Zell am Ziller
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Zell am Ziller is located in the middle of the Ziller Valley, 10 km from Mayrhofen. The total length of the tracks here reaches as much as 160 km, including the Tukser Glacier, where you can ski even in the off-season. It is no wonder that skiing down the mountain will be pleasant for everyone, but Zell am Ziller is especially popular among those who prefer one board to two smaller ones, then among snowboarders. Halfpipes, boarder zones, dedicated dosker runs and all sorts of modern facilities to hone your skills and leave others open-mouthed.
The ski season in the Ziller Valley lasts from December to April.
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How to get there
In winter, you can take a direct flight to Innsbruck, from where the resort is about 67 km away, which can be overcome by taxi, rented car or bus through Mayrhofen. The second option is flights to Munich or Vienna. In this case, you still have to change from bus to bus in Mayrhofen, or order a taxi from the last point. 10 km of the way will not turn into a significant waste even for a thin wallet.
Trails Zell am Ziller
As a result of the merger of three ski areas, Zell, Gerlos and Königsleiten, the resort has the largest “ski safari” in the Ziller Valley with a total area of 44 hectares and a total length of 115 km of pistes. In addition, local vacationers can ski in all other areas of the valley, including the Tuxer glacier.
The local Zillertal Arena is a real boarder’s dream: it has about 20 special tracks and several schools.
The region has one of the longest night-lit trails (10 km), a cross-country track (21 km), and the local Zillertal Arena is a real boarder’s dream with about 20 special trails and several schools.
Modern and comfortable high-speed lifts turn climbing the mountain into an exciting journey with an excellent bonus – the opportunity to admire the amazing Alpine landscapes. Bought in Zell am Ziller, the ski pass will allow its owner to conquer the slopes of other nearby resorts – Mayrhofen and Hintertux.
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Entertainment and attractions
Like every self-respecting ski resort, Zell am Ziller offers its guests a variety of entertainment. A 25 km cross-country track running through extremely scenic areas, a toboggan run for children and adults (lit at night), two ice skating rinks and even a curling field. After a day spent on the slope, it will be nice to relax in the sauna or in the massage room. An important point of any ski holiday will, of course, be après-ski. As an evening entertainment, hotels offer a quiet “bar-restaurant” service, only at the Zillertalbear brewery a very decent MTS disco opens every evening.
Among other things, in the vicinity of Zell am Ziller there are a great many attractions – these are national parks, ancient churches, and small fabulous villages. Nearby is the famous city of Innsburg.
The Stubaital Valley (Das Stubaital) is part of the Innsbruck ski region. It is famous for its “thorny ridge of peaks” (71 peaks from 3000 m high). The Stubai Glaciers are 60 km of ski slopes, served by ski lifts and cable cars located under the peaks of the Schaufelspitze and the Stubaier Wildspitze. The Stubai Glacier guarantees snow cover in any weather.
The duration of the season in the valley is from mid-November to mid-April, and on the Stubai Glacier it is year-round.
Fulpmes and Neustift
Fulpmes and Neustift are two resorts in the vicinity of Innsbruck, stretching along the riverbed and practically merging with each other. Today, this place for active winter recreation with a developed tourist infrastructure is called the Stubaital Valley (Das Stubaital). Here you can send both beginner skiers and more experienced skiers, who prefer, however, quite calm skiing. Many vacation with families.
There are hotels of all categories in the Stubaital valley – from well-equipped farms and peasant houses to luxurious five-star hotels. Many establishments are family-oriented, so finding large rooms is not difficult.
Fulpmes and Neustift trails
The Stubai Glaciers offer 60 km of slopes suitable for both beginners and more experienced skiers. Doskers will love the fun park, halfpipe and boardercross near Fulpmes.
The Elfer ski area starts from Neustift and offers only 10 km of pistes (warm-up before the main skiing on the Stubai). There are “blue”, “red” and “black” slopes in equal numbers. The “Black” track (3 km long, 1000 m drop) is steep, but quite calm in profile, well-groomed.
Well-trained skiers will be interested in the Shlik-2000 area located 25 km from the glacier in the village of Fulpmes (maximum ascent point 2260 m). These are 2 km of one “black” track (quite a steep well-groomed descent, ice in some places; elevation difference is 1100 m), 5 km of “red” tracks (pleasant skiing on well-groomed slopes) and 7 km of rather difficult “blue” tracks. In general, this ski area is recommended for well-trained skiers.
And yet, people go to Fulpmes and Neustift primarily for the sake of the famous Stubai glacier. A free bus runs to it at short intervals through the valley.
Things to do and see in the Stubaital
The main attractions here are the temples and cathedrals of the valley: the Blutschwitzerkapelle chapel in the town of Medraz, the Church of St. Vitus, the oldest Sagerer church in Fulpmes, the Schlicker Alm chapel built at an altitude of 1616 m. Take a break from the organs and vaulted temple walls at the Blacksmith Museum in Fulpmes, the Eispickel Museum in Kampl, the Försterhaus Museum of the History and Life of Tyrol, and at the old Grain Mill, the only surviving mill in Neustift.
Two complexes with swimming pools, a sauna and a steam bath, an outdoor skating rink, tennis courts, stables with an arena. Restaurants, bars, discos and bowling alleys.