Magic Winter in the Pitztal

Multifarious, activ and unique - Winter in the Pitztal

Pitztal is one of the best destinations when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. You can also enjoy nature at its best off-piste: ski walking tours into the mountains of Pitztal, cross-country skiing on the runs along the valley and tobogganing on many runs...

We offer you 68 km of ski runs in winter through the ski connection between the Rifflsee ski resort and the glacier ski resort. In a varied winter landscape, you can choose from easy, moderate and difficult ski runs on wide glacier slopes or runs through trees. In addition, you’ll find secluded powder snow slopes and firm glacier snow runs. Diverse skiing pleasure and an unforgettable ski holiday in Austria are guaranteed from October to May!

Ski- & Snowboarding

Thanks to the guaranteed snow from the glacier, you can enjoy skiing from September until May in Pitztal.

We offer you 68 km of ski runs in winter through the ski connection between the Rifflsee ski resort and the glacier ski resort. In a varied winter landscape, you can choose from easy, moderate and difficult ski runs on wide glacier slopes or runs through trees. In addition, you’ll find secluded powder snow slopes and firm glacier snow runs. Diverse skiing pleasure and an unforgettable ski holiday in Austria are guaranteed!

Advantages of the Pitztal Glacier/Rifflsee lift ticket:

  •  Guaranteed snow from September to May
  •  Ski holiday at Tyrol's highest glacier
  •  68 km of groomed runs, 41 km of off-piste runs, 12 km of high altitude cross-country trails
  •  Starting point for the popular ski tour to Tyrol's highest mountain - the Wildspitze at 3.774 m
  •  Children under ten, with valid identification and accompanied by a parent, travel for free
  •  Six(or over)-day lift tickets include the cable car tickets for Kaunertal Glacier and Fendels
  •  Free Wi-Fi in all the mountain restaurants
  •  Free ski shuttle
  •  A lift ticket ensures your skiing pleasure on the glacier or at Rifflsee through the "Rifflsee Valley Run" and "Gletscherexpress" ski connections.

Ski touring

First the climb, then the reward!

Whether through the powder snow or on firn ... Experienced mountain guides lead you to the best tours of the highest mountains in Tyrol.

Under the guidance of the audited mountain and ski guides of Alpine Adventure (at Pitztaler glacier and ski area Rifflsee) is the walking tour with a low risk.

Alpine Adventure even offers guided tours for skiers and snowboarders to the highest mountain in Tyrol - the top game with 3,774 m - at. A special experience is down to the valley from the glacier on the Pitztaler Taschachferner the resources hill where you get the feeling of infinite freedom can enjoy.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-Country Innerpitztal, whether in classical or skating style, means movement in the beautiful nature, perfectly groomed trails.

The altitude of 1,680 m with Mandarfen guarantees the best trail conditions.

Absolute snow, and until late spring, the trails at the high Pitztaler glacier (2,600 m) and at Rifflsee (2,280 m). Right next to the Nature House at Gach view (1,550 m) is the start of the very idyllic Hubertusallee trail. A little bit lower, in the district Piller is the entrance to Fuchsmoosloipe. The trail offers approximately 70 km and is the heart of any long-runner and nature lover. Parallel to the cross country run of winter hiking trails, for walking and walkers are cleared invite to relax.

Cross-country skiing trails in Innerpitztal:

  • Talloipe Innerpitztal from 1182 m to 1740 m (classic and skating)
    Length: about 21 km
    Location: from meadow to mountain resources with multiple loops
    Main entry points with trail information can be found in Mandarfen, Tieflehn and Plangeross. In the trail but can be entered each hamlet.
  • Höhenloipe glaciers 2,700 m (classic and skating)
    Length: 8 km
    Location: On the Pitztal glacier ramp with Pitzexpress
    Trail plan for the amount of trails in Innerpitztal
  • Höhenloipe Rifflsee 2,200 m (classic)
    Length: 6 km
    Location: Around the trail Rifflsee, driveway with Rifflseebahn

Snow shoe hiking

No other activity allows for a close and established contact with the wintry nature.

Previously, the winter means of the Scandinavian nomads and the Inuits in Greenland and North America, it has recently been a popular winter sport and alternative development.
There are no previous knowledge required, so that also, and especially non-skiers with snow easily achievable in otherwise difficult to reach regions.

Discover with the audited, trained mountain guides and / or instructors, the fantastic winter landscape in Pitztal.

ice fall climbing

Master the ice in Pitztal

In mountainwinter Pitztal’s waterworlds become iceworlds. A variety of waterfalls of the mountainworld in the Pitztal are a paradise for iceclimbers in this time of the year. The inner Pitztal but also the outer Pitztal meanwhile have a top reputation concerning this version of climbing and offer a diversified range of challenges for beginners and pros. Depending on the weather and temperature up to 30 ice climbing routes (Fallebachfall, Stuibenfall, Taschachschlucht, Eggenstallfall, Dorfbach Jerzens etc.) in the Pitztal are available to exercise this fascinating form of sport.

Even though most waterfalls are within easy reach, they are quite often located in an avalanche catchment area. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to be informed about any avalanche warnings and to carry the necessary equipment.