Affordable one-way flights to Innsbruck
Austria is world famous for its amazing alpine ski resorts, and Innsbruck is one of the most popular with European skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
One of biggest draws of Innsbruck as a ski resort is that the town has its own airport, so you can go from plane to slopes in under an hour. Thomascook Airlines serves Innsbruck airport from the UK, with cheap flights meaning that your ski holiday doesn't have to cost a small fortune.
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This easy accessibility makes Innsbruck a popular resort for short skiing breaks and for those with restless children who want a ski holiday with the least hassle factor possible. When you choose Innsbruck ski holidays you can simply land, drop your bags off at your accommodation and strap on those skis ASAP! Rather than being your typical town ski resort, Innsbruck is a major Austrian city in the heart of the Alps, with all the facilities and benefits that brings.
As well as the all-important airport you'll find museums, galleries, restaurants, a lively night-scene and plenty to keep the kids happy on and off the slopes. Flanked by towering white peaks on all sides, you'll benefit from a picturesque location as you explore the city's historic Old Town, museums and parks. If you fancy a ski holiday that also offers the perks of a city break, Innsbruck is the perfect choice of destination. Book your cheap flights with Thomascook Airlines and go from plane to city to slopes with ease.
Top 5 things to do in Innsbruck
No trip to Innsbrucker is complete without a trip up the Nordkettenbahnen. The cable car takes you all the way up a mountain, 2,256m above sea level. There’s a café-restaurant at the top where you can sip a hot chocolate while revelling in breath-taking panoramic views of the whole city.
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Explore Altstadt von Innsbruck, Innsbruck’s old town, complete with 16th century buildings and a backdrop of snowy mountains. This chocolate-box town is home to some fantastic boutiques, cafés and bars. The fabulous French cuisine of Bistro Gourmand comes highly recommended for a memorable meal.
Test your skiing skills at Nordpark ski resort, which boasts some of the steepest runs in the Alps. Or choose the Seefeld resort which is fantastic for family skiing, beginners and children, or the Stubai glacier, which is a good all-rounder with an excellent snow record.
For non-ski days with the kids Alpenzoo is a popular attraction, where you can see alpine animals in a hillside setting that's as close to nature as a zoo can get. The mountain trams, funicular and cable cars are also a great way for the whole family to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Spend an afternoon at Alpenzoo, a snowy zoo with many Alpine animals like lynxes, bears and wolves, plus a feeding area for children to get up close and personal with goats, cows and pigs. The little ones will be kept happy and adults will be equally enthralled.
10 facts about Innsbruck
Innsbruck is the gateway to the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck ski area, which includes nine different resorts and 11 mountains to choose from.
Cloud 9 - Iglu Baris exactly what it sounds like, a bar inside an igloo! This unique bar also has fire pits outside to keep you toasty after a ski.
Innsbruck hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 and also hosted the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics.
The temperature is continental with summer days hitting highs of 34°C and winter nights dropping to a low -12°C-. You can ski all year round though.
The Court Church of Innsbruck contains 28 huge bronze statues of the emperor and his ancestors standing beside intricate marble architecture.
People have lived in Innsbruck since the early Stone Age and there are many ancient points of interest in the city, from Roman to French.
The Bergisel Ski Jump hosted the Winter Olympics and visitors can climb to the top of the tower for fantastic views from the stylish bar and restaurant.
The 16th century Ambras Castle is home to a great collection of coins and armour plus the fascinating Chamber of Art and Curiosities.
The Markthalle is a traditional Austrian farmer’s market selling local fresh produce including delicacies like deer and wild boar.
It can be easy to walk past the plain exterior of the Cathedral of St. James, but inside are incredibly ornate ceiling frescoes and gold gilt architecture.