The 40 kilometre long Pitztal valley in Tyrol is a varied, vibrant, active and touching place in winter. Its special geographic location comprising the three ski resorts; Hochzeiger, Rifflsee and Pitztal Glacier, guarantee a winter holiday with not only with many, above-average hours of sunshine but also guaranteed snow between September and May.
Pitztal Glacier: skiing on pistes as wide as motorways plus indulgence at Austria’s highest café
Pitztaler Glacier features pistes for skiers of all abilities, being one of the most ‘snow secure’ and at the same time, most demanding glacier ski resorts. The ski season begins in September. Austria’s highest cable car – the Wildspitzbahn – transports winter guests into the eternal ice. You can ascend from the valley station to 2,840 metres above sea level and then to the 3,440 metre high Hintere Brunnenkogel peak. The famous ““Café 3.440“ awaits – Austria’s highest coffee house with its own cake creations, free-floating terrace and glass frontage, providing panoramic views of over fifty 3,000 metre peaks.
Are you a passionate ski tour fan? Pitztal glacier is the perfect starting point for ski tours, among others, to North Tyrol’s highest mountain, the Wildspitze at 3,774 metres. Powder ski fans can look forward to 41 kilometres of off-piste variants and deep snow slopes.
Freeride tip: Experience the best routes past spectacular glacier icefalls and on to the most beautiful summits with the local guides of the Pitztal mountain guide association.
Skigebiet Rifflsee ski resort at the end of the valley is connected with Pitztal glacier ski resort. It offers additional pistes for fun carving fans and aficionados with catered mountain huts during a winter holiday in Pitztal.
“Playground snow” at Hochzeiger ski resort in Pitztal
Attractive pistes, deep powder snow slopes, a six kilometre long toboggan run and charming catered mountain huts will have winter enthusiasts leaping with joy. Due to its altitude at 1,450 to 2,450 metres and its new artificial snow equipment the ski resort can guarantee undimmed ski and snowboard fun until late spring.
The many advantages of the family-friendly offer are featured in the ski resort’s “Programme “Snow Playground – Pitzi’s snow adventures“. Without any pressure and much diversion on adventures away from the pistes, skiing is especially easy. Children will experience fun and games together with Hochzeiger’s mascots Pitzi and Gratsch including snowball fights, building snowmen and igloos, night tobogganing, snow shoeing through the stone pine park and much more.
Special experience tip: Witness snow piste grooming live and catch a glimpse behind the scenes on piste basher rides three times per week.
Pitztal ski pass and family discounts
Pitz Regio Card is valid in all three ski resorts and guarantees a varied winter holiday across the entire Pitztal valley. It is especially attractive for families with young children: children under the age of 10 go free on all mountain railways in Pitztal when accompanied by a parent.