Zillertal Arena: summer and winter sports in Hochkrimml

Hochkrimml is situated in the Zillertal Arena, which has gained an international reputation as a hiking and skiing paradise:

  • 400 km of hiking trails
  • 136 km of Nordic Walking trails
  • More than 40 huts, snack bars and mountain inns
  • 143 km of slopes
  • 52 lifts: passenger capacity 85.000 guests/hour
  • Snow and Fun parks, alpine coaster
  • Cross-country trails, heights and valley trail, classic style & skating
  • Ski and winter sports schools, ski rentals, etc.
  • Free ski bus, flexible ski passes


Sun and snow-drenched Zillertal Arena

You can enjoy many hours of sunshine throughout the year, which makes outdoor sports a real pleasure. With an altitude up to 2.500 m and a sophisticated snowmaking system, a reliable snow coverage is guaranteed during your ski holidays!

Main locations in the Zillertal Arena

The Zillertal Arena stretches from Zell im Zillertal via Gerlos and Wald-Königsleiten to Krimml.


Hiking on a sunny winter day © Zillertal Arena

Close to nature in Krimml / Hochkrimml on the Gerlos Platte

We were inspired by the materials felt & stone during the reconstruction, renovation and redesign of our alpine guesthouse. Everywhere in the hotel you will find the connection with the alpine and mountain world of Hochkrimml and Gerlosplatte - the windows close to the ground in the new suites, the winter garden and the sun terrace will bring you very close to nature.

Skiing in the Zillertal Arena ski region

Skiing holiday in Austria: Alpengasthof Filzstein right on the slopes

Ski IN - Ski OUT: This is a skiing holiday in Austria from the first minute. In front of the Alpengasthof Filzstein, you can head out into the Zillertal Arena ski resort: Experience 143 km of pistes, 52 cable cars and lifts, cosy ski huts and the largest snow and fun arena in Tyrol's Zillertal Valley and in the federal state of Salzburg.

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Sommercard

National Park Sommercard

In the immediate vicinity of the Alpengasthof Filzstein there are numerous excursion destinations worth seeing.
Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with its impressive Krimml Waterfalls or embark on a cultural journey in the Salzburger Land. Make use of more than 60 services of the Hohe Tauern National Park Sommercard!

Mountainbiken at the Zillertal Arena © Domenico Galizia

Summer resort: Holiday on the sunny side of life

In the Alpengasthof Filzstein you will experience everything you could dream of on a summer holiday in Austria. Slip into your hiking boots, climb mountain peaks on foot or by bike or relax at the clear mountain lake. Also for motorcyclists the surroundings with the directly adjacent Gerlosstraße is a dream.
Discover the many possibilities that you have with us in Krimml!

Hohe Tauern National Park: Krimml National Park Community

Krimml is one of the member communities of the Hohe Tauern National Park, which was founded in 1981. Austria's largest national park covers an area of more than 1.800 km² in the federal states of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia. Austria's highest mountain, the 3.798 m high Großglockner, is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park!

Superlative nature: Krimml and the Hohe Tauern National Park

The Krimml Waterfalls are without doubt one of the main attractions in the federal state of Salzburg. Back in 1967, the highest waterfalls in Europe were awarded the European Diploma of Protected Areas. Other highlights in the Hohe Tauern National Park:

  • More than 300 mountain peaks over 3.000 m above sea level
  • A total of 342 glaciers
  • 279 streams, 26 major waterfalls and countless small waterfalls
  • 551 mountain lakes
  • Home to one third of all plant species occurring in Austria
  • Home of about 10.000 animal species
  • Habitat of the BIG FIVE of the Alpine fauna: Alpine ibex, chamois, griffon vulture, bearded vulture, golden eagle
Krimml & Co: Everything mountain and nature aficionados want

Discover endless hiking trails alone, accompanied by a national park ranger or a hiking or mountain guide! National park hikes will familiarize you with the special features of the region. With the valley taxis, you can reach the starting points for hikes in the national park valleys, which are closed to individual traffic.

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Skiing and winter sports in Krimml, Hohe Tauern National Park

The highest mountains, the greatest ski resorts, winter sports at their best: Start your winter fun right on the doorstep of our Alpengasthof Filzstein! The Hohe Tauern National Park offers you a total of eight ski areas with 260 cable cars and lifts, thanks to which you can conquer 870 (!) km of slopes. The Zillertal Arena is one of them!

A couple hiking through nature © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Hiking paradise Krimmler Achental

On your walk you can watch cows, horses, sheep and goats grazing and also taste various alpine delicacies such as cheese, butter and milk on the alpine pastures. Our tour highlights for you:

Veitn Alm - Hiking for aficionados

You start directly in Krimmel and walk over the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls while enjoying the magnificent view. Directly at the top waterfall is the entrance to the idyllic Krimml Achental. From the valley entrance you reach the farmed Veitn Alm at 1.583 m above sea level. Total walking time is approx. 2 hours.

Hölzlahneralm – Hiking for families

You start this particularly family-friendly tour directly in Krimmel and follow the 3 waterfall steps up to the valley entrance at the top waterfall. On an easily accessible alpine pasture path you will come to the farmed Hölzlahneralm at 1.583 m above sea level. Total walking time is approx. 2 hours.

Richterhütte - a challenging hiking tour

The ascent into the Krimml Achental follows the 3 waterfall steps, the moderately ascending path leads over the Veitn Alm further into the idyllic valley to the Krimml Tauernhaus. From here you turn towards the Rainbachtal, a side valley of the Achental and ascend to the Richterhütte. The total walking time is approx. 5 hours ½.