Altitude: 2804-3440 Meters

Pitztal Glacier in short

  • Highest glacier skiing in Austria
  • Great ski touring and freeriding
  • Cross-country skiing & ice climbing

At 3440m above sea level, the Pitztal Glacier is the highest glacier ski resort in Austria and offers guaranteed snow from September until May. The Pitztal Glacier has around 20km of pistes, mostly suited to intermediate and advanced skiers, with a boardercross course and a snow park with halfpipe.

Carving fans will appreciate the wide glacier runs at the Pitztal Glacier, while cross-country skiers can explore the network of high-alpine cross-country trails. Here you’ll find the highest cafe in Tyrol, the “3440”, with breathtaking panoramic views of over fifty 3000m mountain peaks from the floating viewing platform. For a ski touring challenge, hire a mountain guide and tackle the journey up the Wildspitze, the highest mountain in Tyrol at 3774m. The Pitztal Glacier is connected to the family-friendly Rifflsee ski resort.

Overview of lifts and pistes in Pitztal Glacier


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes4,0 km Drag lifts2Start of the season19 September
Red slopes16,0 km Chair lifts1End of the season9 May
Black slopes2,0 km Gondola lifts2Glacier
Off-piste0,0 km Train1Min. altitude2804 m
Total22,0 km CapacityCapacity unknownMax. altitude3440 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 Pitztal 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
Rifflsee-Pitztaler Gletscher EUR 116.00 EUR 193.00 6 Years old
Hochzeiger EUR 101.00 EUR 165.00 10 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Rifflsee-Pitztaler Gletscher EUR 128.00 EUR 214.00 6 Years old
Hochzeiger EUR 119.00 EUR 191.00 10 Years old

Weblogs about Pitztal Glacier

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
Pitztal Glacier

Mountain50 cm
Valley0 cm
open - dicht

The information applies for the ski area of Pitztaler Gletscher. During the ski season information is updated daily.

Slope conditions undefined
No. of slopes open 4
Open lifts3 from 21
Toboggan run open open
Snow park closed