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Pitztaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG
Anna Grießer, BA
6481 St. Leonhard im Pitztal / Österreich
T +43 5413 862 88-160
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Official winter kick-off with the Pitztal Glacier Open 2021

Skiing operations on Tyrol’s highest glacier already started in mid-September. The new winter season will officially open from 15 to 17 October 2021 with the “Pitztal Glacier Open 2021”. A meet and greet with Bernadette Lorenz and Urban Lentsch, a musical sunset at Café 3440 and a varied programme await the public on this opening weekend.

Start of the 2021/22 ski season on the Pitztal Glacier

Due to the optimal conditions, the Pitztal Glacier will start its skiing operations for the new 2021/22 season one week earlier than planned on Saturday, 18 September 2021. One week before, a delegation of the ÖSV men will already come to the Pitztal Glacier from 10 September for an exclusive training week.

Full enjoyment at the Rifflsee // Follow-up report

Despite the rainy weather, numerous visitors came to the RIFFLSEE GOOD & HEALTHY gourmet day at the Sunna Alm on 22 August 2021. Regional products from the Pitztal and the Imst district could be tasted. An extensive supporting programme provided entertainment for young and old.

Enjoyment day with products from the Pitztal at the Rifflsee

The “Rifflsee xund & guat” (Rifflsee xund & good) gourmet day on 22 August 2021 is all about regional products. The Pitztaler Gletscherbahn and three alpine pastures at Rifflsee present their regional suppliers and their products from the Pitztal and Imst. In case of bad weather the event will be postponed to Sunday, 29 August.

Pitztaler Gletscherbahn adopts ibex Cyprian

At the end of June, a young ibex was born for the first time at the St. Leonhard Ibex Centre in Pitztal, which opened in 2020. The Pitztaler Gletscherbahn is now taking over the sponsorship of little Cyprian.

Yoga at the Rifflsee - at over 2,200 metres

The glistening and greenish water of one of the highest mountain lakes in Austria, the imposing mountain panorama and the tranquillity: yoga sessions at the Rifflsee in Pitztal are incomparable for yoga teacher Carolin Mittendorfer. From now on, interested people can recharge their batteries under her guidance every Wednesday from 9 to 10.30 am on the shores of the mountain lake.

The HIGHEST IN TIROLS starts into the mountain summer from 25 June

Weekly yoga by the mountain lake, raft trips, high alpine hiking tours or breakfast at 3,340 metres: This summer, visitors to the Pitztal Valley will experience deceleration and regionality with all their senses.

Asanas with mountain panorama: Start Yoga sessions at the Rifflsee

At the yoga kick-off at Rifflsee in Pitztal, everything revolves around the asanas of the Indian movement teachings. Together with the internationally renowned yoga teacher Marcel Clementi, the participants will float up to 2,232 meters in the morning of July 11 with the Rifflsee cable car.

NEW: Ticket "Pitztal Mountain Freedom"

From the eternal glacier ice to the turquoise-blue mountain lake: feel freedom at the HIGHEST OF TIROL. The new ticket “Pitztal Mountain Freedom” combines adventures on the Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee with experiences in the valley and lets guests experience six days of alpine freedom.

Certificate award ceremony for cable car machinists of the LLA Imst

After three years of schooling, some graduates of the Agricultural College (LLA) Imst will receive a special additional qualification this year in addition to their training as skilled agricultural workers: 29 students from the final classes will receive the certificate as cable car operators for the first time. The awards were presented in Austria’s highest coffee house, THE 3440 on the Pitztal Glacier.

"Pitztal Wild Face" 2021: Ideal conditions and strong performance by the youngsters

Parallel to the opening of the Pitztal glacier ski area, the twelfth edition of the freeride event “Pitztal Wild Face” took place on Saturday, 17 April. Tobias Fieg from Tyrol secured victory in the snowboard category.

Re-Opening Pitztal Glacier on 17 April

From Saturday, 17 April, skiing will resume on the Pitztal Glacier. The freeride event “Pitztal Wild Face” will take place at the same time.

36,000 biscuits for a good cause

The restaurant staff of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahn and the Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen recently used the time without guests to bake biscuits for a good cause. More than 36,000 pieces were produced by hand at Café 3.440 and distributed to nursing homes and blue light organisations in the two valleys, among others.

Pitztal Ski Resort Rifflsee opens from 24.12.2020

From 24 December, skiing is once again possible for locals in the Rifflsee ski area in Pitztal – subject to strict compliance with the Covid 19 rules of conduct. The Rifflsee lift and the Grubenkopf lift are in operation daily from 9 am to 3 pm.

Slalom World Cup opener: Tyrolean Bernadette Lorenz starts in Levi

In December 2018, the now 22-year-old alpine ski racer Bernadette Lorenz from Oberperfuss made her World Cup debut. On 21 and 22 November, she will now compete in the World Cup slalom in Levi (Finland). The young talent will be supported by the Pitztal Glacier.

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