Pros: Scenery, local culture, Kms of runs, great value and good beer!
Cons: Busy, short lifts
The Ziillertal valley is a highly enjoyable place to ski and great value, but you need to be aware of what it is you are buying. Several resorts are connected, being Mayrhofen, Finkenberg, Eggalm. However the stunning Hintertux Glacier, Kaltenbach and Zill am Ziller areas are an annoying bus ride away. This means that a car or a thorough knowledge of the bus timetable are needed to really make the most from the area. Also many resorts particularly Mayrhofen and Zill am Ziller seem to have a huge number of 3-4-5 hundred meter vertical drop chairs which can get busy and uninspiring. To get the best from the area follow weather reports and avoid areas over 2-2500 meters on days with poor...(read more)