The Kaunertal in winter

Visiting the winter wonderland

Skigebiete im Kaunertal
Glaciers & ski areas 
To the ski areas
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Trails open from 11.12.2021
Cross-country skiing 
To the trail information
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Winter adventures 
Winter & Snowshoeing
Kaunergrat Nature Park
Winter in the nature park
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The varied winter in the nature park and glacier region

Tyrol's Kaunertal attracts winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world for many good reasons!

The nature park and glacier region not only attracts with two ski areas, but also the Kaunergrat Nature Park. Whether you're planning an extended cross-country ski tour, a fast toboggan run, a romantic winter hike, or some challenging ice climbing: the Kaunertal is perfect for a sporty winter holiday.

Like to mix things up? You can look forward to a wide range of things to do in addition to all the sport that's on offer here, such as culinary delights, soothing relaxation, traditional events. In the Tyrolean villages of Feichten, Kauns, Kaunerberg, and Fendels, all this goes hand in hand.

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Ski paradise: Kaunertal Glacier and Fendels

Two ski resorts, 15 lifts, 54 kilometres of slopes: all with one ski pass! The Kaunertal Glacier and the Fendels family ski area are in the heart of Tyrol's Alpine region. Instead of long waits at the lifts, though, you can look forward to extra-wide glacier slopes. Find out which lifts and slopes are currently open

Adventure's the name of the game in the nature park & glacier region! The Kaunertal Glacier is an absolute hotspot among snowboarders and freestylers. Events like the Kaunertal Opening and the Spring Classics speak for themselves. In the new Kids Park at Fendels, brave youngsters will soon be flying high over the snow.

Good to know:in addition to the two ski resorts, the ski pass is also valid on the Feichten village lift. Secure your ticket to two very special winter sports destinations for an unforgettable winter holiday in Austria!

To the ski areas ...
© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen

Your all-round successful skiing holiday

Perfectly groomed slopes are important, but so is an extensive range of services. Tyrol's Kaunertal offers both! Been a while since you skied? Or are your offspring ready for their first go? Thanks to the professional ski instructors, there is nothing standing in the way of relaxed skiing days. Those who lack skis or other gear can rent them locally.

When it's time for a well deserved break,stop into Gletscherrestaurant Weissee and the Ochsenalm. In Fendels, the Sattelklause and Truyenstube restaurants welcome hungry winter athletes. Want to be the first on the slopes in the morning? No problem! Browse the list of accommodation for offerings close to the Kaunertal glacier. The free ski bus will take you to the slopes in the morning and back in the evening.

Top Ski School Kaunertal-Fendels
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Actively experience the magic of winter in Tyrol

What can you expect away from the ski slopes? Lots, that's for sure! A total of nine winter hiking trails and various ski tours along both sides of the Kaunertal Glacier Road take you through the picturesque winter landscape. You can also dive deep into a Tyrolean winter on the 25 km of cross-country trails. In addition, you can take a ride on any of the five toboggan runs in the Kaunertal and in Fendels; some are even open at night. 

Rather sit back and let someone else drive? How about a horse-drawn sledge ride? Perfect for romantics or just a way to see the sights. With Franz and his Haflinger horses, your trip to the winter wonderland will be fun for the whole family. Of course, you can cuddle comfortably with your sweetheart under the blankets, and enjoy undisturbed togetherness.

Whichever you choose, check out which trails and lifts are currently open in the Kaunertal. In addition, we have gathered lots of useful information and tips, especially for winter hikes in the nature park and glacier region. 

To the winter hiking trails
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Martin Lugger

Special winter moments in the Kaunertal

Ready for a special kind of experience? How about ice climbing? People have been climbing icy heights in the Kaunertal for 30 years already. The multitude of icefalls offer plenty of wintry challenges. The variety of easy to moderately difficult tours is unrivalled in the Alps. This makes the nature park and glacier region the ideal destination, especially for beginners. Special courses prepare you optimally for the conditions on the ice. 

You can also go curling and ice skating on the ice, but you're more likely to remain horizontal. It may not be quite as exciting, but certainly just as enjoyable. On the frozen lake in the nearby resort of Ried, you can circle the 7,000 m² ice rink to your heart's content. The curling lanes in Fendels and Kauns are perfect for special sporting evenings at a more leisurely pace. 

Would you rather have compact snow under your feet?At Kaunergrat Nature Park, you can do several snowshoe hikes that go off the beaten path. Enjoy nature with each big step, surrounded by nothing but snowy forests and incomparable silence. 

To the Kaunergrat Nature Park
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Martin Lugger
© Quellalpin Kaunertal-Andreas Schalber
Bath, sauna, leisure
Quellalpin Kaunertal
Enjoy a break...

