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First Holiday Region Zillertal
Fügen - Kaltenbach

Erste Ferienregion Zillertal - Fügen - Kaltenbach

Whether you enjoy hiking in summer or skiing in winter, the Zillertal’s First Holiday Region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy your favorite indoor and outdoor activities. The twelve towns of the northern Ziller Valley that comprise the First Holiday Region offer year-round events and activities surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape.

Winter

Winter in Zillertals First Holiday Region

In Zillertal’s First Holiday Region winter dreams really do come true! Three great ski areas, several sledding runs, challenging cross-country skiing courses and endless walking trails contribute to making your stay a healthy and memorable experience.

The best things are so close…and you can take these words literally. If you are a ski or snowboard enthusiast, you don’t have to travel too deep into the Zillertal to find premiere ski areas. The First Holiday Region offers three popular ski areas, each in its own way offering something unique to inspire ski buffs.

Spieljoch is cozy but charming. It is probably the smallest ski area in the valley, but this is precisely why Spieljoch remains very popular with families. More experienced skiers ride the gondola up the mountain while beginners give it a go on the spacious ski area in the valley. Operators invested heavily in making improvements to the valley ski area for the 2013-14 season so that guests – both children and adults alike – will enjoy their experience. Upgrades include a magic carpet and a new fairytale forest course. A highlight from Spieljoch is the seven-kilometer downhill run – the longest top-to-bottom-run in the entire Zillertal!

Hochfügen and Hochzillertal have been connected for a few years although the two ski areas operate independently. You can reach Hochfügen by car or bus through Fügen and Fügenberg, or from the ski lifts in Hochzillertal in Kaltenbach (two parallel lifts lead up the mountain there). Skiers have a choice of visiting each ski area individually or fusing the two into one very large skiing experience. There are many ski chalets en route, notably the Kristallhütte (Crystal lodge), which does justice to the term ‘luxury on the mountain’ and was one of the first to do so. The exclusive experience at the Kristallhütte includes lounging under a warm and cozy sheepskin blanket while sipping a glass of champagne on a sun-drenched terrace overlooking a near 360-degree mountain panorama....something truly extraordinary that everyone should try at least once!

Overall there are 35 kilometers of piste in in Hochfügen and 88 in Hochzillertal. Both ski areas also offer weekly night skiing.

The Zillertal is ideal for cross-country skiing. When snow conditions allow there are up to 65 km of groomed cross-country trails at all levels of difficulty. Like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular as a less-stressful and gentle sport. Guided snowshoe hikes are offered and the tourism office staff has all the information about the many trails and courses available to snowshoe enthusiasts.

Those who enjoy a simple walk in the fresh mountain air will relish their time on holiday in the Zillertal winter wonderland. Additional amenities include ice skating rinks and sledding runs in most of the 12 municipalities of the First Holiday Region.

And guests taking a break from the winter slopes or courses in the First Holiday Region are always welcome at the Fügener Therme (Spa in Fügen) or the indoor climbing center in Aschau – with a climbing wall up to 16 meters high.

Summer

Summer

The First Holiday Region is the gateway to the Zillertal. This region comprises twelve communities which offer many summertime attractions and activities both in the valley and on the lush mountains.

The picturesque town of Strass sits at the northernmost point of the Zillertal and is an ideal starting point for excursions into the valley. Easily reached from the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck (25 minutes) or Munich (1 hour, 15 minutes), Strass features Maria Brettfall, a church sitting high above the town on a rocky cliff head. Hikers can reach Brettfall - one of the stations in the Way of St James pilgrimage through Tyrol - via a steep path through the forest. For those less inclined to take the sporting route, there’s a road from the town of Schlitters that leads to Maria Brettfall by car.

Due to its location on the east side of the Zillertal, the town of Bruck enjoys longer hours of sunshine than other towns in the valley. In summer months it is not uncommon for Bruck to experience sunshine well past 9 p.m. Across the Ziller River from Bruck lies Schlitters, home to Schlitterersee (Schlitters Lake), a popular destination for sunbathing and other recreational activities. On hot summer days the lake is a great place to cool off and take a break, especially for cyclists touring the Zillertal cycling path as the café on the lake sits directly along the cycling route. A popular attraction for children is located directly opposite Schlitterersee: a playground built completely out of wood, one of the largest in the valley.

Camping enthusiasts can pitch their tents in campgrounds in the towns of Gagering (part of Fügen), Kaltenbach or Aschau. Campsites in Gagering and Aschau feature great swimming and recreational facilities available to the public for a small surcharge.

Fügen is the first town with a ski area and gondola in Zillertal’s First Holiday Region. The Spieljochbahn operates in both summer and winter, offering miles of hiking trails as well as a tour of a gold mine. Those who wish to take it easy can relax directly at the top station in a lounge chair or recliner crafted out of wood, and children will enjoy the playground and petting zoo. Venturous guests can try rock climbing or the zip line. In town, there’s a large public outdoor swimming pool and a full-service indoor spa, complete with four pools, water slides, and wellness center – perfect for bad weather days.

