Glaciers & ski areas

Glaciers & ski areas in the Kaunertal

Kaunertal Glacier & Winter Mountain Fendels

Two Tyrolean destinations for an unforgettable winter

Skiing from October to June? Tyrol's youngest glacier makes it possible! In the Kaunertal, you have not just one, but two ski areas to enjoy for double the fun on the slopes.

Experience the Kaunertal Glacier and Fendels with just one ski pass. Guaranteed to get the most out of your winter holiday! New from 7th December 2019: the Falginjoch lift on the Kaunertal Glacier - winter sports fun up to 3,113 m above sea level.

Skiing on the Kaunertal Glacier

In the Kaunertal, you are always just one step away from a glacial paradise. The journey on the the Kaunertal Glacier Road is an experience in itself! When you finally have the skis under your feet, you'll love the wide-open slopes on the glacier. As a landmark of the Tyrolean Valley, the glaciated Weißseespitze (3,535 m) always keeps a watchful eye over the winter athletes.

New from 7th December 2019: the Falginjochbahn 3,113 m - Austria's first "100er Funifor" cable car on the Kaunertal Glacier. The new railway runs along the former tow-track lanes of the Weissseeferner Lifts I + II. The aging Weissseeferner ski lifts were dismantled at the end of the ski season 2018/19 so that they can now be replaced by a railway model unique in Austria. The train starts right next to the car park at the glacier restaurant at 2,750 m and ends at the Falginjoch at 3,113 m.

Further information & technical data for the new Faginjochbahn (in german)
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© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen

Highlights of Kaunertal Glacier ski area

What arguments are there for taking your skiing holiday in the Kaunertal? Lots, that's for sure! With this and other highlights, the glacier ski area makes the hearts of winter sports fans beat faster:

  • guaranteed snow from October to June
  • particularly wide glacier slopes
  • relaxed drive to the top without having to use the lifts
  • more than 30 km of slopes
  • the longest descent with a lighted ski tunnel and the ibex wall with up to 75% gradient
  • Snowpark Kaunertal offering the best conditions for snowboarders and freestylers
  • New from 7th December 2019: Falginjochbahn 3.113 m
  • EDEN award-winning accessibility
  • free Wi-Fi
  • ideal starting point for ski tours of the Glockturm and Weißseespitze
  • free ski bus and free parking


Can't wait for your winter break in Tyrol? Take a look at the lift ticket prices for the upcoming season. Our webcams keep you up to date!

Slope map
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A dose of action & adrenaline extra?

Not only ski beginners will find perfect conditions on the Kaunertal Glacier, but also "piste experts & hip daredevils". With the longest descent from the Karlesjoch mountain station with over 1,100 vertical meters to the valley station Ochsenalm. This also requires well-trained skiers and snowboarders an extra dose of breath. A special highlight along the route: the Steinbockwand with over 75% gradient. Before, all winter athletes pass the 175 long ski tunnel.

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The family ski area at Fendels

One ski resort not enough for you? The small but beautiful Fendels is right next door and is extremely popular with families. Manageable size, guaranteed snow, and friendly: these are the attributes that winter tourists value most. The location at the entrance of the Kaunertal and with direct access to the idyllic mountain village Fendels clinches the deal. 

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Fendels with highlights for skiers of all ages

Seven lifts take you up to 2,000 meters above sea level in this charming Tyrolean ski area. The youngsters, meanwhile, are well looked after in Bibiland, letting mum and dad relax and take their turns heading downhill. In addition, you and your loved ones can expect:

  • 11 km of slopes of different difficulty levels
  • the cosy Sattelklause mountain restaurant
  • the new Fendels Kids Park with park and cross elements
  • a large area for children and beginners
  • night skiing and sledging from December to March


Practical:you can reach Fendels quite easily on foot from the mountain village of the same name. Of course, there is also a free ski bus from the Kaunertal to Fendels. If you want to complete your equipment, visit one of the ski and toboggan rentals in the Kaunertal.

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Small tip with great charm: the village lift in Feichten

Looking for something special? The Easpenhang offers a small ski area with a very special flair. The Feichten village lift is equally popular with slope newbies and old hands. Every Tuesday evening, the "Show On Snow" takes place, when the ski pros show what they can do. In addition, you can embark on a journey into the past and learn more about the history of skiing in the Kaunertal.

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One ski pass, two Tyrolean ski areas, unrestrained fun on the slopes

Glacier or family ski area? In the Kaunertal, you don't have to choose. You can do both! One ski pass is your ticket to two special Tyrolean ski destinations: the Kaunertal Glacier and Fendels. And that's still not all: in addition, the ski pass is also valid for the village lift in Feichten.

Don't feel like you've got your legs on skis yet? No problem! The well-trained instructors at the valley's ski schools will get you ready for the slopes in no time. As you can see, there's nothing to stop you from having winter fun in the Kaunertal. Book the best accommodation now! Be sure to check out the weather and snow conditions in the Tyrol!

