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Finkenberg Ski Resort

Finkenberg Resort Guide

Finkenberg, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Finkenberg Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length143km89 miles
Highest Lift3,280m10,761ft
Resort Height840m2,756ft
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Innsbruck Airport
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Finkenberg at a glance

A pretty village, with traditional large chalet style hotels, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Ziller Valley. It shares access to the Penken mountain skiing with Mayrhofen, but is more keen to promote its partnership with Tux, as well as Mayrhofen, in the Ski and Glacierworld 3000 ski area which is mostly lift-linked togrether, except for a Bus to the base of the Tux glacier lifts. It is also on the giant Zillertaler SuperSkipass

 When will it snow in Finkenberg?

The next notable snow forecast for Finkenberg is 7cm3in, expected on 25 May, with around 11cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Finkenberg Facts, Stats and Ratings

Finkenberg Rated

Ratings for Finkenberg
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Finkenberg?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Finkenberg
Highest Lift3,280m10,761ft
Lowest Piste840m2,756ft
Resort Altitude (Finkenberg)840m2,756ft
Max Vertical2,440m8,005ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Finkenberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Finkenberg
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
40km25 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
102km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
54km34 miles
Downhill
Total Length
143km89 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

Tux - Finkenberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Tux - Finkenberg
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 36km22 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
14132km82 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 7 59km37 miles
Downhill
Total Length
227km141 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
59
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Finkenberg Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Finkenberg is part of the Tux - Finkenberg ski area with access to 227km141 miles of downhill skiing, with 24 marked pistes, served by a total of 59 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Finkenberg itself (143km89 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Tux - Finkenberg ski resort of Hintertux.

With ski lifts as high as 3,280m10,761ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Finkenberg Overview

Finkenberg is a moderately sized Tyrolean village in the stunning Zillertal Alps with a long ski and tourism tradition. Located within the Zillertal nature park, the village has just over 1500 year round inhabitants, but they include Olympic champion Leonhard Stock in their number! Professor Peter Habeler, the first person to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask, is another local.

The village is situated about three kilometres south-west of Mayrhofen and 200m above the River Ziller on a generally sunny, gently inclining terrace of the Tuxertal area. The highest mountain in the Zillertal Alps, the Hochfeiler (3510 m), is part of the widely spread community which stretches to the Italian border.

In skiing terms, Finkenberg is located in the centre of the Ski and Glacierworld Zillertal 3000 ski area which runs from neighbouring Mayrhofen over to the year-round snowfields of the Hintertux glacier. Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000 is the largest single ski region within Austria's beautiful Ziller Valley; although anyone staying more than three days may well wish to purchase the full Zilley Valley lift pass which covers all the ski areas in the region and is one of the world's 20 biggest lift pass areas with nearly 800km (500 mils) of trails in total. Most of Zillertal 3000 is connected by a modern lift network, but a bus link is required between Finkenberg and the Tux glacier lifts.

The village has a long history. In ancient times the Rhaeto-Romans drove their livestock herds to the Alpine pastures of the Zillergrund and the Tuxertal from the south across the Pfitscher Joch.

The church, built in 1721 and dedicated to Saint Leonhard, contains early baroque stucco works. The Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge), built in 1876, is a rare example of old Tyrolean woodworking. It spans the deep ravine through which the Tuxer Bach passes.

The Teufelsbrücke reputedly got its name when the locals farmers, lacking the technical skills to build a footbridge over the deep ravine at Dornauhof, called on the Devil to help. He agreed to do the job if the locals handed over the first soul to cross the bridge after it was built. The canny farmers agreed to this but when the bridge was done, sent an unfortunate goat over first. Needless to say Satan wasn't happy and rode off into the air with the goat - followed by gales of laughter from the Finkenberg farmers.

Finkenberg - On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Finkenberg is 12km7 miles long.

Skiing in Finkenberg

The Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000 offers wide ranging skiing between 630 and 3250m above sea level - more than a world class lift-served vertical in excess of 2,600m - if not quite skiable in a single descent. However there are trails of up to 12km from the top of the Tux glacier back to the valley.

Thanks to state-of-the-art snow making facilities covering 196 hectares of runs, skiing conditions are guaranteed so long as tempratures are low enough. A free shuttle, operating from early October, takes guests to the Hintertux glacier (14km/nine miles away).

The ascent on the Glacier Bus 3 lift takes you up to 3250m. From here there are plenty of options including the Tuxer Fernerhaus, the Sommerbergalm and then the long runs down the breathtaking 12km (seven miles) descent into the valley.

Throughout the area there are many wide pistes suitable for cruising, ideal for intermediates. There are also specific circuit recommendations, useful for getting to know the largest ski area in the Ziller Valley. These include the glacier circuit with 72km (45 miles) of ski runs with a total of 15,000m in altitude difference. This trail runs from the Eggalm to the sunny Rastkogel plateau, and on to the breathtakingly panoramic descent.

Advanced skiers and boarders will enjoy the trails beneath the pylons of the Schneekar chair where the steep rolling piste provides a good challenge. The Harakiri descent is the steepest groomed piste in Austria and is only recommended for really excellent riders. There are also very good free-ride opportunities available here.

Three permanent, free race-tracks with timers provide an excellent opportunity for challenging family or friends.

The mountains around Finkenberg are also a paradise for ski mountaineers. Enthusists can walk through secluded forests and long slopes past quaint mountain huts all the way up to the peaks. Then there is the unique feeling of floating down virgin powder runs. Finkenberg's mountain guides can help guests safely discover the beauty of this experience.

If that sounds too much like hard work there are more than thirty rustic ski huts, on-mountain inns and après-ski bars in the area to check out.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Finkenberg

The Burton Park is located by the Sunjet quad with various jumps, rails, half pipe and the banked slalom challenge both snowboarders and free skiers. There's also a chill out zone. Many of the locals, such as Mayrhofen´s Tom Eberharter, regarded as one of Austria's best freestylers - can be seen here. The Burton Park also has a special beginners' line with small jumps and rails for funpark beginners to try out.

When is Finkenberg open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Finkenberg.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Finkenberg.

Snow Making

Finkenberg is able to make snow, on 105km65 miles of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts of Finkenberg are able to uplift 60,452 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Finkenberg?

Finkenberg is in the Austrian Alps in Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria.

Map of Finkenberg

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How to get to Finkenberg

 By Air

The nearest airports to Finkenberg are Bolzano, Innsbruck Airport and Munich. There are five airports within three hours drive. Bolzano and Innsbruck Airport are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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Finkenberg - Off the Mountain

Finkenberg Aprés Ski

There are two great pubs and après-ski bars where you can celebrate until the small hours. Firstly the Laterndlpub often has live acts and offers an apres ski bus from the pub to the landlords in Finkenberg.

The Finkennest is like a theme bar with Tequila night on Mondays, Happy hours on Tuesdays, table dancing on other nights and so on.

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