A Walk from Finkenberg to Juns

March 20, 2024  |  Zillertal, Austria
The village of Vorderlanersbach with Ahornspitze rising in the distance down-valley.

The village of Vorderlanersbach with Ahornspitze rising in the distance down-valley.

Though it's fully spring around village of Tux, the ski lifts are still running up at the Rastkogel area of the Mayrhofen ski...

Though it's fully spring around village of Tux, the ski lifts are still running up at the Rastkogel area of the Mayrhofen ski area above. A couple months ago I was riding powder through the Eggalm barns on the grassy slope to the left.

There comes a time every winter when dry trail hiking starts to sound more appealing than sliding around on the snow, at least on some days. Today was such a day; instead of cruising groomers we decided to go on a long walk from Finkenberg up to Juns - about 16 km (10 miles) up the valley towards Hintertux. The south facing slopes of the valley are all melted out and green, making for a pleasant sunny stroll through forests and meadows. We even took a cappucino break in Tux before continuing on to Juns, where we caught the bus back to Finkenberg.