From the idyllic, broad valley floor via the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park, up to the perpetual ice of the Hintertux Glacier, the first holiday region of the Zillertal offers endless alpine highlights. In addition to its unique landscape with numerous kilometres of trails for hiking, it is particularly known for numerous traditional festivals with culinary highlights featuring natural products from the region. During winter, perfectly groomed slopes with guaranteed snow provide unforgettable moments and make the first holiday region Zillertal a top destination for winter sports and outdoor enthusiasts.
Get ready to fall in love with Fügen-Kaltenbach
No, I am not exaggerating! The first holiday region of the Zillertal (German: “Erste Feriengregion im Zillertal”) is breathtakingly beautiful and simply magical. With its 12 villages, it is located at the entrance to the most active valley in the world, the Zillertal – there, where the valley is at its broadest point and where the villages get the most hours of sunlight.
During winter, fantastic slopes up to 2,500 metres above sea level in their top skiing areas Hochfügen-Hochzillertal and Spieljoch invite you to ski or snowboard on 100 km of slopes featuring 47 lift facilities. This means, you will definitely find some winter fun for almost anybody! And it is also fun for the whole family: cross-country skiing trails, cleared winter hiking trails, toboggan runs and ice rinks are waiting for you.
Skiing Area Hochfügen-Zillertal
Skiing in the skiing area Hochfügen-Hochzillertal is a winter dream come true in the midst of the breath-taking, snow-covered landscape of the first holiday region in the Zillertal. For beginners, advanced skiers or when skiing with children, the skiing area Hochfügen-Hochzillertal provides for each level the suitable slope. Freeriders find almost endless off-piste possibilities in Hochfügen, and in the Betterpark Hochzillertal freestylers can show off their skills.
When winter hiking in the first holidy region of the Zillertal, you can independently stroll or explore the area on a total of 50 km of perfectly groomed winter hiking trails. Simply unwind and enjoy the wonderful nature of the Zillertaler Alps taking in fresh mountain air.
No pre-existing knowledge is necessary when winter hiking in Fügen and Hochfügen. Discover game tracks in the snow and learn how these animals manage to survive the cold and long winter in the forest. With some luck, you might even spot a deer or snow hares when winter hiking around Fügen. When winter hiking in the first holiday Region of the Zillertal, you will experience nature and all its treasures first hand and will be fascinated by the snow-covered scenery.
Recharge your batteries in the Zillertal mountains
Treat yourself to the best – the “Erlebnistherme Zillertal” is a spa complex in Fügen and the first water and wellness region in the Zillertal. After a fantastic day outdoors, the extensive wellness oasis is your place to relax and unwind.
The six different saunas, ranging from a stone sauna to herbal and tropical sauna to a ‘Black and White’ sauna, provide plenty of variety for sauna lovers. There is also a steam bath, an immersion bath and a tepidarium, which strengthens your immune system, stimulating regeneration. Refreshing drinks and snacks are available in the panorama bar to help your relax and replenish between saunas. And to top it all, there are the dreamy views to the surrounding mountains in the Zillertal.
All of the above and so much more guarantees a unique experience in the first holiday region of the Zillertal: wonderful holidays for all age groups and snow lovers who wish to leave everyday life and stress far behind and who want to consciously experience the fascinating scenery.
In the middle of December, I will share my personal highlights with you, on my trip to the first holiday region of the Zillertal.
Till then, enjoy this beautiful Season!
photo credits: V’s World, the first holiday region Zillertal