Winter at Gerlosstein



The small but beautiful family ski area Gerlosstein belongs to the Zillertal Arena and is located above Hainzenberg near Zell am Ziller. The ski area far away from the crowds can be reached with the Gerlossteinbahn in Hainzenberg.   

Excellently groomed red, black and blue slopes, a descent over 900 vertical meters and a beginner slope with magic carpet make the skiers' hearts beat faster. Experience pure skiing pleasure away from the crowds, without long queues at the lifts, crowded restaurants etc ...


Sledge fun on the longest, illuminated track in the Zillertal

 Part of a proper winter holiday is a sledge ride.

The longest natural toboggan run in the Zillertal starts right at our front door. Seven winding kilometers are waiting for you. The toboggan run is open daily from 10:00 to 16:30 and with a valid ski pass for free. In the evening you can be the first on the freshly prepared and fully illuminated toboggan run. From Monday to Saturday nothing stands in the way of the evening sledging fun. The cable car operating hours. After the 7-minute ride on the cable car you can end the evening comfortably with a homemade schnapps or a glass of wine. We gladly organize a sledge for you.  



Ski Touring

El Dorado for ski tourers

Fantastic slopes, untouched nature, far away from the turbulent skiing, you climb the white peaks. Enjoy the unforgettable moments when you are at the top, and make your own trail through the sparkling powder snowfields.

Several beautiful ski tour routes start right at our house. Including some that are ideal for beginners. A few possible route suggestions: Gerlossteinwand, Geiskopf and Torhelm. The meeting point of all “ski tour lovers” who start at the valley station of the Gerlossteinbahn is, however, the Arbiskogel. Every Monday and Wednesday there is a ski tour evening. An exchange of experiences between young and old in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Arbiskogel at Facebook

Fun & Action


There are other ways to glide down the slope than skiing & boarding.

The new snow fun in the ski resort Gerlosstein is called "Snowtubing". All winter fans can try out this fun on two specially prepared slopes (approx. 200m each)!

The best part: the tubing track is free and can be used as often as you like.

Have fun and action guaranteed!

Daily from 09:00 to 16:00.

Wintertime at the Mountain Adventure area Gerlosstein

Skiing fun away from the crowds

Wintertime is snow sports season, whether skiing, tobogganing, snowtubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing or ski touring. Movement in nature is the order of the day. A bit of apres ski is also part of it, mulled wine and Jagatee as well as cozy hours at the tiled stove. 

Skiing, where others have to queue for the ski bus and ski lift first. Just get out of the hotel and on the skis or toboggan, you can hardly get any closer to the slopes. The Gerlosstein skiing area is an Eldorado for every passionate skier - with its quaint huts, which entice with family flair, home-made specialties and cozy terraces and lounges. 

A beginners slope with magic carpet, red, black and blue slopes as well as the valley descent over 900 meters of altitude on perfectly groomed slopes, leave nothing to be desired. 

Enoy skiing away from the crowds, enjoy the sunset at the Arbiskogel the meeting point of skiers in the ski resort Gerlosstein. Whether it's a cozy small crowd, or an apres ski party, there is always something going on at the Liftstüberl!


Your skihotel in Zillertal and restaurant right on the slopes

Our hotel is located in the middle of the mountain adventure area Gerlosstein at 1650m above sea level. A special hotel with an exceptional arrival: in winter we can only be reached by cable car:Gerlossteinbahn 

The daily cable car service starts at 08:30, the last descent is at 19:30.

"Rise and shine and get right into snow fun" the ski slopes open daily from 09:00 - 16:15.Alternatively, you can also go for a toboggan ride, which is free with a valid ski pass during the day. We can reserve a sledge for you. 

The start of the 7 km longest natural toboggan run in the Zillertal is right on our doorstep. The toboggan run is open, the Gerlossteinbahn also operates in the evening from Monday to Saturday between 08:30 - 19:30. (Attention: Sunday evening no tobogganing!) 

