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SKI PISTES IN PITZTAL

A dream of white downhill ski runs

It doesn't just look perfect on the ski map: the ski resorts in Pitztal really are perfect for advanced and expert skiers as well as beginners.
A skiing holiday in Tyrol: Pitztal’s biggest draw for skiers and snowboarders are the varied pistes, family-friendliness and snow guarantee. Pitztal Glacier offers guaranteed snow from mid-September to mid-May. Thanks to the high altitude of Hochzeiger ski resort, the season here also starts early and ends late. These are the main requirements for any successful ski holiday in Austria!

You will find easy, medium and difficult ski runs on the Pitztal ski map – whether it is a wide glacier piste or excellently prepared pistes down into the valley. Furthermore isolated powder ski pistes or non-slip snow ski runs await you – diverse skiing pleasure on some of Tyrol’s most beautiful ski pistes is guaranteed! What’s more, our modern lift systems make even the ascent of the mountains a pleasure.

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Skiers in the Pitztal at the glacier
Skiers on the Pitztal Glacier

World & Olympic champions in Pitztal

Pitztal’s ski resorts are also very popular training grounds for many top athletes.

Snow parks & Freeriding in Pitztal

Fans of snow park sessions or freeriding don’t miss out either!

Pitztal Glacier, Hochzeiger and Rifflsee ski resorts are all perfect for freeriding.

Pitztal’s ski resorts offer:

  • Guaranteed snow: 90% of the pistes are above 2,000 m
  • Modern ski lifts: comfortable lifts and cable cars up to 3,440 m
  • Altitude: from 700 m to 3,774 m with the Wildspitze peak, the roof of Tyrol
  • Family: manageable family ski resort with proficient children’s ski schools and the free Bambini ski pass
  • Adventure: steep slopes and tall, three thousand metre peaks for freeriders and ski tourers
  • Nature for trips away from the pistes: breath taking views at Kaunergrat nature park in Pitztal
Family skiing in Pitztal at Hochzeiger
Family skiing in Pitztal

Do you have any more queries regarding your ski holiday in Pitztal? Our team is looking forward to your call!

Tel: +43 (0) 5414 8699 9  

Regions:
Ganzes Pitztal
Hochzeiger
Gletscher
Rifflsee
Region: Hochzeiger

Pistes Hochzeiger

Sun-kissed slopes in Pitztal for the whole family

Hochzeiger ski resort makes novice and accomplished skiers’ wishes come true with over 40 ski run kilometres with all levels of difficulty. The ski resort’s southwest-facing location allows skiing fun on sun-kissed slopes as late as 4 pm, even in January. Snow is absolutely guaranteed regardless: more than 90% of the ski runs are above 2,000 metres. Due to its high altitude up to 2,450 metres and extensive cover by snow cannons you are guaranteed skiing fun on the pistes of Pitztal’s Hochzeiger ski resort from the beginning of December to the end of April.

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slopes Hochzeiger ski resort
Varied ski slopes in the Hochzeiger ski area.

Hochzeiger ski map

Ten kilometres of blue, 22 kilometres of red and eight kilometres of black ski runs offer variety for beginners, those returning to skiing after a break and advanced skiers. And in between it’s “carpe diem” at the ski resort’s designated “relax points”. Although they are not marked in the Hochzeiger ski map, they are easy to find: sit down, relax and enjoy Pitztal’s mountain world sheltered from the wind.

Our insider tip for those seeking an adrenaline rush: the black Zirbenfall ski run should not be missed when skiing in Pitztal. It demands 100 % courage of skiers with an incline of up to 80%. This black run is marked on the left in the Hochzeiger ski map and runs in parallel to the Zirbenbahn lift. It offers brilliant panoramic views over its two-kilometre length with inclines of up to 80%. Hochzeiger ski resort has also been awarded with a quality seal for its ski runs by the county of Tyrol.

Skiing at the Hochzeiger 1,450 m - 2,450 m

Slopes

  • 40 km runs
  • 12 km BLUE -  (easy)
  • 22 km RED -  (medium)
  • 8 km BLACK -  (difficult)
  • 7 km ski routes
  • awarded with a quality seal for ski runs by the county of Tyrol

cableways and lifts

  • one gondola lift
  • two 6-seater chairlifts with seat heating and weather protection hood
  • one 4-seater chairlift
  • one double chair seater lift
  • one drag lift
  • three practice lifts

Infrastructure

  • 6 km Toboggan run
  • Snowpark
  • various restaurants and huts in the ski area
  • Snowmaking equipment
  • two ski school exercise grounds
Slopes Hochzeiger Pitztal
Slopes Hochzeiger Pitztal
Runs Hochzeiger Pitztal
Runs Hochzeiger Pitztal
Zirben slope in the Hochzeiger ski resort
Zirben slope in the Hochzeiger ski resort
Relaxpoints at the Hochzeiger ski resort
Relaxpoints at the Hochzeiger ski resort

Skiing in the home ski resort of Marlies and Benni Raich

With a little luck you will be able to catch a glimpse of the ski stars Marlies and Benni Raich when skiing on Pitztal’s slopes. Hochzeiger is their home ski resort. The black run no.3 in the Hochzeiger ski map is named after Benni Raich as are several gondolas of the Hochzeiger mountain railway.

