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Take a look at what new treats await visitors to the Zillertal in Tirol this winter ski season.

The Zillertal is a winter paradise boasting an enviable and sophisticated ski infrastructure. Nestled just around the corner from Innsbruck amidst the pretty peaks of the Zillertal Alps, skiers and snowboarders can spend heady days traversing over 530 kilometres of pistes across the four sprawling ski areas, enjoying a range of pleasant carving slopes, long sporty valley runs and challenging routes. More than 180 modern top-notch cable cars whisk guests in comfort and style to the mountain tops. In excess of 80 cosy Alpine huts invite guests to while away the hours nursing a glass of Zillertal beer, devouring regional delights and experiencing the warm Tirolean hospitality and cool après-ski. And that all with just one ski pass, the Zillertal Superskipass.

You’d be hard-pressed to improve the breadth, choice and range offered to Zillertal’s winter guests. However, even this top-notch infrastructure receives substantial investment every year, opening up the door to even greater choice and variety for winter visitors. Read on to find out the top highlights that await Zillertal’s guests during the 2018/2019 winter season.

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Delectable Dining

Fall in love this winter with a brand-new Alpine dining experience. The ALBERGO in the ski area of Hochzillertal treats its guests to fine dining at the heady heights of 2,400m. The delicious homemade pasta and seafood are different from what you can usually expect from the Alpine fare. What’s more, it’s food with a view as guests eat in front of imposing vistas and amidst the most modern design concepts. Expect to enjoy a heady combination of nature, contemporary comfort and a relaxed unhurried meal on your trip to this young and cosmopolitan restaurant. The Wimbachexpress, single-cable 10-seater gondola, new this season, acts as a shuttle to the restaurant.

Notable Austrian chef Alexander Fankhauser is on hand for some high-Alpine mountain rescue for those with a hearty appetite. Ploughing through the powder in his snow truck 10 times this winter season, with a DJ on the roof, his gourmet finger food is best served by enjoying an ice-cold cocktail from the snow bar in Hochfügen.

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Greater Lifts

Skiers, freeriders, freestylers and adrenaline junkies alike have long flocked to Action Mountain Penken. There, you can test your mettle on 78 degrees of gradient on Austria’s steepest slope, the legendary Harakiri, shred on the perfectly prepared jumps and obstacles in the Penken Park and live its chilled-out community sessions, rocking events and freestyle contests, and try your skills on the giant timed slalom courses of the Racing Paradise Unterberg. From 15th December the new Möslbahn 10-person D-Line monocable gondola will connect the Mount Penken’s ski resort with the Schwendberg and offers you even more skiing. 

The village of Gerlos is nestled high up in Zillertal Arena at 1,250m. Winter guests are treated to the ski-in-ski-out convenience and fantastic panoramic views over the Zillertal valley. High-altitude cross-country skiing and heaps of off-piste fun including magical winter walks and horse-drawn sleigh rides also round off an exemplary winter retreat. The new 6-seater “Larmach” chairlift, with its heated seats and weather-protection hoods, whisks 2,800 people an hour to the mountain station on the ski resort, which offers a fantastic panoramic view over the mountains.

More information: www.zillertal.at