Ski Resort Zillertal Arena in the Zillertal: Position on map

Zillertal Arena Ski Resort

Krimml, Hainzenberg, Ramsau im Zillertal, Gerlos, Rohrberg, Zell am Ziller, Königsleiten

Trail Map Zillertal Arena

The Ski Resort

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The Zillertal Arena with its villages Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Wald and Krimml/Hochkrimml stretches from the Tyrolean Zillertal to the Salzburg Pinzgau. 143 kilometres of pistes in two federal states with 52 cable cars and lifts await skiers and snowboarders. Whether you are a beginner or an ambitious sportsman - the range of slopes has something for everyone. Almost 100% snow guarantee guarantees the perfect winter holiday for the whole family.

In the area around Zell there is a large area for beginners and children as well as many practice lifts. The action park Kreuzwiese is with the Bagjump, the Snakerun, the BMW xDrive Cup SkiMovie and the BMW xDrive Speed Check track the perfect meeting point for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. Here you will also find the natural toboggan run at the Hainzenberg.

The 'HöhenFresser' tour in Zell am Ziller is Austria’s longest run from the top to the valley – covering 1.930 meters (6332 ft) difference in altitude in just one piece. This slope offers pure fun and excitement all with just one descend. The run to the valley Zell am Ziller is the piste with the biggest difference in altitude throughout Austria and therefore really lives up to its name 'HöhenFresser' (translates to 'height eater'). The new run to the valley offers all visitors who start in Zell am Ziller the huge advantage to ski or snowboard right back into the valley. If you start at the highest summit of the arena – the Übergangsjoch at 2.500 meters (8202 ft) - you will cover 2.000 meters (6561.6 ft) difference in altitude and roughly 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) back to the valley.

Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will feel right at home in the area of Gerlos. The Snowpark in Gerlos at the Vorkogel t-bar lift provides a unique playground to learn and practice new tricks. At 30.000 meters squared (3 hectares) you will find an area for beginners, a medium kicker-line and a pro-line for experts. You will also find a SkiMovie slope in Gerlos at the so called Ebenfeld.

Moreover skiers and snowboarders can find a Boardercross track with SkiMovie equipment in the area Wald-Königsleiten. Up to four people can race against each other and exciting competitive fun is guaranteed! In the area of Wald-Königsleiten you will also find a run all the way back to the village as well as a stunning panoramic view over the Zillertal valley and the Pinzgauer Alps. At the Gipfelbahn gondola in Königsleiten you can get your skiing skills recorded at the SkiMovie piste.

Families are best tended to around the area Krimml-Hochkrimml. Here you will find relaxing descends, a fun park as well as a Märchenwiese (fairy tale meadow). For the skiers and snowboarders who need speed there is a BMW xDrive Speed Check track.

For an extra portion fun you can either check out the action-park Kreuzwiese, the fun park Hochkrimmel or the snow-park in Gerlos. Fun guaranteed and not only for freestyle experts.


Interesting facts

  • Offering 93 miles of slopes and terrain, Zillertal Arena is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Austria.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 6299 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 8202 ft above sea level.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 52 " at summit elevation and 12 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 66 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base.
  • Zillertal Arena features 58 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 54 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 964
Snowphone+43 (0)5282 7165
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

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With 31 mountain huts, snow bars and restaurants there is something to be found for everyone.

The restaurants 'Rosi's Schnitzlhütte Sportalm' or the 'Schmankerlhütte Kreuzwiesenalm' can be found here at the ski resort Zell. A lot of fun and action can be found at the Sonnalm or at the Schlittenstadl.

At the ski area Gerlos you should check out the mountain restaurant Fußalm with the Almbar or the Panormaalm. Visitors have the opportunity to try Jagertee at several umbrella bars.

In Königsleiten you should take a break at the mountain restaurant Larmachalm relaxing on the large sun terrace. From the other mountain restaurant called Gipfeltreffen you have a unique view onto the National Park Hohe Tauern and the Zillertal Alps.

At Hochkrimml one of your lunch break stops should be at the restaurant Duxer Alm or the tavern Filzstein. At the umbrella bar Castello down at the base station Sonnwendkopf you can experience some real Austrian Après Ski fun.

Must-Ski Runs

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The longest descend in the Zillertal Arena is No. 1+2+4 in the area around Gerlos. The run is nine kilometers (5.6 mi) long and has a difference in altitude of 955 meters (3133.2 ft).

Even expert skiers are challenged with the piste No. 36 in Gerlos. This is the hardest ski run in the entire ski resort.

