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 the Weißseejochbahn lift on the Kaunertal Glacier - winter sports fun up to 3,044 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.
The Weißseejochbahn - the Highliht on Glacier Kaunertal - 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.
New the Weißseejochbahn, 3.044 m
The new Weißseejochbahn will significantly improve the range of comfortable lifts and new slopes in the glacier ski area. From the coming winter season you will find 50 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes on the Kaunertal Glacier!
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
- Falginjochbahn, 3.113 m - Austria's first Funivor gondola lift
- New: Weißseejochjochbahn 3.044 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
- Gastronomy on the mountain - alpine cuisine, down-to-earth, regional & honest
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.
And that's not enough! Particularly brave ones rush down the Black Ibex slope. The steepest slope in Europe, with a gradient of over 87.85%. Steeper than the Streif in Kitzbühel. The adrenaline boils in your veins here!
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.
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
- Ski touring park Fendels
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.
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.
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!
Glacier world ticket ☼
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.
Unter all den Himmelskörpern spielt der Mond eine ganz besondere Rolle für uns und unsere Erde. Neben Vorgängen wie Ebbe und Flut beeinflusst der Mond auch das Pflanzenwachstum und hat daher auch den Rhythmus der traditionellen Landwirtschaft im Kaunertal maßgeblich mitgeprägt. Viele Naturprozesse richten sich nach dem Rhythmus des zu und abnehmenden Mondes. Wie auf der Erde gibt es auch am Mond Berge und Täler, die sich von der Erde aus wunderbar beobachten lassen. Besonders eindrucksvoll ist die Beobachtung der berühmten Mondkrater kurz vor Vollmond, wo sich faszinierende Licht-Schatten Spiele zeigen. In Kombination mit der im sanften Mondlicht liegenden Bergwelt des Kaunertals...
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Events & Veranstaltungen
Events & Veranstaltungen
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