Holidays in Tirol: Zillertal Arena
Be it a summer or winter vacation - Zillertal Arena is always worth a visit thanks to the unrivaled mountains and Alpine side valleys embedded in the scenic Zillertal Nature Park and Hohe Tauern National Park. In the winter, the Zillertal Arena offers the valley's biggest ski area in close vicinity to the adjacent Pinzgau region. In the summer, the Zillertal Arena makes a real paradise for hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers and alpinists. Climbing fans get together at Riederklamm rock garden or Gerlosstein via ferrata. Families and kids are strongly recommended to explore the marvelous Durlassboden water reservoir in Gerlos on hot summer days. The ultimate Arena Coaster in Zell promises thrilling moments as well as the WaterWonderWorlds right next to the scenic Krimml Waterfalls.
Mountain family holidays – Zillertal Arena
Zillertal Arena has an infinite number of accommodations for all pocket books, ranging from comfy holiday apartments in Gerlos to lovely family hotels in Zell am Ziller, surrounded by the Zillertal Nature Park and Hohe Tauern mountain range. Zell, the valley's main town, boasts a huge 45,000 m² sports park incl. giant slides, adventurous swimming pool, tennis courts, mini-golf course, fun court, volleyball field, football field, restaurant and myriad other summer sports facilities. Highly rewarding destinations for families spending their holidays in the Zillertal Arena are the old gold mining tunnel in Zell and the breathtaking Alpine waterfalls in Krimml. Besides hiking, summer sport fans can choose from 320 kilometers of mountain bike trails leading from Tirol's Zillertal towards Salzburg's Pinzgau region. Free mountain bike transport is available at the Arena mountain lifts – for example up to Rosenalm at 1800 meters altitude, followed by a thrilling downhill ride on the new "RideAble Project" single trail. Biking at its finest!
Snow & Action – Winter fun in the Zillertal Arena
The huge Zillertal Arena ski area comprises several provinces and valleys, offering 160 kilometers of immaculate ski slopes, countless snow parks, speed checkpoints, ski movie tracks plus absolute snow reliability throughout the winter season. Therefore it ranks among Austria's most popular winter holiday destinations. The choice is really varied: nine ski and snowboard schools for the youngest guests, some 40 quaint mountain huts and inns serving local specialties, free skibus shuttles running between Zell, Gerlos, Wald, Krimml and Königsleiten. The unique Zillertal Arena skipass is also valid in the Wildkogel Ski Arena and in Neukirchen am Großvenediger. Families enjoy wonderful winter days in the Gerlosstein ski area where the youngest skiers can access the slopes by mountain gondola from Hainzenberg. The wide open ski runs cater for beginners and advanced alike. Passionate snowboarders and freestylers head for the Hot Zone snow park in Gerlos at 2000 meters above sea level. Spend a great winter holiday in the Zillertal Arena!
More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board
Hiking, walking, climbing etc. - everyone feels well in the hiking arena of the world's most active valley, boasting some 400 km of sign-posted hiking routes.
Adventure fans can choose from 232 km of MTB trails, rafting, horse-back riding, tennis, beach volleyball, Nordic Walking, tandem paragliding, canyoning, swimming, plus a lot more!
The Zillertal Arena makes a truly unique paradise also for kids and teens: Leisure Park in Zell, high rope park in Gerlos, Arena Coaster, entertaining activity program for young guests. For plenty of extra fun and action you should try the ultimate Arena Skyliner! Next to Zell you find the wildly romantic Gerlostal valley. Two different worlds meet here: Zell is located in the central valley making an ideal starting point for excursions and short trips. In Gerlos you breathe fresh and clear Alpine while spending memorable days at the heart of the Alps.
Zell im Zillertal, the historic and geographic heart of the Zillertal valley, nestles at 580 meters above sea level. Together with the surrounding villages of Gerlosberg, Hainzenberg, Zellberg and Rohrberg, it offers some 5600 guest beds.
Gerlos at 1300 meters above sea level, is one of Zillertal's highest villages and has 4000 guest beds.
But it's not only skiing or snowboarding which makes the Zillertal Arena the number 1 winter destination! Spend the whole day amidst the snow-covered winter wonderland: Tobogganing, ice-skating, horse-riding, paragliding or hiking - the two villages Zell im Zillertal and Gerlos offer winter fun at its best. Zell, at 580m above sea level, is located in the middle of the Zillertal valley and gives access to the Zillertal Arena.
Zell and the surrounding villages Gerlosberg, Hainzenberg, Zellberg and Rohberg offer 5800 beds for tourists.
Gerlos, at 1300m above sea level, is one of the highest-lying villages of the Zillertal valley and offers some 4000 beds. What's more, snow is always guaranteed in Gerlos!