Hintertux Glacier – A Snow Sport Wonderland

August 4, 2008 by  
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The Hintertux Glacier in Austria, does not only offer skiing enthusiasts perfect pistes, exciting runs and breathtaking beauty, but has a vast range of activities and nearby attractions for the entire family to enjoy. It is a destination that accommodates both skiing and snowboarding, and many winter sport fanatics travel to the Hintertux Glacier, to enjoy its unique wonder and all year round skiing opportunities.

The region surrounding the Hintertux Glacier has many resorts that offer visitors comfortable accommodation and access to the various skiing areas. In total, the glacier boasts approximately two hundred kilometers of skiing routes and there are more than sixty lifts to transport visitors to their desired destinations on the slopes. Snowboarding has also been taken into consideration, and therefore a snowboarding park with half-pipes and required equipment has been made available.

One of the activities at the Hintertux Glacier, which is recommended, is the Glacier World Experience. It is probably one of the most inspiring journeys in world, as the bicable-cablecar takes visitors on a slow and magical adventure, over the spectacular glacial ice scenes and crevasses, on the way to the panoramic terrace, which is located at 3,250 meters above sea level. Also waiting on top of the glacier, is the Glacier Flea Park that was opened this year. It is an attraction for children and is filled with a giant slide, bob run, photo station, snow-tire carousel, gondola, play castle, go-karts and climbing wall.

The ski schools are rated amongst the best in Austria and are able to assist first time skiers and experienced skiers improve their skills. Hiking is also a very popular activity with visitors, as well as the glacier tours, which explains the make-up of the glacier and all its fascinating features, and gives visitors the opportunity to go hiking over glacial ice and to discover the magnificence of this natural wonder.

Music festivals and skiing festivals are often a part of the entertainment line-up, and the resorts and nearby facilities offer an exciting night life, ice rink, restaurants, paragliding, swimming pools, internet cafes, gyms, bowling alley and gift stores. For a fun filled holiday in Austria, the Hintertux Glacier is the ideal destination, with endless skiing, vast range of activities and the spectacular views and sights that the glacier provides, no other destination can compare.