© Tirol Werbung/Gregor Sailer
© Tirol Werbung/Gregor Sailer

Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee ski resort

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From beginners taking their first tentative turns on snow to experts in search of the ultimate challenge, the Pitztal Glacier offers something for everyone. It is Austria's highest glacier ski resort and a sensational wintersports destination.

The Pitztal Glacier is quite literally the top ski resort in Austria: the highest point of this large glacier ski area at the end of the Pitztal Valley lies at a staggering 3,440 metres above sea level. Little wonder that skiers and snowboarders can look forward to excellent conditions on the slopes from September right through until May. The state-of-the-art Wildspitzbahn cable car takes visitors up onto the Hinterer Brunnenkogel, the resort's highest peak. There, the views of the many surrounding peaks, including North Tirol's highest peak, the Wildspitze, will take your breath away – literally! The nearby Café 3440, the highest in Austria, is a good place to sit down, relax and admire the majestic panorama of the Main Alpine Ridge.

The pistes themselves are mainly rated red (intermediate), though there are also some blue (easy) and black (expert) pistes. The glacier also has its own funpark and halfpipe. Experienced freeriders can try the long descent over the Taschachferner glacier, passing through powder fields and past crevasses. Another area popular with freeriders is the run 1,500m run from the Mittagskogel mountain down into the valley.

Nearby Rifflsee with its network of slopes up to 2,880 metres above sea level is ideal for families and beginners. It has a special practice area for children near the bottom of the cable car as well as a small selection of slopes catering for all abilities. A single lift pass covers both Rifflsee and the Pitztal Glacier.

The Pitztal Glacier is quite literally the top ski resort in Austria: the highest point of this large glacier ski area at the end of the Pitztal…

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5 km/h


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Snow depth

250 cm

Next snowfall

Jun 3, 2023 1 cm

© Tirol Werbung/Gregor Sailer

Start of season: Sep 23, 2023

End of season: May 5, 2024

Operating hours: Pitztaler Gletscher: 25.09.2021 - 08.05.2022; 7am - 4pm Rifflsee: 04.12.2021 - 18.04.2022; 8.30am - 4.30pm More information

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Ski pistes

% / kilometre(s)

Calculation of piste kilometres

The following calculations are used to measure the kilometres of pistes within the marked ski area:

a. measured length (straight downhill)

b. skied length (with dynamic turns)

This website displays the ski resort’s measured kilometres of slopes (variant a).


33 % / 13.3 km


51 % / 20.7 km


16 % / 6.6 km


7 % / 3 km

Total kilometres of pistes44 km
Piste area120 ha
Piste area covered by snow-making facilities15 %


3,440m 1,740m








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  • Snow park
  • Kids' land
  • Ski area incl. ski rental
  • Ski area incl. ski school


Day ticket: €58.00

Child discount: 2008-2014
Youth discount: 2003-2007

  • White 5
  • Top Snow Card
  • Snow Card Tirol
  • Tirol Regio Card
  • Allgäu Gletscher Card

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Ihr Ziel: St. Leonhard im Pitztal, Österreich

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