365 Tage Skivergnügen
Der Hintertuxer Gletscher ist Österreichs einziges Ganzjahresskigebiet und bietet Wintersportlern an 365 Tagen perfekt präparierte, schneesichere Abfahrten und ein faszinierendes Naturerlebnis.
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Last update: 13.04.2021
At a press conference on 02.12.2020, the Austrian government announced that ski resorts may resume operations on 24.12.2020. As we all now know, extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures - even on the mountain!
Experience has shown that our measures for a safe coexistence on the mountain were a proven success and can be very well integrated if everyone plays their part and pulls together! Our pledge: the focus of our activities will continue to be on offering our guests and staff a safe mountain experience, as well as carefree fun in the great outdoors!
Please note: According to current regulations for skiing and snowboarding a negative test result is required!
We are looking forward to welcoming you in "Wintertux"!
Useful information from our experience
We know from experience that many guests head up the mountain in the morning. To get from the car park to the slopes as quickly and relaxed as possible, we recommend an ascent from 09.30 am onwards.
The same applies to the restaurants, when they are open again:
If you plan to have your lunch break before 11:30 or after 14:00, you will certainly be spoilt for choice. Furthermore, you have the possibility to make a table reservation in advance in the service restaurants.
Since reopening, we have been operating at full gondola capacity and strive to offer our guests the fastest possible access to the slopes. Nevertheless, the following applies to all waiting areas: Don’t jostle - just chill”.
Weather permitting, windows in the cable cars are open to ensure good ventilation.
Please follow recommendations on conduct, as well as instructions issued by our staff, especially with regards to applicable hygiene regulations.
Wherever possible, please make use of contactless and cashless payment options.
If you have symptoms that could indicate a possible Covid-19 infection, please stay at home and contact a doctor immediately.
Protect your health and the health of those around you.
If you have any questions about slope conditions, fresh snowfall etc., please contact us by phone under +43/5287/8510 or visit our website.
Do I need a negative test result for using the cable car?
Do I have to buy my ticket online in advance, or can I purchase it on site?
There are always enough cash desks open on site to avoid queues.
Moreover, tickets can be purchased at our two ticket machines in Hintertux and Finkenberg. It is also possible to buy tickets in advance online for these two areas and collect them from the machines provided.
What about the ski buses (Tuxer Sport Bus)?
As in the case of all public transport, FFP2 face masks are mandatory in all ski buses. If possible, a minimum distance of 2 metres must always be maintained. We also recommend wearing a face mask at the bus stops if the minimum distance cannot be maintained.
At the moment, there is the public bus 4104 between Mayrhofen and Hintertux, that takes winter sportspeople with adequate equipment for free.
As soon as there are ski buses again: In addition to the scheduled trips from Vorderlanersbach to Hintertux and back (every 20 minutes in autumn, every 10 minutes in winter), additional busses will be deployed during peak times in the mornings and afternoons to reduce the number of passengers in each bus. Current timetables can be found here.
Where is it compulsory to wear a mask and what can be used as mouth and nose protection?
- during the cable car ride (gondola, chair lift with coverage)
- waiting areas in a building
- access areas in a building
Children until 6 years of age: no face mask required
Children from 7 - 14 years of age: an ordinary face mask is fine (like bandana, buff scarf...)
What regulations & measures are taken for the gondolas?
As cable cars are classed as public transport, the same rules apply as for buses, underground trains, trams etc.:
Duration of the gondola rides in Hintertux:
"Private cabins" Eggalm & Rastkogel:
In times like these, the feeder gondolas for the Eggalm and Rastkogel lifts offer top-class comfort: as they originally offered space for a maximum of 4 people, almost every 2-person household now has their own exclusive "private gondola".
What are the rules due to keeping distance?
Distancing rules state that a minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained. There are appropriate floor markings in the waiting area in front of the ticket offices, at the base terminal and lift waiting areas. If possible, the minimum distance must also be maintained in the cable cars / gondolas. If the recommended minimum distance cannot be maintained, the obligation to wear a face mask (FFP 2) applies. However, it is your individual responsibility to ensure that 2m physical distancing is maintained.
Is there a testing facility?
Tux-Finkenberg Tourist Association has its own PCR test device, which was put to good use in early autumn, offering a quick and conveniently close opportunity for testing. This tried and tested testing facility ist still available in our region!
Do you offer "take away" in the skiresort?
At the "Kaufhäusl Neuhintertux" supermarket next to the bottom station in Hintertux, you can buy drinks and food. Besides, Joes Pizzaeck near to the bottom station offers take-away (closed on Mondays).
Is there a possibility to rent skiing equipment?