Picture yourself soaring through the air from the top of an elegantly designed ski jump, where the viewing platform provides panoramic views of the Tyrolean alps.
Although the Bergisel Ski Jump only took on its current appearance in 2001, the sleek and modern building became instantly iconic. Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid designed the new venue for ski jump competitions, creating a panoramic viewing platform that flows into the curve of the slope. Stand at the top of the ramp today to watch ski jump competitions or to explore a venue that also hosts two restaurants.
The Bergisel has hosted ski jumping since 1927, when it was just a natural ski slope. Follow in the footsteps of Olympians, who jumped here during the winter Olympics of 1964 and 1976.
Watch as athletes plunge down 322 feet (98 meters) of track before soaring through the air at one of the regular events that happen here. Bergisel is a venue for the Ski Jumping World Cup, but it is also used as a training center throughout the year. An arena at the bottom has 28,000 spectator seats.
Join the crowds cheering on competitors during the Four Hills Tournament. This world-famous competition has taken place here every January for more than 50 years.
Climb the 455 steps to the top of the tower for an energetic walk with views of the alps on the way. Alternatively, take the cable car and visitor lift to the top. Once there, take photos of the vast expanse of the Nordkette mountain range. Walk around the edge of the viewing platform to admire the 360-degree vistas.
Dine at one of the jump’s two restaurants for dinner with a dramatic backdrop. Traditional Austrian food is served in venues at the top and bottom of the jump.
Come to the Bergisel Ski Jump daily throughout summer or visit in winter on the days with no competitions to explore the viewing area and restaurants. The jump is a 25-minute walk from the Westbahnhof train station in Innsbruck. The Bergisel area is also the location for the Tirol Panorama and a military history museum, two popular attractions at the foot of the slopes.