Gerlos Ski Resort
Located in the heart of the vast Zillertal Arena and its 143km of slopes, Gerlos is a great base from which to explore one of Austria's top ski areas.
If you're looking for a sense of travel whilst on your skis and the chance to ski kilometre after kilometre of pristine, snowsure pistes, then Gerlos is a great choice. It's perhaps a little unknown to the UK market, but the slick lift system (it is has one of the best in the Alps) accesses a great selection of groomed terrain, as well as some decent off piste pockets too. The location of Gerlos is ideal as it sits at the heart of the ski area, with great access to Zell am Ziller to the west and Königsleiten to the east.
Gerlos is a lively but small resort and is located an hour from Innsbruck, making this a great weekend destination. Access was transformed from the village up to the slopes in 2016 following the construction of the Dorfbahn Gerlos gondola, a slick 10-seater lift with heated seats, which saves the bus ride to the Isskogelbahn in the morning.
Resort website: www.zillertalarena.com