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Hintertux Resort Overview 

Located high in the Zillertal Alps, Hintertux village sits at 1,500m, with the highest ski lift reaching 3,250m. The resort is set on an impressive glacier, offering year-round skiing and access to the expansive Zillertal 3000 ski area, which boasts a whopping 245km of skiable terrain.

Hintertux offers a range of charming, traditional Tyrolean-style accommodation, from cosy, family-run guesthouses to luxurious hotels and apartments. The high-altitude resort is incredibly snow-sure, offering excellent skiing conditions throughout the year, with the peak season running from October to May.

Skiing in Hintertux 

Hintertux offers fantastic skiing for all abilities, with a range of lift pass options. For beginners, there’s a range of easy terrain accessible via numerous surface lifts, while the Hintertux-only ski pass allows access to the entire glacier and over 60km of pistes. Lastly, the Zillertal Superskipass offers access to the entire Zillertal 3000 ski area and its impressive 245km of skiable terrain.

There’s a variety of gentle slopes for beginners to hone their skills on, such as the Sommerbergalm plateau. Intermediate skiers are well catered for with a range of blues and reds to choose from, including the scenic run down from the Gefrorene Wand. 

For advanced skiers, Hintertux offers challenging high-altitude skiing and some spectacular off-piste opportunities. We recommend tackling the black runs from the top of the Olperer and the challenging freeride terrain in the Tuxer Fernerhaus area. 

Hintertux is also a great destination for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, with the Betterpark Hintertux offering various lines for all abilities. 

Is Hintertux Family-Friendly?

Hintertux is an excellent resort for families, with a safe, pedestrian-friendly village and a range of family-friendly amenities. Many of the accommodation options are ski-in-ski-out, and there’s a variety of activities to enjoy, from tobogganing to ice skating. The resort also offers family lift pass deals and discounts for children under the age of 18.

Après-Ski Scene in Hintertux 

Hintertux may be a small village, but it offers a vibrant après-ski scene with plenty of bars and restaurants to unwind in after a day on the slopes. Hohenhaus Tenne, located at the base of the ski area, is a popular spot for après-ski, offering live music and a lively atmosphere. Other popular spots include the cosy Kleine Tenne and the trendy Tux1.

Dining in Hintertux 

Hintertux offers a range of excellent eateries, both on and off the slopes. In the village, Alte Hütte serves delicious Tyrolean specialities, while Kleine Tenne offers a more international menu. For lunch with a view, head to the Tuxer Fernerhaus mountain restaurant, or the panoramic Spannagelhaus.

How to Get To Hintertux 

The quickest way to get to Hintertux from the UK is to fly to Innsbruck Airport, which is just a 1h30m transfer away. Other nearby airports include Munich Airport (2h30m) and Salzburg Airport (2h45m). If you are travelling by train, the nearest station is Mayrhofen (15km away). If you choose to drive, there’s ample parking available in the village.

Hintertux Insider Tips 

  • Visit the Nature Ice Palace, a fascinating network of ice caves inside the glacier. 
  • Take a ride on the Gletscherbus 3, the highest-altitude cable car in Austria, for breathtaking views.
  • Try the local Zillertal beer at the cosy Kleine Tenne.
  • For a memorable experience, take a night-time torchlit walk through the Tux Valley.


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