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Joeyofficer
Saint Jean d'Aulps, France25 contributions
Couples
We went to Hintertux for a week in August. The main attraction was the all-year abaility to snowboard/ski on the glacier, but there are plenty of other things to do.
The glacier had previously been snowed on around 8 days prior to our arrival. Conditions were definitely spring-like, with the best of the snow being on the two open blue runs, while the reds tended towards being much icier as the snow cover got increasingly thinner and the glacier ice was exposed. All is still fully rideable, although I would recommend at the very least a fresh warm wax on any equipment before you go. The conditions can be very slow at this time of year as snow verges on (and turns to)slush. Having said that, we had a lot of fun!!
Ski teams have training camps here but despite what other reviews on other sites have said, they do not hog all the slopes. There are slaloms etc set up on parts of slopes depending on the training they're doing, but there's plenty of space and generally doesn't stop you using the same run.
Snowboarding/Skiing starts from the top of the mountain at 3250m - the 3 cable cars needed to get up there take around 30mins to reach the top overall, but once up there the drag lifts service 6 out of 7 open runs. The 7th is one run that was open down to the station a 2660m, allowing you to ski down to get food etc rather than having to take the lift down.
The slopes were open from 8am through to 1.30pm when the drag lifts stopped. Any skiing or riding past this time was starting to get very difficult.
During our time in Hintertux we also rented mountain bikes and did a couple of the trails around the mountain. There is no specific bike route plan, but we were told that the hiking trail map was the same. The only bad thing was that it didn't give you any idea as to the degree of difficulty of the route. The trails in general are well maintained and signposted.
We also visited Nature's Ice Palace, located at the top of the glacier, which is a completely natural glacial fissure discovered in 2007 and open to the public. The interior was stunningly beautiful, however being English set us at a huge disadvantage as the entire tour was in German. We got the general gist, but probably missed some of the most interesting information due to the technical nature of the tour.
Other activities included paragliding, hiking and non-glacial caves.
Outside of daytime activities, Hintertux itself has a very limited amount of things to do. In the actual village, there are 3 or 4 hotels, each with a bar and restaurant, a fire station, a mini shop and a couple of clothing stores. At the base of the gondola, you have a couple more shops, a couple of bars and another three or four hotels. Hintertux is definitely a place to get away from everything as it's very quiet at night (meaning if what you want to do is sit on your balcony with a bottle of wine talking rubbish, this is a great place to do that). if you need something more lively, then Mayrhofen is the place to stay at the bottom of the valley.
Written August 22, 2011
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Pnina H
Tel Aviv, Israel61 contributions
Family
Ski in October, well arranged place. Had snow cats to get you to areas where cables couldn't get you. Ski school very friendly.
Written October 16, 2017
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Wangfox
Palm City, FL170 contributions
Family
Fun time. Being from the US, cant say we have the opportunity to ever ski during our summer. What a treat to do this.

Get there early. Get there when it opens to have the best snow. Summer skiing. By 11:00 am to noon the snow becomes very heavy and like mash potatoes. Then it is time to Apre ski, and enjoy the magnificent views. The views are breath taking.

There are 6-10 decent runs. Nothing difficult. Mainly easy blue at toughest.

Everyone in all the shops and on the mountain were extremely helpful. We were not sure what to expect but everyone made the process easy. Rental equipment was high quality too.

Great different experience for the summer!! Ski early.
Written August 9, 2017
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Chris R
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
Family
We contacted the resort prior to driving 6 hours to check if it was suitable for beginners. Our children (7/9) had only skied once before. The resort assured us it was suitable for beginners.

This is just not true.

To access any blue run (beginners) you have to do a red run. This was a disaster and ruined the trip.

Do not go here if you are a beginner skier.
Written September 10, 2020
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tinkertailor1259
Stockholm, Sweden209 contributions
Couples
I was there 27 of july. according to The website there were 155 cm snow at top. In reality there were very little show. And most of the areas that were skiable was occupied by skiteams practising
Slalom. We bought à daycard for the lifts. When we at lunchtime decided there was no use skiing any moore and went down and changed equipment to do some walking.

But they did not let us take The lift up again even though we had à full day liftcard !!!!

so there are much better summerskiing elsewhere in Austria and more decent people running them
Written July 30, 2012
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Aislinn G
New Jersey4 contributions
Friends
I did not come here to ski, but I still had a wonderful afternoon on the glacier. The ride up is twisty and long and a bit dangerous, but the fun begins after that. the lift is easily accessable and quickly moving so no lines form. it is also very safe- the carts close and are not able to be opened while moving on the track (someone in my tour group tried). There are restaurants and shops on the glacier and the one restaurant (can't remember the name, I went last summer) has delicious hot chocolate and good food options. The view from the top was amazing. We snow tubed and took pictures. Wish I could go back!
Written June 21, 2017
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Sanna, Sweden
Vaxjo, Sweden181 contributions
Family
Wonderful views a sunny day. Great skiing, even for a "almost" new-beginner like me. The mountain has slopes that is suitable for all levels of skiing.
Written February 23, 2020
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Carole C
Brighton, UK41 contributions
Couples
We took our GSD up to the very top the cable car staff were just lovely as my partner is on crutches and our dog had never been in a cable car before. Fantastic experience for us all
Written October 3, 2017
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Danielle W
Orpington, UK5 contributions
Family
Excellent snow conditions in mid-April. Excellent lift system. Watch out for Easter crowds on the key linking pistes and at ski school time but there is lots of space on the glacier and try out the ski routes if you want to get away from it all. If very busy get an earlier bus.
Written April 16, 2017
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יעקב נ
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perfect ski services and shj sloopes the elevatirs good no lines and very good chair ligts with warm seats
Written February 26, 2017
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