The summer cable cars in the Kaunertal

On the go in summer

The Kaunertal's cable cars make it easy to experience Tyrolean mountains up to 3,113 m above sea level!

Ready to climb every mountain and ford every stream? Now's the time! The cable cars in the nature park and glacier region are safe means of transport year-round. And they also offer impressive panoramic views of the surrounding Ötztal Alps. 

When do the Karlesjoch cable car or the Falginjochbahn at Kaunertal Glacier and the Fendels railways run? What are the fares? The following overview provides an answer. Maybe you'll soon be joining us up here in the clouds!
New - Falginjochbahn up to 3.113 m.


The Karlesjoch & Falginjoch cable car at Kaunertal Glacier

High above the world! The Karlesjoch & Falginjoch cable car takes you to the Kaunertal Glacier at 3,113 m.
Karlesjoch Cable Car Adults Children
Return journey 23.00 16.50
With Summercard GOLD 19.00 12.50
  • Prices in €
  • Single journey
  • Children's fares for children born between 2007 and 2013
  • Children's free ride - children from age 2014 and younger travel for free
  • Free for holders of the Glacier Park Card
  • Discounts with Summercard GOLD 

Cable Car & Kaunertal Glacier Restaurant hours

Glacier road, Karlesjoch or Falginjoch cable car in Summer 2022:

  • Glacier Road daily open from 07:00 to 19:00 clock - and Karlesjochbahn in operation daily open from 10:00 to 16:00 daily
  • Restaurant Weißssee open daily from 09:00-16:30 - Tel. +43 (0) 5475 5566
  • Glacier Cave daily open from June to September

Up high over the world at more than 3,113 m above sea level

Take a ride past the glacial landscape at 3,108 m above sea level on the Karlesjoch Cable Car and up to 3. 113 m with Falginjochbahn. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains in three countries from the accessible observation deck.

The valley station at 2,750 m above sea level is conveniently located on Kaunertal Glacier Road. Things stay cool here since you can find yourself surrounded by permanent ice just 300 m from the Glacier Restaurant right in the middle of summer. The walk-in glacial crevasse is a must on any holiday in the Kaunertal!

As is the ride to the mountain station: the observation deck there offers the most spectacular view of the Alps in three countries, including the Weißseespitze (3,518 m) and Weißkugel (3,712 m), both in Austria; Ortler in Italy; and the Bernina Group in Switzerland.

Other highlights includethe Glacier Gate, the tongue of the Gepatschferner, and the Seeles lakes (ideal for families!). 

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertaler Gletscherkaiser-Sportograf
© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen-Daniel Zangerl

Fendels mountain lifts

Heading to Fendels? In addition to the mountain lifts, you can also find out about mountain carting and bike transport.
Fendels Mountain Lifts

Normal fare

Normal fare
Single journey on one lift 14.50 13.50 10.50 9.50
Single journey on both lifts 18.00 16.50 11.50 10.50
Return journey on one lift 18.00 16.50 11.50 10.50
Return journey on both lifts 23.00 22.00 15.50 14.50
Fendels Day Pass 26.00 24.00 19.00 15.50
Fendels 2-Day Pass 41.00 37.00 29.00 27.00
Fendels 6-Day Pass 62.00 56.00 43.00 39.00
  • Prices in €
  • Single tickets valid for one use only
  • Free for holders of the Glacier Park Card and Summercard GOLD gratis
  • Children's fares for children born between 2007 and 2013
  • Children's free ride - children from age 2014 and younger travel for free
  • Holders of a Summercard or Guest Card in the three-country region receive the concession rate

Fendels Mountain Lifts and Restaurant Hours

Fendels Mountain Lifts, Summer 2022: 

  • Sommerberg Fendels open on THUR to SUN from 9:00 - 16:45 o`clock  (02.06.-26.06. | 15.09.-09.10.2022)
  • Sommerberg Fendels daily open from 27.06.-11.09.2022 from 9:00 - 15:45 o`clock
  • Restaurant Sattelklause open during the opening times of the lifts from 9:00-16:30 - Tel. +43 (0) 5472 61 60 23
  • Lifts do not operate in poor weather. Info hotline +43 (0) 664 81 61 775

Biketransport Seilbahnen Fendels

Bike transport

Available on the Ried-Fendels cable car and the Sattelboden chairlift (trail bikes only on the Ried-Fendels cable car!!)
1 Journey 5.00
Day Pass 8.00



The small mountain village of Fendels is picturesquely located on a high plateau at the entrance of the Kaunertal at 1,356 m above sea level. You can reach Fendels either on the well-developed road or comfortably with the gondola lift from Ried in the Oberinntal. Directly in the village is the valley station of the quad chairlift, which leads to the starting point for numerous hiking trails and mountain tours. Many trails and wide paths are even suitable for pushchairs.

