Skiing, free riding, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and much more on the roof of Tyrol
Snow is guaranteed in Pitztal in Tyrol, located between the Ötztal and Kaunertal valleys in Western Austria. Here on the roof of Tyrol featuring the highest ski resort in Austria – Pitztal Glacier (3,440 metres) – and villages reaching up to 1,700 metres above sea level, winter holiday makers can find high alpine challenges and enjoy deep snowy scenery reaching far down the valley. Rifflsee ski resort with its more challenging ski runs is connected to the glacier ski resort.
Hochzeiger ski resort is located a few kilometres further out of the valley in the village of Jerzens. It scores particularly well as a family ski resort with numerous accommodation providers right next to the pistes.
An absolute must for ski touring fans is the Wildspitze (3,774 metres), the highest mountain of North Tyrol. Cross-country ski fans can look forward to healthy altitude training or to the excellently groomed trail along the bottom of the valley. Winter hikers and snowshoeing enthusiasts can enjoy hours of solitary hikes here without ever meeting another human soul, while ice climbers from all over the world climb up the icy waterfalls of Pitztal.
Pitztal is synonymous with active winter holidays in Austria away from the masses!
Wintersport and leisure opportunities in Pitztal
- Active ski holiday in 3 ski resorts, 49 pistes and over 80 piste kilometres in high alpine altitudes with guaranteed snow
- Breath-taking ski tours among others on the roof of Tyrol (an absolute highlight for many: Wildspitze, with 3,774 metres Austria’s second highest mountain)
- 70 kilometres of cross-country ski trails: cross-country skiers in Pitztal can complete healthy high altitude training and look forward to excellently groomed trails – also along the 21 kilometre long valley trail.
- 45 ice climbing areas: The annual “Eis Total” [total ice] event takes place in Pitztal – here, beginners and professionals meet to explore the most beautiful climbing spots along Pitztal’s waterfalls and glacial caves.
- 85 km of partially cleared winter hiking trails
- 7 toboggan runs, including night tobogganing
- Snowshoe hikes: Kaunergrat nature park truly is a winter paradise. Nature guides will show you the most beautiful hikes through the snowy winter landscape of Pitztal.
- Ice skating and curling
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides through villages covered in deep snow
- Piste basher rides at Hochzeiger ski resort are fascinating for any winter holidaymaker.