Igls is a small, pretty village surrounded by forest, on a plateau above the beautiful city of Innsbruck, which lies to the north. The tram and bus link between the two, only 5km (3 miles) apart, means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds - the relaxed village and the cosmopolitan city. Although small, this is no typical Tyrolean village, even if it may appear so at first glance. Twice an Olympic venue, its cluster of hotels includes half a dozen luxurious establishments graded four and five star. The local ski area is small, and yet it has been a venue for two Olympic Games, including the 1976 Olympics where Franz Klammer took his heroic 'all out' Gold. There is an Olympic bobsleigh run which remains a venue for competitions and training. You can even try the bobsleigh run for yourself. The regional lift pass covers another eight other ski areas around the Olympic capital and the Stubai glacier. The local mountain is the Patscherkofel, which has a giant vertical served by a cable-car, chairlifts, so it's remarkable for many to find such a small area with just three additional drags to serve the runs. The local trails are basically two seven kilometres long runs, one easy, one intermediate standard.
Pretty village above the beautiful city of Innsbruck and was the Olympic centre at the 1976 Olympics where Franz Klammer took gold. The regional lift pass covers other areas around the Olympic capital and the Stubai glacier. There are a total of nine ski areas.