A good tip: is the wildlife learning path in Fendels from the Sattelklause to the Fendler Alm. Clear signs teach a lot about the native animals of the mountains.

Also recommended: The hiking trail over the Fendler Alm to the serviced Anton Renk Hut. This then continues to the Stalanzer Alm (also serviced). In between is the natural spectacle of the 160 m high waterfall known as Fallender Bach. The whole hike takes 3 to 4 hours.

Or you can enjoy the sun on the sun terrace of the Sattelklause (open every day). In the meantime, the offspring can have fun in the directly adjacent Sattelboden adventure forest, with tree house, trampoline, swings, slides, water park, adventure path, and wading pool. New from summer 2020 - if you want to feel nature at every turn, do it on a barefoot forest bathing path.

Overview Sommerberg Fendels

Another highlight is the Wildbach Trail. This bike trail runs downhill from Fendels to the valley station of the Ried-Fendels cable car. You can then easily take the gondola lift back up. Action and fun are inevitable.

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl
© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen-Daniel Zangerl

Mountaincarting in Fendels

Mountain carting

Fast downhill fun with mountain carts possible daily from 9:00 to 16:45 whenever the mountain lifts are running.
  Adults Children
1 ride (without chairlift ascent)  11.00 11.00
5 rides (without chairlift ascent)  44.00 44.00
Jib`n`Playground extended edition

Mit der „Jib´n´Playground Opening Edition” laden wir euch herzlich ein gemeinsam mit eurer Crew die Saison einzuläuten. Das einzigartige Rail Setup um das Gletscherrestaurant wird zum „extended setup“ und bietet neben dem Session Parkour auch Public Lines in jedem Schwierigkeitsbereich. Und es gibt noch vieles mehr.

37. Kaunertal Opening 2022

Enjoy the mountain with responsibility! Das KTO wird heuer zum “extended” Opening und findet gleich an 2 Wochenenden im Herbst statt! So save both dates and celebrate with your crew!

Snowpark & Testival Days

An diesem Wochende freuen wir uns auf Teil 2 der heurigen Opening Serie. Dahinter stecken nicht nur coole Sessions im Snowpark sondern die Premiere des 1. Kaunertal Testival Open mit den angesagtesten Brands der Ski und Snowboard Industrie!


Events & Veranstaltungen

(DI) Gletscher Erlebnistour
Naturpark E-Shuttle
Der Naturpark im Fokus
(MI) Weißseespitze 3.518 m
- 13:00
Schürzenjäger live - 18.03.2023

Die Legende lebt – 50 Jahre Rebellion in den Alpen live auf der Schneebühne am Bergkastel

Race Across The Alps

RATA mit Start und Ziel in Nauders. 

- 19:00

Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es im Rahmen der Girodays am Freitag Abend, 23. Juni, wieder ein spektakuläres “Nightrace” in Nauders. 

- 06:30

30. Dreiländergiro am 25.06.2023

Events & Veranstaltungen

Geführte Wanderung zur Fluchtwand
Lama Trekking
Almshuttle zur Labaunalm
E-Biketour "S"
- 14:00
Rieder Herbstmarkt

Regionaler Handwerks- und Bauernmarkt mit Livemusik im Tiroler Oberland

37. Kaunertal Opening 2022

Enjoy the mountain with responsibility! Das KTO wird heuer zum “extended” Opening und findet gleich an 2 Wochenenden im Herbst statt! So save both dates and celebrate with your crew!

Events & Veranstaltungen

Wanderbus Radurschl
Genusstour E-Bike
Führung Schau-Sägemühle
Wanderbus Aifner Alm