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Fulpmes Ski Holidays

The tram-ride from nearby Innsbruck sets a week in Fulpmes off to a marvellously scenic start, and the sights just keep on coming in this old town at the foot of the cragged Kalkkögel Mountains - a fine base for exploring the Stubai Valley’s 4 ski resorts.





At a glance: • Bus linked to the Stubai Glacier • Excellent Kindergarten • Near Innsbruck

Great for: • Families • Quiet ski holidays • Bus-linked ski areas

The tram-ride from nearby Innsbruck sets a week in Fulpmes off to a marvellously scenic start, and the sights just keep on coming in this old town at the foot of the cragged Kalkkögel Mountains - a fine base for exploring the Stubai Valley’s 4 ski resorts.

Fulpmes Resort

One of the biggest villages in the stunning Stubai Valley, Fulpmes’ cute wood-clad buildings, ancient parish churches and never-ending sights of the Kalkkögel Mountains (likened to the Dolomites for their form) make the resort feel wonderfully isolated…

Actually it’s very well connected. While the village itself has its fair share of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodation, its proximity to one of Austria’s greatest cities means there’s always more to explore. Access to and from Innsbruck’s centre and airport is easy, with the drive / bus journey taking about half an hour. There’s also a slightly longer, more scenic route: if the weather’s good and you can spare an hour, Fulpmes is the last stop of the famous Stubaitalbahn tram, for an incredible journey passing dense forests, tiny hamlets and towering peaks, including some awesome sights over Innsbruck and the Europabrücke (one of the highest bridges in Europe).

In centuries past, the valley was mined for its rich source of iron ore, which led to Fulpmes being fondly known as ‘the village of the smithy’. This really put it on the map and the Fulpmes/Stubai name remains a seal of quality in the ironwork and toolmaking industries. Long-established blacksmiths still operate around here, but these days there’s a new attraction that (if you ask us) far surpasses mineral goodness…

From the edge of town, the Kreuzjochbahn gondola takes you straight up to the Schlick 2000 ski area, which isn’t huge, but it’s high: the National Alpine ski team often organize camps here because of the good snow conditions, which is a sign of quality if ever there was one. The skiing doesn’t stop here – with the Stubai Super Ski Pass, you’ve access to 3 more resorts, including the fabulously snow sure Stubai glacier (half an hour’s drive) and the slopes of Neustift and Mieders (both within a 10 minute drive).

Stats & FAQ

Location: Stubai Valley, Austria

Established: 1959

Open: Nov-Apr

Downhill: 20.6 km

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Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Innsbruck (INN)20km, 25 mins
Salzburg (SZG)201km, 2h10
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 12km 58%

  • 6km 29%

  • 2.6km 13%

Top Altitude:2240m
Bottom Altitude:1000m
Resort Altitude:1000m
Longest run:5km
Slope Orientation:N / NW
Vertical Drop:1240m
Skiable Vertical:1240m
Night Skiing:No

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Downhill Runs:20.6 km
Beginner slopes:58%
Advanced slopes:13%
Lift Pass Price: Stubai Super Skipass (valid in all 4 resorts): € 222
Stubai Glacier: 198€
Schlick 2000: 178€
Elferlifts: 117€
Serlesbahnen Mieders: 113€
Nearby resorts: Neustift, Axamer Lizum, Igls

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Fulpmes

Unlike the wonderfully unchanged village, the local Schlick 2000 ski area is regularly being updated: a recent addition here’s the Zirmachbahn chairlift (complete with heated seating) which takes you to the three new slopes: the black “Kanonenrohr” and “Latschen” and the blue “Wasserfall”.

“Ron’s Kinderland” at the Froneben mid station is the perfect place for little ones to learn on, with the help of magic carpets, a training course and a diddy Snow Park. Beginners can conquer the basics on the “Schanzlin” and “Schlickerboden” nursery slopes before progressing onto the three blue “Panorama” runs, which start from the Kreuzjoch station. End the week with confidence-boosting long descent from the top at Sennjoch, starting off on the blue “Burgstal” run and linking onto the “Panorama”.

Intermediates will love the network of blues and reds from Sennjoch and Sennjochstuberl. Must-ski’s include the red “Galtalm” and the challenging marked route from Kreuzjoch. More advanced skiers can tackle the new “Kanonenrohr” black which links onto the “Zibenschuss”.

While experts looking to clock up miles might find that the local slopes become a little repetitive, the brilliant thing about this area is that on top of the Schlick, three other resorts are included in the Stubai Super Ski Pass. Many choose to hire a car to make around easy, and a ski bus also goes between them.

Both within a ten minute drive, the Serlesbahen at Mieders and Elfer ski area at Neustift only have a handful of runs each, but they’re well worth a stop-off for a change of scenery on some blues and reds.

For a step up in altitude, the Stubai Glacier takes about half an hour to get to. Its 34 pistes include the notoriously difficult black “Daunhill” and you’ll also find some deliciously deep powder runs and the awesome Stubai Zoo Snowpark.

Fulpmes Apres Ski

In the village, Leo’s Stadlbar is famous for the fact that you can buy beer by the meter (11 beers on a 1m long wooden support…) as well as its live music shows and DJ nights. Erwin and Isabella extend a warm welcome at Bar Caramba, with live music on Friday’s and a brilliantly cheesy playlist for the rest of the week.

Refuel at Bel Ami for a good old plate of pizza or head to Gasthof Grobenhof for a traditional Austrian dining experience - their portions are huge!

If you’ve been skiing on the glacier, stop for a spot of après at the legendary Dresdner Hutte or visit the Ice Cave or viewing platform for something completely different.

For some night time partying, your best bet’s the Rumpl disco over in Neustfit (it’s under ten minutes in a taxi or the bus back to Fulpmes usually runs until 2am).

Traditional wintertime activities include toboggan rides on Sonnenstein and Schlick (the latter’s often open in the evenings for a bit of floodlit fun) and ice skating in the centre of the village.

The super thing about holidays here is the ease of access to Tyrol’s capital – Innsbruck is a beautiful, fascinating city and the half hour trip is well worth taking, whether for a big night out, non-ski day trip or just a spot of shopping.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Fulpmes

Best time to visit & ski Fulpmes

90 snow cannons, which operate on 75% of the slopes, are always ready to step in if Mother Nature takes a break during the season. Snowmaking begins in the middle of November on the Schlick, and as early as September on the glacier to provide a decent cover come the beginning of the season.

In Schlick 2000, most of the area is north or north west facing, which means the slopes are shaded from the sunshine. The reds and blues from Sennjochstuberl and Sennjoch at 2225m and 2240m usually stay in decent shape the longest, even if the lower slopes are suffering towards the end of the season.

If the nearby resorts don’t have enough cover, Austria’s biggest glacier ski area is just half an hour away. It’s open for snowsure skiing from October to June, which provides peace of mind if you’re planning an early or late season holiday.

Peak Dates

If you like a bit of old school Austrian tradition, you’ll love Christmas in Fulpmes – look out for markets in the nearby hamlets or pop over to the legendary Christmas market in Innsbruck.

Have a very happy New Year in Fulpmes, exploring the Stubai Valley’s ski resorts and enjoying festivities and fireworks.

Tip top skiing conditions and the amazing Ron’s Kinderland make February Half Term in Fulpmes a great choice for young beginners, while more advanced skiers set off and explore the lift and bus linked area.

Spring sunshine over the Kalkkögel Mountains is something that has to be seen, and spending Easter in Fulpmes is a super opportunity to do so. With slopes above 2000m and the nearby glacier, the skiing shouldn’t be bad either.

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