Austria’s longest downhill valley run! Boasting 1,930 meters of vertical drop, it offers pure, unadulterated skiing pleasure – and it can be skied in one run to boot! If you start at the highest point in the Arena – the ‘Übergangsjoch’ at an elevation of 2,500 meters – and ski all the way down to the valley then you cover an astounding almost 2,000 vertical meters over a distance of some 10 kilometers.
Boasting a sports shop, ski rental outlet, comfortable, state-of-the-art ski storage facilities and a covered car park for more than 200 cars, the 3-storey base station building in the village center is set to offer new standards of quality. Capacity problems in bringing passengers to the ski area in Gerlos will be a thing of the past. The middle station is located at the Rössl Alm, the mountain station on the Vorkogel at an elevation of 2,100 meters.
Austria's longest valley run - 1,930 vertical meters in one run!
The Zillertal Arena will open a new and long-awaited highlight this coming season: The longest valley run in Austria offers pure skiing fun with 1,930 vertical meters in one run! The Zell am Ziller valley run is thereby the slope with the highest elevation difference in Austria and does its name justice.
The new slope, which begins at the middle station near the Wiesenalm, is 2.2 km long and features a slope of approx. 50% making it a challenge (black slope). A special treat for all ambitious winter athletes: a continuous run from the Übergangsjoch at 2,500 m down to the base in Zell or Rohrberg at 580 m is possible and thereby 8.4 km of slopes and 1,920 vertical meters are conquered.
• 6-person high speed chairlift (detachable) with bubble and heated seats replaces 2-person chairlift in Gerlos
• Extension of the snow-making facilities
• Purchase of 9 new grooming machines
• Speed check track in Hochkrimml
• Kids' speed check track in Gerlos
After enjoying a successful start last winter, the Action-Park Kreuzwiese is set to enter its second season – complete with the ultra-cool Snakerun, the spectacular Bagjump, the BMW xDrive Cup SkiMovie course and the BMW xDrive Speed Check run. Pure action in the Zillertal Arena!
Now even more service and fun for our guests! As of the 2012/2013 winter season, numerous WLAN hotspots at the lift stations and the mountain huts offer free Internet access with your smartphone.
The Zillertal Arena guarantees perfect slopes and almost 100% snow reliability – this is why further investments will be made again this year in order to increase snow-making capacity throughout the entire ski resort. This results in perfect conditions for our guests.
In addition to the existing BMW xDrive Cup SkiMovie course, the offering for action fans has been further expanded on the Kruezwiese: the so-called "Snakerun" produces plenty of adrenalin with many steep curves, waves and jumps. And for those who want to enjoy the great feeling of landing on a cloud, they can try the BagJump - the first of its kind in the Zillertal! Those who want to experience the feeling of ski racing can measure their speed against the quickest in the Arena at the new BMW xDrive Speed Check Course.
Even more comfort and service: indoor ticket office, integrated ski bus terminal, access via escalators, sport shop, ski rental and ski depot, bistro/restaurant.
39 ha more snow-covered surface
The new high elevation cross-country trail at the Königsleiten mountain station is located at 2,315 m and has a length of approx. 2.5 km. Right next to this, you can enjoy the wonderful mountain view in a relaxed way on the winter hiking path.
As of the 2010/2011 winter season, the Arena Skyliner, a new flying machine that is a further development of the Flying Fox, offers even more fun, action and an incomparable bird's eye view! The Arena Skyliner flies over 4 routes with a length of up to 738 m and soars at a maximum speed of 50 km an hour over the Gerlosstein area.
At the mountain station of the new Königsleiten lift. One of the highest restaurants in the Zillertal Arena.
Additional snow-making capabilities on runs 1, 8 and 8a. (Now the run to the Wiesenalm middle station is always open!)
Snow-covered ski path leading directly to the center of town in Gerlos. Expansion of the snow-making capabilities near the Teufeltal slope, new slope with snow-making equipment at the Fussalm-X-Press
Teufeltal, Stoanmadl and Vorkogel (runs 4, 4a, 5 and 5a) and a reservoir in Gerlos as well (120.000 m³)
In the Arena Center near the mountain station of the Isskogel lift with self-catering room (Gerlos)