Finkenberg Ski Resort
With direct access to the wide-reaching Mayrhofen ski area, Finkenberg makes for a great base away from the hustle and bustle of its neighbour.
A gondola on the edge of the village whisks you straight up into the heart of the Penken ski area above Mayrhofen, giving access to one of Austria's top intermediate ski areas, stretching for miles across the north side of the Tux Valley. The lift system is very impressive, with new 6-seater and 8-seater chairlifts, plus a whole host of gondolas dominating. However, aside from the infamous Harikari piste, there is little to challenge advanced and expert skiers, unless the park is your thing – the Penken Park is world-renowned. Snow reliability is usually good, but it is worth remembering that the Hintertux Glacier – home to 365-day skiing – sits a short bus ride away up the valley.
The village itself is small, with accommodation mostly in family-run hotels in the village centre, but there are some guesthouses and apartments on the south side of the river. If you're looking for a greater choice of food, drink and après it is worth heading down the valley to Mayrhofen – the bus ride is only 10 minutes. Getting here is easy from Innsbruck, with the transfer by road taking around an hour.
Resort website: www.tux.at