Hintertux - Ski Area Guide
Ski Resort in Tux - Finkenberg, Austrian Alps - 236km of Piste (1,300m to 3,250m)
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.
Hintertux Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Hintertux is 6cm, expected on 1 May, with around 8cm forecast over the next 7 days - and up to 31cm possible the following week.
Who is Hintertux good for?
Hintertux Ski Area
|Black Pistes (40km)|
|Red Pistes (102km)|
|Blue Pistes (54km)|
|28km||Cross Country Pistes|
Tux - Finkenberg Ski Area
|3||Black Pistes (36km)|
|14||Red Pistes (132km)|
|7||Blue Pistes (59km)|
|28km||Cross Country Pistes|
Hintertux Ski Area Height
|1500m||Resort Altitude (Hintertux)|
The Austrian Ski Resort of Hintertux is part of the Tux - Finkenberg ski area with access to 379km of downhill skiing, with 24 individual pistes, served by 59 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Hintertux itself (236km 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 pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
There are two Airports 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.
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
Closes : May 14, 2016.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Hintertux.
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Hintertux Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Hintertux is able to augment natural snow, on 120km 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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