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Hintertux, Austria

Ski Resort in Tux - Finkenberg, Austrian Alps - 236km147 miles of Piste (1,300m4,265ft to 3,250m10,663ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

The Hintertux glacier is one of Europe's largest year-round skiing operation and in winter is part of the Ziller valley pass that takes in Mayrhofen. The Hintertux Glacier often has one of the largest ski areas available in the northern hemisphere ion spring and summer, along with Zermatt it is one of only two areas in the world that aims to open every day of the year. This area expands to 60km of natural snow ski runs from October until May. During the main season from mid-December to mid-April, for stays of up to four days the Zillertal 3000 area also covers the slopes around Finkenberg, tripling the ski area available. The glacier is serviced by modern high-tech lifts including Glacier Bus 3 with 24 person cabins capable of uplifting 3000 skiers per hour from the bottom to the top of the glacier. There are five villages in the valley beneath the glacier, the largest is Lanersbach, where most of the facilities are based. The little village of Hintertux itself, at the head of the valley, has thermal springs. The lifts are directly at the huge day-visitors car-park. Apart from skiing there are more than 250 km of hiking trails and active sports like paragliding, canyoning, flying fox and caving are offered.

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The next notable snow forecast for Hintertux is 9cm4in, expected on 5 March. There is significant snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Hintertux Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Hintertux
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
40km25 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
102km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
54km34 miles
Total Length
236km147 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

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
Number of runs
Total Length
227km141 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Hintertux Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Hintertux
Max Vertical1,950m6,398ft
Highest Lift3,250m10,663ft
Resort Altitude (Hintertux)1,500m4,921ft
Lowest Piste1,300m4,265ft
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Hintertux Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Hintertux is part of the Tux - Finkenberg ski area with access to 227km141 miles of downhill skiing, with 24 individual pistes, served by 59 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Hintertux itself (236km147 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 Finkenberg.

With ski lifts as high as 3,250m10,663ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Hintertux are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Hintertux

There are nearly 230km (145 miles) of ski runs in the joined Tux and Finkenberg ski areas. - with about a third around Lanersbach and Vorderlanersbach and the remainder on the slopes and glacier at Hintertux. More than 20 lifts make short work of the queues, uplifting more than 30,000 skiers per hour.

The resort is part of the Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000 lift linked pass with Finkenberg and Mayrhofen, although a bus journey is required through the Tux valley to make up the link to the glacier.

Skiing from the door is a no-no but the resort is included in the Zillertal Super Pass which gives the skier a wonderland of nearly 640 kms (400 miles) of pistes. The management keeps the area beautifully groomed with its arsenal of snow canons and piste machines.

Like most of Zillertal, Tux - Finkenberg is really a paradise for intermediates, with many kilometres of excellent, laid-back trails. However, there is a real shortage of nursery slopes, especially when snow is scarce and, for the expert, there is little to quicken the heart. Off-piste skiing can be good when there is a lot of new snow but the dangers of skiing off the beaten track on glaciers are very real - who wants to end their holiday falling down a crevasse? Local guides are available if you want to explore.

The various ski schools at Tux - Finkenberg are excellent, teaching all standards of skiing and snow boarding.

Hintertux offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Hintertux

In the winter snowboarders will enjoy the big cruisey runs and the free riding, However, with little demanding terrain and the fairly quiet nightlife, boarders tend not to come to this area out of the summer months preferring instead to hang out in nearby Mayrhofen.

Hintertux Aprés Ski

The nightlife is based around the bars and pubs in the villages, with evenings much quieter than those at Mayrhofen down the valley. Usually people drop in for a quick drink as they come off the slopes and then head out again after they've had dinner in their hotel or chalet.

Popular bars in Hintertux are the Batzenkeller, the Almhit, the Hohenhaus-Tenne and the Tux 1. The other villages, especially Lanersbach, have a very traditional Austrian flavour and much of the apres ski is in the many large hotels, with special Tyrolean entertainments put on for visitors.

Hintertux in brief

Hintertux Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Hintertux Season Dates

 Open (since May 13, 2018).

 Closes : May 12, 2019.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Hintertux.

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Hintertux Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Hintertux is able to augment natural snow, on 120km75 miles of ski runs, with 120 Snow Cannons.

Hintertux Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 67 Ski Lifts of Hintertux are able to uplift 97,250 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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