The Pitztal Valley enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in Tirol. Snow often falls on the Mittelbergferner glacier as early as September and as late as May. A little further down is the Hochzeiger resort with a wide range of slopes for families, cruisers and experts.
Wintersports enthusiasts can choose from two ski resorts in the Pitztal Valley. At the end of the valley is the Pitztal Glacier, whose easy, intermediate and difficult slopes can be accessed from the village of Mandarfen using the Gletscherexpress-Tunnelbahn funicular or the Riffelseebahn cable car. Don't forget to stop off every now and then to admire the view of the 3,768-metre-high Wildspitze mountain, the second-highest peak in Austria. The resort is also home to Austria's highest café perched at 3,440 metres above sea level. A short drive south is the ski resort of Hochzeiger. Most of the ski slopes here are red (intermediate), but there is one black (difficult) run with a gradient of up to 80% in places. One of the slopes in the resort is named after Benni Raich, a former World Champion and Olympic Champion ski racer who trained here as a child.