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Hintertux

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87 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 9.5
Ski area 9.7

Ski area Hintertux Glacier

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 3,250 m Gondola lift: 6
Lowest point: 1,500 m Pistes in total: 60 km
Altitude ski resort: 1,500 m
Pistes:
14 km
Lifts in total: 21
Pistes:
35 km
Tow lifts: 9
Pistes:
11 km
Chair lifts: 6

Ski area Hintertux Glacier

With the "Zillertaler Superskipass", you have access to 542 km of piste in the "Zillertal Arena", at the "Mayrhofner Bergbahnen" lifts, in the "Ski & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000" and in the "Hochzillertal – Hochfügen – Spieljoch" ski area, as well as the 75 km of piste in the "Wildkogel-Arena" in Bramberg. The lift pass is valid for the entire resort of Zillertal including the Hintertux Glacier - at an altitude ranging between 630 - 3,250 m.

The Hintertux Glacier is Austria's only year-round ski area and has been named, among other things, "especially snow secure" by ADAC! Here, you'll find mostly red pistes as well as a few blue pistes. The "Lärmstange", "Waldabfahrt" and the "Schwarzen Pfanne" are challenging runs that demand dexterity and top condition. The longest run is the valley run from the "Gefrorenen Wand", or "Frozen Wall", – at 12 km lenght, you'll overcome an altitude difference of 1,750 m! A truly special attraction is the glacier bus: the gondola hangs on two cables instead of one, making for a much stabler ride. With the "Betterpark" for experts and the "Familypark" for beginners, freestyle fun is provided almost all year long on the Hintertux Glacier.
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Après ski Hintertux

The après ski programme at the Hintertux Glacier is huge: The "Hohenhaus-Tenne" at the valley station invites you in a bit earlier for your first drink of the evening. Afterwards, several discos and bars invite you in to party the night away. The "Tux 1" in Hintertux often has German "Schlager" music stars stop by. Moreover, the Tuxer night bus offers safe transport back to the accommodations. The leisure time activities selection in Hintertux is quite large as well. A Toboggans await you at the top of the 3 km long tobogganing run at the Bichlalm - with your choice to spend the evening in a hut afterwards. Further tobogganing fun can be found on two illuminated night runs in Lanersbach and Juns. Several other illuminated hiking trails begin in Hintertux, some among others towards the toboggan run at the Bichlalm or along the Tux cross-country trail. Ice skating and curling is possible in Tux on the natural ice rink, of which also happens to be illuminated. The local pubs and taverns in resort make sure to help you experience a cosy evening, sometimes with the possibility of playing darts, billiards or table football.

A unique mountain experience awaits you high up on top of the Hintertux Glacier. Ride the "Gletscherbus 3" lift up to the "Gefrorene Wand" mountain station and head out onto the panoramic terrace at 3,250 m altitude, where you can take in excellent views of the Großglockner and the Dolomites from South Tyrol to the Zugspitze. Another alternative is to get off at the Spannagel Cave, one of the most important caves in Tyrol with a shaft length of 10 km and a depth of up to 25 m. Those who prefer to ride even farther should take a ride with the nostalgic Zillertal Railway through the wintry landscapes. The nearest train station lies in Mayrhofen, about 20 km away from Hintertux.

Snowpark: Betterpark & Funslope Hintertux Hintertux

At the Hintertux Glacier, there are two fun parks to find whose opening times are coordinated to allow winter sports fans to enjoy the snow all year long. The "Betterpark" snowpark at the Olperer (3,476 m) is open from April to July as well as from September to December. This lovely fun park can be reached at 3,200 m altitude via the Olper tow lift and counts as one of the highest-lying and snow secure parks in the Alps. Freestylers can expect to make great jumps here and make use of an ever-changing Jib-Setup. Additionally, the Betterpark is the first snow park in Europe that holds its special opening ceremony already at the beginning of October. This location will get ever freestyler's heart racing.

The "Familypark" fun slope at the Sommerberg promises fun for all ages. The park is open from December to April and takes over for the "Betterpark" during the winter months. Here, winter sports fans can ride along steep turns, obstacles and wave tracks as well as two giant snails at an altitude of 2,100 m. There are two versions of this particularly adventurous run available to choose. The "Tuxerjoch" 4-person chair lift quickly takes you back to the start of the fun slope! Kids will also find a children's slope and the "Flohpark" at the "Schwarze Pfanne" valley run.

The almost year-round freestyle pleasure at the Hintertux Glacier is really worth seeing thanks to the "Familypark" and "Betterpark".
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Expert rating report Hintertux Glacier

The rating report Hintertux Glacier comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

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(4 out of 5 stars)

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Families & children
Beginners
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

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