Zillertal Arena Region

Farmers’ markets, ancient traditions and the largest ski resort in the area: the Zillertal Arena region lies at the end of the Zillertal Valley, surrounded by the Zillertal Alps and the Tux Alps.

Surrounded by the peaks of the Zillertal Alps and Tux Alps, Zell-Gerlos holiday region at the end of the Zillertal Valley includes the town of Zell am Ziller, the valley’s economic and political centre, and the village of Gerlos in the Gerlostal Valley branching off to the east. While Gerlos comprises several hamlets on the valley floor and the mountain slopes, extending as far as the Durlaßboden-Speichersee reservoir on the border to the neighbouring province of Salzburg, Zell am Ziller is a bustling market town. Attractions there include the Zillertalbahn railway with its steam engines and old carriages as well as the most important cable cars serving the Zillertal Arena, the largest ski resort in the region. The town also hosts farmers’ markets, concerts and après-ski parties. The most famous event of the year in Zell am Ziller is without a doubt the Gauderfest in early May, one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in Tirol. A special beer, the Gauderbock, is brewed to mark this weekend of parties, parades and ancient customs such as the Ranggler wrestling competitions.

Family-friendly region with stunning panoramic views

During the winter months many visitors are drawn to the Zillertal Arena with its 140km of pistes, while in summer the main attractions include the nearby Zillertal Alps Nature Park and the large number of family-friendly activities in the region. Indeed, Zell-Gerlos is among the best areas in Tirol for families with children and has developed a diverse programme of events for children and teenagers, including mountain biking, climbing and canyoning. Another activity ideal for guests of all ages is hiking. Popular hikes in the region are to the Krimmler Wasserfälle, the largest waterfalls in Europe. Families will enjoy a day out at the Freizeitpark Zell, an open-air adventure area with a large pool and other attractions. Or how about trying something completely new like the Riverbug, the latest adrenaline-pumping whitewater experience which is as nimble as a kayak but steered using flippers worn on the hands and feet?

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With around 140km of pistes, 51lifts and cable cars, 37 huts and a maximum altitude of 2,500m, the Zillertal Arena between Zell am Ziller and the village of Königsleiten on the other side of the border in neighbouring Salzburg is the largest ski resort in the Zillertal Valley. Parents can enjoy some time to themselves while their children are looked after by a team of trained childcare experts., © Johannes Sautner
Zillertal Arena: the region’s largest ski resort

With around 140km of pistes, 51lifts and cable cars, 37 huts and a maximum altitude of 2,500m, the Zillertal Arena between Zell am Ziller and the village of Königsleiten on the other side of the border in neighbouring Salzburg is the largest ski resort in the Zillertal Valley. Parents can enjoy some time to themselves while their children are looked after by a team of trained childcare experts.



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The Krimmler Wasserfälle just over the border in the neighbouring province of Salzburg are spread over three levels and cascade 380m from top to bottom, making them Europe’s highest waterfalls. This spectacular natural phenomenon is easily accessible via a footpath., © ÖAV Warnsdorf/Krimml
Krimmler Wasserfälle – the highest waterfalls in Europe

The Krimmler Wasserfälle just over the border in the neighbouring province of Salzburg are spread over three levels and cascade 380m from top to bottom, making them Europe’s highest waterfalls. This spectacular natural phenomenon is easily accessible via a footpath.



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At the Hochseilgarten Gerlos visitors of all ages can jump from one tree to the next like squirrels. The tree trunks, which are between 10 and 15 metres high, are connected by ropes and wires to form a giant obstacle course high above the ground comprising no fewer than 45 separate platforms., © Zillertal Arena
Hochseilgarten Gerlos: 45 platforms high above the ground

At the Hochseilgarten Gerlos visitors of all ages can jump from one tree to the next like squirrels. The tree trunks, which are between 10 and 15 metres high, are connected by ropes and wires to form a giant obstacle course high above the ground comprising no fewer than 45 separate platforms.



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The Arena Coaster is a summer toboggan run where visitors can whizz 1.5km down into the valley via rollers, banked corners and jumps. The summer coaster was the first of its kind to be opened in the Zillertal Valley and is a great activity for all ages. It finishes at the bottom station of the cable cars in Zell am Ziller and is open all year round., © Zillertal Arena
Arena Coaster: toboggan fun all year round

The Arena Coaster is a summer toboggan run where visitors can whizz 1.5km down into the valley via rollers, banked corners and jumps. The summer coaster was the first of its kind to be opened in the Zillertal Valley and is a great activity for all ages. It finishes at the bottom station of the cable cars in Zell am Ziller and is open all year round.



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From the top of the Isskogel cable car, this challenging hike leads along a narrow ridge to the Kreuzjoch (2,558m) and via Lake Langensee, the Krimmlalm hut and the Teufeltal Valley back to the starting point. It offers fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below., © Zell-Gerlos, Zillertal Arena
Circular hike to the Isskogel

From the top of the Isskogel cable car, this challenging hike leads along a narrow ridge to the Kreuzjoch (2,558m) and via Lake Langensee, the Krimmlalm hut and the Teufeltal Valley back to the starting point. It offers fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below.



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