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On the way on skis

Skiing, ski touring & cross-country skiing in Gerlos

The hotel Kristall in Gerlos boasts both an exceptional location, close to the valley run (just 150 m away), as well as free ski-bus service (stops right in front of the hotel). Within moments you get to the skiing area Zillertal arena - the biggest snow, ski and fun arena in the valley!

Paar bei einer rasanten Abfahrt über die frisch präparierte Piste
Paar beim der Schussfahrt über die Piste
Skifahrer zieht seine Schwünge auf der frisch präparierten Piste

Skiing areas in Zillertal

The ski areas of Zillertal encompass some 640 kilometers of slopes, of which around 80 km are black-rated, 400 km red and 165 km blue. The 167 state-of-the-art lifts and cable cars make it possible to experience incomparable skiing enjoyment at elevations from 500 to over 3,000 meters above sea level.

Skiing in Zillertal is also about perfect transportation connections, including 26 ski-bus lines, a super ski pass and all kinds of fringe programs for skiers and winter sports fans.

Skiing areas in Zillertal

Ski touring – a unique nature experience

The "Zillertal Arena", and Gerlos especially, offers a wide range of opportunities for back-country skiing. Whether you are a rookie or an experienced tourer - Gerlos and its side valleys are a great tip for interesting, variety-packed back-country routes.

Before setting out on your back-country ski tour, we strongly recommend checking out the daily avalanche forecast online at, or get information from local ski schools, or from us here at the hotel reception.

Ski touring recommendations Zillertal

Cross-country skiing

… from December until Easter, on a 200 km-long network of tracked, snowy cross-country ski trails!

A selection of our area cross-country trails:

  • Innertal - Alpina – Schönachtal trail (ca. 6 km)
  • Alpine trail on the Gerlosplatte (7 km)
  • NEW FLOODLIT TRAIL Bäckenfeld Trail: 700 m (classic/skating technique), Zell a. Ziller

For information about rentals and cross-country lessons, simply contact us here at the hotel.