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Zillertal Valley - New Link Kaltenbach-Hochfugen

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I have been several times to the Zillertal valley in Austria, and enjoyed it greatly. Although Mayrhofen is the best known resort, there are several other towns in the valley (all covered on the Zillertal skipass) which have their own ski areas, such as Zell am Ziller and Kaltenbach. In fact I know the head of the skischool at Kaltenbach, Gerhard Wildauer, having first met him when he and some of his colleagues were at a Tirolean Ski Week at the Tamworth Snowdome organised by the Austrian Tourist Office a few years ago!
Some of the best skiing in the Zillertal valley is at Hochfugen, but until now it has been quite time consuming for people without a car to get to - you had to catch the Zillertalbahn train (free with the skipass) to Fugen station and then catch a skibus for the half hour trip up a windy road to Hochfugen. Gerhard told me a few years ago that there were plans to link Kaltenbach and Hochfugen. Well now the link is in place for this coming season, see
This should be a welcome addition to the ski area of the Zillertal.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I'm off to Mayrhofen next Feb, so does this mean I only need to get the bus to Kaltenbach to access the linked skiing? If so, is it far from Mayrhofen?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
hayley t, Yes, my understanding is that once you get to the Kaltenbach ski slopes, this now links with the Hochfugen slopes. I have only travelled on the Zillertalbahn narrow gauge railway from Mayrhofen to Kaltenbach, not the skibus. The train travel is free with the Zillertal skipass (more room and more pleasant than a bus in my opinion). The journey from Mayrhofen station (which is also where buses depart from to go to places like the Hintertux glacier further up the valley) to Kaltenbach-Stumm station is just under 30 minutes. From the station it is then about 300 yards walk to the (signposted) Kaltenbach gondola basestation. En route the train stops at places like Zell am Ziller, which is also worth a visit, both for sightseeing and its own ski slopes.
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