Tux, Austria

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Tux ski holidays

Established in 1963 the Austrian ski resort Tux lies at 1300 metres altitude in the Tirol / Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3250m the area is snow sure. Over 120 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 120km of trails, which equates to around 55 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Tux is Innsbruck at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

The Hintertux glacier is one of Europe's largest year-round skiing operation and in winter is part of the Ziller valley pass that takes in Mayrhofen. The glacier is serviced by increasingly high-tech lifts including Glacier Bus 3 with 24 person cabins capable of uplifting 3000 skiers per hour from the bottom to the top of the glacier. There are five villages in the valley beneath the glacier, which is regarded by many as having the best summer skiing in the world and is one of the few centres open for snow spoprts 365 days per year. The largest is Lanersbach, where most of the facilities are based. The little village of Hintertux itself, at the head of the valley, has thermal springs. The lifts are directly at the huge day-visitors car-park. Apart from skiing there are motre than 250 km of hiking trails and Natursport Tirol offers active sports like paragliding, canyoning, flying fox and caving.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 7 runs 59km
27%  Advanced Trails
 14 runs 132km
54%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 36km
19% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€193 - €193
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2013
Resort ClosesApr 2014
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs227km
total length of Tux trails
Longest Lift-Served Run12km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation?
direction Tux area faces
Top Altitude3250m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1500m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1300m
centre of Tux ski resort
Vertical Drop1750m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1750m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Tux

61 pistes and trails means approximately 227km of runs. 59 Tux lifts have capacity to transport 107820 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 12km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Tux.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 27% intermediate, 54% advanced slopes and 19% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km Haxenbrecker 13a run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Tux

Of the 59 ski lifts, 25 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Tux is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 2 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Tux Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

10 apres ski bars 50 restaurants 1 bowling 4 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 11 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 4 saunas 0 hot tubs 7 solariums 6 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 2 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 2 squash racquetball 3 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 10 horse riding 68 prepare winter walks 4 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Canyoning, Curling, Flying Fox, Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting.

SNO-man says

There are lots of things to do besides skiing, most of them energetic, including parapenting, swimming, squash, ice climbing, skating, tobogganing and walking. For those who want to relax in a more leisurely fashion there are saunas and sleigh rides as well as a little Folk Museum near Lanersbach. Of course, the scenery is just spectacular so you could do worse than relax on one of the many cafe sun terraces and simply admire your surroundings whilst topping up that suntan!

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Tux" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as Hintertux Hintertux Glacier, Horberg, Penken, Eggalm, Rastkogel and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Tux slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Tux has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Tux, Austria

Tux day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

This is an excellent resort for families although the shortage of beginner slopes means that it might not always be the absolutely best choice when introducing newcomers to the white stuff. That said, once everyone is off and running, the whole family will be able to have a fantastic time skiing all over the mountains together. For three plus year olds, there is an excellent ski kindergarten and babies and toddlers from 1 -3 years can be looked after by the Guest Kindergarten.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Tux Shopping

Tux shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There are supermarkets and specialist food shops, a chemist, post office and so on but retail therapy is confined to sports and souvenir shops. If you are very keen to shop, Mayrhofen has many a good selection of retail outlets and Innsbruck is a beautiful, medieval town with a wide range of interesting boutiques and large department stores.

Tux value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Tux

Tux hire shops - overview of all shopping in Tux

There are supermarkets and specialist food shops, a chemist, post office and so on but retail therapy is confined to sports and souvenir shops. If you are very keen to shop, Mayrhofen has many a good selection of retail outlets and Innsbruck is a beautiful, medieval town with a wide range of interesting boutiques and large department stores.

Tux ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Tux

Tux ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Schi- und Snowboardschule Tuxertal and has 20 teachers teaching in English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 3.info@skischule-tuxertal.at www.skischule-lanersbach.at 87755

Tux for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Tux for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Tux for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Tux for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Tux

Tux snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Tux: 28km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 28km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 5      Paragliding schools: 3

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 12km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Tux

Tux snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 2 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 68 Snowshoeing: 4 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 12km Paragliding schools: 3

Tux non skiing facilities also include Canyoning, Curling, Flying Fox, Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting.

Tux reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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