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Königsleiten Ski Resort Guide

Königsleiten, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length160km99 miles
Highest Lift2,300m7,546ft
Resort Height1,600m5,249ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Salzburg
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Lift-linked to Gerlos at the top of the Ziller Valley, Wald im Oberpinzgau's skiing on nearby mount Königsleiten is the only Salzburgerland ski centre on the Super Zillertal Pass, which includes 400 km of piste in resorts such as Mayrhofen. Off slope attractions include Europe's highest planetarium.


The Austrian ski resort of Königsleiten is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,600m5,249ft, with 160km99 miles of marked runs.

Königsleiten is part of the Zillertal Arena ski area with access to 322km200 miles of downhill skiing, with 143 marked pistes, served by a total of 112 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Königsleiten itself (160km99 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Zillertal Arena ski resorts of Gerlos and Zell am Ziller. Königsleiten is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Gerlos.

The ski resort itself is at 1,600m5,249ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,300m7,546ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


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


Königsleiten offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Königsleiten.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Königsleiten?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Königsleiten.

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Ski Area Stats

Königsleiten Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
14km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
102km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
44km27 miles
Total Length
160km99 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Zillertal Arena Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
322km200 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Königsleiten Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,300m7,546ft
Lowest Piste1,600m5,249ft
Resort Altitude (Königsleiten)1,600m5,249ft
Max Vertical700m2,297ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Königsleiten
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Königsleiten Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Königsleiten is 8km5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Falschbach'.

Location and Map

Where is Königsleiten?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Zell am See.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Königsleiten is Innsbruck Airport, 90 minutes drive away.

Salzburg, Munich, Bolzano and Klagenfurt airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 50 ski lifts are able to uplift 75,135 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 35km22 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Königsleiten open?

 Opened : December 24, 2020*
*Zillertal Arena.

 Closed : April 4, 2021*
*Zillertal Arena.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Königsleiten, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Königsleiten Tourist Office for the latest.