With its snow covered peaks, snowy forests and picturesque villages, Tyrol is a real winter wonderland. Zillertal in particular shows itself as the perfect destination for an unforgettable winter holiday with its diverse winter activities and impressive natural landscape. Regardless of whether you are looking for sporting challenges or relaxation in nature, Zillertal has something for everyone and for all ages.
The Hintertuxer glacier is a glacier in the Austrian Alps. It is located in the Tuxertal, a side valley of the Zillertal, in the province of Tyrol. The glacier has an area of approx. 57 km² and is the only glacier in Austria with guaranteed snow all year round.
It is primarily known for its ski areas and numerous hiking trails. The Hintertux glacier is a popular excursion destination and an important tourist attraction. A large part of the glacier area is protected within a national park.
Our tip: Explore the natural ice palace on the Hintertux Glacier! It is worldwide a unique natural jewel and an ideal excursion destination for the whole family. The tour is suitable with hiking boots or ski boots.
Experience the magical winter landscape of the Zillertal on a cross-country ski trail. The Zillertal in Tyrol offers both beginners and experienced cross-country skiers a variety of tracks.
Here you will find over 125 kilometres of perfectly groomed tracks that lead through picturesque forests, across snow-covered meadows and along glistening mountain streams.
Whether classic style or skating – the Zillertal fulfils all wishes. Many of the tracks are floodlit, so you can also enjoy your sport in the evening. Discover the peace and beauty of winter in the Zillertal while cross-country skiing.
There are numerous restaurants and huts within the ski and glacier world Zillertal 3000, which offer a large choice of food and drink.
These include the lift station restaurants and summit huts of the cable cars, which are located on the summit of the Hintertux Glacier. You will find a wide selection of regional specialities, such as Kaiserschmarrn, smoked trout, ham, bacon and much more.
Some of the most popular restaurants and huts are the Zillertaler Hütte, the Hochschwarzeck mountain hut, the Gipfelhütte and the Jöchelspitze hut. There are also several cosy inns in the area that serve regional delicacies.
The Zillertal in Tyrol is a true paradise for a winter holiday. Whether you want an active holiday or prefer to simply enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, in Zillertal you are guaranteed to find the perfect activity. And after an eventful day in the great outdoors, you can stop off at one of the region’s rustic mountain huts and cosy restaurants and warm up with traditional Tyrolean cuisine and warm hospitality. Your winter holiday in Tyrol is sure to be an unforgettable experience.