Skiing & Snowboarding

Perfect skiing enjoyment in the Zillertal

Winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to pure skiing fun at Hotel Waldfriede in Fügen. You will find Austria's most beautiful ski areas in the Zillertal. All kinds of winter athletes meet here in the winter months. Whether you're a skier, snowboarder, tourer, or winter hiker - you have come to the right place. The Spieljoch ski area, which features a 10-person gondola as of winter 2017/18, and the nearby Hochfügen and Hochzillertal ski areas leave nothing to be desired. Everyone will find a slope that suits their personal ability level and desired challenges. A special highlight is ski-in & ski-out - this means direct access to the slopes from the hotel. This provides for relaxed skiing enjoyment in the family-friendly Spieljoch ski area. 

The Zillertal is extremely popular among skiing fans. The region is guaranteed to have snow, the ski lifts are the most modern of their kind, and the lifts' capacities are ample even though there can sometimes be crowds of people. There is the perfect slope for every desired difficulty level. Beginners can learn on small hills, and family-friendly ski runs are suited for little ski bunnies. In the ski schools and ski kindergartens, the littlest ones can learn how to carve down the slopes. Snowboarders will also find a paradise here where they can show off their skills. Fügen in the Zillertal stands for tons of fun and sports in the winter landscape where more than just sports is high on the list of activities...

After sunset, you can enjoy the soothing warmth of the sauna or infrared cabin, swim leisurely laps in the indoor pool, or take in the breathtaking view of the snow-covered peaks of the Zillertal mountains from the panoramic wellness oasis. Our kitchen team will pamper you with regional treats, and our new hotel lounge invites you to linger and relax - just the right ambiance to bring your day to an end and plan the next day of your winter fairy tale. 

Spieljoch ski area in the Zillertal
As of winter 2017/2018, the family-friendly Spieljoch ski area boasts a new look with 21 km of excellently prepared slopes and the longest valley run in the Zillertal equipped with snow machines. 

Ski Optimal ski area in the Zillertal

With its connection to Hochfügen in December 2004 and with ca. 155 km of slopes and 35 lifts, it is 1 of the 3 large ski areas in the Zillertal along with the Zillertal Arena and Ski Zillertal 3000. Depending on snow conditions, the ski season usually beings with weekend operation in November and December.

Après ski in the Zillertal

As you can see, there is plenty of variety on a skiing vacation atHotel Waldfriede in Fügen. After an active day on skis or snowboard, things really heat up: the party gets started with hot music and cool drinks while ski fans and snowboarders reflect on the day and exchanges experiences and stories. And if you want, you can then experience the nightlife with discos and bars. 

"Winter fun in the Zillertal"

Snowboarding fun in the Zillertal

Year after year, the Zillertal casts a spell over snowboarding fans from near and far. Two fun parks and cool halfpipes delight beginners and pros.

Fun parks - Penken Park and Better Park

In the Hochfügen ski area, there is a halfpipe. The 2 largest fun parks in the valley, the Penken Park in Mayrhofen and the Better Park in Hintertux, offer the perfect challenge for every ability level. Awaiting visitors at the Penken Park are 4 lines (fun, public, pro, and jib), and in the Better Park in Hintertux, there are 3 lines and a superpipe. Snow is guaranteed here from December to April. There is also an opportunity to take professional snowboarding lessons with 1 of the many snowboard instructors in the Zillertal.

Snowboard rental in Fügen

If you would like to avoid troublesome transport, you can rent your snowboard on-site. We have the addresses of all ski and snowboard rentals in the surroundings.