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Glistening glacier

The Hintertux Glacier is a spectacular summer sight

One thing visitors can be sure of in the Zillertal Valley is plenty of snow – all year round! It may be a funny feeling to put your skis in the car alongside your swimming shorts, but there is nothing quite like an early-morning ski to get the pulse racing before heading back down into the valley to enjoy the warm sunshine. Up on the Hintertux Glacier at 3,250 metres above sea level it is winter all year – with even more sunshine. 

In summer, nothing is impossible in the Tux Valley

Night after night our  piste groomers are hard at work to make sure that skiers can enjoy perfect slopes in the "world's best glacier ski resort". Thanks to the resort's extremely high altitude, we guarantee fresh powder snow from  October until May!

There really is no better way to start a summer's day than with a few runs down perfectly groomed slopes. As the sun gets warmer and the pistes softer, it is time to put the skis away and jump into the hotel pool, play a round of golf or simply lie back and enjoy the stunning landscape.

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Hiking on the Hintertux Glacier

Even during the summer months there is lots to see, do and discover on the Hintertux Glacier – from easy walks to ice adventures. This world of snow and ice is easily accessible thanks to the local cable cars.

Hiking holiday

Explore the Ice Palace

Just 200 metres from the highest point on the Hintertux Glacier lies the entrance to the Ice Palace. The shimmering blue entrance forms the first of several stops on an underground tour through the glacier. See what it is like inside a crevasse, watch ice stalactites grow drop by drop, marvel at the frozen waterfall and look out over the amazing underground lake.

Spannagelhöhle cave complex

The Spannnagelhöhle is the highest cave in Europe open to the public and a great day out for families with children.  At around 12.5 kilometres in length, it is considered the longest cave complex in the Central Alps. Around 500 metres of the cave can be explored with a guide.

Glacier adventure trail

Created in July 2015, the glacier adventure trail is a series of challenges which have to be solved with the help of Luis the Glacier Flea. Children are invited to visit a series of interactive stations all about the glacier and its mysterious secrets. The trail concludes at the bottom of the cable car in Hintertux, where little adventurers get their hands on the treasure!

Glaciers in summer

A unique experience

Talk to a member of the Tuxerhof team to find out some of the many activities available on the glacier during the summer months.

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