Winter FACTs

FAQs

Worth knowing about the ski area

What are the operation times of the lifts in the ski area?
During the winter season, the lifts are in operation from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

How many kilometers of slopes are there in the ski area?
The Hochfügen Kaltenbach ski area has 90 km of ski slopes. You can find more info here.

As a non-skier, can I reach the Wedelhütte?
Without winter sports equipment, you can only reach the hut via Hochfügen. The 15 km long mountain road leads from Fügen to Hochfügen (be aware of snow conditions, an all-wheel drive vehicle or snow chains might be necessary). The Zillertal Shuttle gondola will take you up to the summit station (last ride up at 4:00 pm). After a hike on the slopes (ca. 250 m), you will reach the Wedelhütte. We ask that you contact us by telephone for pick-up/luggage transfer. 

Can we plan for ride on a Ski-Doo/slope grooming equipment? 
No, these are utility vehicles – unfortunately excursions on slope equipment and Ski-Doos are not allowed. 

Is there a helicopter landing pad? 
In Tyrol, only emergency helicopters (air rescue) are allowed to take off and land. There is no landing permission for private helicopters.  

Your winter stay at the Wedelhütte

When are your opening times?
Winter season: open daily from December 1, 2018 to April 22, 2019 (gondola runs until 4:00 pm)
Summer season: July 4 to September 29, 2019, every Thursday from 10:00 am to Sunday 5:00 pm 
Hut breakfast: Friday to Sunday, hut evening: Thursday to Saturday  

How can I reach the hotel by car in winter? 
You have booked a mountain hotel in the middle of the ski area – therefore, you can only reach us by gondola and/or skis. Your car can stay parked in the valley in Kaltenbach in the parking lot of the Hochzillertal lift or in the underground garage (free). 

Do you have an underground garage? 
You can park for free in the underground garage right at the valley station of the Hochzillertal lift. 

When can I check in?
We recommend that during your ski day you check in the morning or at midday. We will be happy to reserve a table for you for breakfast on your arrival day. Your room will be available starting at 3:00 pm. 

Is a late check-in/late check-out possible? 
Unfortunately, a late check-in is not possible. On the evening before your departure, you can ask about the possibility of late check-out at the reception desk. 

What do I do with my luggage? How will my luggage get to the hut? When will I get my luggage?
Upon your arrival, unload your luggage in front of the gondola before parking your car. All you need is your winter sports equipment and your most important things in a backpack, which you can take with you. In the office next to the ticket office, you will register as a guest of the Wedelhütte and purchase your ski pass (attention: this is not the check-in for the hotel). With your luggage, you will take the elevator in the Sport Stock shop to the gondola and then ride to the summit station with your luggage. Here, you can store your luggage in the depot "Anreise Wedelhütte" until we pick it up for you at 5:00 pm.  

Is there a luggage storage room? 
You can store your luggage for free at the reception desk on your arrival day before check-in or after check-out on your departure day. 

Is the ski pass included in the price?
The ski pass is not included in the price and must be purchased for the entire stay at the ticket office of the valley station. For the route for your departure, you don’t need a ski pass until 10:00 am. 
If you would like to stay longer, there is an opportunity to purchase a day pass on-site.  

What will happen to my room if I miss the last gondola ride (4:00 pm)? 
A later arrival is definitely not possible. You can stay in the valley and take the first gondola the next morning at 7:30 am. Unfortunately, cancellation fees will be charged in their full amount. 

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