Set at the foot of the Hintertux Glacier in the Tyrol, lies the charming Austrian village of Hintertux. Although a small town, the area is one of the most popular glaciers in Austria, with particular thanks to the fact that it is only one of two ski-resorts in the world that offer 365 days of skiing – the other is Zermatt in Switzerland. With almost 90km of slopes and panoramic views of the Alps, Hintertux offers everything you could want in a winter holiday. Hintertux also offers ski-rentals, a ski school, ski-tours and pistes with a range of difficulties. The free-ride slopes are open from October until May. If you are in need of some relaxation after a day on the pistes, enjoy the thermal baths, saunas and steam rooms to rejuvenate. Whilst staying in Hintertux accommodation, be sure to try delicious local Austrian delicacies like Kaiserschmarrn or Germknödel.
Hintertux and the Tyrol
The Tyrol transforms during the summer season to a peaceful, lush green landscape and is well worth the visit. Stay in Hintertux holiday rentals during the warmer months and see a different side to the area: summer in the Zillertal Valley is relaxing and beautiful, with a great variety of outdoor adventures. Hiking is particularly popular, as are mountain bike tours. The Spannagel Cave is a popular tourist attraction and at 10km long is the largest cave in the Alps. Hintertux lies about 1 and a half hours from the city of Innsbruck and approximately 2 hours to the popular ski-resort Sölden.