Taking a trip to beautiful Tux valley is an amazing experience. Since the valley is situated at an altitude of between 850 and 3,250 metres above sea level, plenty of snow is guaranteed from May to October. Thanks to its varied landscape of snow-covered hills, forests and ski slopes, this makes it the perfect environment for all winter sports. The higher reaches of the valley in particular are a paradise for skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers and many other outdoor enthusiasts. Stay the night in the towns of Hintertux, Finkenberg and Tux-Lanersbach and you’ll never regret it.
WINTER- Ski dream & variety of slopes
Tux valley is part of the Ziller valley area of Austria, which offers tourists plenty of opportunity to engage in winter adventures. The valley features:
- 5 amazing skiing areas
- 66 state-of-the-art ski lifts
- 200 kilometres of slopes in total
Our Maier Sports skiing experts recommend taking the scenic route along the glacier, going from the town of Penkenjoch-Finkenberg to Rastkogel, then down to Eggalm and from there onwards to the impressive Hintertux glacier. That’s about 15,000 metres of altitude difference and 60 kilometres of downhill skiing, all while enjoying the amazing panoramic view.
To make sure you’re properly equipped for taking on this incredible skiing area, Maier Sports offers you a multitude of pants, jackets and Midlayers guaranteed to fit you perfectly.
In addition to the region’s various slopes on the glacier, you can also take the snowy slopes towards Hintertux, Tux-Vorderlanersbach and Tux-Lanersbach to reach these towns directly.
Plenty of snowfall – 100 % guaranteed
Without a doubt, the Hintertux glacier is the figurehead of the entire region. On the glacier, you’ll find perfect skiing conditions and plenty of snow to enjoy, as the skiing area offers no less than 60 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes. You’ll also get the opportunity to enjoy comfortable modern ski lifts and excellent food in the surrounding inns.
Maier Sports tip: The view from the panoramic terrace is particularly breath-taking, allowing you to enjoy all of the surrounding 3,000 metre peaks as well as the famous summit of mount Olperer from afar.
In addition, the Sommerberg mountain features a fun slope as well as a kids’ slope with cleverly designed courses featuring lots of neat surprises. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert skier, you’ll find plenty of fun on these specially prepared slopes.
Lots of skiing opportunities, even off the beaten path
You’re not interested in going down the perfectly prepared slopes of the Tux region? Then you’ll find lots of opportunity to make your own fun here: Tux-Finkenberg offers 28 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, curling rinks, a natural ice rink and three toboggan runs for sledding. If you’re not in the mood for sports, you can also enjoy the local food: rustic mountainside inns such as the Grieralm, the Bicklalm and the Höllensteinhütte offer regional delicacies in a cosy atmosphere.
Or you could explore the many winter hiking trails of the region to get a closer look at the amazing natural environment. With its unique environment, Tux offers everything you need to leave your everyday life behind for a bit.
Scenic views and culinary treats
If you’re out and about, you’ll need to recharge your batteries every once in a while. Thankfully, Tux-Finkenberg offers plenty of opportunity to visit some of the town’s 50 restaurants and 30 mountainside inns. That’s how you end a long day of skiing properly!
Whether you’re looking for a rustic, traditional inn or a modern gourmet restaurant – all you need to do is choose from among the numerous options. Enjoy the scenic view and the regional cuisine made from local ingredients.
Maier Sports tip: “Gondelfrühstück” is a special event where you can eat breakfast while slowly ascending the side of a mountain in an enclosed gondola. Take the chance while you’re at the Hintertux glacier, it’s really worth it!
Winter adventures for the whole family
If you’re visiting Tux with your kids, you’re in for a great time as well. Take them to Pepis Kinderland at the ridge of mount Penken to learn their very first skiing moves. Or show them the regional kids’ club with its rock-climbing wall, air hockey tables and an extensive play area with slides and many other opportunities to have fun.
You can also find a total of five ski schools for children in the region, offering courses for kids of any age and level of expertise. At the Eggalm kids’ park, you can enjoy a ski roundabout, a kids’ lift, snow tubes and a magic carpet. That’s bound to make your family holiday even more exciting.
Get on your skis and off you go: The kids’ slope and fun slope in Hintertux offer snow tunnels, a wave course and many other fun activities, all overseen by a cute little mascot named Luis the glacier flea. Another highlight for kids is the play area, an indoor playground with a total of 1,000 square metres of space to explore. Rest assured: Your kids will love Tux for its great variety of activities every bit as much as you will.
Highlights in Tux at a glance:
- Snow guaranteed
- A total of 202 kilometres of specially prepared slopes
- 615 hectares of ski slopes
- 28 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails
- 68 kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails
- Curling rinks
- Natural ice rink
- Natural toboggan runs for sledding
- Over 30 mountainside inns and 50 restaurants offering excellent cuisine
- 5 excellent ski schools with highly trained staff
- Various options for children and families
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