Tips for your winter holiday in the Zillertal valley

Happiness in the snow

Making your first mark in the snow, gliding gently through the snowy wintry landscape, hearing the crunching of snow under your feet and enjoying relaxed sledging sessions – a winter holiday in the Zillertal valley offers plenty of opportunities to spend a day in the snow. Skiers will find lots to amuse them as will those who prefer to explore a more peaceful side to winter in Kaltenbach.

Off to the pistes

Skiing in the Zillertal valley

With snow guaranteed until well into spring, perfectly prepared pistes, modern lift facilities and the unique panoramic views of the Zillertal mountains – skiers will find everything they want and more in the Hochzillertal ski resort. From beginners to advanced skiers and freeriders, there is something for everyone across the approx. 91 km of pistes. And best of all: the descent to the valley station takes you almost to our hotel door!

Good reasons to book a skiing holiday at the Kräuterhotel Hochzillertal***S:

  • Just a 2-minute walk from the hotel is the Hochzillertal cable car which will transport you straight up to the ski resort at around 2,400 m.
  • No need to drag your ski equipment round with you: guests at the hotel can use the free ski store at the valley station of the Hochzillertal cable car.
  • Thanks to our central location, you can see the mountains out of the window from the moment you get up – but that’s just an added bonus, right?!

Up and away

Ski tours in the Zillertal valley

The Hochzillertal ski resort provides the perfect conditions for ski touring: short ascents and magnificent varied descents guarantee unforgettable days in the snow. Conquer the peaks of the Zillertak mountains and enjoy the untouched nature. We would gladly provide personal recommendations for rewarding ski tours around the hotel.

Out into nature

Snowshoe and winter walks in the Zillertal valley

Discover the tranquillity of winter on a snowshoe or winter walk in the Zillertal mountains. Well signposted trails guide you through the snowy landscape to some of the most beautiful spots and most impressive panoramic views. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature! Our tip: our senior partner and trained hiking guide Josef regularly takes our guests on guided snowshoe walks.

Gliding onwards

Cross-country skiing in the Zillertal valley

The extensive, sunny Zillertal valley bottom offers the perfect conditions for cross-country skiing in a snowy winter landscape. Over 50 km of ideally prepared cross-country trails in the valley and in Hochfügen as well as guaranteed snow and a network of well signposted trails ensure moments of pure enjoyment during your cross-country holiday. Several sports stores nearby the hotel offer advice, the hire and sale of the right cross-country equipment and everything you could need for a hassle-free holiday – whether as a beginner or high-performance athlete and whether skate or classic style.

Racing downhill

Sledging and more in the Zillertal valley

Speedy fun on two blades is offered by the toboggan runs in Hainzenberg (7km), Spieljoch (5.5km) and Fügen (3.3km). All you need to bring is suitable clothing as sledges can be hired on-site. Other activities in the snowy nature also await during your winter holiday in the Zillertal valley including numerous artificial ice rinks in Strass, Fügen, Kaltenbach and Stumm. A visit to the ‘Erlebnistherme Zillertal’ thermal spa offers some welcome variety with its experiences pool, wellness pool, outdoor saltwater pool, sauna world and more.

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