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Offside the slopes

Sledding adventures, winter hikes and much more

Junge Damen bei Sommerwanderung über eine Brücke im Krimmler Achental
Damen wandern über eine blühende Bergwiese im Krimmler Achental
Damen am Zaun bewundern das Naturschauspiel der Krimmler Wasserfälle

Sledding adventures & hut atmosphere

Any real winter vacation here with us in the Zillertal simply has to include an old-fashioned sledding expedition, along with a stop at a mountain hut!

A selection of sledding hills in Zillertal: The longest sled run in Zillertal (also floodlit) is on the Hainzenberg. This 7 km-long sled run is a must for your wintertime visit to Gerlos. There is also a 1.5 km--long sled run in Krummbachtal (floodlit).

Romantic winter hikes

What makes a vacation unforgettable? It is actually during those special moments of "intensive life experiences". Enjoy a romantic stroll together - amid the gloriously snow-covered winter countryside of Gerlos and its five side valleys. And afterwards, allow your senses and sensibilities to enter a "realm of enjoyment" – perhaps during a sensual, aphrodisiac candlelight dinner here with us at the Hotel Kristall in Gerlos.

Or out on a snowshoe hike away from the slopes, cross-country trails and cleared pathways. Trudge through the winter forest, blanketed deep in snow, and experience a few things you don't do on a daily basis: wildlife watching, reading animals signs, pausing for thought at sunny scenic points, enjoying a meal at an alpine hut, holding your loved-one in your arms …

Western-Style Horseback Rides in Gerlos

Enjoy a wintertime, Western-style ride on surefooted Argentinean and American ranch horses. A very different kind of winter vacation!

Convivial Carriage Rides

A memorable experience during your winter holidays at Hotel Kristall in Gerlos. A horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered winter countryside of Hohe Tauern National Park. Info and sign-up available right here at the hotel.