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Zillertal Mountain Winter

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September 25, 2012

Zillertal Mountain Winter

Whether alpine or freestyle, Zillertal has long been known as a mecca for unlimited skiing and snowboarding pleasure.? Ideally prepared fun parks and ski routes provide the special kick. The opportunity to enjoy all six ski areas belonging to ?the four holiday regions with the Zillertal SuperSkipass is extremely popular. Connected by 174 ultra-modern cable cars, the 671 perfectly groomed kilometres of slopes leave nothing to be desired. It was this variety that led the Sunday Times to crown Zillertal as best Austrian ski region in 2011.

Schlitters, 20.07.2012. Wide slopes, internationally award-winning piste conditions, the best huts in the Alps and the Hintertux Glacier, Austria?s only year-round skiing area, guarantee carefree skiing? in the heart of the Zillertal and Tux Alps.?Not only state-of-the-art lifts and kilometres of perfectly groomed ski runs are available with the Zillertal SuperSkipass, but the valley-wide ski bus network can also be used free of charge with this convenient all-in-one ticket. No matter whether the first turns in the snow or delightful downhill runs, about 400 km of red ski runs and over 170 km of blue ski runs ensure abundant variety.

Over 135 huts provide guests with culinary delicacies made from regional, untreated products, ?and the apr?s-ski bars provide ample opportunity for guests to exchange highlights of the day. ?What?s more, the area?s own motorway access at the entrance to the valley and the wide valley floor with? moderate slopes ?ensure good accessibility to the Zillertal ski areas.

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Great fun for all
The family-friendly? Spieljochbahn ski area located right at the entrance to the valley attracts winter sport friends of any technique and class. Deep powder? slopes and one of the most beautiful artificial snow-covered valley runs also delight the greatest experts. Making tracks in powder snow, enjoying the breath-taking panorama of the Zillertal Alps, or being pampered with culinary delights at the gourmet huts of the Ski-Optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach area ? this unique mix of pleasure, natural surroundings and comfort provides an eventful programme for young and old. The ski area offers a little goodie ?for early birds throughout the entire winter season: ?early morning powder skiing? starting at 7.30 am!

The full moon dates are among the area?s special highlights. The heated gondola? floats? up towards ?feljoch by moonlight? to the ?Jewel of the Alps?, the Kristallh?tte with its outstanding cuisine.

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Black Diamond Big Mountain in Hochf?gen
In February, the international next generation elite of the freeriding scene will provide their impressive show for the third time at the Black Diamond Big Mountain in Hochf?gen. Perfect lines, breathtaking ?cliff jumps and acrobatic tricks in the untouched powder of the notorious ?Ostwand? will be on show . Participants will compete for World Cup points and starting spots? ? an adrenalin-fuelled feast for the eyes of guests who can follow the spectacle live from the spectator area at the ?8er Alm?. In addition to a high-calibre sports event, side shows and parties at Big Mountain Hochf?gen ensure an unforgettable winter festival!

Hochf?gener ?Seilrennen? celebrates major anniversary
For the fiftieth time this winter,? three-person teams of skiers will ??put a rope around their hips and ski down the mountain?! A racing weekend full of highlights awaits participants and fans at this year?s ?Hochf?gen Rope Race?, marking the anniversary of the annual Hochf?gen race in grand and cheerful style!

Immaculate slopes the entire day thanks to ?the White Carpet
The White Carpet in the Zillertal Arena is an absolute innovation! Who doesn?t want to ski down a perfectly groomed slope and enjoy a virginal downhill run on a white carpet ? and not only early in the morning? This wish comes true on the ?White Carpet?! In the Zillertal Arena, two slopes are freshly prepared three times a week at noon throughout ?January and February!

The new Kreuzwiesn-X-Press in the Zillertal Arena provides more fun! The new 6-person chair lift with orange weather-proof protective covers replaces the previous chair lift and provides even more comfort for Zillertal Arena guests.

Capture your ?perfect day on the slopes in images and let your ?loved ones at home share the fun. It?s no problem with the new, free WLAN hotspots! WLAN hotspots at numerous lift stations and huts enable free access to the Internet with your smartphone.


Mayrhofen invites visitors for the first time to the spectacular ?Rise & Fall? winter opening
On 15.12.2012 ?for the first time in Mayrhofen: four people, one team and no mercy! Top athletes from the disciplines ?ski mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking and skiing will prove their skills for the first time in an extraordinary relay competition staged around the Ahorn. In addition to a first-class supporting programme, a concert with high-calibre live act will follow the award ceremony!


World first at Hintertux Glacier

The new 10-person ?Gefrorene Wand? gondola on the ?Hintertux Glacier leads from Tuxer Fernerhaus (2,660 m) directly to the glacier ski area at 3,033 metres. The worldwide first 10-person gondola? made by Doppelmayr features heated seats and replaces the ?Gefrorene Wand 3a? double chair lift.

?Shreadheadz? will find an ultimate playground for improving their skills in the new Winterpark Hintertux at Sommerberg. The 4-person Tuxerjoch lift with bubble will comfortably transport ?everybody. As a result, the freestyle winter will be prolonged and, with the exception of the short break ?in August, the park will now be open throughout the year for? Hintertux Glacier fun.

Source: Austrian National Tourist Office

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