Fulpmes is one of the major towns in the Stubai valley - Neustift may be better-known and a larger administrative area but Fulpmes is the biggest settlement.
The town is easily reached by road, using the Brenner motorway, or by public transport from Innsbruck and there is a local tram line which gives the option of a scenic journey from the 'big city'.
The ski area of Schlick 2000 is not particularly well-known to foreigners but, given good snow conditions, it is one of the small undiscovered gems of the Tyrol.
Elevation: 936 metres
Many of the villages in the Stubai valley show evidence of a life outside tourism, with small-scale engineering and industrial concerns settled along the floor of the valley entrance - Fulpmes has a reputation both for its ironworks and for toolmaking (the well-known "Stubai" brand of tools is based here) and the coat of arms of the village bears an anvil.
Of course, being in the mountains, agriculture is also an important source of income and tourism in both summer and winter grew rapidly in the previous century.
Fulpmes is situated nearer the exit of the Stubai valley than Neustift, and has two nearby villages: Mieders with its own small ski area and Telfes which is also on the tram line from Innsbruck.
The ski area directly above Fulpmes is the Schlick 2000 area. The Schlick
page also covers (briefly) the small ski areas of the Elfer lift above Neustift and
the Serles lift above Mieders.
More information about Skiing in Schlick 2000
More information about Skiing on the Stubai glacier
The Stubai valley is easy to reach from most parts of Europe. Innsbruck airport
is close at hand for air travellers and the south-east-west
motorway junction at Innsbruck makes the valley easily accessible by road.
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Fulpmes is the main skiing village of the three, with direct access to the gondola running up to the Schlick 2000 area. The small hamlet of Medraz is located nearby.
But there is also some hotel accommodation in the neighbouring villages of Telfes (next to Fulpmes) and Mieders (on the other side of the valley at the foot of the Serles).
The hotels listed below are four stars or four star superior graded. Other grades or other forms of accommodation like guesthouses and apartments can be found by using the availability search box on this page.