Finkenberg (~1550 residents) is a very popular resort for skiers, hikers and mountain bikers, situated in the beautiful Zillertal valley at 850 meters altitude. Finkenberg’s nearness to the Hintertux glacier makes it a year-round destination for skiing and snowboarding holidays.
During the summer season, the surrounding mountains are providing with fantastic possibilities for different sport activities such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paragliding, fishing and many more. The village itself is very beautiful, with traditional chalet-style hotels, surrounded by the impressive landscapes of the Ziller Valley. Finkenberg has shared access to the Penken mountain skiing with the famous resorts of Mayrhofen, and Tux.
Finkenberg Skiing Holidays
The Glacier World Zillertal 3000 provides with great opportunities for snow sports between 630 and 3250 meters elevation - a world class lift-served skiing area. Thanks to impressive snow making facilities which cover almost two hundred hectares of ski pistes, the snow conditions are guaranteed when the temperatures allow it. There is a free shuttle, which runs from October and brings visitors to the Hintertux glacier situated only on fourteen kilometers away from the resort of Finkenberg.
The skiing area includes many wide pistes suitable for cruising and perfect for intermediate level. There are also some circuit recommendations, intending to get you familiar with the largest ski area in the Ziller Valley.
Advanced skiers and snowboarders are able to enjoy the trails beneath the pylons of the Schneekar chair where the steep slope is a true challenge. The Harakiri is the steepest groomed piste in entire Austria and is recommended only for expert skiers and boarders. The skiing area also features some very good free-ride opportunities - 3 permanent, free race-tracks with timers provide with a great possibility to family or friends challenges.
Finkenberg's mountain guides can help visitors to safely discover the beauty of the area for the mountaineers. Along the way there are over two dozens of rustic ski huts, mountain inns and après-ski bars.
For snowboarders and free riders, the Burton Park is set by the Sunjet quad with different jumps, rails, half pipe and banked slalom challenge. The Snow Park also includes a special beginners' line with small jumps and rails.
Finkenberg Après Ski
There are a couple of excellent pubs and après-ski bars where the visitors of Finkenberg can have some great time until the small hours. The Laterndl pub often hosts live performances and offers an apres ski bus from the pub to the landlords in Finkenberg.
The Finkennest is more like a theme bar with Tequila night, Happy hours, table dancing, etc. in the different nights of the week.
The nearest airports to the resort include these in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich, from where one can get by train, bus or taxi to the village of Finkenberg.
By train – express trains stop in Jenbach, from where one can continue with the historic Zillertalbahn railway or diesel train to Mayrhofen.
By bus – there is a bus service from Mayrhofen to Finkenberg (№ 4104).
By car - via A12, exit Zillertal valley to Mayrhofen (B 169, ~30 km), then towards the Tuxertal valley and to Finkenberg (around 3 km from Mayrhofen).
Of course there are and taxi transfer services from Tux.