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Gerlos - Centrally situated in a valley of a thousand mountains

Winter Holidays

When winter transforms Gerlos into a fascinating white splendour, the magic of the snow also brings excitement and high spirits and life is lived to the full. Such a winter day in Gerlos, at an elevation of 1,300m, creates a very special atmosphere. In Gerlos "guaranteed snow" is not just a promise, but a guarantee. You have direct access to the extensive Zillertal Arena skiing area from the village. Numerous huts and snow bars are tempting places for refreshment and of course, after a wonderful day's skiing or snowboarding, the famous Gerlos après-ski is not to be missed!

But Gerlos is not only number 1 for skiing and snowboarding! Experience the ultimate winter day. Whether cross-country skiing, tobogganing, riding, paragliding or hiking – Gerlos in the heart of the Zillertal Arena - offers you ultimate winter sports enjoyment.

Cross-country skiing at Gerlos in Zillertal

Those who like to swap their wide downhill skis for narrow cross-country skis during their winter holiday will find excellent cross-country conditions in Gerlos. As soon as the snow conditions allow, there are freshly groomed trails every day from December to Easter - both classic tracks and skating trails. The winter arena comprises 200km of top quality cross-country trails.

Interactive cross-country map

Tobogganing in the Zillertal Arena

Tobogganing in Gerlos offers guaranteed fun for not just the whole family, but also ambitious lugers. After all, what could be more fun than a toboggan race with the family through the snow-covered winter landscape in the largest skiing area in Zillertal? Who can resist a refreshment stop in a cosy, traditional hut on one of the 6, partly floodlit, toboggan runs in the Zillertal Arena resorts of Zell, Gerlos, Wald-Königsleiten, Krimml-Hochkrimml. Night owls will also get their money's worth tobogganing in the Zillertal Arena because some of our toboggan runs are open in the evening.

Interactive tobogganing map

Snowtubing on Gerlosstein

In the largest skiing area in Zillertal, there are other ways than gliding down the slopes on skis & snowboard. The fun activity in the snow in the Gerlosstein skiing area is called snowtubing. All winter fans can now try this fun activity out on specially prepared runs (approx. 200m)! And the best thing about it: the tubing runs can be used free charge and as often as you like.

Winter hiking in the Zillertal Arena

Away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes, there is much more to discover and experience in the Zillertal Arena. Amidst a glistening and unique mountain landscape, Gerlos offers numerous snow-covered winter hiking trails that invite you to enjoy and dream.

Interactive winter map

Ski touring in Gerlos in Zillertal

Interesting and varied ski-tour routes start in the Gerlos valley at an altitude of 1,200m and go up to the glacier regions of the 3,000m peaks. The difficulty levels range from medium to difficult.

The largest skiing area in Zillertal

Zillertal Arena

The 4-mountain skiing area - the Zillertal Arena - with its resorts of Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Wald and Krimml/Hochkrimml stretches from the Tyrolean Zillertal to the Salzburg Pinzgau.


147 kilometres of slopes in two provinces await skiers and snowboarders - with 52 cable cars and lifts. Whether a beginner or an ambitious athletic skier – the range of slopes offers something for everyone. Facilities include snow parks, ski-movie routes, photo points and free WiFi hotspots throughout the skiing area. And, after an action packed day's skiing, a ride on the Arena Coaster or on the 7-km toboggan run on Gerlosstein is a fantastic way to finish. Almost 100% guaranteed snow and skiing at an altitude of between 580 and 2,500 metres ensure a perfect winter holiday for the whole family.