I have arranged the Ericsson Finland Ski Club’s traditional spring trip to the Alps on many winters. Unfortunately, the pandemic interrupted this fine tradition for two winters. We were going to go to Zilleral in March 2000, but just a few days before the planned departure we had to cancel. All Austrian ski resorts suddenly closed.
We had great hopes that things would return to normal by the next winter, but this did not happen, all ski resorts were closed for tourists the entire winter of 20/21.
But now finally things are getting back to normal little by little. The Ericsson Ski Club trip to Zillartal is finally taking place in March 2022.
The plan is very similar to the March 2000 trip plan, except now there is an opportunity to stay entire week from Saturday 12th March to Saturday 19th March. And since we did not get the entire trip filled with just Ericsson Ski Club members, we have family and friends joining as well. Now we have a group of 28 skiers, out of 11 are Ericsson employees and the rest are family and friends. We have 10 who are staying the entire week, others are either from Saturday to Wednesday or from Tuesday to Saturday, mostly.
Please note that the Ski Club nor any of the organizers of the trip are not an official travel agent!
The Finnish law “Valmismatkalaki 1079/1994” does not apply. This is considered a self-catered and self-arranged trip. Everyone arranges their own flights and ground transport. Only the joint accommodation is organized by the club.
Green Pass or 3G requirement
In general, you need to have a “Green Pass”, be “3G” compliant. This is required for the accommodations as well as activating your ski pass. If you have the EU Covid Certificate indicating 3/3 vaccinations and latest one is not older than 270 days, then you are good to go.
- must carry certificate of vaccinations (EU Covid certificate)
- if 3x vaccinated, THEN NOT REQUIRED: Covid-19 test, Quarantine
- if 2x vaccinated, Covid-19 PCR test IS REQUIRED
- if not fully vaccinated: 10 day Quarantine + PCR test
- FFP2 face mask mandatory in all public places, note that FFP1 mask is not enough, ski or cloth masks are not allowed.
- NOT REQUIRED when traveling from Finland with EU Covid certificate: Pre-Travel Clearance https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html
Our base is at the village of Stumm, at Fiechtl Apartments. From this village there is direct access to the Hochzillertal - Hochfügen ski area. By train or car you can access Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Hintertuxer Gletscher.
We have reserved all the three apartments on this house for the week from Saturday 12th March to Saturday 19th March 2022. The apartments are named TOP2, TOP3 and TOP4: Below you can find links to detailed information about them.
- There is free parking in front of the house.
- Address: Obere März 36, A 6275 Stumm
- check-in Saturday 12.3.2022, 15:00
- check-out Saturday 19.3.2022, 09:00
- All apartments have fully equipped kitchens. No meals are provided. Several supermarkets and restaurants nearby in the village and in the valley.
NOTE: you reserve and pay flights yourself!
Flights for the entire week:
- HEL-MUC, AY1401, 2022-03-12, 09:15-10:55
- MUC-HEL, AY1406, 2022-03-19, 18:45-22:20
Finnair Economy Classic tickets cost 355€ in autumn 2021, which includes one piece of luggage that is bag OR skis. If you want one bag and skis, then that is 50€ more. There may be cheaper flights and these prices are subject to change.
Driving to Zillertal
The drive from Munich airport to Zillertal is 182 km and would take 2 hours with no traffic. Typically there is a lot of traffic and the border from Germany to Austria can get congested. Allow 3 to 4 hours for the drive.
You need to buy and attach a vignette for Austrian motorways BEFORE entering Austria. The fine for not having the vignette is severe (200 EUR).
As the world’s largest skiing valley, the Zillertal is perfect for skiers of all abilities. Mayrhofen and the Hintertux are perhaps the best known ski resorts in the valley, but the Zillertal has so much more to offer across its four extensive skiing areas:
- Hochzillertal - Hochfügen – Spieljoch which includes Kaltenbach and Fugen
- Zillertal Arena which stretches from Zell am Ziller via Gerlos to Wald-Königsleiten and Krimml-Hochkrimml
- Mayrhofner Bergbahnen which includes the Ahorn and Penken in Mayrhofen and Hippach/Ramsau
- Ski & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000 which includes the Hintertux Gletscher, Eggalm, Rastkogel and Penken
Each of these ski resorts has its own identity and ski pass, but all can be combined with the Zillertal Superskipass. This covers:
- Kilometres of Ski Pistes: 506 km of groomed ski slopes
- Number of Ski Lifts: 181 of the most modern ski lifts built for speed and comfort
- Highest Altitude: Head to the top of the Hintertux Glacier at 3350 m
- Ski Resort Altitude: The bottom of the Kaltenbach lifts at 558 m is where there is the most air!
- Snow Parks: Snowboard fun parks, permanent racing and speed courses await; see the separate ski resorts for more information
COVID-19 Code of Conduct Zillertaler Cable Cars
Please have your personal EU-compliant proof of vaccination or recovery and photo ID ready with you at all times for the duration of your stay in the ski area for possible checks.
You must activate your ski pass with valid proof of vaccination or recovery (referred to as 3G in German) BEFORE you can enter any ski lift.
See info at:
Zillertaler super ski pass cost:
|6 days||287 EUR|
|5 days||257 EUR|
|4 days||214 EUR|
|3,5 days||194 EUR|
|3 days||171 EUR|