Close to Innsbruck, the ski resort of Axamer Lizum offers dramatic scenery and interesting skiing & snowboarding in a unique setting. The ski area of Axamer Lizum is situated at 1600m above sea level, ensuring lots of snow throughout the season and offers 33km of terrain. At 2340m, you can experience the long Olympic downhill run on the Hoadl run. Beginners will enjoy their first few hours on the gentle slopes of the nursery, surrounded by stunning scenery, while intermediate level skiers have a wealth of wide open runs above the tree line to explore, including trying their hand at the various championship courses that are now part of the public ski areas.
Views from either side of the Valley
Host to the 1964 Winter Olympics, the resort offers a quick ride to the peak on the mountain railway - from there the skier/boarder can take either the mens or womens downhill course. Axamer Lizum is a favourite with the Innsbruck locals and the area has recently expanded to take in the new lifts at Mutters. Whilst the ski area is small in comparison to other resorts in Tirol, there is extensive off-piste skiing and sections that connect the main ski pistes which add to the ski terrain. Accommodation in Axamer Lizum itself gives immediate access to the slopes. Axamer Lizum has some really authentic ski huts for daytime eating and a highly impressive modern restaurant.
The ‘Olympiabahn’ Olympic mountain railway.
Axamer Piste Map - Click to enlarge
Where we are staying! - The Hotel Olympia