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Hintertux Glacier, Austria's only skiing for 365 days of the year.
Hintertux Glacier, Austria's only skiing for 365 days of the year.
Fantastic piste skiing on Hintertux Glacier.
Fantastic piste skiing on Hintertux Glacier.
Swift access to Hintertux summit at 3250m.
Swift access to Hintertux summit at 3250m.
Sommerberg at Hintertux, great facitlies and new funslope.
Sommerberg at Hintertux, great facitlies and new funslope.
Quality cold smoke at Hintertux.
Quality cold smoke at Hintertux.
Hintertux can be accessed by rail and bus via the Zillertalbahn.
Hintertux can be accessed by rail and bus via the Zillertalbahn.
Vast wide slopes at Hintertux.
Vast wide slopes at Hintertux.
Upper Hintertux trails (1200m vert) all end up at the 6er Sommerberg lift.
Upper Hintertux trails (1200m vert) all end up at the 6er Sommerberg lift.
Outdoor area of the Gletscherhutte at 3050m elevation.
Outdoor area of the Gletscherhutte at 3050m elevation.
Excellent Hintertux Glacier cuisine at the Spannagelhaus.
Excellent Hintertux Glacier cuisine at the Spannagelhaus.
Views from near the top of Gefrorene Wand at 3250m elevation.
Views from near the top of Gefrorene Wand at 3250m elevation.
Wide open groomed piste and off piste near the summit of Hintrtux.
Wide open groomed piste and off piste near the summit of Hintrtux.
Gefrorene Wand gondola departs the Tuxer Fernerhaus area.
Gefrorene Wand gondola departs the Tuxer Fernerhaus area.
Fun slope under the Tuxer Joch chair is.......... fun!
Fun slope under the Tuxer Joch chair is.......... fun!
Sommerburg restaurant panorama at Hintertux.
Sommerburg restaurant panorama at Hintertux.
Tuxerjoch chair services beginner piste and some interesting off piste.
Tuxerjoch chair services beginner piste and some interesting off piste.
Sun pops over the ridge at Fernerhaus by mid morning.
Sun pops over the ridge at Fernerhaus by mid morning.
Great snow and black crows down Buggelpiste at Hintertux.
Great snow and black crows down Buggelpiste at Hintertux.
Enjoy some apres drinks at the Hohenhaus Tenne.
Enjoy some apres drinks at the Hohenhaus Tenne.
Sonnenhang piste off the Larmstagne 2 lift - Hintertux's steepest groomer.
Sonnenhang piste off the Larmstagne 2 lift - Hintertux's steepest groomer.

Hintertux Glacier

Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort Austria

Hintertux Glacier is Austria's only 365 day a year ski resort (and lets face it, only one of a few across the world).  Being able to ski with the assistance of lifts all year could be a blessing or a curse. After skiing here, we will assume it is a blessing.  For the Powderhound, an expansive off-piste, cold temperatures, reliable snowfall, and when the weather is feral, access to nearby Mayrhofen and other Zillertal ski resorts, Hintertux Glacier is a very attractive destination.

Hintertux Glacier Skiing And Snowboarding Terrain

Hintertux Glacier has an excellent range of high alpine terrain to suit all levels of skier except rank beginners and small children. In winter, Hintertux Glacier has a vertical of 1750m, at least 1300m of which is skiable on piste in one hit, enough to satisfy the hardiest ski freaks. The terrain is suitable for snowboarders, with the caveat that you will need to be able to ride T bar surface lifts on the glacier sections of the resort. Long and wide groomed pistes, some challenging off piste routes, an excellent new valley run and ‘fun slope’ provide ample challenge and entertainment.

For more detailed information and ratings see the Lifts & Terrain page.

Hintertux Glacier Snow and Weather

Hintertux Glacier’s location, high altitude and northerly aspect guarantee excellent snow depth and quality, especially above 2000m. Snow making ensures high traffic areas and the new Schwarze valley run is well covered whilst mother nature sorts out the rest. With no trees, the mountain is very exposed in poor weather, but in sunshine is absolutely glorious.

Where is Hintertux Glacier, Austria?

Hintertux Glacier is located in the Tyrol region of south western Austria, approximately 25km south east of Innsbruck as the crow flies (or more usefully - about 87km by road or road/rail). By car it takes about 1hr 30min to reach Hintertux Glacier from Innsbruck and significantly longer by the combination of train and bus. Gateway airports for international travellers are Innsbruck, Munich and even Verona and Milan in Italy.

