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Hintertux, Austria

Nowhere else is skiing in Austria as varied and enjoyable as in the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley: The Hintertux Glacier is Austria’s only year round ski resort and offers winter sports enthusiasts perfectly groomed, snow-sure runs 365 days of the year, great food and a fascinating experience of nature at altitudes of up to 3,250 m.

Beginners as well as experienced skiers and snowboarders have over 59 km of slopes in all levels of difficulty at their disposal at the Hintertux Glacier ski resort. A special attraction for deep snow fans are the fantastic free-ride runs at the Lärmstange. Snowboarder and free-skiers certainly appreciate the year round freestyle-opportunities at the Betterpark Hintertux at 3,200 m or at the beginner friendly Familypark Hintertux.

Best Glacier Ski Resort WORLDWIDE – the Hintertux Glacier, awarded by Skiresort.de 2011 – elation guaranteed: Springtime entices with the finest powder snow conditions and glorious skiing in the sun. Summer offers skiers and boarders all four seasons wrapped into one, fabulous views stretching as far as the Großglockner, Dolomites and the Zugspitze as well as an unparalleled summer ski resort. Day trippers, mountain bikers and hikers enjoy a mixture of sporting activity and relaxation in wonderful high Alpine landscapes. Families and children can have fun with mascot „Luis“ in the Gletscherflohpark at 3,250 m or at the Flohpark at Sommerberg. In early autumn there’s plenty of fresh snow on fantastically wide, sun drenched pistes and the first Snowpark-Opening in Europe. In winter the Hintertux Gletscher merges with the other ski mountains of Zillertal; Eggalm, Rastkogel, Finkenberg, Penken/Mayrhofen and Ahorn to form the snow-sure Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000, where winter sports enthusiasts can make the most of 245 kilometres of pistes using only one ski pass!

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The Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000 is recognised internationally as an outstanding ski resort: From the beginning of December to mid April the ski areas on the Hintertux Glacier, Eggalm, Rastkogel, Finkenberg, Penken/Mayrhofen and Ahorn merge to form the snow sure Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000. Avid skiers and boarders can then enjoy 193 km of perfectly groomed pistes suitable for all levels of ability at altitudes ranging from 630 m to a breathtaking 3,250 m above sea level as well as fabulous natural snow slopes, inviting deep snow and challengingmoguls. 77 state of the art lift systems transport winter sport lovers safely and comfortably to the very top, where a skiable area covering 800 hectares is waiting. The award winning cuisine is then the icing on the cake after a perfect day of skiing!

The most diverse ski resort of the Zillertal Valley will certainly get adrenalin levels flowing: Sporty downhill enthusiasts that dare can take the challenge of Austria’s steepest slope, aptly named the Harakiri with an average gradient of 78 %, that will put the skills of even experienced skiers to the test. Unlimited and absolutely snow-reliable skiing and snowboarding all winter long – with only one ski pass for the whole Zillertal Valley, the Zillertaler Super ski pass with snow guarantee!

Betterpark Hintertux is one of the highest freestyle-spots in Austria and is considered by many to be the best Snowpark in the Alps. The entrance to the park is at 3,200 metres above sea level at the foot of the majestic Olperer Mountain and is a favourite meeting point for local riders as well as the international scene. Snowboarders and freeskiers get their kicks at the Hintertux Gletscher year round ski resort, where pros and experts are attracted by the optimum training conditions and prepare themselves every autumn at Betterpark Hintertux for the fast approaching competition season.

The Snowpark was designed by park builder Wille Kaufmann according to the motto “Best air time for everyone“, so that not only the pros, but also rookies will find obstacles suitable for their individual skill levels. The perfectly formed snow park landscape consists of 5 lines (Pro Line, Medium Line, Easy Line, 2 Jib Lines)and is groomed daily by a dedicated team. The 100-m long super pipe is a dream come true for experienced freestylers, who come from all over the world to practice at Hintertux.
In addition to the family friendly Familypark Hintertux, the Betterpark Hintertux is open from April to December (with a short break from the end of July to the beginning/mid September) and thus one step ahead of all other parks in Austria. In autumn it is the first snowpark to open in Austria and hosts the first snowpark opening in Europe: The Hotzone.tv Park Opening takes place annually on the first weekend in October and is a must for international stars and freestyle-fans from far and wide. A perfect start to the season with free board tests, awesome partys & events and snow-reliable boarding and freestlying on the Hintertux Glacier!

Information Courtesy of : www.hintertuxergletscher.at

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