Hintertux, Austria

*  Super snow-sure glacier open 365 days a year... 

*  Surprisingly varied (and in places challenging) terrain...

*  Lively tea-time après-ski...

There are few safer bets for snow than Hintertux, whose glacier is still one of the few to offer skiing 365 days a year. Unlike many glaciers, the terrain is anything but flat and offers plenty to interest most levels of skier. And just in case you do fancy a change of scene, there are countless other resorts nearby, Mayrhofen best known among them.

Hintertux at a glance...

 Resort height:

1500m

 Slopes:

1500-3250m

 Pistes:

86km

 Snow rating:

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆☆☆☆

Blue runs

44%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆

Red runs  

26%

 Advanced

☆☆☆☆

Black runs

5%

 

Ski routes

 

25%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Innsbruck

1hr30

 Convenience

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Après-ski

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

5/5

Snow quality – upper

5/5

Snow quality – lower

4/5

Resort level snow

4/5

Powder potential

4/5

The skiing

Given that most of the terrain is on the glacier, Hintertux offers a surprisingly extensive and varied area of skiing with long runs of over 1000m vertical and plenty of off-piste.

 

Confident skiers will particularly enjoy the ski routes on the lower half of the mountain, but there are challenges higher up too, including a genuinely steep black. The glacier is also home to plenty of gentler terrain, and for complete beginners there is a nursery area at resort level.

The resort

The main village is traditional, but very small and set back a few hundred metres from the lifts. A further collection of hotels and guest houses are clustered around the gondola station. There is some surprisingly lively tea-time après-ski both here and up the mountain, but after dark the resort is very quiet and life revolves around the hotels.

 

This is predominantly a resort for serious skiers (in winter at least), but there are a few non-skiing activities (mostly involving the glacier) such as ice-climbing.

Our hotels in Hintertux

Hintertuxerhof  *** s 

 

* Highly acclaimed family hotel

* Superb child-care facilities

* Excellent location close to lifts

 

7 night guide price: £930pp

3 nights from £645pp

Location

Hintertux is located in the Tirol region of western Austria, not far from Innsbruck.

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