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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Rifflsee trail

Start
(2274m)
Finish
(2275m)
Starting point: Rifflsee railway top station

Type of cross-country skiing trail: Skate or classic skiing – Ideal high altitude training loop

Access this trail via Rifflsee mountain railway (return ticket) up to the top station. After accessing the cross-country skiing trail opposite the top station of the “Hirschtal drag lift” a slightly steeper stage of the trail runs downhill for approximately 300 m before you reach the actual cross-country ski trail. Once there, you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of Rifflsee on a classic or skate skiing track. Please don’t forget that you are skiing on a trail at an average of 2,250 m and will therefore tire more quickly than usual. For refreshments you can stop at the “Sunna Alm” or “Riffelseehütte“ mountain huts.
 

Fishpond trail

Start
(960m)
Finish
(960m)


Starting point: Jerzens fish pond (Mountain Camp)

Type of cross-country skiing trail: Skate skiing and classic

You can easily reach the starting point of this cross-country skiing trail by using the ski or cross-country ski shuttle bus. This skate skiing trail starts directly next to the Pitzal country road (L16) and initially follows the Pitze river until the access road to Kienberg. Crossing a bridge you can reach the opposite side of the Pitze river and the trail then meanders in several loops around the many hay barns. The fishpond restaurant with its comfortable ambience is an inviting stop for refreshments.
 

Cross-country center Pitztal Glacier

Start
(2681m)
Finish
(2680m)
Starting point: Glacier Express, further to 6-seater chairlift

Type of cross-country skiing trail: Classic and skate skiing

Altitude training: between 2,690 m and 2,740 m you can improve your stamina over 50 metres of elevation gain

Infrastructure and facilities: there are changing rooms and space to wax your cross-country skis as well as toilets at Mittelbergjoch railway station.

Open: start of the cross-country skiing season is around mid-September depending on snow and weather conditions. For further information please contact the glacier railway or Pitztal Tourism Association.
Course of the trail: Access via Glacier Express up to 2,840 m (please note that special tickets for hikers and cross-country skiers can be purchased). Once on the glacier you can reach the top station of the 6-seater chairlift in around 100 m. This chairlift will take you to the start of the glacier cross-country skiing trail. The access point is behind the bottom station of the the 8-seater gondola lift on 2,690 m and the trail runs in more or less even ascents up to its highest point at 2,740 m. The chairlift will comfortably return you to the mountain station of the Glacier Express.

 

Fuchsmoostrail

Start
(1386m)
Finish
(1375m)

CLOSED

Starting point: Bandstand/ Landscape pond car park
Type of cross-country skiing trail: Classic and skating

The starting point of this cross-country skiing trail can easily be accessed by using the ski and cross-country ski shuttle bus. Nestled in the snow secure high altitude of Piller, this so called fox moss [Fuchsmoos] cross-country skiing trail offers great variety. There are several options to shorten the circular route and the trail is therefore ideally suited for cross-country skiers of all abilities. The trail offers diverse scenery and runs though forests and meadows showing visitors the entire beauty and tranquility of the magnificent winter landscape of Kaunergrat nature park.

Difficulty: easy, moderate and difficult cross-country skiing trails
 

Bärenbad trail

Start
(1587m)
Finish
(1583m)

CLOSED from the 16th of March 2020

Starting point: Nature Park Centre Piller Sattel / Gachenblick

Type of cross-country skiing trail: Skate skiing

Circular cross-country skiing trail with set track for skate skiing of the surrounding area of the Nature Park Centre. 
 

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