Altitude: 2150-3200 Meters

Kaunertaler Glacier in short

  • Glacier skiing until late spring
  • Off the beaten track
  • Freeride possibilities

In contrast to most glacier ski areas in the Alps, you can drive straight to the Kaunertal glacier from the motorway - an adventure in itself! From Feichten, the last village in the valley, it's about a half-hour drive to the top through a beautiful winter wonderland. After you've conquered the first few hairpin turns you'll find yourself at an altitude of 2150m, where you can step straight into your skis and take the Ochsenalm lift into the ski area. Alternately, you can keep going until an altitude of 2750m, where you'll be in the middle of the Kaunertal glacier ski area.

The Kaunertal glacier has a well-organised ski area with pistes of varied difficulty. From the Karlesspitze skiers can enjoy panoramic views over 3 countries (Austria, Italy and Switzerland). An alternate ski route leads back to the middle station of the Ochsenalm chairlift. The Kaunertal glacier is one of Austria's best-kept secrets for freeriders, who will find a myriad of off-piste possibilities here. Meanwhile, beginners will enjoy the selection of wide blue pistes, and freestylers can practise their jumps at the Weisseeferner snow park. Unlike other alpine glaciers, the Kaunertal Glacier is still unspoilt and free of crowds, which makes up for the relatively small number of slopes.

Overview of lifts and pistes in Kaunertaler Glacier


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes14,8 km Drag lifts5Start of the season26 September
Red slopes4,3 km Chair lifts2End of the season6 June
Black slopes2,7 km Gondola lifts1Glacier
Off-piste0,0 km Train0Min. altitude2150 m
Total21,8 km Capacity14100 No. of pers/hourMax. altitude3200 m

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No. of mountain restaurants2 Ski lockers at the valley station
Average price for 0.5L of beer Ski lockers price/day
Average price for a hotdog Free parking at the valley station
Most beautiful viewParking price/day

Off-piste & freestyle in Kaunertaler Glacier

Snow parks 1Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Fendels & Kaunertaler Gletscher EUR 108.00 EUR 179.00 6 Years old
Ski 6 EUR 167.00 EUR 270.00 5 Years old
Snowcard Gold EUR 164.00 EUR 249.50 0 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Fendels & Kaunertaler Gletscher EUR 118.00 EUR 198.00 6 Years old
Ski 6 EUR 174.00 EUR 299.50 5 Years old
Snowcard Gold EUR 164.00 EUR 249.50 0 Years old

Weblogs about Kaunertaler Glacier

25 February 2020 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

This week the Kaunertal Glacier opened what is said to be the steepest slope in Austria. The "Black Ibex" has a slope of 41.3°, or a gradient of 87.85%. If these measurements are correct, that would make it even steeper than the legendary Streif, home to the Hahnenkamm races.... More ›

27 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Did you know there are already plenty of ski resorts open for skiing in November? The higher-altitude ski areas in the Alps have already been blessed with several snowfalls this autumn and as we get into November, the snow line should be dropping down as far as the valleys soon. In this article we'll give an overview of Alpine ski areas where you should be able to expect reliable snow cover for skiing in November.... More ›

1 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The highest-altitude ski areas are starting to open for ski season soon! Below is a list of ski areas that are projected to open in September and October. Please note the dates have been provided by the ski areas but are subject to change depending on snow cover.... More ›

Snow report
Kaunertaler Glacier

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The information applies for the ski area of Kaunertaler Gletscherregion. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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