FrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
Yup, that is a ski area. It is called "Nordpark" nowadays, although the locals call it "Seegrube" (or "Gruabn" in the local dialect). The cable car station you can see in this pic is the highest point of this area, the "Hafelekar". The slopes starting there are very steep and unmarked, bearing the danger of avalanches. The fences are indeed intended to prevent those.
The "Seegrube" is below the "Hafelekar" and has more moderate slopes. Especially on weekends it is really crowded up there since it is so close to the city of Innsbruck. It is a 10 minute car drive from the city center to the cable car station and another 10 minutes with the cable car.
Unfortunately, the area is closed until December because our crazy mayor is building a new cable car from the city to the Seegrube.
MTChemNerd757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Thanks Sebastian - I'm all about the steep and unmarked! Steep and deep - and unmarked - is even better! Checked out the website, it all makes sense now. If I ever have enough money to go to Austria, I'll be sure to bring my skis and check out Nordpark!