You know that feeling when you’re doing something so special – experiencing somewhere so rare and amazing – that your senses overload and your heart just seems to skip a beat? You could be on the top of a mountain, taking in the sunset, or skiing down your favourite run with perfect snow under your feet. Then all of a sudden, everything just slows down and you want to hold on to that moment forever. It’s a sensation that happens quite a lot in the Tirol. That’s why we asked seven Tirol locals to share their heartbeat moments…
“Even as a teenager, I realised that Innsbruck was a special place – the perfect combination of city lifestyle and great skiing. After school, I would swap my textbooks for winter gear and take the cable car from the town centre right up to the ski area of Nordkette for an afternoon of snowboarding.
“My heart would race as I strapped into my snowboard and started navigating my way down the almost-vertical couloirs that lead from the highest cable car. With Innsbruck directly below me, it would feel almost like I was skiing directly into the city – a sensation that just added to the awe-inspiring feeling.
“Even if you’re not an extreme skier, the Nordkette is a must-visit. A favourite experience of mine is jumping onto the cable car on a Friday night for dinner above the city. Tucking into a four-course meal of seasonal delights with Innsbruck’s lights twinkling below you is guaranteed to get your heart thumping.”