Glacier skiing in the Zillertal
Whether spring, summer, autumn or winter, the Hintertux Glacier awaits with exciting adventures and fascinating discoveries, 365 days a year. Due to the altitude and fantastic weather conditions on the glacier, several pistes and lifts are open all year round . The valley station is just a minute’s ride away from the Hotel Alpenhof, and the free shuttle bus will collect you a mere 50 metres from our front door (at 5-minute intervals from October until May).
Beginners as well as experienced skiers and snowboarders will find a total of 60 km of varied pistes of all levels of difficulty in the Hintertux Glacier ski resort. A real attraction for deep snow fans are the amazing Freeride runs in the Lärmstange area. Snowboarders and freeskiers alike will appreciate the Freestyle options available at the Betterpark Hintertux at an altitude of 3,200 m (from April until early June & September until December) or in the family-friendly Familypark Hintertux on Sommerberg. Aspiring little skiing pros can practise on the magic carpets of the Glacier Flea Park and on the baby lifts.
- 60 km of pistes in winter, 60 km of pistes in summer
- 21 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts (no waiting times whatsoever)
- Snowpark “Betterpark Hintertux” – the only summer snowpark in Central Europe
- Natural Ice Palace
- Spannagel cave
- Accessible ascent from the underground car park at 1,500 metres to the panorama terrace at 3,250 metres
- Panorama terrace at 3,250 m
- Austria’s only year-round skiing resort
THE BEST PLACES FOR A PIT STOP ON THE HINTERTUX GLACIER
Take a break at an altitude of just under 3,000 metres: In the Spannagelhaus at an altitude of 2,531 metres, guests can enjoy an authentic mountain atmosphere, relaxing hours on the sun terrace, a bar area with an open fireplace, and great food and drink in the restaurant with table service. The Spannagelhaus is only open during the winter season. The Tuxer Fernerhaus at an altitude of 2,660 m is open all year round. The restaurant “Wirtshaus am Tuxer Ferner includes a panorama bar, spacious self-service restaurant, and a sun terrace with free sun loungers.
THE SKI HOTEL ALPENHOF
For added convenience and a fuss-free start to your day on the slopes, we can issue your ski pass at reception or when you make your reservation. If you require skis or accessories, you may rent them from Sport Nenner next door at a reduced rate (discount of 10%). Our state-of-the-art ski storage cellar provides every room with a heated locker for skis and ski boots. Your skiing adventure in Hintertux can begin!
And with the purchase of a ski pass valid for 2 days or longer, the entire Zillertal 3000 ski resort is included, with 542 kilometres of pistes and 180 lift facilities.
Sunshine Skiing & Flower Pow(d)er
If you would like to extend the skiing season way into spring, the Hintertux Glacier is the place for you. Thanks to guaranteed snow from October until may, skiers may also swish down the perfectly prepared pistes during the mild, sun-drenched days of spring. For added fun and excitement, drop in at the “Flower Pow(d)er” springtime event on the glacier: Guided tours, workshops, the possibility to try out the newest winter sports models as well as snowboard freestyle coaching sessions attract guests from all over.
For dates and detailed information on the Flower Pow(d)er events, ask us directly at the Alpenhof.
Glaciers have always been one-of-a-kind natural attractions, with their bizarre ice fields, unfathomable crevasses, rugged rocks and gentle snow dunes. The Natural Ice Palace of the Hintertux Glacier is a wonderful attraction for all age groups, thanks to its mysterious ice formations and glittering ice crystals in a setting that is steeped in legends. In Europe’s highest show cave, the Spannagel Cave on the Hintertux Glacier, visitors can make their way through a fascinating labyrinth of marble and sinter.
In 2022, the largest test portal for ski resorts worldwide, skiresort.de, listed the Hintertux Glacier in the category “Top Class: World-leading ski resorts with up to 60 km of slopes” with an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Skiresort.de's summary: Quick ascent to the glacier with the funitels, modern cable cars, wide range of restaurants, extremely snow-sure, skiing 365 days a year, large snow park in spring/autumn.
In addition, the Zillertal with its 6 best ski resorts (the Hintertux Glacier being one of them) was voted “Best Ski Valley” in 2022.
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Plan your holiday complete with glacier views at the Alpenhof Hintertux and look forward to skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and much more! The valley station of the glacier cable car is just a minute away from the Alpenhof. Send us your non-binding inquiry now and secure your room at the Alpenhof!