Of particular recommendation are the Kreuzwiesnabfahrt No. 16+17 in the area of Zell, the track Gerlosplatte No. 10 and ski run No. 31 in Gerlos as well as the piste No. 42 in Königsleiten.

To get an overview of the ski resort it is recommended to take the ArenaTour. It will lead you through all four areas of the resort. Driving at a high speed and with breaks not included this tour should take you about five hours.

Longest Runs

Gerlos Nr. 1 + 2 + 4
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 955 m
Übergangsjoch in Zell am Ziller bis ins Tal
Length: 10 km
Vertical Drop: 1,920 m

Most Difficult Runs

Gerlos Nr. 36
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 400 m
Talabfahrt Zell am Ziller
Length: 2.5 km
Vertical Drop: 728 m


Vorfreude - Countdown zum Skivergnügen in der Zillertal Arena
Zillertal Arena Ticketshop - Skipass online aufladen
Silvester Skishow - Gerlos goes 2023
Alpaka Wanderung zu den Krimmler Wasserfällen
Entdecke die Zukunft des Skifahrens in der Zillertal Arena - Die Neue 10er Gondelbahn "Wilde Krimml"


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Fast and action packed or relaxed and easygoing – sledging is fun for everyone. Whether you sledge at a tranquil speed, participate in a sledging competition with your family or show your expert skills while racing down the mountain - excitement is predestined. On the six (partly) illuminated sledging tracks in the areas of the Zillertal Arena (Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Wald-Königsleiten, Krimml-Hochkrimml) you have great opportunities to stop at some of the older and rustic mountain huts as well. At the Hainzenberg you will find the longest sledging track in the Zillertal valley with a total length of seven kilometers (4.3 mi). You can reach the track easily with the Gerlossteinseilbahn gondola. The track is illuminated until 1 AM.

The amusement park Zell has lots to offer including an artificial ice rink, a curling pit and a four lane bowling alley.

For Nature lovers the landscape around the Zillertal Arena is a dream come true. You don't even need to ski through the winter wonderland to truly experience some of Austria's most beautiful nature. Winter magic in midst of a stunning snowy landscape can be discovered on foot as well. Torch and winter hikes provide the optimal atmosphere and it is something new and exciting to try. Ice climbing on waterfalls, romantic carriage rides, ice skating, curling, tennis or squash are perfect alternatives to skiing and there is most definitely something for everyone.

Number toboggan runs: 7
Toboggan run lighted
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife


After a fun day on the slopes the fun continues in the villages of the valley. For example in Zell everybody meets up at the Saustadl or at the cocktail bar at the Englhof.

In Königsleiten everybody celebrates at the Bar Kings close to the Hotel Ursprung. Après Ski and party atmosphere can be found here for sure. For a more cozy atmosphere visit the Kaminbar at the Hotel Königsleiten Vital Alpin. If you're interested in good music and chatting with your friends definitely visit the Schatzi Alm Bar.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 31
Number of Clubs: 4

Dining and Restaurants

Exquisite food is available at the restaurant “Ox” at the Tirolerhof in Zell. You'll be served delicious steaks, grilled on a south-bend grill with Austria's impeccable organic meat quality. Less enthusiastic meat lovers as well as vegetarians can find culinary delights in the regional cuisine of this restaurant.

In the same house you'll find a wine bar called “Der Keller”. Here people can enjoy delicious wines paired with Tyrolean delicacies in a cozy atmosphere.

Number of Restaurants: 83

Infrastructure & Rental

Getting here

By car:

With the car you can take the Inntalautobahn A12 until you reach the exit Zillertal. Continue on the federal highway B 169, drive through Achensee or take the main road starting at Kiefersfelden passing Wörgl and Rattenberg.

If your traveling on the Tauernautobahn A10 you drive until your reach the city of Werfen. From there switch onto the B 311 in the direction of Schwarzach, Zell am See. From there you change onto the B 168 in the direction of Mittersill. From there you'll change on more time onto the B 165 and then follow the road until you reach your goal.

Starting in Munich drive onto the A12 until you reach the exit Kufstein Süd. From there you'll change onto the B 165 and then follow the road until you reach your goal.


Public Transportation:

Taking the train you can travel to the station Jenbach/Tirol. From there you'll need to take the Zillertalbahn train to Zell am Ziller.


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last update on Dec 6, 2023
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Mountain Stats

Elevation1903 ft - 8202 ft
Opening DayDec 7, 2023
Closing DayApr 14, 2024
Capacity 90350 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 56

Skiable Terrain

93.2 miles
Overall Slope Length 93.2 miles
Number of Slopes 88

Weather (8202 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €72.50
1 day youth €58
1 day child €32.60
All rates & fees