The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 5 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000

Key facts

Resort1500 m
Slopes630-3250 m
Lifts63
Pistes193 km
Price index95

Hintertux / Tux valley

Austria

Hintertux summit

The upside

  • Hintertux has one of the best year-round glaciers in the world
  • Lanersbach’s slopes, a little way down-valley, form part of an extensive area, linked to Mayrhofen
  • Wide-ranging area lift pass
  • Some excellent off-piste
  • Quiet, traditional villages

The downside

  • Not ideal for beginners or timid intermediates
  • Not surprisingly, glacier slopes can be cold and windy
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    News – 2016/17

    A new fun slope is to be created in the Sommerberg area.

    Summary

    For guaranteed good snow, Hintertux is simply one of the best places to go. Its glacier is not only extensive; it is also one of the two most challenging and interesting lift-served glacier areas in the Alps (along with Stubai). But the quieter, friendlier, non-glacial slopes down the valley at Lanersbach, linked to the slopes of Mayrhofen, are also well worth exploring. Both of those resorts get their own pages on the site.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
    • Snow 5 out of 5
    • Queues 3 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
    • Expert 3 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 2 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 2 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 3 out of 5
    • Convenience 2 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 2 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000

    Key facts

    Resort1500 m
    Slopes630-3250 m
    Lifts63
    Pistes193 km
    Price index95