About Gerlos - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Gerlos - Wonderful winter fun for your ski holiday!
Gerlos is located at an altitude of 1,250 m in the middle of the Zillertal Arena, which with 169 km of piste is the largest ski area in the Ziller Valley. The mountain village is particularly well-known for its après-ski possibilities and is ranked high up with its better-known neighbours Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller. Numerous bars, discos and ski huts invite you in for a visit. With its diverse sport and leisure possibilities like tobogganing, cross-country skiing, paragliding or winter hiking, the ski resort has more to offer than just lifts and pistes. It's therefore not surprising that in the last few years, Gerlos has become one of the most popular winter sport resorts in the Ziller Valley.
Thanks to the ski resort’s perfect orientation in the middle of the Zillertal Arena, Gerlos offers an optimal connection to the entire ski region, of which is included in the Zillertal Superskipass. With a total of 143 km of piste all ranging from novice to intermediate, as well as 52 lift systems, the Zillertal Arena presents an ideal starting point for your winter holiday for both beginners and experienced skiers.
With the "Zillertaler Superskipass" you can choose from 530 kilometres of piste in Hochfügen, at Spieljoch, in the Hochzillertal, the Zillertal Arena (Zell, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Wald, Krimml and Gerlosstein), at the Penken, at the Ahorn, at the Horberg, in the "Ski and Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000" (Finkenberg, Eggalm, Rastkogl, Hintertux Glacier) and at the Wildkogel-Arena at Bramberg. The ski areas are all excellently linked to one another by a free train and bus shuttle.
Gerlos gives you direct entrance to the Ziller Valley Arena, which is joined to Zell am Ziller and with this 143 km of excellently prepared pistes. Here in the extensive Ziller Valley ski area 59 lifts take you quickly and comfortably up to 2500 m altitude. From there you have the choice of many different descents. One of the hardest pistes is the 2.5 km long "Abfahrt Nr. 36" in the Krummbach valley with an altitude difference of 613 m. The longest descent, the 9 km long valley run goes from "Stoanmandl" on to "Ebenfeld" and to the "Isskogl" valley station. You can get back into the resort by a total of 4 valley runs.
Together with the Isskogel lift the new Dorfbahn lift in Gerlos with take you to the heart of Zillertal arena. The 10 person cabin was opened in 2016/17 and comprises a large valley station with sports shop, ski hire and ski depot as well as more than 200 new parking places.
Powder snow and freeride fans will definitely get their money's worth in Falschbach, freestylers will be in their element at the "Hot Zone Snowpark" in Gerlos with tables, rails and jumps. But the 100 m long and 18 m wide Mega-Halfpipe guarantees fun for boarders! Children's slopes and a ski-kindergarten with special children's programme will keep the little one's entertained.
A highlight whilst in the Ziller Valley is a trip to the Hintertux Glacier. Due to its size and demanding pistes, it truly is one of the best glaciers in the Alps!
The Ziller Valley is known as Austria's hotspot for après-ski, and Gerlos really lives up to this reputation. The party doesn't stop after a visit to one of the many ski huts; in evening you also have your choice of several après-ski bars and discos, in which you can let the superlative come to an end and party all night long, after an adventurous day on the piste.
But even the sports activities apart from the the pistes do not come short. Tobogganing fans will find enough opportunities to enjoy the fun with tobogganing and can let off steam on the 7 km long tobogganing run Gerlosstein in Zell, which is the longest in Ziller valley. Thanks to the flood lights, even until 1 am! But even inside Gerlos you can enjoy the two 1.5 km tobogganing runs after your heart desire.
Those who like it more contemplative can take part in the many winter hiking routes in and around Gerlos and explore the beautiful winter landscape through the sun shine. Whether it be with après-ski, tobogganing, ice skating or snow shoe hiking, everyone is sure to find something to guarantee a perfect holiday!
In Gerlos you have 12 km of cross-country trails available, including 4 km of skating tracks. Zell am Ziller offers a further 14 km that all together has an easy difficulty level and therefore also is suitable for the beginners in the cross-country run.
One of the nicest and most famous tracks in Gerlos is the 6 km long Schönachtal Stinkmoosalm track, on which you can almost run to the Jausen station and that belongs to the longest tracks in the ski area, next to the 7 km long Bräufeld track in Zell.
Professional cross-country runners can take the track (1, 655 m) on the Gerlos platter by Krimml that also offers the connection to the Pinzgau track network, in which cross-country runners can let off steam at an altitude of approx. 200 km.
|Highest point ski area||2.500 m|
|Lowest point ski area||580m|
|Number of lifts||56|
|Number of drag lifts||22|
|Number of chair lifts||21|
|Number of cable cars||13|
|Total pistes||143 km|
|Green/blue pistes||43 km|
|Red pistes||89 km|
|Black pistes||143 km|
Gerlos | Gerlos is located at an altitude of 1,250 m in the middle of the Zillertal Arena, which with 169 km of piste is the largest ski area in the Ziller Valley. The mountain village is particularly well-known for its après-ski possibilities and is ranked high
up with its better-known neighbours Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller
If you think that the photos or text published in this page infringes copyright laws please notify us using the Contact Page specifying the page url and the content that infringes copyright. Direct Booking uses third party materials and cannot control or verify the origin of the content. Direct Booking will remove any infringing copyright materials from its website and will inform the infringed party about doing so.