Wald-Konigsleiten Snowboarding

The 22nd most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.

South of Jenbach and east of Zell Am Ziller, the Konigsleiten-Gerlosplatte ski area is part of the Zillertal Arena which offers an expansive network of pistes for snowboarding. This super ski area has over 40 lifts providing access to over 60 pistes.

The Zillertal Ski Arena is an interconnecting lifts system that connects the villages of Zell Am Ziller, Konigsleiten, Gerlos, Krimal and Wald. When you are first setting out in this ski arena, you'll quickly note that the lifts have a strange arrangement such that you'll spent a lot of time traversing across mountains instead of going up and down. This ski arena is a freeriders paradise with an open boundary policy. There are numerous powder lines to explore if you are willing to hike up 15 minutes and have all the avalanche gear. This would be a good place to bring a splitboard, skins and poles, and a guide is highly recommended. Most of the on-mountain huts are newer and lack the charm of the old places that you expect in Austria. A couple huts worth checking out include Latschenalm and Prolleralm above Gerlos, and Plattenalm above Gerlos Pass.To reach the snowboarding at Koenigsleiten, take the train from Innsbruck or Munich to Jenbach. Then, transfer to the Zillertalbahn to head up the valley to Zell Am Ziller. From Zell Am Ziller, take the bus east up to Koenigsleiten.

Alternately, to reach Wald from Salzburg, take the train to Zell Am See. Then, connect to the lokalbahn to Wald or Krimml. Both Wald and Krimml have access to the free ski bus up to Fitzstein or Koenigsleiten -- just make sure to get out on the first bus since they get really crowded.

Overall, Wald-Konigsleiten is the 22nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 52 snowboarding resorts in Austria.

Wald - Konigsleiten (Austria)

Wald - Konigsleiten (Austria)

Wald-Konigsleiten Snowboarding Map



Local Contact(s):  Koenigsleiten Tourism Bureau (0043) 6565-8243; Zillertal Ski Arena (0043) 5282-7165; Local Tourism (0043) 05285-2305 or 05285-2281; Tirol Tourism (0043) 512-72727

Recommended Book:  "Snowboard Europe" from Charles Leocha

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Alpengasthof Filzstein; Pension Edelweiss, Krimml

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Krimmlfalle, Krimml

Reference Source:  click here http://www.wald-koenigsleiten.info/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  22842

Wald-Konigsleiten Snowboarding Map