There’s so much to do in Austria’s Zillertal Valley that it’s difficult to know what to pack into your ski trip. So we have put together the ultimate bucket list
1. Ski the Distance
You’ll find a huge range of exhilarating downhill runs in this slice of skiing heaven. If you are searching for glacial delights, look no further than the Glacier Valley Run, Austria’s only year-round ski area. Don your planks and scale the exhilarating ‘Black Pan’ downhill run from the height of 3,250m to Hintertux’s village centre. If you want to go the distance, the Zell am Ziller valley descent offers up 10km of piste and is Austria’s longest valley run. Boasting a giddy 2,000m vertical drop, you can look forward pure skiing pleasure here. Take a leisurely cruise down to the valley from the 'Übergangsjoch', the highest point at an altitude of 2,500 metres. Stop off to admire the stunning Alpine surroundings, or test your mettle and conquer it in one go – the choice is yours.
2. Experience the Joy of Après-Ski
If you love to celebrate the end of your ski day singing along to catchy tunes amidst dancing crowds, Zillertal is the place to be. A buzzing after-ski social scene is framed by the most magnificent surroundings. Cold locally brewed beer and heart-lifting music can be found at the Postalm in Kaltenbach at the finishing stretch of the Hochzillertal Valley Run. The party goes on into the night at the Kristalhütte (Crystal Hut), with its pulsing club sounds, and you can sate your appetite with delicious cuisine before partying on the panoramic terrace at Seppi’s in Isskogel, the Zillertal Arena.