Imst (~8700 residents) is a cosy town, situated at 830 meters elevation in the center of the Imst-Gurgltal region, providing its visitors with a number of tourist attractions and activities, as well as with quality hotels, shi chalets, private accommodation and après ski. A special attraction here is the magnificent Rosengartenschlucht gorge. Imst is preferred by many hikers and mountain bikers for its beautiful surroundings and many routes for tours across the Lechtal Alps. Also the town is hosting a number of different cultural events every year, such as the popular Imst Schemenlaufen - one of the most interesting carnival customs in the Alps.
Imst is one of the most wanted regions in Austria by ski lovers, as it is perfect for night skiing, and it is also the best place for families. It has a large number of ski routes, and at the end of the day, the families could enjoy themselves with a long walk on the streets of the town, where interesting places await the tourists.
Imst has 9 kilometers of ski routes, with different degrees of difficulty. There are 4 kilometers of light courses for beginners, also called blue courses, 3 kilometers of red courses for average skiers, and 2 kilometers of routes for advanced skiers. There are 4 lifts designed to help the tourists to get on top, and there are also some difficult unofficial and unmarked courses, which are wanted by skiers who are looking for extreme sensations.
Imst is the resort with the longest night course in the country, which is also opened for sledges. The night course is available for tourists every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 21.30 PM.
Imst offers adrenaline sensations, as the longest Alpine Coster, of 3.5 kilometers length await the tourists. People that don’t cone here for skiing have numerous methods at their disposal to spend free time, such as snow rockets and special hiking routes specially prepared for the winter season. If the weather is unfriendly, you can go to the courses from Pitzal and Sloden, which are easily accessible from Imst.
As for the accommodation features, the resort is great for people that are on a budget, but also for pretentious tourists, as there are many three and four star hotels and cabins that offer complex facilities to the tourists. If you want to book a vacation in one of those places, you will have to specify if you want a smoker’s or non-smokers room.
Imst Skiing Holidays
Imst has a mid-sized skiing area, but there are ski pistes for all ability levels, as well as night skiing and snowboarding some evening of the week. The resort also includes four kilometers long toboggan slope on the Untermarkter Alm and another six kilometers long toboggan run on the Obermarkter Alm.
The Tirolean Imst - Gurgltal skiing area has eight individual ski runs, accessed by four lifts (4200/hour) and offering nine kilometers of downhill skiing and snowboarding.
The nearest airport to Imst-Gurgltal is this in Innsbruck – only sixty kilometers away.
The nearest train station of Imst / Pitztal is on only three kilometers from the resort center and one can get to it by public bus or taxi.
Reschenpass – Landeck via A 12 motorway to Imst. From Switzerland either via Arlberg pass or Arlberg tunnel to Landeck – Imst.
From Germany via B314 federal road and B189 Fernpass road - Nassereith to Imst.
From Italy via Brenner pass to Innsbruck then on A 12 motorway – Imst.