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Spring Skiing on The Glaciers in Tirol

Stubai Glacier. Skiing in Austria
Stubai Glacier. Picture: Ski Paradise

After the latest snowfalls, the glaciers in Tirol present spectacular conditions for skiing this spring.

The glacier ski areas have good snow depth, and the Stubai Glacier currently has the deepest in Austria at 4.55 meters, while the rest register snow depths close to or above 4 meters on their slopes.

Situated right at the very end of the Valley, only 45 minutes by car from Innsbruck, is the majestic Stubai Glacier. Its ski resort extends up to 3,210 meters above sea level and is the largest glacier ski resort in Austria with 65 kilometers of slopes and 26 lifts.

The Stubai Glacier is included in the SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck. It includes 13 ski areas (Stubai GlacierAxamer LizumSchlick 2000KühtaiHochötzMuttereralm

Oberperfuss - Rangger Köpfl, and Glungezer), 22 city experiences, 3 indoor pools, the use of the entire ski bus network as well as the Innsbruck Sightseer hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

The Stubai Glacier will stay open until May 20th.

Snow depth up to 570 cm (24.04.2024)

Soelden Glacier. Skiing in Austria
Sölden 11.04.2024. Picture: Ski Paradise

Sölden offers the marvelous BIG 3, Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts. From November through May, thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) and the modern snowmaking system (covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m) snow is guaranteed in Sölden.

With a surface covering more than 20 km² and 34.5 km of pistes, Sölden's glacier ski area ranks among the largest in Tirol and all of Austria. Located between 2675 and 3250 meters, the scenic mountain ski areas of Rettenbach and Tiefenbachferner are connected by a ski tunnel.

Eight modern mountain lifts take skiers up to the glacier ski mountains.

Sölden will stay open until May 1st.

Snow depth up to 428 cm (24.04.2024)

The Pitztal Glacier is Austria's highest glacier ski resort. The highest point of this large glacier ski area at the end of the Pitztal Valley lies at a staggering 3,440 meters above sea level.

The ski area comprises a total of 22,2 km of pistes located between 1700 m at the base station of the funicular (and the arrival of the signposted, freeride route of "Variante Mittagskogel") and 3440 meters, at the top of the Hinterer Brunnenkogel. The 1700 vertical meters are served by 7 ski lifts (1 funicular, 2 8-person gondolas, 1 chair lift, 1 T-bar, 1 practicing ski lift, and 1 moving carpet in the Kids Land).

​The Wildspitzbahn on the Pitztal Glacier is at 3,440 meters above sea level the highest cable car in Tirol. The state-of-the-art lift takes you to the top station on the Hinterer Brunnenkogel (3,440 m) where you can visit the "Café 3440" - the highest café in all of Austria.

The Pitztal Glacier will stay open until May 5th.

Snow depth up to 340 cm (24.04.2024)

The Kaunertal Glacier Ski Area is one of the highest in the region and offers snowsure conditions well into spring. Due to the ski area's elevation of 2,200–3,050 m, and the glacier, it is operational from October to May.​

Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy excellent conditions on blue, red, and black pistes. Those with the necessary staying power can ski all the way through from the top terminal of the Karlesjochbahn cable car at 3,108 meters to the base terminal of the Ochsenalmbahn lifts at 2,150 meters.

The journey to the Glacier is a wonderful experience in itself. The Panoramic Kaunertal Glacier Road has been called one of the "most high mountain beautiful roads in the Alps".

The Kaunertal Glacier will stay open until May 20th.

Snow depth up to 420 cm (24.04.2024)

The Hintertux Glacier is the only ski area in Austria open 365 days a year. The ski resort is located approximately an hour from Innsbruck (85 km).

The ski resort above the Tuxer Fernerhaus stretches across wide slopes between the Olperer (3476 m.) and the twin peaks of the Gefrorene-Wand-Spitzen (Nordgipfel, 3288 m., and Südgipfel, 3270 m). In winter, the ski area also includes the slopes at Tuxer Joch as well as the valley run.

From November-December onwards, skiers can enjoy 60 kilometers of glacier slopes (51 km of groomed pistes and 9 km of ski routes with 21 lifts), at altitudes of up to 3,250 m, of all levels of difficulty.

Snow depth up to 470 cm (24.04.2024)

The snow-sure glacier ski areas in Tirol offer the best conditions in spring, with longer days and more pleasant temperatures.

Our motto for spring skiing is Go Higher, Go Earlier...and enjoy the soaking sun later in the afternoon in one of the lovely terraces ;-)


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