Variety is the name of the game when looking into a holiday in the Zillertal Superski this winter. With 5 separate ski areas comprising of numerous resorts, there literally is something for everyone. The skiing statistics speak for themselves; 487km of pistes are accessed by the 178 cable cars .
The resorts are all located along a 45km channel in the Zillertal valley, running from Fugen at the start of the valley all the way to the Hintertux glacier at its head.
The most well-known resort in the region is Mayrhofen. With a reputation for great nightlife it’s a favourite amongst the snowboarding crowd- it’s also home to the Vans Penken Park, one of the best snowparks in Europe. Hosted here annually, the ‘Snowbombing’ festival attracts crowds of thousands and is often considered to be Europe’s premier slope side festival.
The Hintertux glacier at the end of the valley hits 3250m, and is the only year round skiable area in Austria- a significant reason behind the ‘Zillertaler Snow Guarantee’ that is granted when you buy a ski pass for the area.
Zell am Ziller is right in the middle of the ski area, and probably has the most convenient access to the greatest variety of terrain. The Zillertal Arena is skiable straight from the resort, and the 140km of pistes can be a trip’s worth of skiing in their own right.
HochZillertal-Hochfügen and Spieljochbalm are smaller resorts, though with direct access to a brilliant range of skiing, and Finkenberg is the smallest and quietest resort in the region. Great for those who want to hit the slopes hard every day and families with younger children, you can take advantage of all of the regions great terrain whilst staying in a more peaceful setting.
The neck of the valley is just over an hour and a half from Salzburg airport, and only marginally further from Munich; Innsbruck is closer still, and with regular flights from the UK, you can be on the slopes in no time.