Snow-sure family paradise with stunning viewsFour places form a winter sports area between Tyrol and the Salzburger Land—from the old Zillertal capital Zell to 580m above Gerlos and Hochkrimml up to the mountain village Königsleiten (Wald-im-Pinzgau municipality ) at 1,600m altitude. 143km of groomed slopes at altitudes between 1470m and 2302m guarantee snow from the beginning of December to late spring and lots of fun, especially for families, but also for the ambitious. Here, you’ll not only find all the usual winter sports offers, but also breathtaking nature, diverse cuisine and interesting leisure activities.
The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.
Due to the high altitude of this area, there is a good chance that there is a lot of snow!
Explore a large number of kilometres of slopes and take long day trips with connections to other ski areas!
Heights ski resort
Slopes (total 143 km)
About Zillertal Arena
52 state-of-the-art ski lifts take you to the largest ski resort in the Zillertal, 320 hectares in size. The slopes of the Zillertal Arena are divided into 11km of black, 89km of red and 43km of blue runs. Here, beginners will excel, but even the most demanding skiers will find a good challenge. The area is also popular with snowboarders.
The scenic beauty and the proximity to nature make the Zillertal Arena one of the most popular winter sports areas in the Austrian Alps. On the Gerlosplatte, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The longest continuous descent to Zell am Ziller is almost 2,000 vertical metres—a record in Austria! The Zillertal Arena has also made a name for itself as a family-friendly destination. Accordingly, in winter you will find a wide range of activities for children on the slopes and in the ski villages.
The Zillertal Arena is located, for the most part, in the Zillertal Alps, which are particularly popular among nature lovers because of their beauty and biodiversity. The smaller, higher part belongs to the Venediger group in the Hohe Tauern. Among other things, you’ll also find the largest waterfalls in Europe here—a worthwhile destination for a winter hike. If you are after cross-country skiing, you will find a particularly high-altitude trail at an altitude of over 2,300 m.
The Zillertal Arena ski area in numbers:
● 143km of groomed slopes
● A total of 52 lifts
● 2 high-level cross-country trails in Königsleiten & Gerlosplatte
● 4 snowboard fun parks
● 31 huts and mountain restaurants
What the Zillertal Arena offers skiersThe Zillertal Arena has a perfect all-in-one skiing infrastructure, no matter which location you choose.
Ski SchoolsIn the Zillertal Arena, there are several ski schools where you can learn and improve your ski and snowboard skills in small groups. Excellent ski instructors teach you the latest techniques and styles. Book a one-week full-time learning program in the group or by yourself! Experience fantastic ski tours or deep snow runs with highly trained guides! Get to know the most beautiful spots and dreamlike huts in the huge ski area of the Zillertal Arena on a ski safari!
Below you can read more about the ski and snowboard lessons. More information about the extras that you can book by apartment, you can find on the individual pages of the apartments under the tab "Extras".
Lifts and Slopes● 143km of slopes
● 30% blue slopes
● 62% red slopes
● 8% black slopes
● 5 competition ski runs
● 26 chairlifts
● 19 surface lifts
● 2 halfpipes
● Fun Park
Ski PassIn the Zillertal Arena, you can choose between several ski passes; the Zillertal Superskipass and the Zillertal Arena Ski Pass offer access to all cable cars and lifts in the Zillertal Arena at reduced prices throughout the season. You can also book the Superskipass individually in half-day steps. Thanks to the latest chip card technology, the ski pass itself can even remain in your bag. Please wear the chip card on the upper body on the left. The built-in chip can be recharged again and again. For the chip card, just deposit a fee of 2 euros, which you will get back once the card is returned undamaged at one of the return points. The Zillertal Arena ski pass and the Zillertal Superskipass can also be used in the Wildkogel Ski Arena in Neukirchen am Großvenediger.
Ski BusThere are regular buses running between the villages and valley stations of the Gerlosplatte, Hochkrimml and Königsleiten. Ski buses travel from the forest in Pinzgau and Neukirchen. With a valid ski pass, you can use the ski bus for free. The bus runs between Neukirchen, Wald im Pinzgau, Hochkrimml and Königsleiten. In addition, the ski pass entitles you to a toll-free ride on the new Gerlos Pass.
More Winter Activities
SnowboardingSnowboarders are in the right place in the Zillertal Arena. There are several halfpipes and four fun parks for real freestyle freaks and families alike. The fun park in Hochkrimml, for example, is particularly suitable for children. The latest highlight is the first Boarders Playground Snowpark in Zillertal: the Hot-Zone Park at the Vorkogel lift in Gerlos. The snow park is playfully designed with obstacles—there is something for everyone here. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you’ll be sure to get your money's worth.
Cross-Sountry SkiingFrom December to April, you can enjoy a freshly prepared, snow-sure cross-country ski trail of over 200km. A paradise for cross-country fans and those who want to become one.
TobogganingAt Haizenberg, the longest toboggan run in the Zillertal is 7km away. In Krummbachtal, you will find another 2km long toboggan run. Both tracks are illuminated. In Krimml/Hochkrimml, there is also a 2.2km long natural toboggan run, which leads from the Schönmosalm Inn to the centre of Krimml. It is illuminated daily until 23:00. Fun is guaranteed every week on Tuesday at the "moonlight tobogganing". And if you want to try high-speed tobogganing, then snow tubing is certainly something for you—the tracks in Gerlosstein are free and will definitely give fans a kick.
Après-SkiIf you are looking for fun and excitement, you will definitely find something suitable in the Zillertal Arena. Bars, restaurants and huts have been established in all four locations to provide the necessary variety after a long day on the slopes, whether you want to dance the night away or prefer an intimate dinner. Gerlos has particularly made a name for itself as an après-ski spot.
Even More Winter FunIn Hochkrimml, try your hand at weekly curling, while Zell features a whole ice-themed park with extensive sporting facilities. If you prefer indoor sports, Gerlos has a large indoor tennis and squash area. The abundant horse farms offer romantic carriage rides through the winter magic. If your kids love action, then take them on the Arena Coaster, the new roller coaster in the Zillertal Arena!
Zillertal Arena in numbers● 9 ski and snowboard schools
● 37 cabins and snow bars
● 5 permanent racetracks
● 1 artificial ice rink
● 2 indoor tennis/squash courts
● Lift capacity up to 84,000 people per hour
● 2 snow parks in Gerlos and Hochkrimml
● Illuminated toboggan runs in Gerlos and Hochkrimml
● Free ski bus
● Free Wi-Fi at many lifts
Apartments in the Zillertal ArenaThis snow-sure and family-friendly ski resort is best explored from one of the popular locations in the middle of the ski area:
- Wald im Pinzgau
- Neukirchen am Großvenediger
Of course, we offer attractively located and modern chalets in each of these locations. Apartments in the Zillertal Arena