Ski holidays in Zillertal

Zillertal Arena is a big part of what a ski vacation is about in Austria, just 55 km from Innsbruck. The Zillertal Arena is the giant of the Tyrolean Zillertal valley and Salzburg Pinzgau area. The resort starts at 580 meters and goes up to a neck-cramping altitude of 2.500 meters. The valley from this height looks like the inside of a snow monster’s mouth, with jagged mountains, nooks and crannies jutting about. There are 69 total ski runs covering a whopping 139 km. The 1.255 vertical descent last a seeming lifetime at nearly 10 km long — enough time to practice all various styles of downhill skiing. Zillertal Arena skiing never exposes grassy clumps or dirt; when Mother Earth refuses us earthlings virgin powder, 50 % of the Zillertal Arena can be covered with machine-made flakes in a matter of minutes (by the time skiers get to the top of the lift, fresh snow will be waiting). Zillertal Arena has a good variation of ski slopes, though intermediates will have the most choices of all. They get 99 km, while beginners get 33 km and experts get 7 km. If these numbers don’t entice, then perhaps one of the 671 km of slopes found in Hochzillertal/Hochfugen, Spieljoch, Gletscherwelt or Zillertal 3000 will. Moreover, over 50 km of cross-country skiing trails awaits those who do not mind a little up with their downs on un-groomed trails. Everyone from those snowboarding to children riding the magic carpet lift (to those into night tobogganing until 1 a.m.) can rent equipment at Zillertal Arena.

Zillertal Arena Accommodation: Family hotels are one of the specialties in the Zillertal Arena; families with children are especially welcome. Additionally, three- to five-star hotels cater to a crowd looking for all-inclusive, doorstep skiing. Some areas are more akin to partying while others attract a quieter crowd. The lodging here is not segregated but tries to please all the people who make Zillertal their ski holiday destination.


Skiing in Zillertal

General information

Min. altitude: 580 m
Max. altitude: 2500 m


Nearest Airport: Innsbruck, 55 km
Direct bus from railway station
Direct shuttle from railway station

Details about ski resort

All ski slopes: 143 km
Longest slope: 9 km
Crosscountry slopes: 53 km

Artificial snow
Night skiing

Blue: 43 km
Red: 89 km
Black: 11 km


Cable car
Chair lift
Child carpet lift
Child lift
Children's park
Child slope
Drag lift