Patscherkofel (Igls)3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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Patscherkofel ski resort (f.k.a. Igls) is high above Innsbruck.
Patscherkofel ski resort (f.k.a. Igls) is high above Innsbruck.
Patscherkofel ski resort has a modern gondola lift.
Patscherkofel ski resort has a modern gondola lift.
Quality groomed piste at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Quality groomed piste at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Excellent off piste powder at Patscherkofel.
Excellent off piste powder at Patscherkofel.
Patscherkofel is great for beginners and children.
Patscherkofel is great for beginners and children.
Patscherkofel summit is accessible by snowshoe or skinning.
Patscherkofel summit is accessible by snowshoe or skinning.
Great powder skiing off the Patscherkofel summit.
Great powder skiing off the Patscherkofel summit.
The Shutzhaus at Patsherkofel is a classic Austrian mountain hut.
The Shutzhaus at Patsherkofel is a classic Austrian mountain hut.
Try the 'three types of strudel challenge' at Patscherkofel.
Try the 'three types of strudel challenge' at Patscherkofel.
Patscherkofel ski resort is a short hop, skip and jump from Innsbruck.
Patscherkofel ski resort is a short hop, skip and jump from Innsbruck.
Ski Patscherkofel.
Ski Patscherkofel.
Enjoy great Tyolean hospitality at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Enjoy great Tyolean hospitality at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Patscherkofel has a small terrain park, easy enough even for older skiers!
Patscherkofel has a small terrain park, easy enough even for older skiers!
The Gipfelstube on the Patscherkofel summit is a haven after a climb.
The Gipfelstube on the Patscherkofel summit is a haven after a climb.
Patscherkofel skiing.
Patscherkofel skiing.
Olex base beginner area at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Olex base beginner area at Patscherkofel ski resort.
Ski the Olympic downhill course at Patscherkofel.
Ski the Olympic downhill course at Patscherkofel.
Patscherkofel's new gondola has revolutionised the ski resort.
Patscherkofel's new gondola has revolutionised the ski resort.
Patscherkofel summit (2,248m) and ski resort.
Patscherkofel summit (2,248m) and ski resort.
Ski Patscherkofel, Innsbruck's home hill.
Ski Patscherkofel, Innsbruck's home hill.

Patscherkofel (Igls)

Patscherkofel (f.k.a. Igls) Ski Resort Austria

Patscherkofel is a great fun little ski hill near Innsbruck. Little being a relative term as it has a skiable on piste vertical of around 1000m - bigger than most ski resorts in North America & Japan! 

Accessible by the Line 6 tram or bus from Innsbruck, a day at Patscherkofel is memorable because you will wish you had this little skiing gem in your own backyard.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Patscherkofel Ski Resort

Pros

  • Fun ‘local’ ski area close to Innsbruck great for day trips;
  • Long skiable vertical and piste trails;
  • Modern lifts and facilities;
  • Easy access freeride terrain and skin trail to summit;
  • Splendid views over Innsbruck;
  • Very quiet during the week;
  • One of Austria’s best on mountain strudel selections!

Cons

  • Snow quality down low can be questionable;
  • Limited on-piste terrain is good for only a day or two;
  • Busy on weekends;
  • Top stage of new gondola is too short.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Close to Innsbruck, so easy access but also big crowds on a good day.

Patscherkofel Skiing & Snowboarding

Patscherkofel underwent a total lift redevelopment which opened for season 2017/18. A new 2-stage gondola replaced the old cable car and both chairlifts. Legacy service tows were re-positioned and overall facilities are totally upgraded turning Patscherkofel into a modern ski resort.

Terrain wise, the top to bottom piste trails are as good as anywhere in the world but with a total of less than 20km long, it is limiting. Ski touring to the top of Patscherkofel adds another 300m vertical & some excellent off piste terrain that removes that redefines the resort!

Patscherkofel is part of Innsbruck's Olympia Ski World region which includes 9 'local' ski resorts including the excellent KuhtaiStubai Glacier.

Where is Patscherkofel, Austria?

The Patscherkofel ski resort is only 9km by road south of the world’s best ski city, Innsbruck. Access to the resort is easy by bus or car . Gateway airports are Innsbruck (for European & UK flight origins) or Munich (for everyone else).

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Patscherkofel Accommodation

Whilst Patscherkofel is close to Innsbruck, there is some great local accommodation near the ski resort in or near the town of Igls.

A well-priced traditional hotel is Hotel Gruberhof. The closest hotel to the Patscherkofel base area is Hotel Garni Romerhof. It provides modern lodgings and spa in a lovely rural setting.

The Sporthotel Igls is located in the centre of Igls. This traditional Austrian hotel with bar and restaurant is close to all the services in town and only a short distance from the ski resort.

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The world's best ski city of Innsbruck is clearly a wonderful & central location to stay when skiing the region. Accommodation options are wide & availability is generally very good, even during the peak periods of the season.

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    Patscherkofel Trail Map
  • Patscherkofel Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1000– 1,960 (960m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (6)
    1 Gondola
  • Ski Hours
    Early Dec to mid April 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 18km
    Longest run – 4km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 35%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €38
    Child - €23.70

    Innsbruck Ski Resorts Map
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