspitz at 3.210 to the bottom of the Gamsgarten. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders can work on their tricks and flips in the Snowpark Moreboards Zoo.
Close to the slopes the Stubai Glacier has a number of excellent restaurants. One of the best is the award-winning Schaufelspitz next to the top of the Eisgrat cable car. Just a few metres away is the Restaurant Eisgrat with its homemade pasta and open-plan kitchen. Those in search of cool drinks should drop into the Eiswürfel, a mobile bar which travels around the resort.
An alternaitve to the glacier is the smaller and quieter Elferlifte resort in Neustift. Most of its lifts are designed for beginners, though there is also a mogul run and a long 1,000 vertical metre descent from the main resort all the way back down into the valley. There are two more resorts, Schlick 2000 and Serlesbahnen, towards the start of the Stubai Valley.