Stubai Tirol Region

Running in a southerly direction from the gates of Innsbruck to the main alpine ridge, the Stubai Valley culminates in some of the most spectacular glaciers anywhere in Tirol.

The Stubaital Valley, known among locals simply as the Stubai, runs straight as an arrow from the Wipptal Valley all the way to the glaciers of the mighty main alpine ridge. From Innsbruck it is just 10km to the valley, yet the views of the majestic Stubai Glacier make the hustle and bustle of city life seem a million miles away. The first settlement is Mieders, a small village at the foot of the Serles, a mountain once coined the “High Altar of Tirol” by Goethe. Down in the valley the Ruetz river carves its way through the lush mountain meadows, while up above the summits of the Stubai Alps appear to rise ever higher. The highest of all is the Zuckerhütl at 3,507m, and the valley boasts a total of 20 glaciers.

Skiing and hiking on the glacier

The Stubai Tirol Region is the ideal destination all year round for outdoor enthusiasts and those in search of peace and quiet on holiday. A popular attraction in summer is the Stubai High Trail with its lush meadows, thundering waterfalls, clear mountain lakes and icy glaciers over 3000m. Hikers can also visit eight huts run by the Austrian Alpine Club as well as many other huts and themed hiking trails such as the Franz-Senn-Weg and the WildeWasserWeg leading to the mighty Grawa Waterfall. In the winter months the region‘s proximity to the main alpine ridge guarantees excellent conditions for skiers and cross-country skiers. The most famous of the valley’s four ski resorts is the Stubai Glacier, the largest glacier skiing area in Austria. Visitors interested in culture will find several museums in Neustift and Fulpmes. In the small town of Telfes there is a birds of prey centre.

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The further you go into the Stubaital Valley, the more challenging the ski resorts become. There are four in total: Serlesbahnen, Schlick 2000, Elferlifte and the Stubai Glacier . The highest slopes on the glacier are at 3,210 metres altitude and offer snowsure conditions from October until May., © TVB Stubai Tirol/Andre Schönherr
From beginner slopes to glacier descents

The further you go into the Stubaital Valley, the more challenging the ski resorts become. There are four in total: Serlesbahnen, Schlick 2000, Elferlifte and the Stubai Glacier . The highest slopes on the glacier are at 3,210 metres altitude and offer snowsure conditions from October until May.

The clue is in the name at the Top of Tyrol viewing platform on the Stubai Glacier. Visitors with good eyesight can see no fewer than 100 peaks over 3000 metres in the Stubai Alps and the Dolomites from this majestic vantage point at 3,210 metres., © TVB Stubai Tirol/Andre Schönherr
Magnificent views from the Top of Tyrol

The clue is in the name at the Top of Tyrol viewing platform on the Stubai Glacier. Visitors with good eyesight can see no fewer than 100 peaks over 3000 metres in the Stubai Alps and the Dolomites from this majestic vantage point at 3,210 metres.

Measuring 85 metres across, the Grawa Waterfall towards the end of the Stubai Valley is the widest of any in the Eastern Alps and sees the Sulzaubach plunge over an 180 metre high ridge. It can be reached via the WildeWasserWeg hiking trail., © TVB Stubai Tirol
The widest waterfall in the Eastern Alps

Measuring 85 metres across, the Grawa Waterfall towards the end of the Stubai Valley is the widest of any in the Eastern Alps and sees the Sulzaubach plunge over an 180 metre high ridge. It can be reached via the WildeWasserWeg hiking trail.

At 120km in length and with 8000 vertical metres of climbing, the Stubai High Trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging long-distance hikes in the Alps. Walkers have the option of completing just one or several of the stages. From each mountain hut it is possible to head back down into the valley., © Tirol Werbung/Herbig Hans
The Stubai High Trail

At 120km in length and with 8000 vertical metres of climbing, the Stubai High Trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging long-distance hikes in the Alps. Walkers have the option of completing just one or several of the stages. From each mountain hut it is possible to head back down into the valley.

Opened in 2015, the Stubay in Telfes is a family-friendly leisure centre with indoor and outdoor pools, three slides, saunas, steam baths and an in-house massage service., © Christoph Ascher
Fun and relaxation in the Stubay

Opened in 2015, the Stubay in Telfes is a family-friendly leisure centre with indoor and outdoor pools, three slides, saunas, steam baths and an in-house massage service.

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