Our team at the Pitztaler Glacier & Rifflsee
The Pitztaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG is one of the 5 Tyrolean glacier ski areas. Our company operates 2 ski areas: The Pitztal Glacier and the Bergbahnen Rifflsee. Both areas are geographically very close to each other and form an extensive skiing and hiking area at the end of the Pitztal valley.
In total, more than 90 employees work in and with nature to ensure that our guests have a relaxing stay in the Pitztal Nature Park and Glacier Region. Each of our employees makes a significant contribution in his or her area of expertise to ensure that your mountain experience is unforgettable.
Tyrol’s most beautiful valley end and THE HIGHEST OF TIROL stand for: Uniqueness, authenticity, personal encounters and working together for a tomorrow fit for grandchildren.
Pistenbullyteam - The heroes of the night
The PistenBully snow groomers boast up to 500 hp under the hood. Their drivers groom for eight hours a day – usually at dusk or under a starry sky. The skills of the PistenBully driver are crucial to ensure the ski slopes are presented as soft powdery carpets the next morning. Not only do they know the weather forecasts and terrain by heart, the PistenBullies are swift on hand to smooth things out again if necessary. But it is when they are working on particularly steep slopes, their heavy equipment hanging from a rope winch – this is when they remember who they really are: they are the heroes of the night – men, who love their job!
Our team around the workshop
Of course it is the workers in our workshop, who get nearly everything back on track: they maintain and repair all the machines and vehicles, from the excavators to the Pistenbullies, earth movers, trucks, cars, skidoos and sometimes the snow cannons. Even if a kitchen appliance is not cooperating, our workshop team is quick to step in and get it going again. We are nothing without our workshop – saviours in all situations
The men for perfect snow
When there is not enough snow falling from the sky, our snowmaking team keeps the slopes in perfect conditions. The artificial crystals consist solely of air and water (of drinking water quality). With humidity, air and water temperatures just right, and with the help of a pumping station, the snowmaking team use their expertise to make it snow from the snow cannons and lances. They are the men for the snow – and the true helpers of Jack Frost!
The gastronomy team at THE HIGHEST IN TIROL
The food for our kitchen has to make it up the mountain too, usually by lift, sometimes by snowcat if there is a rush. By the way: Did you know that the boiling point of water decreases with altitude? Other than that, it’s business as usual. The hard-working men and women in the kitchen and restaurant make sure the food is on the table quickly, even at peak times. They cook under special conditions – with regional products!
The lift team sees it all
One hour before starting up, the cable car employees check all facilities and equipment to ensure families, senior citizens and mono skiers are transported safely. They also observes any movement of the glacier – regularly moving the clamps on the T-Bar lift to ensure the rope and clamps do not get damaged. And if there happens to be particularly strong movement of the glacier, they do not move mountain, but the lift pillars. Ready to help young and old – with a close eye on equipment at all times!
The counter team - the information bureau with a talent for numbers
Especially at the bottleneck of the lift ticket office, things should always go particularly quick so that the skiing fun can start! As the first point of contact, they know where to find rental skis, the current weather conditions and help you out with specific information. They always have an open ear, know almost everything and look forward to seeing you again!
From deep down in the valley till high up on the glacier
What it is that makes your glacier experience at THE HIGHEST IN TIROL a truly unforgettable experience? Working together hand in hand. The marketing team of Pitztal Glacier develops new ideas and events, but only by working together the ideas and plans become part of your unforgettable glacier experience. From deep down in the valley at 1,740 m to high up on the glacier at 3,440 m – we work hard every day to make sure every day at Pitztal Glacier is an unique experience.
Austria's highest pastry shop - Sweet delights out of master's hand
What would Austria’s highest coffee shop, Café 3440, be without delicious cake specialities out of master’s hand? Our confectioners in Austria’s highest pastry shop create sweet temptations for the gastronomy at THE HIGHEST IN TIROL – every day. Whether it’s buck wheat cake, sacher, or nut triangles – our confectioners are masters of their trade. And you can taste that with every bite.