Winter in Zillertal

Winter in Zillertal

freshly trained skiers and furthers fascination with the legend of the mountain. In separate

beginners’ areas, with corresponding lifts and magic carpets, the first steps in the snow

become a joy. Little skiers are safely accompanied in their first steps on skis and snowboards

in ski kindergartens and ski schools. The “ABC of skiing” is taught in a playful way here.

Our littlest guests receive the best of care in the guest kindergartens. Trained minders take

care of their guests with imaginative programmes, while the parents discover the wide world

of the pistes. Those who want to avoid the hassle of transporting their alpine skis with them

on their well-deserved holiday can easily rent the newest models in some 70 outlets.

Natural products for fresh energy

Culinary delights made from regional, natural products provide strength for mountain life in

Zillertal. Delicious dishes are conjured up with a great deal of passion, both on the mountain

and in the valley. Zillertal specialities are on the menu, just as are new creations of the

modern, light cuisine. Creations are based on the natural products of Zillertal, such as

cheese made of pure pasture milk, sausage and bacon from the village butcher and, in some

cases, meat from their own farms. Come directly from the pistes to the Zillertal gourmet

temple or head for the rustic chalets - the right taste is offered for everyone here.

Family fun off the slopes

The Zillertal also has much to offer families off the slopes. On the Hintertux Glacier, the

sparkling world of the Nature Ice Palace promises to proverbially put the skiers on ice and

allow them to explore this naturally occurring crevasse on foot. A new branch of the

crevasse has open for viewing since this summer. It even received the 2009 “innovation

prize for science and culture” from! Anyone looking to give it their all on ice

will find the best conditions at the Mayrhofen artificial ice rink. Skaters can do their rounds

quickly and athletically or gently and cautiously from December through March over 1,500

square metres. Things also move in circles with the Arena Skyliner in the Zillertal Arena.

Fly above the beautiful snowy landscape on a total of 4 routes with a length of up to 738

metres and a maximum speed of 50 km/h. Fun, action and an unforgettable bird’s eye view

are all guaranteed. Guided tours are offered several times a day (duration: approx. 1.5

hours). Warm up afterwards in the Erlebnistherme (thermal bath) in Fügen. While those

seeking rest and relaxation enjoy the generous sauna and wellness facilities, our smallest

guests enjoy the longest slide in western Austria. This winter, the Erlebnistherme will be

expanded by a 120 m² salt water pool (water temperature of 36 degrees Celsius and 3-5%

salt content).

Investments and improvements for an optimal winter experienceZillertal is by no means

resting on its various offers. Our offers are continuously kept up-to-date through constant

investments and improvement measures. In the winter season 2010/2011 alone, more than

EUR 30 million were invested in modernising the cableways. Our guests will be able to

delight in a great number of innovations this year as well. On the Hintertux Glacier, the

double chairlift “Gefrorene Wand” (“Frozen Wall”) will be replaced by the new 10-seater

monocable gondola Gefrorene Wand. Completion: November 2011. In the Zillertal 3000

ski area, the two-seater Katzenmoos will be replaced with a six-seater chair lift with weather

hood. In Mayrhofen, the Horbergbahn valley station will be renovated and will offer even

more comfort while providing a quick ascent to the Penken ski area. The Rosenalmbahn

valley station will be renovated in the Zillertal Arena Zell-Gerlos ski area. Indoor counters,

an integrated ski bus terminal, escalator access, a sports shop, a ski rental and depot facility

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