Highest skiing in Austria, snow-sure & breath-taking.


The Pitztal Glacier has the highest skiing in Austria and some of the highest in the Alps. Accessed via an underground funicular the Pitztal Glacier ski area is located in a natural bowl high above the Pitztal valley.

The Pitztal Glacier base station is located on the edge of the resort of Mandarfen, which also has a lift linking into to the Rifflsee ski area, a non-glacier skiing area. Bars, hotels and restaurants can be found in the resort.


Facts & figures

  • Resort: 1740 m
  • Top lift: 3340 m
  • Lifts: 7
  • Season: Oct – May
  • Inhabitants: 1390

Airport transfers

  • Innsbruck | 59 miles
  • Munich | 135 miles
  • Zürich | 169 miles
  • Salzburg | 169 miles


  • Ice climbing
  • Tobogganing
  • Winter walks


  • Linked ski region
  • Glacier skiing
  • Ski touring


The highest ski area in Austria also has some of the best secenery – the views from the top of the Pitztal Glacier are sensational with glaciers rolling off the Wildspitze – the highest peak in Tirol. The Pitztal Glacier is a popular launch point for ski tours to this famous peak. The skiing on the Pitztal Glacier ranges between wide, gentle slopes to some steep sections down from the Hinterer Brunnenkogel, the highest point on the Pitztal Glacier at 3440m – these pistes are sufficiently steep to host the pre-season race training of national teams.

New lifts have really improved the access to some of sections of the Pitztal Glacier and there are further plans in the pipeline, including a link to the Sölden Glacier ski area. With such a height the snow can be sensational in the winter months. The lifts open toward the end of September and run through until early summer.


People ice climbing on a glacier.

Ice climbing

Instructed by a qualified guide, clients can scale vertical ice in this highly technical & enjoyable pursuit.

pitztal glacier

Ski touring

The Pitztal Glacier is the starting-point for some epic ski tours including the Wildspitz - the highest peak in Tirol.

pitztal glacier

Glacier skiing

Ski from late September through to the start of summer on the Pitztal Glacier, whilst in winter the snow can be incredible.


The funicular accessing the Pitztal Glacier is located on the edge of the resort of Mandarfen. The resort also hosts a gondola leaving the centre and accessing The Rifflsee ski area. In Mandarfen there are several hotels, bars and restaurants.

The valley at this point is scenic and dramatic and there are walking trails along the river which runs through the valley. The Pitztal valley is long and there is accommodation along most of the valley, with free ski buses and hotel shuttles taking guests to the glacier.

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Discover the slopes of the Pitztal Glacier with Piste View.

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