Please note some useful information for young and old ski speedsters: the “FIS rules trail”. Pitzi and his friends offer a child-friendly explanation of the FIS skiing rules that apply to all ski runs in Pitztal.

Sun-kissed slopes at Hochzeiger for the whole family
Sun-kissed slopes at Hochzeiger for the whole family.
Region: Gletscher

Superb Slopes with Natural Snow on Tirol's Rooftop

Superb Slopes with Natural Snow on Tirol's Rooftop

On Tirol's highest glacier the skiing season starts already in mid-September. Thanks to its high Alpine location, natural snow on perfectly groomed ski slopes is guaranteed until early May.
Skiable terrain covers incredible 120 hectares and 40 slope kilometers of all difficulty grades.
 

Snow Management

Just to be always on the safe side, we also improve our snow management system in the high Alpine area. In addition to classic snow-making devices, we also create huge snow storage areas at the end of winter - which help to guarantee the earliest possible start of the next autumn season.  

The unrivaled IDE Snow Maker from Israel is able to produce snow without adding chemical substances, based on laws of physics. Independently from outdoor temperature, air humidity and wind speed it can produce 950 cubic meters of snow in 24 hours by applying vacuum principles. Therefore the unique "Snow Maker" will ensure future ski and winter tourism at Pitztal Glacier in the most sustainable way. The early season start in autumn also requires this man-made snow layer between the eternal ice and the natural snow in order to avoid further glacier recession.
 

 

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Skiing at Pitztal Glacier 1,740 m - 3,440 m

Ski Slopes

  • 22.2 km of ski pistes - 120 hectares of skiable terrain
  • 3.8 km BLUE Runs - (easy)
  • 16.2 km RED Runs - (intermediate)
  • 2.2 km BLACK Runs - (difficult)
  • 32 km Variants
  • 7 km High elevation cross-country ski tracks (between 2,690 m and 2,740 m)

Mountain Lifts at Pitztal Glacier

  • one funicular mountain railway
  • two 8-person mountain gondolas
  • one 6-seater chair lift
  • one T-bar ski lift
  • one practicing ski lift
  • one moving carpet in the Kids Land (belt lift)
     
  • You can choose from 120 hectares of skiable terrain

Pitztal Glacier Infrastructures

  • Wildspitze Glacier Restaurant
  • Restaurant Kristall
  • Café 3440
     
  • Practicing area for beginners and children
  • Fun Snow Park
  • Cross Park
  • Absolute snow reliability from mid-September to mid-May
  • Modern snow-making systems
  • Innovative "Snow Maker"
  • Cross-country ski center incl. high elevation track at Pitztal Glacier - 7 km of groomed routes (between 2,690 m and 2,740 m) 
Region: Rifflsee

Pure skiing fun between 1,680 and 2,900 meters altitude

The mountain gondola whisks avid winter sport fans right from Mandarfen up to the Rifflsee Ski Area higher than 2000 meters above sea level. Breathtaking panoramic views of Pitztal Valley and the nearby Alpine summits accompany you on your lift ride. 
Thanks to its high Alpine location, the Rifflsee Ski Area boasts nearly 100% snow reliability all winter long.   

 

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    Coffee-Break at the Restaurant Sunna Alm Rifflsee
    Coffee-Break at the Restaurant Sunna Alm Rifflsee
    Grubenkopf in the Rifflsee Ski Area
    Grubenkopf in the Rifflsee Ski Area
    Ski Slope with Natural Snow in the Rifflsee Ski Area in Pitztal
    Ski Slope with Natural Snow in the Rifflsee Ski Area in Pitztal
    Restaurant Sunna Alm in the Rifflsee Ski Area in Pitztal
    Restaurant Sunna Alm in the Rifflsee Ski Area in Pitztal

    Skiing in the Rifflsee Ski Area 1,680 m - 2,880 m

     

    • 18.4 km of ski pistes divided into:
    • 9.5 km BLUE Runs -  (easy)
    • 4.5 km RED Runs -  (intermediate)
    • 4.4 km BLACK Runs -  (difficult)
    • 3 km Ski Routes
    • 9 km Variants
    • 5 km High elevation cross-country ski tracks (at about 2,200 m)

    Mountain Lifts in the Rifflsee Ski Area

    • one 6-person gondola
    • one 6-seater chair lift
    • two 4-seater chair lifts
    • two practicing ski lifts

    Rifflsee Infrastructures 

    • Mogul piste
    • Restaurant Sunna Alm
    • Rifflsee Hütte
    • Taschach Alm/Pitztaler Schihütte
    • Practicing area for beginners and children
    • Snow-making system
    • Kids Land in Mandarfen
    • Top-to-bottom ski run down to Gletscherexpress and Rifflsee base stations
    • Innerpitztal cross-country ski track on the valley floor - up to 21 km of groomed routes
    Sunna Alm Mountain Lift in the Rifflsee Area
    Sunna Alm Mountain Lift in the Rifflsee Area
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