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HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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USD 1,787
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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Fixed Date(s): Mar 08 - Mar 15, 2020
Days: 8
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Austria Tour, Innsbruck Freeride City

Austria is known as the snowboard capital of Europe with great resorts and a cool attitude. Austrian resorts aren’t stretched out like the mega-sized places found in the French Alps. Apart from being far more affordable than France, the slopes here are far better laid out with excellent mountain facilities, modern lift systems, easy access to the slopes, coupled with great traditional local services. Of all the areas in Austria, the most famed and the largest winter destination is the Tirol, which apart from being at ‘the heart of the Alps’ is also an area of outstanding beauty and home to some fantastic snowboard resorts that offer something for everyone.

Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol region and comes with quite a pedigree. It has twice hosted the Winter Olympics, has 9 resorts within 45 minutes drive including NordPark that you access via funicular from town, and is home to the likes of Burton and Method Mag. With 128,000 residents and steeped in history it’s a tourist attraction in its own right and with has all the services you’d expect for a city. Wander into the old town, the narrow winding streets lead into the plaza where you’ll see the Gothic 15th century three-story balcony called the Golden Roof. Burton Snowboards set up their first non-American headquarters in Innsbruck in 1992. There’s a shop selling some of their old gear and seconds, in their factory at on the outskirts of town.


Awesome terrain.

Sensational Innsbruck.

Huge resorts.

Spend 8 nights in the freeride city of Innsbruck, the best place in the Tirol for the ‘powder chase’. There is no other city in Europe where you can stay in the city and explore incredible resorts with great freeriding, fun tree runs, and perfectly crafted snow parks in such close proximity. For a genuine experience, our local guide shows youthe best of the Tyrol culture, with après-ski, night sledding, hot pools and Tyrolean beer.

The Company

Mint Tours

The experienced team at Mint has been shredding all over the planet for the last twenty years, so it’s fair to say they have got the top destinations on lock down. At Mint they pride themselves on sharing first-hand knowledge and experience; from picking the best lines on a powder day and booking you comfortable accommodation through to giving you the low down on the best equipment or even the right board wax to use

On a Mint Tours trip you’ll find low client:guide ratios and expert local knowledge. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, improve your confidence & make new friends.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival. Meet your guides at Innsbruck Airport. From here, transfer to your accommodation located in Innsbruck. You’ve got some time to get settled and then head out in Innsbruck for a group dinner in a traditional restaurant, so you can get to know the guests and guides.

Day 2 to 7 - Guided Days

Each day will follow a similar format. This is what you can expect on tour.

Mornings Enjoy the buffet breakfast at the hotel. Get your gear and get ready to meet your guides for an 8:00am pick up from our hotel. Being based in Innsbruck gives us access to so many nearby resorts. Your guides will choose the best resort on the day based on snow and conditions. This flexible itinerary guarantees that you will be riding the best resort on the day. We have the option to ride at St Anton, Kitzbühel, Sölden, Ischgl, Nordkette,  Axamer Lizum, Glungezer, Patscherkofel, Stubaier Gletscher, Schlick 2000, Kühtai, Rangger Köpfl & Muttereralm.

At the Resort On arrival our guide will give you a brief introduction to the resort before our guiding session commences. Your guide has an in-depth knowledge of each resort and will show you around the resort and let you in on some of the locals only secret spots. These resorts all have incredible freeride terrain, and our local Mint Tours freeride guide is on-hand to show you why this is the best place to ride in Austria.

Afternoons After we’ve finished riding, we’ll drive back to our hotel in Innsbruck. You’ve got free time to relax, hit the hot tub and pools, head to the bar for an apres beverage or explore Innsbruck. Our hotel is located just steps from the historic Old Town.

Evenings Each night your guides will plan a group dinner at one of the many great local restaurants in Innsbruck. Our hotel is located just steps away from many lively restaurants and bars. You’ll get to enjoy some of the local delicacies, washed down with some with Tyrolean beers and schnapps. For anyone wanting to explore the nightlife, our hotel is located in the heart of Innsbruck with many late-night bars on offer.


Freeride Innsbruck.

Nordkette's serious terrain.

Powder to the people - Kuhtai!

Day 8 – Depart

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Say farewell to your guides and crew that you’ve just spent 10 epic days with and we will transfer you back to Innsbruck airport.

Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck

You will stay at the Hotel Grauer Bär, located in the city centre of Innsbruck, just a 2-minute walk from the historic Old Town. It offers comfortable rooms and a spa area with a panoramic swimming pool on the fifth floor. There are 2 restaurants and a hotel bar.

From the breakfast room and the spa area of the Grauer Bär Hotel, you can enjoy panoramic views over the roofs of Innsbruck and the surrounding Tyrolean mountain scenery. The Woodfire restaurant serves steak specialties, including dry aged beef.


Hotel Grauer Bar.

Awesome rooms.

