Ski adventure in Tyrolean Alps, Austria – Zillertal Arena (4 min reading)

Another beautiful day spent in the Tyrolean Alps – another dose of adventure and adrenaline  🙂

As usual, we woke up at 7:30 a.m. and followed our morning routine: had a delicious breakfast, dressed up, put on our „oh-so-nice-and-warm” boots from the ski room and at 9:00 we took the „blaue” (blue) line Skibus from the railway station Hippach/Ramsau to the Arena Rosenalmbahn.

Find here the schedules of the bus line mentioned above.

At 9:30 a.m. we started to lift with Rosenalmbahn 1 & 2 gondolas from 600 m to 1700 m (a 10 minutes lift), where a stunning mountain view (valley surrounded by mountains bathed in sunlight) arised. The weather was sunny, the wind blew lightly – everything was just perfect for a memorable ski adventure. 😎

So there we were in the heart of the Zillertal Arena (the largest ski area of Tyrol-Zillertal Alps), fascinated by the multitude of ski slopes and the lovely weather.

Find here the full map of Zillertal Arena resort, full of modern lifts and hundreds of kilometers of blue, red, and black slopes.

In order to take advantage of a wider range of slopes, firstly we lifted with several chairlifts until we reached the highest point of the Zillertal Arena (Ubergangsjoch, 2500 m altitude) and then we skied 3 hours, combined with short photo breaks revealing all kinds of interesting moods, feelings, sensations.

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If you want a fantastic souvenir photo in the Zillertal Arena, then you need to look for the yellow elephant in the Arena’s “Photopoints” which can be found in four different panoramic locations within the 143-kilometre network of slopes and download the photos here.

Aaaaand we also tried something fun and full of adrenaline 🙂 the BMW xDrive Cup SkiMovie – a winter competition organised by BMW. After an unparalleled run on the piste you can view your altitude profile online, watch your own personal video of the Ski Movie Slalom and share it with your friends – and there are great prizes to be won, too. 😉 Find more interesting information here.

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Like any high-class ski resort, Zillertal Arena offers access to thousands of mountain restaurants, huts and snow bars, which offer delicious and nourishing meals, including national and international dishes as well as traditional Zillertal home cooking. Freshly prepared, seasonal dishes using the best regional products form the basis of these tasty delicacies.

With so many offers to choose from, we decided to have lunch at the Arena Stadl restaurant, where we ate a wiener schnitzel with fries and an apple strudel with vanilla cream (traditional homemade dessert) and we drunk Almdudler (traditional carbonated soft drink). 🙂

With full bellies and drunk by the beauty of the landscape, we gathered our forces and hit the slopes for another 2 hours.

At 4:00 p.m. we left the resort on the same route and returned to our accommodation, Pension Landhaus Tipotsch. We were tired but happy that we had the opportunity to explore the largest ski area of Tyrolean Alps – Zillertal Arena. 😀

Arrived in the room, we had 2 hours of well deserved rest and then had a quiet dinner at a local restaurant called Sonnengartl – we ate a mixed-grill consisting of pork, chicken and beef and drank Zillertal draught beer (tasty beer 🙂 ).

Then quickly ran back “home” as we had to get up early to start fresh our fourth and last ski day.

Stay tuned for more info on the ski areas of Zillertal & Tyrol and our visit to Innsbruck!

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