Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort

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Hintertux Glacier, Austria
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
Sonnenhang piste off the Larmstagne 2 lift - Hintertux's steepest groomer.

Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort

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Hintertux Glacier

Hintertux Glacier3.5/53
Hintertux Glacier3.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Hochzillertal
Mayrhofen

    Hintertuxer Gletscher Ski Trail Map
  • Hintertux Glacier Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,500m – 3,250m (1,750m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 - 10m+ (Unofficial)
  • Lifts (19)
    6 Gondolas / cable cars
    6 Chairs

    Zillertal – 180 lifts
  • Opening Times & Dates
    Skiing every day of the year
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    Summer Season - May to Oct
    Winter Season - Oct to May
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 60km (on-piste)
    Longest run – 10 km
    Advanced - 9%
    Intermediate - 58%
    Beginner - 33%

    Zillertal – 542km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Winter Season
    Adult – €57.50
    Child – €26
    Child u/6yr – Free
    2 days+ = Zillertal Super Ski Pass
    (Valid in all Zillertal valley ski resorts)

    Summer Season (Hintertux only)
    Adult – €47
    Child – €21.50
    Child u/6yr – Free
    Zillertal 3000 Trail & Piste Map
  • Zillertal 3000 Trail Map
    Zillertal Super Ski Pass Resorts Map
  • Zillertal Super Ski Pass Validity Map

Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort Austria

Hintertux Glacier is Austria's only 365 day a year ski resort (& let's face it, one of only two across the world). Being able to ski with the assistance of lifts all year could be a blessing or a curse. After skiing Hintertux, we conclude it is a blessing.

Hintertux Glacier ski resort has everything for the Powderhound - an expansive off-piste, cold temperatures, reliable snowfall & when the weather is feral, access to nearby Mayrhofen & the superb Hochzillertal. Makes for an incredibly attractive skiing destination!

Pros & Cons for Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort

Pros

  • Snow sure for the world’s best skiing for 365 days of the year (so how good must it be!).
  • Superb snow quality, groomed terrain & alpine off-piste.
  • Great value multi-day lift pass price which includes all the Zillertal.
  • Lift pass linked to nearby resorts.
  • Beautiful ski-in hotels right at the resort base in the valley.
  • Glorious views from the top.

Cons

  • Exposed in poor weather (wind, extreme cold or poor visibility).
  • Snowboarders & small children may find the many long T-bars on the glaciers challenging.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

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

Skiing & 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, with at least 1300m of it skiable on-piste in one hit. Enough to satisfy the hardiest ski freaks.

See the Hintertux Glacier ski trail map here.

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 to get the full Hintertux experience. Long, wide groomed pistes, some challenging off-piste & freeride routes, an excellent valley run &‘fun slope’ provide ample challenge & entertainment for everyone.

For detailed information & terrain ratings see our Hintertux Lifts & Terrain page.

Summer Skiing at Hintertux Glacier

Hintertux Glacier ski resort offers skiing every day of the year. In summer (from late May to mid-October), a total of 10 lifts operate on 20km of slopes. The longest run in summer is over 2km.

Interlinked with Zillertaler SuperSki

The Hintertux Glacier ski area has an interlinked lift pass with all 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 Hochzillertal. 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. The Zillertaler SuperSki Pass opens up access to the valley’s massive 542km+ of ski trails.

See the Zillertal Super Ski Pass resorts map here.

Snow & Weather

The 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 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?

Hintertuxer Gletscher is 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 1½hr to reach the base of the ski resort at Hintertux from Innsbruck & significantly longer by the combination of train & bus.

Gateway airports for are Innsbruck (INN), Munich (MUC) & even Zurich (ZRH) in Switzerland. Search & book all airport transfers here.

For more detailed information see the Travel to Hintertux page.

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 lifts at Hintertux.

Search & book all Hintertux Glacier ski accommodation here.

If planning on skiing Hintertux Glacier for several days, it is best to avoid the valley bus rides up from Mayrhofen & stay near the lift base at Hintertux. Three exceptional hotels are next to the lift base, all with spas & 'ski in' convenience from the fabulous Schwarze Pfanne valley run. Each is worthy of consideration - the Hotel Gletscher & Spa Neuhintertux, Hotel Der Rindererhof & Gletscherhotel Hintertuxerhof

For more information, see our Best Places to Stay at Hintertux page.

Facilities, Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

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. Any services not available at Hintertux are a short bus ride away at Tux or Mayrhofen.

Ski rentals are available in all the Hintertux villages. Tux is central to the entire upper Zillertal & a convenient place to get equipment. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Hintertux Ski & Snowbaord Rental page.

A massive number of ski instructors, ski schools & guides ply their trade in the Hintertux Glacier ski resort & surrounding Zillertal. To narrow down the field, get more information & options on our Zillertal Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

Après Ski

The best après in the Tux valley is right across from the lift base at in the Hohenhaus Tenne – a classic barn conversion. It will fulfill all one’s Austrian après ski dreams. Bring your drinking goggles, your dancing shoes (ski boots!) & singing voice!

Reviews

The Powderhounds reviewed Hintertux Gletscher several seasons ago, had a super time & are due to return soon. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read the various reviews!

See how Hintertux Glacier and the other Zillertal ski resorts compare to the rest of the European ski resorts on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near Hintertux Glacier

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Magic Dolomites & Austrian Alps Ski Safari
ALL INCLUSIVE DELUXE PRIVATE SKI SAFARI
10 Days | 9 Nights | 8 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Fully hosted & guided deluxe private ski safari taking in the best Dolomites & Austrian ski resorts over 10 days. Stay in 4 & 5-star hotels, enjoy the all inclusive meals & be transported by luxury van to each new destination. Private groups only for up to 10 people - apply for your best dates.
Price p/p From price based on 10 days, private group of 4, twin share
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes
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USD 8,687
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Innsbruck Freeride Tour
HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group, come alone & meet new friends or fully customise a private tour.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy on a 7 day tour.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,726
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