Axamer Lizum is a ski area close to Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps. Lying at an altitude of sixteen hundred metres and with skiing at over twenty-three hundred metres, the area is fairly snow sure throughout its long season. In the event of a paucity of snow, snow making facilities cover three quarters of the pistes.
Axamer is a very attractive Tyrolean village built on a plateau and surrounded by a stunning mountain vista. It is a popular resort with locals from Innsbruck as it takes only half an hour by road. This means that at weekends the slopes can be busy and queues for the lifts can be long. The great benefit is that come Monday morning, the slopes are virtually empty and the queues non-existant. Axamer Lizum has just under sixty kilometres of runs most of which are suited to intermediate skiers & boarders. The area does however offer great off-piste runs and tree lined tracks. Snow boarders enjoy the wide open pistes, the banks and gullies that form natural half pipes. Axamer has hosted winter olympic events in the past so the quality of the runs is impressive.
Cheap Axamer ski & snowboard holidays are a favourite with families and couples as the resort is very relaxed by day as well as in the evening. If you want a night out or want a day away from the slopes, you can always take the bus along to Innsbruck and do a spot of sightseeing. There are direct flights to Innbruck from several regional airports. You can check on the Cheekytrip web site to see if there are ski & snowboard holidays from your local airport. Transfer times are just thirty minutes. The winter season lasts from the third week in December until the beginning of April. The summer season is very popular with mountain climbers and cyclists as well as hill walkers and those who come to enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery and the charm of the village.
Accommodation, whatever the tariff, reaches high standards of comfort and service. Many of the hotels are ski in and ski out. Restaurants, including seven slopeside eateries, serve a wide variety of menu that caters for all tastes and budgets. Nightlife is very low key, reflecting the family nature of the resort. Apres ski activities include skating, tobogganing, sleigh rides and curling. There is also a leisure centre.
If you are looking for a low cost ski & board trip to a relaxed resort with good snow cover an Axamer holiday may be just the ticket. Cheekytrip is a ski & snowboard price comparison site which brings you offers from over three dozen travel companies. Since they are all competing for your custom, you are assured of the best possible deal. All you need do is enter your point of departure, your dates and destination into our search facility and within a matter of second you'll see the cheapest Axamer ski or snowboard holiday of the day. Since offers change daily, book now to avoid disappointment.