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Pitztal, Austria

Pitztal ski holidays

Established in 1949 the Austrian ski resort Pitztal lies at 1640 metres altitude in the Tirol / Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3440m the area is snow sure. Over 18 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 6km of trails, which equates to around 20 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Pitztal is Innsbruck at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from September to May.

SNO-man says

One of Europe's highest and most snow-sure ski areas, and certainly the highest mountains in Austria's famous Tyrol, Pitztal's glacier ski area is accessed by an underground funicular (with 10,000 stairs running along the side of it) from September until May.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 9 runs 11km
Advanced Trails
 16 runs 29km
30%  Expert Trails
 6 runs 8km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Pitztal snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Pitztal snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €192 - €235
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensSep 2021
Resort ClosesMay 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 48km
total length of Pitztal trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N, W, S
direction Pitztal area faces
Top Altitude 3440m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1640m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1640m
centre of Pitztal ski resort
Vertical Drop 1800m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1800m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Pitztal web cams
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Skiing in Pitztal

28 pistes and trails means approximately 48km of runs. 13 Pitztal lifts have capacity to transport ? per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 5km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Pitztal.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 55% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Pitztal

Of the 13 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Pitztal is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 25 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pitztal Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

15 apres ski bars 18 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 3 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 21 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bungee, Torchlit Descent.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Pitztal" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as Pitztaler Gletscher, Rifflsee and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Pitztal slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Pitztal has slopes facing N, W, S.

Rating for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Pitztal

Pitztal ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Skischule Pitztaler Gletscher and has 120 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and taking students from a minimum age of 5.info@dub-alpin-pitztal.at www.skischule-pitztalgletscher.com 85000

Pitztal for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pitztal for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pitztal for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pitztal for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Pitztal

Pitztal snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Pitztal: 33km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 33km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Pitztal

Pitztal snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 3 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 21 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Pitztal non skiing facilities also include Bungee, Torchlit Descent.

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