Zillertal, also known as the ‘most active valley in the world’, is a valley in central Tirol, Austria, about 45 km from Innsbruck. There are 12 small villages nestled in it, which are united in six world-class ski resorts with 650km of slopes at an altitude of 550 to 3250m. The area is also known for its mineral springs.
Zillertal is not only a paradise for skiers and ski lovers. What makes it a perfect resort are the numerous other entertainment options – great après ski parties, local cuisine restaurants, a fun park that offers ice skating, hockey or curling, as well as bowling and indoor tennis courts.
The Hochfuegen-Hochzillertal and Spieljoch ski areas offer 187 km of slopes (26 km black, 112 km red and 38 km blue) served by 42 lifts. About 135 km of the slopes are covered with snow. There is a free ski bus in the area. There is an opportunity for night riding. There are also Ski & Gletchervell Zillertal 3000 with 227km of pistes, Arena Zillertal with 166km of pistes, Mayrhofen Ahorn with 159km of pistes and Hintertux Glacier with its 86km of pistes.
The Zillertal Superskipass lift card gives access to all these 650 km of trails, including the Hintertuxer Glacier. You will be able to reach them with the help of over 170 extremely modern lift facilities, which go up to over 3200m altitude. The alpine panorama that opens from this height can hardly be described as well as the 12 km downhill skiing downhill.
There are also 27 free ski bus lines that connect the ski areas during the season. Special ski runs, specialized ski school and kindergarten programs ensure the enjoyment of the little ones.
Suitable for snowboarders are slopes with thick snow cover in the area of Capauns, Wild Crimea and Kreuzjoh. Gerlos has the best conditions for free style fans. This region is recognized for quality certification and is listed in the Top 3 of snowboard resorts in Austria.
An excursion to the Hintertux glacier is recommended as an exceptional attraction. Due to its size and excellent slopes, it is one of the best alpine glaciers.
Enjoy a proper après-ski party after a pleasant but exhausting day on the sunny slopes! Zillertal is famous for its après-ski parties even across borders. Over 30 chalets and bars open the doors to celebrate the day.
You can taste local and international cuisine at cozy restaurants, old-time restaurants and cafes. Nightlife lovers should not miss the opportunity to dance until dawn at the famous Almbar MTS Disco. Another option for spending the evening is a walk along the illuminated coastal promenade of the Ziller River, 20 km long. or visit the long 7 km. track for sledges.
Accommodation in Strass, Schlitters, Fugen, Kaltenbach, Aschau, Zell am Ziller, Ramsau, Mayrhofen or other smaller settlements in the valley.