We are happy to welcome you in our restaurant or spoil you with a delicious half board menu.  Please consider the information on arrival in winter and the check in times.


Our restaurant in the Berghotel Gerlosstein

Our family pays special attention to fresh local product and thus conjures hearty and carefully prepared dishes from traditional and international cuisine. We will gladly prepare vegetarian meals as well as dishes adapted to intolerances and allergies (on request). 

Among our specialties

  • Zillertal delicacies
  • Homemade dumplings
  • Spicy ribs with coleslaw
  • Crispy pork knuckle
  • Schnitzel
  • Kaiserschmarrn

Ski School Hainzenberg & Zell

The Lechner ski school and the Arena Skischool Pro Zell are happy to advise you when it comes to your ski lessons.

Both ski schools also organize their ski lessons in the Gerlosstein ski area, so please let them know. Contact the ski schools directly:


Ski school Lechner

Arena Ski School Pro Zell

Ski and toboggan tarifs & toboggan rentals

The current prices of the winter season

The current ski pass prices are available from us at the reception desk.

If you do not have a ski pass, we can also order it for you by phone. Ski passes must always be paid in cash.

OUR TIP: If you buy the Ski Pass right after your arrival, then you usually save yourself the need to buy a separate uphill and downhill trip for the arrival or departure day

Toboggan prices and rental partners:


Rodelcenter Hainzenberg

Rodelverleih Eberharter

Ski Rental Hainzenberg

Where there is a cable car, the ski rental is usually not far. It is the same with the ski rental Siglstetter in Hainzenberg, it is opposite the valley station on the right under the family hotel Dörflwirt.


Phone number for SkI - EMERGENCIES: 0699 123 58 58 1


Opening hours:

Sunday: 09:00 - 10:30       and       16:00 - 18:00

Friday:     15:00   - 18:00

Saturday: 08:30 - 10:30       and       16:00 - 18:00

Monday:   09:00 - 10:00

More winter sports

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in the extensive mountain adventure area Gerlosstein

Various long or short trips are waiting to be discovered by you. For the experienced snowshoe hikers among you we always have some good route suggestions with a wonderful view. Of course you can rent the appropriate equipment (snowshoes, poles, ...) directly at the Berghotel Gerlosstein. Tours can be started directly from here.


Alpinguide Benjamin Bliem

Aktivzentrum Zillertal


We recommend our guides to acquaint you with the technique and the conditions on site. 

We are happy to organize a guide for you, please let us know as soon as possible.


Ice Skating & Curling

Looking for a bit of a change from skiing?

Then this leisure activity could be something for you. 

The nearest skating rink with ice curling is in Zell am Ziller. 

Opening hours ice rink and ice curling: Open from early / mid-November to early March (in favorable weather!) 

Daily from 14.00 to 17.00 and from 19.30 to 22.00

Further information about ice skating & curling shoot in Zell

Cross-country skiing

amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Zillertal

The nearest cross-country trails are in Gerlos and Königsleiten, such as the Schönachtal trail:
The start of the Schönachtal trail is opposite the Hotel Oberwirt on the other side of the creek, directly in front of the Appart Gitti. The route leads about 2 km to the so-called "The butt". Turn left over a wooden bridge and on the right cross-country track again direction "Ort" (back to the village). Shortly before the main road, turn left to the Traumhotel Alpina, from where the cross-country trail on Schönachbachufer leads to the Schönachhof and the bridge. Most of the track is also prepared for skating. 

Further cross-country ski trails can be found on the homepage of the Zillertal Arena

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"Magic Winter"

Little flakes wonderful, delicately crystallized,
To interweave clean, star-like,
Arranged in fluffy shapes,
How fairy creatures float down.

Natural magic in the highest perfection,
Splendor and beauty of creation,
Everything sinks into subdued silence,
White wonder devours the world.


—-  © Horst Reiner Menzel —-