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Sun Abo ☼

Enjoy the sun - for non-skiers

Book a lounger in the first row and enjoy the sunbath for pedestrians. Whether on the Kaunertal Glacier or on the Winterberg Fendels - discover the majestic mountains of the Kaunertal on foot. The Sonnenabo includes 1 ascent and descent with a mountain railway on the Kaunertal Glacier or on the Fendels winter mountain, ski bus, deck chair and blanket on the sun terrace of the Weissee mountain restaurant or the Sattelklause in Fendels.

 

Prices Sun Abo
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Overview of the ski areas 
 

© Quellalpin Kaunertal-Andreas Schalber
Bath, sauna, leasure
Quellalpin Kaunertal
Take a break
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Bergweihnacht & Adventmarkt im Kaunertal

Wenn der Winter Einzug hält und Land & Leute verzaubert, dann verwandelt sich das Kaunertal in ein Winterwundertal.Wenn der Winter Einzug hält und Land & Leute verzaubert, dann verwandelt sich das Kaunertal in ein Winterwundertal.

- 16:00
Weihnachtskonzert mit den Pfunds Kerlen

Ein besonderes Highlight des diesjährigen Adventmarktes im Kaunertal wird das Weihnachtskonzert der Pfunds-Kerle!
Samstag, 14.12.2019, 16:00 Uhr bis 22:00 Uhr 

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Adventmarkt beim Naturparkhaus Kaunergrat

Die Winterlandschaft rund um das Naturparkhaus Kaunergrat verzaubert mit einer einmaligen Stimmung Land und Leute. Geradezu perfekt sich auf die besinnlichste zeit des Jahres einzustimmen...

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Skishow

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Feeride Testival

Die Eventserie zieht das FreerideTestival am 21. und 22. März 2020 in das sonnige Tiroler Oberland. Der Freeride-Hotspot Kaunertaler Gletscher zählt zu den besten und schneesichersten Freeride-Revieren der Alpen.

Events & Veranstaltungen

Nikolauseinzug beim Adventmarkt
- 17:30
Tag der offenen Tür im Flügelmuseum in Nufels
- 14:00
Nordic Winter Walking
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Nordic-Schneeschuhwandern
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Opening Weekend 2019/2020

Der Saisonstart in Nauders wird wieder gebührend gefeiert. Programm - Rock den Berg 2019/20. VIEL SPASS IM SCHNEE!

Samstag 14.12.2019

  • VOLXROCK ab 13.30 Uhr live auf der Lärchenalm
  • Aprés Ski Party  ab 17.00 Uhr im Billys 

Sonntag 15.12.2019

  • BURGER PARTY ab 11.00 auf der Stieralm
  • BÄÄM ab 13.30 live am Bergkastel

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TRENDYTIONAL TYROLER ABEND

Das neue BERGERLEBNIS in Nauders! Moderene trifft Tradition - Jeden Dienstag auf der Stieralm

- 15:00
Nauderer Christkindlmarkt

Sonntag, 22.12.2019 

von 15:00 bis ca. 21:00 Uhr 

- 17:30
Bergsilvester

Genießen Sie im urigen Ambiente der Lärchenalm ein traditionelles Silvester Menü mit Live Musik, Feuerwerk und anschließendem Silvesterrodeln.

- 18:00
Bergsilvester

Genießen Sie ganz exklusiv & im traditionellen Ambiente einer Alm, ein mehrgängiges Silvester Menü.
GENUSS.MENÜ - BERG.FEUERWERK - PANORAMABLICK - MUSIK TANZ

Events & Veranstaltungen

Spare Ribs "all you can eat"
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Winteropening Party
- 21:00
PISTENBULLY BREAKFAST TOUR
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Rodel- Fondueabend mit Livemusik
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Rieder Schlossadvent

Der Rieder Schlossadvent beginnt heuer wieder mit 01. Dezember 2019 mit zahlreichen Highlights und adventlichem Programm.

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Auf zum Krippa schauga

Der Krippenverein Pfunds & die Pfunds Kerle laden zur jährlichen Krippenausstellung der gebauten Krippen ein - dieses Jahr wieder großaufgezogen bei der "Pfundser Krippenstraße". Eine besinnliche Herbergssuche durch die Pfundser Krippenstraße unter dem Motto „auf zum Krippa schauga“. Große Krippenausstellung im traditionellen aber auch im orientalischen Stil, weihnachtliche Stimmung, viel musikalische Unterhaltung, Krippenspiel, Glühwein, Punsch,…

- 14:30
"A Weihnacht bei uns dahoam"

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Top 10 Tipps - Für Frühlingsgefühle im Winter

- 10:00
Mittelalterfest

Die altehrwürdigen Gemäuer von Altfinstermünz laden am 21. Mai 2020 zum Mittelalterfest

Events & Veranstaltungen

Adventmarkt
- 16:00
Schnapsverkostung
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Christbaumverkauf
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Bauernladen
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