Ortsbild Winter Jerzens
Ortsbild Winter Jerzens

Jerzens

Jerzens has got a pipeline, through which every day milk is pumped from the Jerzner Mountain Hut to the old mill in the valley.

Altitude: 1,107 m a.s.l.

Jerzens extends in the anterior part of the Pitztal valley on both riverbanks of the Pitze brook. Already in pre-Roman times "Irtzens" was settled, and in the Middle Ages it became famous for its cutleries. The different hamlets emerged out of the so-called Schwaighof farms. Today Jerzens, located on the sunny terrace of the Pitztal valley, is a popular holiday resort.

When in 1964 the first ski lift was inaugurated on the snow-sure Hochzeiger above the village, tourism started flourishing. This lift has been transformed into the nowadays popular Hochzeiger Skiing Area, the home skiing area of the former ski star Benni Raich. A black slope and a bridge in the neighbouring Haiming bear his name. In summer, Mt. Hochzeiger turns into a hiking area.

Jerzens is also known for its family-friendly offers which include the forest high rope course at the XP Adventure Park Jerzens in the valley, and a family park at 2,000 m a.s.l. which is completely dedicated to the Swiss pine, also called "Queen of the Alps". It is said that its wood has a beneficial effect on health, but children will be more interested in the ZirbenCarts, which take them from the mountain station to the Hochzeiger intermediate station...

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