Schwarze Schneidbahn I+II

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With the base located at an elevation of 2,600 meters above sea level on Rettenbachferner Glacier, Schwarze Schneidbahn offers two gondola ride options up to spectacular mountaintop destinations. The gondola ride itself is stunning. It’s like a bird’s eye view—in flight and the views are breathtaking! Take the section II gondola even higher and you’ll top out at the highest elevation you can reach by gondola in Ötztal Valley. Within a 15 minutes’ walk from the top, “Schwarze Schneid Nature Platform” observation deck awaits you. The efforts of hiking up are rewarded with 360-degree views of mighty “Three-Thousanders”, high altitude peaks averaging 3,000 meters in elevation.

Scenic Gondola Rides in Sölden, © Tirol Werbung/Olaf Unverzart

Operating hours: Jul 29, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024

Travel times: daily from 9.00 to 15:30

Operating hours in winter: The cable car is located in the Sölden ski resort ski resort

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3,250m 2,670m

  • Mountainbike transport
  • wheelchair-accessible

Activities on the mountain

  • Hiking trail(s)
  • Mountainbike route(s)
  • Singletrack variation(s)
  • Climbing route(s)
  • Restaurant(s), hut(s), refuge(s)
  • Playground
  • Summer toboggan run
  • More: Observation Deck


Ascent and descent 25.00 € 14.00 €
Ascent 20.00 € 11.00 €
Ascent with mountainbike - -
Descent 8.50 € 4.50 €


Pick up your Ötztal Inside Summer Card and enjoy free scenic gondola rides for the summer season (one uphill and downhill ride per day). 

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Ihr Ziel: Sölden, Österreich

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