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Pitztal Glacier (3.440 m) is the highest Glacier in Tirol and sits at the end of Pitztal Valley. The Glacier Express takes you up to 2,880 m and Wildspitzenbahn lift only needs six minutes to Hintere Brunnkogel Mountain, boasting a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains higher than 3,000m. Here at 3440m you also find Austria’s highest café with suspended terrace. Many people choose this unique location for events such wine tasting, weddings or just to enjoy breakfast high up in the air.
Due to the perfect snow conditions skiing on the glacier is possible from September to May. Rifflsee Ski Resort is connected to the Glacier Ski Area and so it is possible to choose between glacier ski pistes and perfectly groomed standard pistes down to the valley. Both beginners and expert skiers alike will find the best conditions and challenges. All the ones looking for some more fun will love the terrain park and the halfpipe. Freeriders will enjoy the route over Taschachferner leading past crevasses through amazing powder. One of the many cosy Après ski bars will be just the right place to relax after an exciting day out skiing. The glacier is also a true ice climbing Eldorado. Gigantic ice caves right next to Mittelbergbahn – lift offer tours of all levels of difficulty.
The top stations of the Glacier Lift as well as of Rifflsee are the ideal starting points for hikes in the summer, such as the glacier hike to Mittagskogel or Wildspitze. Braunschweiger Hut or Taschach House are also worth visiting. Pitztal in summer offers a wide range of outdoor activities like mountain biking, trail running or climbing. Why not explore the ice caves on a guided tour?