Familie beim Winterwandern in Königsleiten in der Zillertal Arena

Experience your own winter fairy-tale during a winter holiday in Gerlos

Gerlos in winter

As well as skiing and snowboarding fun in Zillertal Arena, in winter Gerlos has so much more to offer. Whether it is a family holiday, a romantic time-out together as a couple in the deeply snow-covered winter landscape in the mountains of Tyrol, with sauna and wellness indulgence or action-packed adventures for your own – Hotel Maria Theresia right at the piste is the central starting point for your winter adventure. Our little guests in particular will be delighted with the children's play paradise in the snow, right next to the hotel – you can arrange snowball fights with all the family here, build snowmen or whiz across the snow on a snow disc or Skibob.


Experience Austria while being active in Gerlos and the Zillertal Arena

Familie beim Winterwandern in Königsleiten in der Zillertal Arena

Winter hiking in Tyrol – a peaceful mountain adventure filled with holiday joy

Hiking through the snow-bedecked winter landscape, breathing the clear mountain air and gazing in wonder at the snow crystals glistening in the sunshine. Whether it is classic winter hiking on the well signposted route network, or snow-shoe hiking through the deeply snow-covered landscape – you get to enjoy tranquillity and nature in a magical way. Alpine lodges tempt you to enjoy a stop-off for a hearty snack. Even having a holiday with your dog in Gerlos is ideal, thanks to the extensive network of paths.

Unspoilt natural surroundings await in the five side-valleys in Gerlos:

  • Schönachtal
    3 km | 140m ascent | Approx. 1 hr – Family-friendly, leisurely hike
  • Wimmertal
    5.8 km | 164m ascent | Approx. 2 hrs - Leisurely hike
  • Krummbachtal
    4 km | 200m ascent | Approx. 1 1/2 hours
  • Wildgerlostal (Durlassboden/Finkau)
    5.5 km | 10m ascent | Approx. 1 1/2 hours - Leisurely hike from Gerlos Pass to Gasthof Finkau
  • Schwarzachtal
    5 km | 209m ascent | Approx. 2 hours

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Explore the circular hiking path at Gerlosstein which has interesting elements about Zillertal culture and a dreamy mountain panorama, or experience Krimml Waterfalls as an impressive natural spectacle in the winter.

Familie beim Snowtubing in Gerlosstein in der Zillertal Arena

On your runners, get ready, go…. Tobogganing and Sledding

After enjoying a hearty refreshment stop in one of the numerous Alpine lodges, heading down the natural toboggan run into the valley is one of those holiday experiences you will remember for a long time to come. Several toboggan runs are available for you in the Zillertal Arena:

  • Gerlos toboggan run
    A 1.5 km floodlit toboggan run in Krummbachtal - open Monday to Sunday until 24.00. During the day you can use the ski bus for the ascent, while in the evenings a taxi transfer is available (on order).

  • Gerlosstein toboggan run
    The longest toboggan run in Zillertal is waiting for you. Head up on the Gerlossteinbahn to the start at 1650m altitude, where the 7km long toboggan route starts. The fantastic thing about it is that the toboggan run is floodlit until 1.00 a.m. – ideal for enjoying a stop-off at a mountain lodge in between.

  • Snowtubing Gerlosstein
    Enjoy the fun for free during the day on this 200m run in the Gerlosstein ski area and speed across the snow on snow tubes.

Skifahrer in der Zillertal Arena

Freeriding & ski tours in Gerlos

Explore the mountains in Gerlos on skis away from the pistes and take in the panorama and seep snow runs – do just that on ski tours and freeriding tours in the mountains in Tyrol. And so fun away from the piste is also a safe experience for you, you ought to have the requisite knowledge and safety equipment. Ski schools on site provide suitable equipment, safety training, freeride tours, through to ski tours with local guides.

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Are you yearning for an unforgettable holiday in Gerlos? Then enquire now and get an irresistible offer from us.

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