Superb facilities.
Rates as per listing. Full inclusions, add-ons and exclusions below. Inclusions
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation in the 4 star Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 days lift tickets
  • 6 days full guiding (guide to client ratio 1:5)
  • Return transfers from Innsbruck airport & all ground transport during tour
  • Night trips to local attractions and restaurants
Add-ons
  • Snowboard gear - can be rented locally
  • Single supplement - request price and availability
Not Included

Resorts Visited on the Tour

The itinerary is flexible so you can ride at the best resort on the day. Your base for this tour is the city of Innsbruck, which gives us easy access to over 14 resorts in the region including:

Kitzbühel

Situated in the north east of the Tyrol region, Kitzbühel is one of the best-known resorts in Europe. It’s actually made up of five different villages. The place is gigantic, and you certainly get what you pay for with seemingly limitless options (and a good chance of the sun shining somewhere on any given day). Lifts are fast and comfortable, keeping the queues down and your shred time up. On a powder day, you don’t have to go to far – in Aschau, for example, there’s a 1200m vertical descent right next to the piste. The absolute must-do runs, though, are found at the Kitzbühler Horn and Pass Thurn areas. The Horn has gullies, cliffs and steep faces for the adventurous, as well as expansive powder fields with lots of little jibs and jumps. Meanwhile, Pass Thurn offers seemingly endless tree runs, making it the ideal choice for a bad-vis day. Off the 2000er lift you will find what amounts to a natural snowpark, a veritable powder playground with epic terrain and loads of tree and rock jibs. There are also some steeps and wider bowls, accessible with just a short hike.

Ischgl

The massive resort of Ischgl makes plenty of headlines with its opening and closing parties, and its après ski has gained a deserved reputation for going off. But that shouldn’t detract from the fact that above all, this is a seriously good mountain. Huge investment has left it with one of the best lift systems in the Alps, providing access to its vast 238km of pistes, which stretch all the way into the Swiss duty free village of Samnaun. It is located in West Austria in the Paznanun valley, which is not too far from its similarly party-mad cousin St.Anton. Almost everything in Ischgl is above 2000m. With such a massive area, there are plenty of opportunities for powder lovers. The Idalp and Alp Trida bowls have plenty of easily visible pow-fields between the pistes. Heading to the Palinkopf and Pardatschgrat gives you access to some steeper stuff. There are 20km of established ski-routes in avalanche controlled zones, so you’ll be rewarded with a massive long run. Ischgl really shines on the piste front, with masses of largely high-altitude pistes. Apart from a few runs back down to the villages you won’t find any narrow cat-tracks and equally, there is a lack of flat sections in the bulk of the area. What you will find is a vast number of wide intermediate pistes, groomed to perfection every morning. The steepest runs can be found off the Palinkopf and the Greistspitze peaks, and the 14a piste is the one to head for to test yourself on a slope that can hit 70 degrees in places! These are also the starting points for the longest runs back down to both Ischgl and Samnaun.

St Anton

Wonderful St Anton has a well-deserved reputation as a play hard, party harder kind of place. There’s plenty of amazing steep faces and powder to hunt out and plenty of après ski bars to quench your thirst at. The word is out on the great freeriding to be had here, so follow your guides and they will be sure to show you loads of great terrain. This area is amazing with tight and open trees, and relatively crowd-free slopes. In St Anton the variety of pistes is fantastic; from the steep and fast runs down from the Valluga to the gentle runs off the Gampen and Galzig.

Nordkette

The closest resort to Innsbruck that is accessed direct from town via a new cablecar. Besides the world-renowned Nordkette Skyline Park and 6 runs of varying difficulty, the Nordkette offers numerous freeride possibilities. One of the absolute highlights is the Hafelekar Run; The Hafelekar Run is one of the steepest ski runs in Europe. With an incline of 70%, this ski run is reserved for extremely good riders. One of the other great features of Nordkette is the apres. Don’t miss out a schnapps drinking session at the Cloud 9 Igloo bar.

Axamer Lizum

It may not be the biggest of resorts, nor is it the chosen resort for most tourists, but Axamer Lizum is a full-on, no-nonsense, natural freeride snowboarder’s paradise. The resort has everything you could possible ask for and although not extensive, the terrain in places is as natural as it gets with top-to-bottom riding when snow permits. Having twice hosted Olympic disciplines, the runs are obviously of a decent standard, with something to suit all. Freeriders and freestylers are going to get the best out of the slopes, with loads of great hits, big banks, and gullies that form natural pipes to drop in and out of and tight trees to weave through. The atmosphere on the slopes is really cool, and on certain days snowboarders actually out-number skiers.

Stubai Glacier

Access to the Stubai Glacier slopes involves a beautiful 20min cable car ride, but once up, you’re presented with a great selection of runs. You’ll love this place; there's plenty of nice wide, well maintained pistes available. The management take great care in preparing the slopes; they don’t just piste-bash at night, but throughout the day also, so there's plenty of opportunity to cut the corduroy. During winter they have a traffic lighted carving run, where you can fly down guaranteeing that no ones gonna cut in front of you. Intermediate freeriders will also find an abundance of trails to ride. If you’re looking for some freestyle terrain, the legendary Stubai Zoo is great for a few laps and when in full swing offers 3 lines with almost 20 features.

Ötztal – Sölden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Located about an hours drive from Innsbruck is the Ötztal Valley and the resorts of Sölden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Not many resorts can boast three mountain peaks over 3,000m and two glaciers, so Solden is definitely snowsure. The terrain here is great for intermediate riders, so it’s a great place to kick off our tour and warm up. We’ll aim to ride at Sölden where he 148km of pistes are spread over a vast area, and good conditions can always be found. First lift queues can be pretty long, but once you’re up the mountain, people get spread-out nicely and you won’t be waiting for a lift. Most pistes are above 2000m and the vast majority are wide cruisers. There’s also lots of easy to access powder spots not far from the piste, so it’s a good option to get used to riding in Austria.

To secure your spot on the tour, a $500 deposit per person with balance payable 90 days prior to departure.

All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and subject to availability at time of booking.