Patscherkofel Ski Resort

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

Patscherkofel Ski Resort

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Patscherkofel (Igls)

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    Patscherkofel Trail Map
  • Patscherkofel Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1000– 1,960 (960m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • 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
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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 from Innsbruck by bus to the ski resort or the wonderful Line 6 tram to Igls, a day at Patscherkofel is memorable because you'll wish you had this little skiing gem in your own backyard.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Patscherkofel Ski Resort


  • 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!


  • 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. Completely re-inventing itself, a new 2-stage gondola replaced the old cable car & both chairlifts. Legacy surface tows were re-positioned & overall facilities have been 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! See the Patscherkofel ski trail map here.

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).

Getting to Innsbruck & hence Patscherkofel from anywhere in Europe can best be done by train. Trains from Munich or other locations are straight forward exercises. Search & book train tickets to Innsbruck here.

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 & a spa in a lovely rural setting.

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

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

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Tours in or near Patscherkofel

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone & meet new friends.
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USD 1,495
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