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.