I will be in Innsbruck for about 10 days starting the 6th of February. I have already posted a few questions about getting there by train in the Paris forum. I have a few questions about the town itself.
I live in Santiago, Chile, and I've got 3 ski centers 40 minutes from my front door. It's not at all uncommon just to hitch a ride up during the ski season, rent some equipment and have some fun.
1) Can the same be done in Innsbruck? By "the same" I mean: find cheap, regular, no-reservation-needed transport, cheap ok-quality (high quality would be lost on me since I have little experience) snowboarding equipment (boots, gloves, goggles, trousers and board), and a reasonably-priced learner's slope? How much do you think I might have to spend to do this for one day?
2) Would a train trip from Innsbruck to Venice be feasible? How far in advance might I have to book it?
3) This might be best posted in the Venice forum, but would a train trip through Milan-Turin-Lyon to Paris be feasible? By feasible I mean not too out of the ordinary in terms of routes. It might be nice to vary my route back to Paris.
4) Any other suggestions will be appreciated.