Jerzens

The former mountain farming village of Jerzens lies at the start of the Pitztal Valley on a high plateau at the foot of the Hochzeiger skiing and hiking area.

Its 1,000 inhabitants live in farms and hamlets spread across the mountainside between 1,100m and 1,450m altitude. The area immediately below Jerzens used to be home to the highest maize plantation in Tirol, with the mill in neighbouring Arzl-Ried a reminder of this agricultural heritage. At the top of the village there is a cable car giving skiers and snowboarders access to the Hochzeiger ski area, which is popular with families, cruisers and snowpark enthusiasts. During the summer months one of the main attractions is the XP Abenteuerpark with its high rope adventure area and, from summer 2015, the Zirbenpark Hochzeiger. Visitors will quickly notice the unmistakable scent of Swiss stone pine, a tree typical of the Alps and found in abundance in the forests around Jerzens. The 1km adventure trail at the half-way station of the cable car features plenty of games, puzzles and sitting areas for families with children.

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