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Hintertux

No other Austrian ski resorts are open for skiing 365 days of the year (in fact not many on the planet are), making Hintertux something special. Down the road from Mayrhofen and with a quiet village of its own - knock-out views, glacier excursions and stupendously good snow make this a brilliant base in the Zillertal Valley.

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At a glance: • Skiable all year • Visit Nature’s Ice Palace • Near Mayrhofen

Great for: • Snow sure • Quiet resort • Short transfers

No other Austrian ski resorts are open for skiing 365 days of the year (in fact not many on the planet are), making Hintertux something special. Down the road from Mayrhofen and with a quiet village of its own - knock-out views, glacier excursions and stupendously good snow make this a brilliant base in the Zillertal Valley.

Hintertux Resort

Meaning ‘behind Tux’, Hintertux is one of the villages that make up the Tux area – small but swimming in Tyrolean charm. It has its own handful of hotels and guesthouses, with another gaggle of 4* hotels up at the base station (a 10-15-minute walk from the village).

There’s a reason a lot of people opt for the base station over the village – it’s moments from a socking great glacier, where 60km of slopes and glorious views of the Großglockner, Zugspitze and Dolomites await.

Between them, the village and base station have their fair share of places to sleep and eat. If you’re looking for somewhere with more activities and nightlife though, you’re better off staying down the valley in Mayrhofen. One of Austria’s greatest ski towns, it’s just half an hour’s drive away, and the après ski bars and festivals are some of the most famous in the skiing world. Mayrhofen hogged the bulk of the spotlight until Hintertux was used as the filming location for Ed Sheeran's music video 'Perfect', shooting this resort to international stardom.

Others choose to stay somewhere in between – the villages of Finkenberg and Tux aren’t quite as quiet as Hintertux, but hold onto that traditional, cosy feel that the Austrian alps are loved for.

Wherever you decide to stay, the Hintertux glacier and wider Zillertal 3000 area are yours to roam. Innsbruck’s the nearest airport, about 90km or 1.5 hours away, while train travellers can stop at Mayrhofen then make the final 19km leg of the journey via bus or car.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Zillertal, Austria

Established: 1949

Open: All year!

Downhill: 60km / 270 ha

View our detailed Hintertux snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Hintertux snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Innsbruck (INN)90km, 1.5 hour
Munich (MUC)215km, 2.5 hours
Salzburg (SLZ) 190km2.5 hours
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  • 15km 29%

  • 35km 67%

  • 2km (black runs) 8km (ski touring) 19%

Top Altitude:3250m
Bottom Altitude:1500m
Resort Altitude:1500m
Longest run:12km
Slope Orientation:
Vertical Drop:1950m
Skiable Vertical:
Night Skiing:No
Glacier:Yes

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Downhill Runs:60km / 270 ha
Beginner slopes:29%
Intermediate:67%
Advanced slopes:19%
Lift Pass Price: €242 (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Mayrhofen, Finkenberg, Zillertal Superski

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Hintertux

First timers can get to grips with the basics in the Flea park, where the easy to use lifts and gentle slopes are usually free to access.

The Olperer blue runs at the top of the area are some of the most scenic we’ve skied, while the Kaserer drag lift serves more gentle runs. Further down, Tuxerjoch is a lovely long run down to the Sommerbergalm – stop for a rewarding hot chocolate before taking the Rasmoos drag for blue #15.

For red run skiers and snowboarders, the 6km Schwarze valley run (#1) leads all the way back to base – ski it mid-morning or mid-afternoon to avoid the traffic of people heading back for lunch and supper. There are plenty of runs to enjoy all over the ski area, from Gefrorene Wand and Kaserer well above 3000m. The local area only has one black piste – Sonnenhang – a wide, steep slope where you can really build up speed. But that’s not your lot if you’re an advanced skier. The Lärmstange freeride trails open from October to May, served by their own double chairlift and without a grooming machine in sight. For freestylers, Betterpark features some of the nation’s highest obstacles up at 3200m above sea level, with five lines including pro, medium, easy and jib lines.

Some find that Hintertux has more than enough to enjoy, while others like to make the most of the proximity to nearby resorts and set off to explore. The Zillertal 3000 ski pass includes access to the glacier as well as Tux, Finkenberg and Mayrhofen, where legendary runs like the Harakiri await.

Hintertux Apres Ski

Starting from the top (altitude-wise) at 2660m, Tuxer Fernerhaus has a self-service and a la carte restaurant for both those who want to grab and go and those who want to sit and be served. Wrap your fingers around a Glühwein by the fireplace or head out to the panorama bar’s sun terrace and drink in the views from a deckchair. Spannagelhaus at 2351m has a glorious outdoor seating area, where Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian pancakes) are a must-try. Further down at 2100m, the Sommerberg Arena’s a good spot for après ski, with a DJ and party atmosphere.

For a livelier après atmosphere, spend an afternoon in Mayrhofen which is home to the legendary Scotland Yard Pub and Bruck n’ Stadl bar.

There are some truly unique activities in this neck of the woods – head inside the glacier to ‘Nature’s Ice Palace’ from the Gletscherbus 3 top station to see ice stalactites and frozen waterfalls. The Spannagel Cave’s the highest publically-reachable cave on the continent and the biggest mountain cave system in the Central Alps – well worth touring.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Hintertux

When is the best time to ski Hintertux?

When you’re in a ski area famed for being open all year long, it really depends what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for. The north facing slopes make spring skiing conditions wonderful, but you can also expect the ski area to be busier with skiers from lower nearby resorts flocking here for better snow. When Mayrhofen has its advent events and festivals on, the Hintertux villages make for a much quieter base, which can be brilliant if you prefer quiet evenings and long ski days.

Peak Dates

Spend a white Christmas in Hintertux, exploring the Ice Palace and enjoying a quiet getaway in the Zillertal.

Look out for fireworks and feel on top of the world above 3000m as you see in the New Year in Hintertux.

A quiet village base and superb snow history make for a marvellous Half Term in Hintertux.

Not many ski resorts have better spring snow conditions than you’d find over Easter in Hintertux .

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Families in Hintertux

Families wanting a quiet base and good quality slopes will love Hintertux. While away hours in the Glacier Flea Park, where tubing and a bouncy castle keep sprogs happy, overlooked by an expertly placed sun terrace for parents. Take the brood into ‘Nature’s Ice Palace’ and wow them with icy stalactites, a glacial lake and frozen waterfalls, or show them one of Europe’s biggest and highest caves – the wondrous Spannagel. The hotels in the base station are convenient for little legs, who can reach the lifts without too much legwork. If your youngsters are experienced skiers, take them on a safari of the surrounding resorts covered in the Zillertal 3000 pass. And if that hasn't convinced your teens, the fact that Ed Sheeran filmed his ski-themed music video 'Perfect' here might do the trick...

GroupsGroup Holidays Hintertux

Groups who prefer a smaller, quieter base than lively neighbour Mayrhofen might find that Hintertux ticks the boxes. Better yet, you’ve got one of Austria’s most snow sure mountains on your doorstep, letting you all enjoy some of the best snow conditions in the Alps. The 60km ski area is far from the biggest around, but it’s brilliant if you like somewhere you can quickly get familiar with and easily meet with friends throughout the day. Non-skiers have natural wonders inside and outside the glacier to explore, with easy access to nearby towns and villages.

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