A high alpine oasis of spectacular scenery
Hochkrimml sits at an altitude of 1,700 metres above sea level, making it the highest village in the Zillertal Arena. Lying almost directly on the Gerlos Pass on the border between Salzburg and Tyrol in the Zillertal Alps, with the winter sports area consisting of three areas: Filzsteinalm, Duxeralm and Silberleiten and belongs to the municipality of Krimml. You can reach this village by car or bus with ease, with plenty of conventional skiing and cross-country skiing potential thanks to the close proximity of the Gerlosplatte. From Hochkrimml, you can reach the Zillertal Arena directly via a red downhill run to Königsleiten. Enjoy endless hours of high alpine skiing in this pristine part of Austria. With four dozen apartments and chalets across three villages to choose from, you’ve plenty of choices when it comes to picking somewhere to stay!
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!
On the slopes
Hop on the slopes almost immediately in the morning and ski right back to your holiday home.
About Hochkrimml in the Winter
- Snow-sure ski village
- 1700 metre altitude, Zillertal Arena ski area
- Ski season from December to April
- Krimml Waterfalls (Europe's highest waterfall)
- Quiet and tranquil environment
Destination summaryHochkrimml is the place to be for those looking for a certainty of snow. This resort is tailored toward the winter sports enthusiast and offers sunny, snow-covered downhill runs with a long season that runs from the start of December well into April. The village itself is quieter than the neighbouring Königsleiten and is therefore ideal for guests looking for somewhere they can relax. That being said, there’s plenty to keep yourself occupied from morning until night. It’s little wonder this beautiful part of Austria is quickly becoming a popular choice for ski and winter sports enthusiasts, with an ample choice of accommodation.
Why choose the high alpine resorts? Well, for one there’s the breathtaking views they offer. The freedom of being able to walk out of the door and start skiing almost immediately is incomparable. If you’re after a true ski-in, ski-out experience, this is the place to be. This area is particularly impressive, with the lowest point still standing at a whopping 1,400 metres in altitude. On the opposite side of the valley, you’ll find the vastness of the Gerlosplatte via Königsleiten to conquer, but there’s plenty in the immediate vicinity of Hochkrimml to keep you occupied first. Besides modern ski lifts, there’s a ski school for beginners, not to mention a ski shop with ski rental facilities. The ski bus is also at your disposal, with convenient connections to nearby ski resorts including Neukirchen, Wald, Krimml and Königsleiten.
A beautifully prepared cross-country ski run is available for those wanting more freedom on the snow here, along with a toboggan run so you can enjoy the excitement of a different variety. In the mood for a winter hike with majestic views? We recommend a snowshoe hike to the nearby Krimml Waterfalls. Gaze upon Europe’s highest stepped waterfall as the water crashes down from a height 300 metres.
In Krimml, approximately 9 kilometres away, you will find all the shops you need for your daily requirements. There is also a supermarket in Königsleiten. Holidaymakers will also appreciate many a relaxing hour at the Kristallbad in Wald. You’ll find both indoor and outdoor pools with slides galore here, along with a large sauna and wellness area. Still not convinced? There’s also a bistro on hand. Come the evening, you can enjoy a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants or pizzeria. With so much on offer, you’ll never be bored for a moment.
Village infrastructureIn Hochkrimml you will find a ski school and two restaurants within the immediate vicinity of the slopes. There are sports shops in all three villages: in Silberleiten, on the Filzsteinalm and on the Duxeralm. In Königsleiten you can also stock up on supplies at the supermarket. Free ski bus connection to the ski slopes.
About the ski area
The Zillertal ArenaFrom Hochkrimml there is a red downhill run towards Königsleiten, which is connected to the Zillertal Arena. Hochkrimml, together with Königsleiten, is one of the highest villages within the Zillertal Arena (1470 to 2302 metres) and is a very snow-sure area. In all, there’s a total of 52 modern ski lifts and 147km of slopes. Of these, 8% are black, 62% are red and 30% are blue. A total area of 320 hectares ensures there’s more than enough space for all winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy themselves.
Ski passThe Zillertal Arena ski pass and the Zillertaler Superskipass are valid for both the Zillertal Arena and the Arena Wildkogel in Neukirchen am Großvenediger. With a valid ski pass, you can use the ski bus free of charge between Neukirchen, Wald, Krimml and Königsleiten.
Ski schoolIn the skiing area of Hochkrimml (Filzsteinalm and Duxeralm) ChaletsPlus works with the ski school Krimml on the Filzsteinalm and the ski school Gerlosplatte in Silberleiten. All offers and prices can be found on the website of the Krimml Ski School and the website of the Gerlosplatte Ski School.
Book your ski equipment the easy way online! ChaletsPlus works with Sport 2000 so you can book your ski equipment ahead of time, saving you the hassle of having to wait in long lines when you arrive. There are also enticing discounts to enjoy.
The Zillertal Arena also offers many possibilities for fans of tobogganing. There are various toboggan runs where you can toboggan during the day and evening in Wald, Königsleiten and Krimml. Hochkrimml has a toboggan run on the Filzsteinalm, which is illuminated until 9.30 pm every day. The toboggan run is 2km long and starts at the Gerlosplatte Youth Hostel or opposite the Krimml/Hochkrimml Ski School.
Cross-country skiers can enjoy the approx. 9 kilometres of cross-country trails. For those who are not satisfied with the high altitude route, Wald im Pinzgau has a network of 200 kilometres of cross-country trails.
SnowboardingDirectly below the Filzsteinbahn, you will find a snow park with plenty to enjoy on the Gerlosplatte. It is ideal for beginners, but also for children who want to improve their skills. There is also a snow park in the Zillertal near Gerlos, as well as an action park near Zell am Ziller for the real daredevils among you.
Group-friendly holiday apartments in HochkrimmlOur range of cosy chalets and holiday apartments reflects our focus on families, with many of our chalets and apartments large enough to host upwards of eight people. Perfect for larger travelling groups of friends or those travelling with the whole brood in tow.
Distance from your holiday home in HochkrimmlThe distance between Munich and Hochkrimml is about 200km. You can reach the town by car if you’re driving, while there’s a bus connection for those making earlier legs of the journey by train. Flying? We recommend renting a car from the airport.
- Innsbruck approx. 105km
- Salzburg approx. 192km
- Munich approx. 205km
- Forest in Pinzgau approx. 15km
- Mittersill approx. 34km
- Jenbach approx. 54km
Keen to explore the cultural delights of your new surroundings? There’s plenty to see here and with the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, you can explore the whole region. Innsbruck and Salzburg in particular offer plenty in the way of cultural attractions.
- Königsleiten approx. 5km
- Forest in Pinzgau approx. 15km
- Neukirchen at the Großvenediger approx. 20km
- Innsbruck approx. 90km
- Salzburg approx. 165km
Heights ski resort