With the Pitztaler Gletscherbahn up to the HIGHEST OF TIROL

What was once only possible for experienced alpinists is now an experience for everyone thanks to the latest cable car technology: the Pitztaler Gletscherbahn takes you safely and comfortably from the valley to the summit of the Hinterer Brunnenkogel. Arriving at the the HIGHEST OF TIROL at 3,440 metres, the impressive world of glaciers opens up to you. Less altitude, but a wide-ranging family excursion programme offers you a trip to the Rifflsee with its namesake Rifflseebahn.
Here you can find out more about the mountain railways on the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee: opening times, prices as well as information about the most important cable cars and how to get to the Pitztal.

Opening hours Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee

The mountain railways on the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee are in operation for you in summer and winter. So you can enjoy the alpine open space all year round. Whether you prefer to explore the glacier while skiing or hiking is entirely up to you.

Prices of the cable cars at the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee

With the glacier mountain railway in Pitztal you can reach two skiing and hiking areas with just one ticket. A ski pass for several days opens up other Pitztal mountain railways (e.g. Hochzeiger ski area) as well as the Kaunertal Glacier & Fendels. Current prices and rates for the cable cars on the Pitztal Glacier can be found on the following pages:

High engineering: the Pitztal Glacier Mountain Railway

The mountain railways on the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee are characterised by state-of-the-art engineering. Because opening up a glacier at such a height is no easy undertaking. Get to know the cable cars on the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee in more detail here.


The Gletscherexpress – originally known as the Pitz Express – was the first mountain railway on the Pitztal Glacier. The funicular has been transporting visitors from the valley to an altitude of 2,840 metres since 1983. The ride takes just 8 minutes. The cable car was completely rebuilt in 2022.


The journey continues with the highest and most modern cable car in Austria: the Wildspitzbahn. It makes the high alpine glacier world of the Hinterer Brunnenkogel accessible to everyone. The name of the cable car was coined by the impressive view of Tyrol’s highest mountain. The Wildspitzbahn also takes you to the highest coffee house in Austria – Café 3440.


To reach the skiing and hiking area around the Rifflsee, take the gondolas of the Rifflseebahn in Mandarfen. The valley station can also be reached from the glacier in winter: The two ski areas are connected via the valley run. In summer, the Rifflsee and the mountain restaurant Sunna Alm – the living room of Tyrol – are popular among families, hikers and bon vivants alike.

Your route to the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee cable cars

The Pitztal Glacier is easy and comfortable to reach with the glacier cable cars. Plan your trip to the HIGHEST OF TIROL at 3,440 m now!

Destination station: Train Station Imst

How to get from Imst train station to the Pitztal

  • by public bus
  • by cab (journey takes approx. 25 minutes)
  • shuttle service from the hotel – depending on the agreement with your accomodation

Online train ticket & timetables

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