On the shores of the Durlassboden Reservoir there’s the Gerlos Surf and Sail School, the highest located one of Austria.
The artificial lake Durlassboden is located in the municipality of Gerlos in the Zillertal valley and was completed in 1966. The 83 m high dam is an earth dam, the lake is fed by the 31 km long Gerlosbach river, which also feeds the artificial lake of Gmünd. The border line between the Austrian states of Tyrol and Salzburg runs exactly through the Speicher Durlassboden.
The large mountain lake is one of the five reservoirs in the Zillertal and a popular destination in summer. This is where you can enjoy the impressive scenery of the Zillertal Alps and do several sports: Bathing here at 1,400 m a.s.l. is possible near the surf school or at the freely accessible lawn for sunbathing with playground on the left lakeside - water temperatures reach 21 degrees C. If you want to try windsurfing or sailing, you can do so at the Gerlos Surf and Sail School.
A pedalboat, kayak, surfboard and SUP rental completes the offer, and divers will appreciate above all in autumn the underwater sight. When you do a walk round the lake, we recommend you a stop in one of the taverns, e.g. the "Seestüberl", where you can also purchase day tickets for fishing. The tour round the lake is also extremely popular with cyclists and mountain bikers.
Altitude: 1,405 m a.s.l.
Surface: 180 hectares
Maximum depth: 55 m
Water sports: pedalo-ing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, standup paddleboarding, diving