Hintertuxer Glacier

Ski slope on the Hintertuxer Glacier
Ski slope on the Hintertuxer Glacier

The Hintertuxer Glacier lies at the end of the Tuxertal, a side valley of the Zillertal in the midst of Tyrol's Zillertal Alps in Austria.  At its highest point, at the saddle between the Gefrorene-Wand-Spitzen, it reaches an elevation of 3250 m . The glacier can be used as a year-round ski area.

Due to its altitude, snow conditions are generally excellent, meaning that virtually all of the slopes and lifts are in operation and available for you to enjoy. The glacier ski area boasts its own ski school for beginners and experienced skiers.

Aside from opportunities for winter sports, the Hintertuxer Glacier also affords panoramic views of the Alps. The area is ideally suited for mountain hikes, numerous alpine huts are located there, some of which are open year-round. One of the huts of the Spannagelhaus with the Spannagel Cave Natural Monument which, at a total length of 10 km, is the longest cave system in the entire Central Alps. The cave entrance is right next to the Spannagelhaus.