Finkenberg ski resort guide & Reviews Apres-ski, ski area, things to see & do in Finkenberg
Ski resort guide
Finkenberg ski resort is a small alpine village sitting at 839m at the end of the Ziller valley and entrance of the Tuxertal valley between the Penken and Grünberg mountains. Not that well known outside of the Tirol, Finkenberg shares the same ski slopes as its famous neighbour Mayrhofen just a few minutes away via the free ski bus.
The apres-ski in Finkenberg is fairly relaxed offering a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. The Laterndlpub offers live music until the early hours and the Finkennest bar has themed evenings and happy hours.
For a wider selection of bars and clubs, head over to Mayrhofen - ski bus or taxi takes around 5 minutes. Mayrhofen has one of the best apres-ski scenes in Austria and on a par with Ischgl with many restaurants, bars and late night clubs.
|Key information (local area)|
|Longest run||7 km|
|Cross country||28 km|
|Season||Dec - April|
Ski area guide
Finkenberg is part of the Ski & Glacier World Zillertal 3000 ski carousel. With 196kms of pistes spread over 5 ski areas, there is something for every level of skier and snowboarder. From the village, the Finkenberger Almbahn funicular takes you to the mid station on the Penken mountain which is shared with Mayrhofen.
The Penken ski region is known as the "action mountain". It is linked with Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm resorts giving some of the largest and most varied ski terrain in Austria. At the end of the day, chill out at the White Lounge in one of the deck chairs, enjoy a drink and listen to relaxed lounge music - the perfect finish to a great days skiing.
At the top of the Tuxertal valley, you can ski on the Hintertux Glacier. Open 365 days a year, the glacier has 60kms of pistes serviced by 21 lifts. From the top at 3250m, the panoramic views are spectacular.
In the village, the nursery slopes have a magic carpet lift and small drag. Once the basic techniques have been mastered, the gentle blues on Penken are ideal for beginners and families.
Finkenberg providers the intermediaate skier with lots of varied terrain mostly on the Penken mountain but also at lift linked Eggalm. Taking the free ski bus to Tux, you can take 3 cable cars to the top of the Hintertux glacier where there are many long cruising blues and reds that wind there way down to the valley.
For expert skiers, try the Harakiri black - the steepest in Austria with a maximum gradient of 78 degrees! For more thrills, try the 7km descent from the top of the Hintertux glacier.
For snowboarders, head to Penken where you will find the Vans Penken FunPark. It covers 5 different levels of difficulty and so caters from absolute beginners to expert.
Featured Ski Chalets
Finkenberg ski resort is compact with most of the accommodation within walking distance to the shops, cafes and apres-ski venues. You will find delightful traditional chalets around the village and some offering ski-in, ski-out.See all rentals
Things to see & do in Finkenberg
- Floodlit tobogganing
- Sports centre (Mayrhofen)
- Ice climbing
- Snow shoeing
- Ice skating
- Sleigh rides
- In-door swimming pool
Our view on Finkenberg ski resort
Finkenberg ski resort is a pretty and traditional alpine resort sitting within one of the largest ski areas in Austria. In the shadows of it's lively neighbour Mayrhofen and largely off the radar in terms of international visitors, Finkenberg is a great choice for family ski holidays and those looking to get away from it all yet having direct access to the Ski & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000 ski carousel