For more detailed information see the How To Get There page.

Summer Skiing at Hintertux Glacier

Hintertux Glacier ski resort offers skiing every day of the year. In summer, a total of 10 lifts operate on 18km of slopes. The longest run in summer is 2km long.

Interlinked with Zillertaler SuperSki

The Hintertux Glacier ski area has an interlinked lift pass with all of the ski resorts in the Ziller (and Tuxer) valley via the Zillertaler SuperSkiPass. The pass is for 2 days or more and allows unfettered access to the nearby ski areas of Mayrhofen, Zillertal Arena and Fϋgen-Kaltenbach. Anyone skiing for more than one day at Hintertux should get a Zillertaler SuperSkiPass as it provides the best value and diversity of skiing options.

Nearby Ski Resorts

In addition to the Zillertal ski areas, a feast of Austrian ski resorts are within 2 hours of Mayrhofen. To the west they include the 9 ski resorts of Innsbruck’s Olympia SkiWorld (i.e. Stubai Glacier). East they include Kitzbϋhel, SkiCircus Saalbach and Zell am See and Kaprun.

Hintertux Glacier Accommodation

There are some serious choices to be made when skiing the Hintertux Glacier ski resort. Do you stay in nearby Mayrhofen, a larger town with its lively après scene, the smaller town of Tux further up the valley, or near the base of the Hintertux lifts.

If planning on skiing Hintertux Glacier for several days, it is best to avoid the valley bus rides up from Mayrhofen and stay near the lift base at Hintertux where some excellent accommodation awaits. Three exceptional hotels next to the lift base, all with spas and ski in convenience from the excellent new Schwarze Pfanne valley run, are worthy of consideration.


Hotel Gletscher & Spa Neuhintertux
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Directly across from the lifts, this hotel is the perfect place to stay at Hintertux. Ski in convenience, full services on the property plus a magnificent pool and spa area. Range of rooms apartments and suites to suit all needs.....

Der Rindererhof Hotel
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Perfect for couples, this hotel is the closest to the lifts at Hintertux. Ski in convenience, excellent restaurant hot tub & spa area. Range of single and double rooms and suites....

Kinder & Gletscherhotel Hintertuxerhof
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The most family friendly hotel in the area. With ski in convenience, perfectly located the Hintertux Glacier’s lift base and the resort’s babylift conveyor. Lovely rooms that comfortably accommodate families with children.....

For more information, see the Hintertux Hotel, Apartment, Pension & Chalet page.

See all Hintertux Glacier Accommodation Listings – options for lodging only.

Facilities & Services

The resort base area and the nearby hamlet of Hintertux have a range of full service hotels and facilities that cover most eventualities. Each hotel has quality restaurants and bars, small markets, ski rentals, clothing and other equipment.

The best après in the Tux valley is right across from the lift base in the Hohenhaus Tenne – a classic barn conversion. Any services not available at Hintertux are a short bus ride away at Tux or Mayrhofen.

Summary of Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Snow sure for 365 days of the year.
  • Superb snow quality, groomed terrain and alpine off-piste.
  • Great value lift pass price and access to nearby resorts.
  • Beautiful hotels right at the lifts.
  • Glorious views from the top.

Cons

  • Exposed in poor weather (wind, extreme cold or poor visibility).
  • Snowboarders and small children may find the T Bars challenging.

Pro or Con (depending on your point of view)

  • No major full service village at the base.
  • Not super family friendly (compared to nearby resorts!).

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    Hintertux Glacier Trail Map
  • Hintertux Glacier Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,500 – 3,250 (1,750m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7m+ (Unofficial)
  • Lifts (19)
    6 Gondolas / cable cars
    6 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    All year round.
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    Winter Season - Oct 7 to May 11.
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 60km (piste)
    Longest run – 10 km
    Advanced - 9%
    Intermediate - 58%
    Beginner - 33%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Includes Mayrhofen (Zillertal 3000)
    Adult - €52 (winter season)
    Child - €23.50 (winter season)
    Child under 6 - Free
 

    Zillertal 3000 Trail & Piste Map
  • Zillertal 3000 Trail & Piste Map