Ski holidays in Hippach
Hippach is situated in the centre of the Zillertal mountains with Mayrhofen resort just 5 km away. The Hippach-Schwendau-Ramsau region also links with the ski areas of Mayrhofen, Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000, Hochzillertal-Hochfügen-Spieljopch and the Wildkogel-Arena in Bramberg, part of the Zillertal ski area and all covered under the area lift pass offering over 530km of pistes to explore.
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Skiing in Hippach
Mayrhofen-Hippach has 159km of local pistes and there are 2 main ski areas in Mayrhofen, the Ahorn and Penken that are interlinked with Hippach. The area offers something for all abilities from cruisy runs, mogul fields and challenging pistes to family friendly runs and snowparks.
In Hippach, the Horberg lift takes you right into the Zillertal 3000 ski area which is interconnected with Mayrhofen and has 139km of pistes around Horberg and Penken. This area also links to Rastkogel and Eggalm ski areas, but the Zillertal area in Zell is only accessed by bus.
Beginners and families will like the Beginner round at Penken and the Family round at Ahorn as well as the Genießerberg which has wide, leisurely slopes ideal for early intermediates, beginners and families.
Advanced skiers will find the area fantastic for demanding terrain. The Harakiri in the Penken area is one of the steepest pistes in Austria with its gradient decline at 78%. There are also freeride opportunities on the Wanglspitz and on the Unterbergalm.
Visitors can also discover the Hintertux Glacier for a day trip. This is also a great area for experienced skiers because of its size and array of challenging slopes. It is also Austria’s only summer ski area, sitting at altitudes from 1500m to 3250m and has 60km of pistes.
Freestylers will be pleased the area is the ideal location for parks. The Penken Park in Mayrhofen has seven areas each with great features that cater for all abilities such as the Kids Park, Fun Area, a Beginner Line and Pro Line. It has the usual features but its main attractions are its rainbow box, the multi jib ‘Beastbox’, 16m stepup kicker and a half pipe that is regularly shaped and groomed.
Wanting to do something a bit different? Hippach has 30km of cross country ski tracks that also access its neighbouring resorts as well as night skiing opportunities. Night skiing is available in Hochzillertal, Zillertal Arena, Hochfügen and Tux and its pistes are freshly groomed to ensure perfect conditions.
Snow conditions in Hippach
The area is snow sure by Tyrolean standards with the Hintertux glacier open all year round. Snow cover in Mayrhofen-Hipapch is also guaranteed thanks to its artificial snow making capabilities.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Hippach
The are a few apres ski bars and restaurants in Hippach which get busy on the weekends but if you are looking for lively apres ski, neighbouring Mayrhofen is the place to go. Renowned for its raucous apres ski, there are a much wider selection of bars which will get you into dancing on tables to oompah music. Our recommendations are the Yeti Bar and the Brückenstadl and the easiest way to get over Mayrhofen is to take a bus or taxi.
There are lots of fun alternative winter activities to do in Hippach such as winter hiking, horse drawn sleigh rides, and the longest natural and floodlit toboggan run in the Zillertal, near the centre of Zell am Ziller. In Mayrhofen there is also an ice rink, boulder hall, indoor pool and saunas.
Transfer times to Hippach
Innsbruck (INN) - 1 hr
Salzburg (SZG) - 2 hrs