For a varied winter holiday in Austria

The Kaunertal is 100% Tyrol: from sport to scenery and culinary delights. Get to know the nature park and glacier region with all your senses, whether it's a fast-paced glacier descent, a snowshoe hike through the Kaunergrat Nature Park, or a visit to a cosy Tyrolean inn. Read more about what makes a break in the Kaunertal so enjoyable!

The Kaunertal, like every region, has its traditions. In the reflective season before Christmas, the winter wonderland is best known for its traditional Christmas markets. Find out what else awaits you at winter events in the Tyrolean Alps. And which customs make the nature and glacier park region worth seeing all year round. 

Need to warm up? Then head to Quellalpin Kaunertal! This nature-friendly indoor pool with sauna is the perfect spot to restore your sense of well-being. Relax in the Alpine setting while your little ones let off steam in the children's area. Trips to the villages of Feichten, Kauns, Kaunerberg, and Fendels are always also a good idea!

Advent in the Kaunertal
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Martin Lugger

Well informed in the Kaunertal

Is your winter holiday is just around the corner and you want to know what is currently going on in the Kaunertal? Take a look at the current weekly events calendar or explore the countless winter experiences for the whole family. The webcamsweather forecast, and newsletters also keep you up-to-date. 

You'll also find a comprehensive overview of all the facilities in the nature park and glacier region from A to Z. We also provide various maps as well as detailed directions to help you find your way to one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Tyrol!

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Freeride Testival-Daniel Zangerl

Accommodation and more information for your winter holiday


The Kaunertal was selected as a holiday destination and the accommodation booked. But how exactly do you get there? And what about the weather in the nature park and glacier region? Inform yourself in advance about the event tips and the current weekly program!

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Mountain wintermagic

im Winter
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Martin Lugger| Video: Floh Achenrainer-Team Media
Nacht-Schneeschuhwanderung in Fendels


Nachtskilauf und Nachtrodeln am Winterberg Fendels

Kaunertal Feeride Days

Vom 18.-19. März 2023 finden am Kaunertaler Gletscher die „Kaunertal Freeride Days“ statt. Das kostenlose Testival wartet u.a. mit Workshops, einem gratis Pistenbully-Transport sowie musikalischen Highlights auf.

- 10:00

Wurst- & Käsespezialitäten | Edelbrände | handgemachten Nudeln | Dekorationsartikel & Bastelwaren | Musikalische Unterhaltung | kulinarische Köstlichkeiten  

Events & Veranstaltungen

70 Jahr-Feier Skiclub Kaunertal
- 20:00
Eisstockschießen in Fendels
Schnuppertag Freeride
Sport ist Trumpf

Wöchentliche geführte Wanderung

Rodel- & Fondueabend

Urig, gemütlich, traditionell - so soll Tiroler Hüttenzauber sein.

Lama Trekking

DJ on Ice in der Winter.Wunder.Welt

Jeden Freitag ab 16.00 Uhr in der Winter.Wunder.Welt mit DJ Gerry.

- 11:00
Schürzenjäger live - 19.03.2023

Die Legende lebt – 50 Jahre Rebellion in den Alpen live auf am Bergkastel im Skigebiet Nauders

Events & Veranstaltungen

Aprés Ski Party mit Top DJ´s
Skitouren - Abend
Almfrühstück auf der Stieralm
Kulturwanderung zur Festung Altfinstermünz
Mondschein-Picknick - unter dem Sternenhimmel

Mitten in der eisigen und tiefschwarzen Winternacht erleben Sie besondere Himmelsereignisse wie Sternschnuppennächte, Meteorschauer, Neumonde... hautnah. Das unberührte Hochtal liegt fernab von hellbeleuchteten Städten und Lichtquellen und eignet sich daher ideal, um die tausenden funkelnden Sternbilder unter fachkundiger Anleitung zu bestaunen. Nach einer ca. halbstündigen Wanderung wartet ein knisterndes Lagerfeuer, dampfender Punsch und Glühwein auf Sie. Unsere naturpädagogischen Führer begleiten Sie an folgenden Terminen beim Picknick unterm Sternenhimmel:


Die Skitourentage 2023!

- 10:00

Die altehrwürdigen Gemäuer von Altfinstermünz laden zum Mittelalterfest am Do, 18. Mai 2023! Beginn 11.00 Uhr Aufregende Ritter-Duelle, spektakuläre Feuershows und die mittelalterliche Musik der Gruppe Heydenrausch lassen die vergangenen Zeiten hochleben.  Nutzen Sie den kostenlosen Shuttlebus ab Ensplatz/Pfunds von 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr und retour von 16.00 - 18.00 Uhr  

- 08:00
3D Bogensportturnier Tschingls 2023

Detaillierte Infos zum Turnier und zum Programm finden Sie unter  


von 01. Juni bis 30. Juni 2023  

Events & Veranstaltungen

Führungen Schafwollfabrik Ried
Bogenschießen | Bogenstadl Pfunds
Wanderung zum Wildtiergehege Feichti