The ibexes on the coat of arms of St. Leonhard im Pitztal tell about the local fauna.
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Altitude: 1,370 m a.s.l.
The patron saint of the parish church and thus of St. Leonhard im Pitztal itself is the French abbot Leonhard from Limoges, which in Austria is worshiped. Located in the heart of the Pitztal valley, the village offers a great view on Mt. Wildspitze (3,774 m a.s.l.), the highest peak in North Tyrol.
In summer, the Pitztaler Almweg trail connects five mountain huts, and the Venet Circular Path, boasting a lenght of 30 km, leads you up to 2,512 m a.s.l. Another must-see is Lake Rifflsee, a typical moraine lake, where sometimes ibexes and marmots can be seen. In winter, it turns into the Rifflsee Skiing Area, which - together with the Pitztal Glacier - awaits you with 44 km of slopes.
But it's not all about skiing: With six toboggan runs and 9 cross-country ski trails, St. Leonhard im Pitztal will give you unforgettable winter memories. Furthermore, there's the high-altitude cross-country ski track near Lake Rifflsee. The offer is completed by the 45 ice climbing routes starting In the village Mandarfen, from the Taschach Gorge for beginners to the Havanna Route for experts.