Finkenberg is a delightful village, set high in the Tux Valley just above Mayrhofen. Home of Leonhard Stock (winner of the gold medal in the Men¿s Downhill in the 1980 Lake placid Olympics), if you want a picturesque setting and great skiing with easy access to this whole Zillertal area, then Finkenberg is for you.
An ideal area for beginners, the nursery slopes are easily accessible and you will soon progress onto gentle blue runs at Hasenmulden, near the top of the Penken Mountain.
The Penken slopes offer plenty of scope for intermediates from long meandering runs to tricky mogul fields, and there is the advantage that you can usually ski right back to the village at the end of the day. The "Super Zillertal Pass" covers the whole Ziller Valley, an intermediate's paradise, with access to Hintertux, one of the best glaciers in Austria.
Finkenberg's north-facing Nordhang runs offer branch off down challenging mogul fields and onto straight schuss runs towards the Mayrhofen side. Try the long and exhilarating Katzenmoos descent or go up the Gerent to tackle the bumps of the Schafskopf.
Finkenberg is part of the Zillertal valley which puts snowboarders of all standards in a superb situation. The Penkenjoch, above Mayrhofen (direct access from Finkenberg), offers brilliant freeriding with its rocky steeps and trees to snake through. For the jumping side of things there is a fully loaded snowboard park next to the Sun-Jet chair.
Approx Transfer Time Innsbruck 1 hr 45 mins; Salzburg 3 hrs 15 mins Village Height 840m (2,755ft) Highest Lift 3,280m (10,758ft)
Largely unsophisticated yet wholly enjoyable! - Laterndl - Finken-Nest
Ice-skating Curling Tobogganing Paragliding Bowling Eating Out Good choice of traditional restaurants and cafés - Alt'n Brük'n - Eberl - Stock - Neuwirt - Dorfstube - Finkenbergerhof. Traditional 3-course dinner from approx. 15-20 Euros Other Amenities 20kms of winter walks Ice rink Sport shops Bank 'Devil's Gorge' bridge