Finkenberg Ski Holidays

Finkenberg Ski Holidays

Regarded as one of the best skiing and snowboarding resorts in Austria – a country full of incredible ski locations – Finkenberg is home town to some impressive names, such as Leonhard Stock, an Olympic downhill gold medalist and Peter Habeler, the first person to climb Mount Everest without oxygen. As if that wasn’t testament enough to this small town’s winter sport credentials, then its proximity to one of Austria’s most treasured natural landmarks and the country’s only year-round skiing region, the beautiful Hintertux Glacier just 14km away, helps to seal the deal.

Positioned on a plateau in Zillertal, overlooking Mayrhofen, this tiny town of just 1,500 people has built up a big reputation among skiers since it was established in 1969, and rightfully so. The family-geared resort offers excellent facilities and year-round skiing while remaining significantly quieter than the riotous neighbouring resort of Mayrhofen.

Nightlife is subdued and instead the focus is on its ski kindergarten, snowboarding schools and its status as part of Zillertal Mountain National Park. The pretty Tyrolean town is the choice for those who want to experience the fantastic slopes of the Penken Mountain area, but without the hustle and bustle of Mayrhofen.

Finkenberg has altitudes of between 640 and 3250m and 227km of ski runs, which mostly cater for beginners and intermediates. Besides skiing, Finkenberg is a very popular area for hiking, where forested slopes and isolated huts can be seen. As well as its obvious natural beauty, the village is home to a striking eighteenth century church and the nineteenth century ‘Teufelsbrucke’, Devil’s Bridge, which is said to have been constructed by the devil himself.

The resort lends itself well to family holidays, and Gletscherflohpark, a children’s park built at particularly heady height, as well as facilities such as a ski kindergarten, help to maintain its family-friendly image.