16 October, 2017 by Admin


Hochzillertal: An Amazing Mountain With Breathtaking Activities and Views

The Hochzillertal ski area is one of the most popular destinations in the world for avid skiers. The reason being is that it has environmental initiatives in place, guaranteed snow right down into the valley. It has been ranked as one of the ten best ski regions in the entire world.

The ski area is located in the right side of the Ziller valley, approximately fifty kilometers from Innsbruck which is the capital city of Tyrol.  Hochzillertal is connected to Hochfugen via the lift system and contains over thirty different lifts and five gondolas for easy access to the slopes. There are forty kilometers of cross-country adventures, two terrain parks, and 155 kilometers of slopes.  So in terms of lifts, the area has twelve chairlifts, nineteen drag lifts, three conveyor belts, and two gondola lifts. In terms of slopes, there are forty-three runs in total, with thirty-five, forty, and twenty-six being intermediate, advanced, and expert respectively.

What Winter and Summer Activities Are Available?

During the winter time, there are plenty of activities available since Hochzillertal is a top ski destination. There is a one-of-a-kind sports center, numerous floodlit toboggan runs, many inns and wellness centers, a terrain park, and even ski tours and ski-schools. For those who want something a little bit slower, there are pristine trails for winter hiking.

During the summertime, the ski huts and rental shops are open for those who want to peek inside and gear up for the winter. So there are plenty of lakes, sports programs, alpine tours, canyoning, camping, and incredibly biking routes on the many trails.

One of the most attractive activities though is the Zillertaler Hohernstrasse which is a Zillertal alpine high road. Especially relevant is that provides an amazing experience through the Zillertal Alps. This journey takes visitors all the way up to altitudes of 2,020 meters above sea level by bus, car, or bike and provides breathtaking bird’s-eye views down a fifty-kilometer panoramic road. Furthermore, there are several huts and inns. So that you will come across while on the road which serves traditional foods and even live music.

Our Recommendations for Hochzillertal Kaltenbach


Sport Stock 

Sport Stock is open all year round, providing rental services for skis and boards in the winter and e-bikes in the summertime. It even has clothing gear for those who need to replace theirs or want to buy some new outfits. It’s very easy to access as it is centrally located on the Hochzillertal Mountain.


Kristallhütte is one of the best villas or inns in the area. It has twelve exclusive rooms, a wellness center with panoramic views of the Zillertal Valley. Especially relevant it’s located near the top of Hochzillertal Mountain. It has a restaurant with five salons, a bar, and a central chimney. In the winter time, it’s perfect for relaxing by the fire and in the summertime, it’s great for lounging around on the terrace. It has been around for ten years. .Also fantastic calendar events with live DJs. It’s  a great place for weddings and has a famous restaurant that serves excellent traditional foods. If you arrive at the end of the season, there is an electronic party for all to attend.


Platzlalm is another high-quality hotel that is strategically placed for those who are avid hiker and bikers in the summertime. All hiking and biking tours and trails are accessible via the hotel as they all start and end near it. The kitchen/restaurant is of the highest quality, serving traditional and excellent cuisine. They offer a half-board which gets you a healthy breakfast buffet and a 4-course gourmet menu for dinner. So there are three different types of suits, all coming with numerous amenities. In addition to this, they have a smaller sauna that has a breathtaking view of the alps and comes with tea on the terrace or hot mulled wine in the winter.


Wedelhutte is a high-quality hotel founded in traditional Tyrolean style and fine design. It has nine junior suite rooms, one deluxe spa, and one deluxe alpine happiness spa. The rooms come with tons of amenities like a flat-satellite television, wooden floors, spa shower, panoramic windows, and balconies. The rooms do have half-board available which gets you a lavish breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, a vitamin bar and wellness area, a tea bar in the lobby and an exceptional 4-course dinner menu. In addition to this, there is a fitness room, sauna/whirlpool, health sauna, alpine guide, and voucher shop.


Finally, Hochzillertal is perfect for those who want to ski in one of the world’s top destinations. Also for whom explore the numerous hiking and biking trails in the summertime. Its central location makes it perfect for those who want to visit the rest of Zillertal. Plus, there are several four and five-star hotels, restaurants, and wellness centers to relax at.

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Postfeldstraße 7
Kaltenbach 6272 Kaltenbach
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Open daily 07:30 to 17:00 Cable cars, lifts and chair lifts and 16:30 Night skiing every friday is from late December to mid-March 19:00 to 21:30