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Short ski break in Pitztal

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

This short ski break is conveniently close to Innsbruck airport so you can ski on your arrival or departure day depending on flight times. This unassuming ski area offers some of the best snow conditions in Austria thanks to its glacier height of 3,340m. There are two connected resorts, the Pitztal glacier reached by an underground funicular, and Rifflsee, a family-friendly resort lower down (though the base is still located at a respectable 1,700m). Wide slopes, no lift queues, and sensational powder fields await.The ski-in-ski-out hotel is located next to the Rifflsee gondola station

Highlights

  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Spectacular powder skiing
  • Perfect for a short getaway via Innsbruck

Included

  • Accommodation in double room at Hotel Piz***
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Pitztal-Rifflsee ski pass for every night in resort (3 nights, 3-day pass)
  • Basic ski/snowboard boot hire
  • Use of sauna, infrared sauna and steam room at hotel

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable (tourist tax 2 euros per person/night)
  • Everything not specified above

The Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee ski area are two connected ski areas in the Pitztal valley. The glacier is open from late September to May, while Rifflsee opens December-April. Together they offer around 70kms of groomed slopes for all levels and 30km of powder runs.

Though relatively unknown compared to other Austrian resorts (probably due to its size and lack of a main village), Pitztal is the highest glacier in Austria at a whopping 3,340m, meaning guaranteed snowfall and excellent skiing conditions on and off piste.

The resort offers lots of wide, uncrowded slopes ideal for beginners and intermediates as well as the X Park Pitztal which includes a fun park with family cross, waveline, speed check and ibeX slope.

More adventurous skiers can get off the groomed slopes and onto the superb powder fields, the ideal place to approach off-piste skiing for the first time (with the help of an instructor!)

Those with a 4-day or more ski pass can also ski one day at the nearby Hochzeiger resort down the valley where there are 40km of slopes.

Après ski

If you are looking for raucous, table-thumping Austrian après ski, look elsewhere. There aren’t many places on the mountain and there is no real village resort in the valley, just a handful hotels. The best option is the Pitztaler Alm bar at the hotel which offers excellent Austrian beer and wine.

Hotel Piz***

A warm welcome awaits you at this ski-in-ski-out hotel located next to the Rifflsee gondola station and opposite the ski bus stop to the Glacier Express funicular station. The Rifflsee valley run (a red slope) takes you back to the hotel.

The 25 rooms are simply furnished and come with panoramic balcony, satellite TV, free WiFi and bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.

There is a small spa area for guests with sauna, steam room and infra-red cabin to relax in after skiing. Alternatively, you could head to the cosy in-house Tyrolean pub for some après ski.

The restaurant offers a hearty breakfast buffet with local fresh produce, while in the evening you can enjoy delicious Tyrolean specialties and international dishes.

Free parking available.

Nearest Airport: Innsbruck; 90km, 1 h 15 drive.

By Car:

Take the A12 motorway towards Imst and take the exit Imst/Pitztal. Continue along the valley road for around 35km until you reach the resort.

By Public Transport:

Take a bus from the airport to Innsbruck train station. From there take a train to Imst (40 mins). From Imst there is a bus service to the resort (1h).

By Private Transfer:

Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

This short ski break is conveniently close to Innsbruck airport so you can ski on your arrival or departure day depending on flight times. This unassuming ski area offers some of the best snow conditions in Austria thanks to its glacier height of 3,340m. There are two connected resorts, the Pitztal glacier reached by an underground funicular, and Rifflsee, a family-friendly resort lower down (though the base is still located at a respectable 1,700m). Wide slopes, no lift queues, and sensational powder fields await.The ski-in-ski-out hotel is located next to the Rifflsee gondola station

Highlights

  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Spectacular powder skiing
  • Perfect for a short getaway via Innsbruck

Included

  • Accommodation in double room at Hotel Piz***
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Pitztal-Rifflsee ski pass for every night in resort (3 nights, 3-day pass)
  • Basic ski/snowboard boot hire
  • Use of sauna, infrared sauna and steam room at hotel

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable (tourist tax 2 euros per person/night)
  • Everything not specified above
Location

Location

The Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee ski area are two connected ski areas in the Pitztal valley. The glacier is open from late September to May, while Rifflsee opens December-April. Together they offer around 70kms of groomed slopes for all levels and 30km of powder runs.

Though relatively unknown compared to other Austrian resorts (probably due to its size and lack of a main village), Pitztal is the highest glacier in Austria at a whopping 3,340m, meaning guaranteed snowfall and excellent skiing conditions on and off piste.

The resort offers lots of wide, uncrowded slopes ideal for beginners and intermediates as well as the X Park Pitztal which includes a fun park with family cross, waveline, speed check and ibeX slope.

More adventurous skiers can get off the groomed slopes and onto the superb powder fields, the ideal place to approach off-piste skiing for the first time (with the help of an instructor!)

Those with a 4-day or more ski pass can also ski one day at the nearby Hochzeiger resort down the valley where there are 40km of slopes.

Après ski

If you are looking for raucous, table-thumping Austrian après ski, look elsewhere. There aren’t many places on the mountain and there is no real village resort in the valley, just a handful hotels. The best option is the Pitztaler Alm bar at the hotel which offers excellent Austrian beer and wine.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Piz***

A warm welcome awaits you at this ski-in-ski-out hotel located next to the Rifflsee gondola station and opposite the ski bus stop to the Glacier Express funicular station. The Rifflsee valley run (a red slope) takes you back to the hotel.

The 25 rooms are simply furnished and come with panoramic balcony, satellite TV, free WiFi and bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.

There is a small spa area for guests with sauna, steam room and infra-red cabin to relax in after skiing. Alternatively, you could head to the cosy in-house Tyrolean pub for some après ski.

The restaurant offers a hearty breakfast buffet with local fresh produce, while in the evening you can enjoy delicious Tyrolean specialties and international dishes.

Free parking available.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Innsbruck; 90km, 1 h 15 drive.

By Car:

Take the A12 motorway towards Imst and take the exit Imst/Pitztal. Continue along the valley road for around 35km until you reach the resort.

By Public Transport:

Take a bus from the airport to Innsbruck train station. From there take a train to Imst (40 mins). From Imst there is a bus service to the resort (1h).

By Private Transfer:

Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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