The Ski Resort
The family ski area Jungholz nestles in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. This compact ski area has a total of 10 km of blue and red runs. In addition there are also 10 km of off-piste routes to explore. Given the 7 km of easy runs and 3 km of intermediate slopes, Jungholz is an ideal destination for families, beginners or people coming back to the sport. Excellent conditions are as good as guaranteed here thanks to the extensive snowmaking facilities. Ten lifts are on hand to carry skiers up to an altitude of 1,410 metres, where the ski area tops out. The Snow Raceland race course is located by the Bischlagsesselbahn lift, allowing visitors of all levels to race against their friends. The ski area also boasts a border-cross course.
N’Ice Bear Kinderland is an ideal place for youngsters to take to the snow on skis or a snowboard for the first time. Two magic carpet lifts offer kids a convenient way to get back up the hill and make their first descents a little less daunting, while there is also a creatively designed obstacle course here too. Don’t expect the kids to get bored here any time soon as there’s also a ski carousel, a fairy-tale igloo for warming up, Indian village, bouncy castle and much more besides in this lovingly designed Spieleland area. The Learnland zone is also an ideal place for youngsters to hone their skills. The ski school based here supports learners with their professional team of ski and snowboard instructors, who are always on hand with tips and tricks.
Two unique highlights for visitors looking for some calm in the midst of the ski area are the so-called sunny oases. These cordoned off areas allow visitors to soak up some rays in peace and enjoy the incredible winter landscape. So take off those skis and kick back in a deck chair.
The Jungholz ski area is a member of the Vitales Land ski region.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1017 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 4626 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 24 " at summit elevation and 13 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 26 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base.
- Jungholz features 40 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 38 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.
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On Mountain Dining
If hunger strikes, you can go for one of two lodges in the Jungholz ski area. The Schrofen-Hütte is located by the four-person Alder lift, and skiers can enjoy all manner of Tyrolean delicacies either in the cosy restaurant or on the sun-kissed terrace. The Bischlag Stadl, a cute buffet restaurant, is directly next to the valley station of the Jungholz ski lifts. It’s a great place to enjoy home-made specialities in the panoramic winter conservatory area, on the large sundeck or in the inviting rooms inside.
If you prefer to explore the region on cross-country skis, there are 3.5 km of classical trails to explore and 1 km of skating trail. The cross-country routes are located by the Felsenbad as well as in Langenschwand and they are all immaculately prepared. As a result, they are ideal for both beginners and advanced cross-country skiers.
Away from the ski runs, Jungholz also offers up an exhilarating 3.5 km sled run, which is open for floodlit sledding every single night. And as if that wasn’t enough, options are also available for exploring the winter landscape on snowshoes, in a horse-drawn sleigh or on one of the well-maintained winter hiking paths. If you’re physically fit and want to experience something truly special, you could even give ice climbing a try with an expert guide. And if you fancy swimming a few lengths in warm water and giving sore muscles a good soak, there is even an indoor swimming pool locally.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
If après-ski is your thing, you can head directly from the slopes to the Turmbar at the Schrofen Hütte. Hot music is mixed with cool drinks and delicious snacks for rounding out a great day on the mountain.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
By car: If you’re travelling from the north, you’d be best advised to take the A7. Take the Oy-Mittelberg exit and then follow the Deutsche Alpenstraße (B310) towards Wertach/Oberjoch. After around four kilometres, a road turns off to the left to Jungholz. If you’re travelling from the Innsbruck direction, take the A12 and exit in Mötz. Continue on the B189 and B179 (Fernpassstraße) towards Reutte. From the Füssen border tunnel join the A7. From here you should also take the Oy-Mittelberg exit and follow the route described above. There is plenty of free parking available for skiers and snowboarders in the valley.
By public transportation: If you prefer to travel by train, you can ride as far as Kempten main station. From there you can take a local train to Oy-Mittelberg, the closest rail link to the ski area. You then need to take a bus or taxi for the final leg to Jungholz.