The Stubaital is an alpine valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is the central valley of the Stubai Alps. The Ruetz river flows through the valley.
This 40-km long valley runs southwest from Schönberg im Stubaital, near Innsbruck. Below Fulpmes, the towns lie on terraces above the Ruetz on either side of the river. At Fulpmes the terraces merge to form the valley floor. South of Neustift, the valley branches to the Unterberg and Oberberg valleys. The ÖBB operates from the 16-MW hydroelectric power plant located in Fulpmes.
The municipalities in the valley include Schönberg, Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes and Neustift. Public transportation from Innsbruck into the valley is available via the Stubaital bus route or the Stubaitalbahn.
At the end of the Stubaital the Stubai Glacier is used as a ski resort.
Neustift im Stubaital is a municipality in the district Innsbruck-Land. It has an area of 249 square kilometres (96 sq mi) and is the 3rd largest municipality of Tyrol in area. It is a major tourist centre, with more than 1 million overnight stays per year.
Neustift is located 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Innsbruck in the Stubaital or Stubai Valley. This broad valley is one of the most scenic in Tyrol. At the entrance to the valley stand massive limestone formations. Around the upper valley, peaks of gneiss and granite rise above 3,000 metres (about 10,000 feet) to areas of permanent ice. Five glaciers covering 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi) form a large glacier ski area, the Stubai Glacier. Including the facilities here and in three other ski areas, the valley has 42 cable cars and ski lifts.
Neustift is connected to Innsbruck by Bus Line ST of the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB, Innsbruck Transport Company).
Neustift im Stubaital consists of the following sections and villages: Kampl, Neder, Dorf, Scheibe, Milders, Oberberg, Stackler, Lehner, Schaller, Krössbach, Neugasteig, Gasteig, Volderau, Ranalt, und Mutterberg.