Situated in the Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps, at the bottom of the Stubai valley, is the pretty, traditional village of Neustift. It has a ski area accessed from the village – the Elfer Lift and also the ski resort of Fulpmes-Schlick is in the adjacent village. The Stubai Glacier is the main draw to Neustift, with its 100km of wide and snow-sure ski pistes making it one of the world's best for skiing.
The resort caters well for beginners and families, with it's fantastic childcare facilities, numerous ski schools and accessible beginners runs. The mountain is perfect for beginners with easy wide blue runs, you will become a pro in no time!
Intermediates will want to take the hourly bus or drive 20 minutes further south to the Stubai glacier. At the entrance to the glacier is the ‘Schlick 2000’ area, very family friendly but offering you more of a challenge than Elfer, with a greater variety of longer runs.
You may want to spend most of your visit around this area because the runs are further up and quite scattered so commuting between them can take a while. The top of the glacier is for those really looking to test their talents.
Proficient skiers will find a wide variety of pistes, with plenty of challenges. There are locally organised guided off-piste days and courses in off-piste safety, ski touring and telemark (local charge). The most famous 'back country' route is the 'Wilden Grub'n' - a 10km route with a total of 1,500m drop - fantastic.
Dining out & Nightlife
A variety of excellent restaurants catering for all tastes - whether you're in the mood for sampling the local specialities or keeping it familiar, you'll find somewhere to please your palate. The nightlife isn't too lively, but there are a few spots to be had in this resort.