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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.

Ski
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.

Skiing region
Highest point ski area2.500 m
Lowest point ski area580m
Village height1.250m
Number of lifts56
Number of drag lifts22
Number of chair lifts21
Number of cable cars13
Total pistes143 km
Green/blue pistes43 km
Red pistes89 km
Black pistes143 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

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Traumhotel Alpina, Gerlos

Traumhotel Alpina

Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

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    Aktiv Hotel Gaspingerhof, Gerlos

    Aktiv Hotel Gaspingerhof

    Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

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      Hotel Pension Waldhof, Gerlos

      Hotel Pension Waldhof

      Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

      • Hotel with outdoor pool  
      • No transport provided
      Apartments Kolmblick, Gerlos

      Apartments Kolmblick

      Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

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        Hotel Elisabeth, Gerlos

        Hotel Elisabeth

        Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

          • No transport provided
          Pension Wassererhof, Gerlos

          Pension Wassererhof

          Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

            • No transport provided
            Hotel Andrea, Gerlos

            Hotel Andrea

            Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

              • No transport provided
              Hotel Jagerhof, Gerlos

              Hotel Jagerhof

              Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

              • Hotel with parking  
              • No transport provided
              Platzer, Gerlos

              Platzer

              Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                • No transport provided
                Hotel Sportalm, Gerlos

                Hotel Sportalm

                Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                  • No transport provided
                  Alpenherz, Gerlos

                  Alpenherz

                  Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                  • No transport provided
                  Appartements Wanner, Gerlos

                  Appartements Wanner

                  Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                    • No transport provided
                    Hotel Central, Gerlos

                    Hotel Central

                    Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                      • No transport provided
                      Gasthof Oberwirt, Gerlos

                      Gasthof Oberwirt

                      Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                        • No transport provided
                        Hotel Alpenhof, Gerlos

                        Hotel Alpenhof

                        Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                          • No transport provided
                          Hotel Garni Victoria, Gerlos

                          Hotel Garni Victoria

                          Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                          • No transport provided
                          Landhotel Maria Theresia, Gerlos

                          Landhotel Maria Theresia

                          Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                          • Hotel with parking  
                          • No transport provided
                          Appartments Am Bach, Gerlos

                          Appartments Am Bach

                          Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                            • No transport provided
                            Hotel Edelweiss, Gerlos

                            Hotel Edelweiss

                            Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                            • Hotel with indoor pool  
                            • No transport provided
                            Almhof Family Und Wellness Resort, Gerlos

                            Almhof Family Und Wellness Resort

                            Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                            • All Inclusive  
                            • No transport provided
                            Residence Zillertal, Gerlos

                            Residence Zillertal

                            Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                              • No transport provided
                              Haus Kolmblick, Gerlos

                              Haus Kolmblick

                              Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                                • No transport provided
                                Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Gerlos

                                Alpenhotel Tirolerhof

                                Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                                  • No transport provided
                                  Landhaus Haberl, Gerlos

                                  Landhaus Haberl

                                  Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                                    • No transport provided
                                    Hotel Kristall, Gerlos

                                    Hotel Kristall

                                    Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria

                                      • No transport provided

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