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Pitztal Glacier Ski Resort Guide

Pitztal Glacier Ski Resort Guide

Wildspitze, Pitztal Glacier photo

Pitztal Glacier

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wenns im pitztal, Pitztal Glacier photo

Pitztal Glacier

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Austria's finest, Pitztal Glacier photo

Pitztal Glacier

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March 2013, Pitztal Glacier photo

Pitztal Glacier

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Issued: 29 Aug

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Today’s Weather (2590 m)

AM
partially cloudy
0 SW0
8 °C F-Level
3750m
PM
rain showers
0 N0
10 °C F-Level
3850m
night
rain showers
5 W5
7 °C F-Level
3650m

The Pitztal Glacier is the highest glacier in Austria. The ski area includes Lake Rifflsee which is close by. There are 13 lifts at Pitztal Glacier and 22kms of piste. The terrain at Pitztal Glacier is suitable for all levels of abilities. Pitztal Hochzeiger is 15 km away from Pitztal Glacier.

Resorts close to Pitztal Glacier include: Kaunertal (6 km), Hochzeiger (10 km), Mandarfen/Rifflsee (11 km), Fendels (12 km), Jerzens (12 km),


Pitztal Glacier Location Maps

Pitztal Glacier Location Map

All Pitztal Glacier Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 21
  • Beginner: 30%
  • Intermediate: 60%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 57 km
  • Snowmaking: 20%
  • Acres of ski: 185
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1

Social

  • Restaurants: 31
  • Bars: 15
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1700 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 8
  • Chairlifts: 2
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 3
  • Toplift: m

Travel

  • Season opens: 20 Sep 2014
  • Season closes: 10 May 2015



Visitor Reviews of Pitztal Glacier


Iancu from Romania writes:

Had a great time skiing in Pitztal in January 2013. I would recommend it for advanced skiers, as the red-only runs from 3440m are pretty challenging.

As the previous reviews pointed out, besides the great skiing, new lifts and amazing scenery, there are basically no crowds - we had absolutely no queues during the entire trip, and the slopes stayed in good shape throughout the day. We enjoyed skiing from the 3440m lift during the first part of the day, as the slopes there are steeper and have more sun during the morning. After lunch, we moved to the other side of the resort, to the 3270m lift, which received more sun in the afternoon, had a fun snow park and easier slopes.

The retreat from the resort can be made by cable car; if the avalanche risk is low and there are at least 40-50 minutes of daylight left, you can take the "emergency retreat" to the valley, which crosses the glacier and winds through a wild and huge alpine valley. Watch out though, as avalanches there DO happen, and the path is NOT protected.

It's worth paying the extra 10 euro a week for the ski pass to include Hochzeiger ski area, as a backup for stormy days, or simply as a variation. It has about 50km of slopes and great views all around. I would recommend the slopes 10 red and 12 black - the first has a great view, the second is long, challenging and fun. On Thursday nights the 6km sled track is lit until 1.30 in the morning.

We had a great time in Pitztal and actually prefer it to larger resorts such as Solden and Zillertal due to the lack of crowds and great skiing. If you are a beginner though, there are better choices out there.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Pitztal Glacier

city forecasts
Innsbruck, Austria 52 km
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 53 km
Bolzano, Italy 75 km
Kempten (Allgaeu), Germany 83 km
Dornbirn, Austria 91 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Pitztal Glacier

surf forecast
Punta Sabbioni, Italy 220 km
La Diga (Sottomarina), Italy 234 km
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's), Italy 235 km
Adria, Italy 300 km
Marina Romea, Italy 300 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Pitztal Glacier

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Pitztal Glacier

mountain forecasts
Gsallkopf, Austria 3 km
Rofelewand, Austria 3 km
Blockkogel, Austria 6 km
Hundstalkogel, Austria 6 km
Schwabenkopf, Austria 6 km