Those who don’t wish to stay overnight in Fügen can lodge at one of the many private guest houses and holiday homes/apartments in neighboring towns Fügenberg or Hart. These quiet towns capture nature at its purest. Hart also features a beautiful waterfall and a popular bird trail where enthusiasts explore and learn more about the birds of the region.

Other towns comprising the First Holiday Region are Uderns, Ried, Kaltenbach, Stumm, Stummerberg and Aschau. The first ascent to the Zillertal Höhenstraße (scenic high road) begins in Ried. Visitors to the Zillertal should not conclude their summer vacation without a cruise through the breathtaking Höhenstraße as the beautiful vistas are quite memorable. In summer both Uderns and Stumm host annual indoor and outdoor cultural festivals, while Kaltenbach offers a climbing crag with different courses (based on the levels of difficulty: the ‘mice course’ is for children starting at three-years-old). Fans of the Wild West will feel right at home in Aschau, home to a real western-themed town complete with a saloon, gold panning and a sheriff who makes sure that law and order are upheld. The recreation center in Aufenfeld is mostly covered and is a bad-weather alternative to outdoor activities. Recent additions include a challenging indoor/outdoor climbing facility with a large boulder area.

Snow Report Spieljochbahn

Snow Report Spieljochbahn

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  • Mountain
    Snow level 300 cm
    Mountain altitude 2.100 m
    Temperature -9 °C
  • Open lifts 9 of 10
    New snow 10 cm
    Open slopes 21 of 21
  • Mountain
    Snow level 70 cm
    Valley altitude 634 m
    Temperature -8 °C
Last report: 19-01-2019
Weather: sunshine
Piste down to the valley:
Spieljoch
open
Mittelabfahrt
open
Talabfahrt
open
Operating hours: 08:30 Uhr - 16:30 Uhr
Last new snow: 18-01-2019
Snow condition: packed powder/grippy
New snow: 10 cm
Open lifts:
3 of 3 Cable railways
2 of 2 Chair lifts
2 of 2 Tow lifts
2 of 3
Open slopes: 21 km of 21 km
Infrastructure:
Toboggan Run "Gogl"
open
Adventure thermae Zillertal
open
Child care "Zwergerl Club"
open
Beginner's Run
open
toboggan run Spieljoch
open
News: Dear ski friends! The next winter will be back soon and we will open our ski area "Spieljochbahn Fügen" from the 14th of December 2018 until the 22nd of April 2019.

Snow Report Hochzillertal/Kaltenbach

Snow Report Hochzillertal/Kaltenbach

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  • Mountain
    Snow level 330 cm
    Mountain altitude 2.431 m
    Temperature -9 °C
  • Open lifts 32 of 40
    New snow 0 cm
    Open slopes 89 of 91
  • Mountain
    Snow level 20 cm
    Valley altitude 560 m
    Temperature -5 °C
Last report: 19-01-2019
Weather: sunshine
Piste down to the valley:
Kaltenbach
open
Connection to Hochfügen
open
Skiroute Aschau
open
Operating hours: 07:30 Uhr - 16:30 Uhr
Last new snow: 18-01-2019
Snow condition: packed powder/grippy
New snow: 0 cm
Open lifts:
14 of 19 Tow lifts
11 of 11 Chair lifts
6 of 6 Cable railways
1 of 4
Open slopes: 89 km of 91 km
Infrastructure:
Race track "Panoramalift"
open
Cross country skiing
open
Ski connection Hochfügen
open
Better Snowpark
open
VIP cable car
open
News: *open from 07:30; VIP gondola bookable; Winter hiking trail: mountain station - Marendalm - valley station Wimbachexpress - driveway - panoramic restaurant "Albergo" *Valley run Kaltenbach and ski route Aschau are open!

Snow Report Hochfügen

Snow Report Hochfügen

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  • Mountain
    Snow level 220 cm
    Mountain altitude 2.431 m
    Temperature -10 °C
  • Open lifts 11 of 12
    New snow 10 cm
    Open slopes 39 of 39
  • Mountain
    Snow level 290 cm
    Valley altitude 560 m
    Temperature -12 °C
Last report: 19-01-2019
Weather: bright
Piste down to the valley:
Holzalm
open
Connection to Hochzillertal
open
Pfaffenbühel
open
Operating hours: 08:15 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr
Last new snow: 18-01-2019
Snow condition: new snow
New snow: 10 cm
Open lifts:
5 of 6 Tow lifts
3 of 3 Chair lifts
2 of 2 Cable railways
1 of 1 Conveyor
Open slopes: 39 km of 39 km
Infrastructure:
Toboggan Run
open
Cross Country Track
open
Nature Canyon
open
BMW xDrive Skimovie
open
Snowpark Lamark
open
Funline Hochfügen
open
News: Get to know the ski area from its special side: Cat-Skiing, driving with a 'pistenbully', ski mountaineering, ISTA program, Snowlicious and much more. Information and bookings on www.hochfuegenski.com