Hintertux Ski Arena

The Hintertux Glacier is a snowy fun place has one of the highest ski peaks in Europe. Its icy slopes are open through the year and has steep gradients that encourage downhill racing training by ski teams throughout the off-season. The ski area returns to a multipurpose playground during winter with 2 terrain parks, 6 different ski schools, 13km marked off-piste ski routes and 60km of runs.

As Austria’s only year-round ski resort, Hintertux allows winter sports enthusiasts have a perfectly groomed, snow-sure track every day of the year with great food, great ambience and an exhilarating atmosphere at heights up to 3,250m. The Glacier is the perfect place to be for enthusiasts who can’t wait until the coming winter season. It is loved for its perfectly groomed slopes and reliable natural snow conditions. Its skiing region has a 60 piste kilometers stretch of all difficulty levels, an altitude range of 1,500 to 3,250, and powder snow from October to May that offers amazing freeride slopes.

Source: https://www.hintertuxergletscher.at/en/specials/hintertux-glacier/.

Closest Airports to Hintertux

Innsbruck is the closest airport to Hintertux (93km), with a transfer time of aproiximatly an hour-and-a-half from airport to resort. Salzburg (190km) and Munich (215km) are also popular options, and can be reached in under two-and-a-half hours. The journey to Hintertux is the same as to Mayrhofen, albeit with an extra 25 minute drive up the winding roads to the end of the Tux valley.

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Driving direction to Hintertux

Visitors driving to Hintertux should take the Inntal autobahn from any of the major nearby airports and exit onto the B169 for Zillertal, which will take you to Mayrhofen. From there, it is a further 25 minutes to Hintertux, up the winding L6 road through the Tux valley.

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Where to stay

The Hintertux Glacier is the tourist name for the glaciers of the Gefrorene-Wand-Kees, also called the Tuxer Ferner, and the nearby Riepenkees at the top of the Tuxertal, a side valley of the Zillertal in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Both glaciers are accessed by gondola and chair lifts and is one of only two ski resorts in the world offering skiing 365 days a year (the other being Zermatt in Switzerland). At its highest point the ski region reaches a height of 3,250 m (10,660 ft) in the saddle between the peaks of the Gefrorene-Wand-Spitzen. Hintertux glacier is one of the most popular glaciers in Austria.

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Coming skiing for the first time is a great idea whatever your age. Learning to ski as an adult can be daunting, but is also extremely accessible with just a small amount of fitness. We want to make sure you get the most out of your first time, so we’ve got a few tips for first-time skiers, to make that it’s a good one.

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