Pitztal Glacier

Austria’s highest located glacial skiing area (3,440 m asl) casts a spell over all winter sports enthusiasts.

The Pitztal Glacier is considered to be one of the most beautiful glacial areas worldwide. Not least because of the Wildspitze mountain (3,774 m asl) and the Taschach Eisbruch, it is also a very popular area for ski mountaineering. A striking high alpine scenery, snow-sure slopes, an area of 120 hectares, 44 km of ski slopes in the Pitztal Glacier - Rifflsee skiing area, 12 km high elevated cross-country ski tracks and winter sports from September to May, that’s what the Pitztal Glacier is all about. However, one of the challenges you have to face when skiing on the glacier is the 12 km long Taschach slope.

The lift facilities Pitzexpress and Pitz-Panoramabahn, Austria’s highest funicular, take you onto the Pitztal Glacier. Enjoy the sun on the panoramic terrace at 2,840 m asl and the great view on the impressive mountains! Fun and action is also provided by a snowboard funpark as well as a children’s snow park, where your kids can enjoy playing with their friends. You’re here in summer? Then the kids can take part in climbing courses in “Pitzi’s Children’s Club”.

At the valley station of the Pitz-Panoramabahn funicular, a glacial path begins, which leads to the Taschach-Haus refuge, past the impressive Wildspitze and Brochkogel mountains, and provides great insights and views on the fantastic scenery. In a guided tour you also have the possibility to “immerge” into an ice crevice, which is an unforgettable experience!

Peculiarities: tour into a crevasse, panorama sun terrace, the highest glacier of Tyrol, Austria’s highest cafè (Café 3,440), Austria’s highest funicular
Skiing area: Pitztal Glacier - Rifflsee (Pitztal Glacier from September to May, Rifflsee from December to April)

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