- Access either from staying in Axamer Lizum itself or just 19km from Innsbruck and accessible via bus.
- Some of the best off-piste that Austria has to offer – ski touring in this area is seemingly endless.
- A former Olympic Winter Games host in both 1964 and 1976 gives you an opportunity to test yourself on Olympic grade runs.
- Some great mogul fields to weave or tumble your way down depending on your style!
- With north facing slopes, Axamer consistently gets plenty of natural snowfall each season with lots of snowmaking to help out if needed – you can expect some great conditions!
Axamer Lizum is located just 19kms from Innsbruck and is part of the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck which has over 260kms of snow-sure pistes which are spread over 9 different resorts all linked by a free ski bus. Axamer Lizum, however, is one of the best – certainly for more confident intermediate skiers, who will find endless joy on the slopes from this town which itself is at an altitude of 1580m with the lifted area heading up to 2340m.
What has made Axamer Lizum so attractive however in recent history is the ski touring and off-piste opportunities and routes it has to offer – the local guides are incredibly knowledgeable. With powder hounds coming from far and wide to experience these routes, you can be sure that they are pretty challenging, but there aren’t too many resorts in Europe where you can consistently find waist deep powder!
There is something for everyone in Axamer Lizum with a good selection of blue runs for those still learning how to ski to the challenging reds and the black runs in the resort which are slightly less forgiving! The North facing slopes and added snowmaking facilities in the resort will ensure that the pistes are always in top condition for you!
Take a look below at our breakdown to find out more information relevant to your ability.
Our expert skiers will have endless fun in Axamer Lizum – while the on-piste offering may be fairly limited to those looking to ski black run after black run, there are still some great red runs to tune your high-end long and short turns. What may sound even more appealing is the seemingly endless amount of off-piste routes and trails around the area that local guides know like the backs of their hands – this would be our recommendation for advanced skiers to themselves busy!
There is plenty for intermediates to get excited about in Axamer Lizum as well with a nice variety of terrain and slopes to practice and play on including the past Olympic runs such as blue 1 – the Abfahrt Damen – which goes right along the ridge from the top of the mountain, all the way back down to the bottom of the Olympiabahn.
Whilst it is not the most ideal beginner's resort, there is still enough there to allow good progression for a never-ever or for those just looking to build their confidence up a bit during your time there. The Kaserwald (or blue 9) offers a nice spot to practice those snowplough turns and start developing your technique to tackle the rest of the mountain later on in your trip.
This area offers a lot to the more experienced snowboarders, with areas that cater well for the freeride, freestyle and race disciplines. For the freeriding, we recommend getting a guide to show you the hottest spots in the backcountry to charge those fresh lines and steep drops to make the most of your time there. For the freestylers, make sure you head to the Golden Roofpark in Axamer Lizum which is around the Karleitenbahn/Sunnalm areas, or if you are looking for something a bit more light-hearted then head for the Funslope-run which can be accessed via the Schönbodenbahn. For those racers, go and take on the Olympic runs and see how you get on!
If there is one thing that Axamer Lizum is not short on, it is off piste… There are over 300 hectares of open terrain for you to get your waist deep powder fix from the large north facing slopes. Axamer is somewhat of a freeriding hub, receiving various accolades within the industry with concepts such as the ‘Freeride Division’ a new initiative to get more people skiing the deep stuff with more confidence, but more importantly, more safely. This gives even those lacking with experience in the off piste the opportunity to go out with some of the best guides in the business (many of the guides also judge in the Freeride World Tour) making all this off piste accessible for everyone.
One thing not to miss out on when you are here is the night-time ski touring which goes on until 23:00 on various days during the week and in different areas of the resort – the dates are usually Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
* Ski Weekends strongly advise that off-piste skiing should only be undertaken when in the company of a professional ski instructor or guide.
To find out more about skiing in Axamer Lizum feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email email@example.com.