Tux ski resort guide & reviews Apres-ski, ski area, things to see & do in Tux

SKi resort guide

Tux ski resort is a small alpine village sitting at 1300m on a sunny plateau towards the end of the Tuxertal valley and just 10kms from the Hintertux glacier. The Tuxertal Valley is a branch off the main Zillertal Valley which is home to the international resort of Mayrhofen and is the hub of the valley. Tux has been a holiday destination for centuries attracting wealthy Europeans with its therapeutic thermal spas.

Après-ski

The apres-ski in Tux is fairly relaxed with several cafes, bars and restaurants in the centre. For a wider selection of bars and clubs, head down the valley to Mayrhofen - ski bus or taxi takes around 15 minutes. Mayrhofen has one of the best apres-ski scenes in Austria and is very lively attracting a much younger crowd.

Ski area guide

Tux 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 gondola takes you to the mid station and from there you can ski over to Finkenberg and on to the Penken mountain which is shared with Mayrhofen.

Key information (local area)
Altitude1300m
Top lift3250m
Family
Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Piste (km)196
Longest run7km
Off Piste
Cross country28km
SeasonDec - April
Snowboard parks3
Heli Skiing
Summer Skiing
Glacier skiing
Babysitting
Creche
Apres skiRelaxed

Penken Mountain

The Penken ski region is linked with the Finkenberg, Rastkogel, Eggalm and Tux 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.

Hintertux Glacier

At the top of the Tuxertal valley, you can ski on the Hintertux Glacier. Open 365 days a year and is known to be one of the best summer skiing glaciers in the Alps. The glacier has 60kms of pistes serviced by 21 lifts and from the top at 3250m, the panoramic views are spectacular.

tux ski resort - skiing

Beginners

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.

Intermediate

Tux 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, 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.

Advanced

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.

Snowboard

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

Tux 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.

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Things to see & do in Tux

  • Floodlit tobogganing
  • Sports centre (Mayrhofen)
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snowtubing
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • In-door swimming pool
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Our view on Tux ski resort

Tux 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, Tux 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