In winter there is a lot to experience for skiers and snowboarders. Four large ski areas offer 506 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes for beginners and ski pros.
From the ski bus stop directly in front of our Hotel Sonnleiten, a free ski bus departs once a day to the Spieljoch and Hochfügen ski areas (8:42 am departure from the hotel and 4 pm departure in Hochfügen). After a wonderful day in the snow you can store your ski equipment in our depot with boot dryer and start the next day with dry, warm boots.
The family-friendly Spieljoch skiing area is the first skiing area in Zillertal. Every winter sports fan will find their favorite piste here. Splendid deep-snow slopes and a 7 km-long valley run provide pure excitement and enjoyment. The modern snow-making equipment ensures a solid blanket of snow down to the valley station. The Geols panorama lift connects the Spieljoch skiing area with the Hochfügen skiing area. A shuttle service takes you from the Geolsbahn directly to the connected Hochfügen ski area in a 10-minute ski bus ride.
Spieljoch ski area facts:
- 30 km of groomed slopes
- 10 cable cars and lifts
The merging of the Hochfügen and Hochzillertal skiing areas has created one of Austria's largest skiing areas. Here, winter athletes can enjoy a huge selection of gorgeous slopes in a variety of difficulty levels. For freeriders, the Ski Optimal skiing area offers the Betterpark, a snow park with a total length of 600 m and 14 different jumps.
Ski Optimal facts:
- 88 km of pistes
- 5 gondolas and 32 ski lifts
- Valley runs to Kaltenbach and Aschau
- Stephan Eberharter Gold Piste
- Fun park
You want to bring variety into your skiing holiday and get to know other skiing areas? Due to the ideal location of the Hotel Sonnleiten at the entrance of the Zillertal, you can reach the skiing area of the neighbouring Alpbachtal within 15 minutes by car.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is one of the most diverse skiing areas in the Kitzbühel Alps. Families, beginners, and everyone who enjoys leisurely skiing will find 32 km of blue-rated slopes. For advanced skiers, the skiing area offers red and black slopes, too, as well as 3 fun parks for real thrills. Along with the three diverse valley runs, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the mountain ranges in the Alpbachtal, Rofan, and Zillertal.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau facts:
- 145 km of pistes
- 9 gondolas and 37 lifts
- 3 snow parks + 1 fun slope
- 3 valley runs
Night skiing is possible at the Reitherkogel every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Enjoy an unforgettable night on 6 km of floodlit slopes. The night slopes in Reith im Alpbachtal were proclaimed the "Best Night Slopes" by the world's largest ski test portal "skiresort.de".