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Skiing & cross-country skiingWINTER FUN

In the middle of the snow-covered landscape of the Pitztal, your winter dream will come true! With the Pitz Regio Card, you have access to unlimited winter sports enjoyment and
you have access to the 4 popular ski areas: Hochzeiger,
Pitztal glacier, Rifflsee lift, and Imst lifts.

Ski-in & ski-out

With its location directly on the slopes, Hotel Alpenroyal offers more skiing fun with ski-in ski-out and a large ski storage room! Without annoying travel to the ski area and tediously lugging around your equipment, you can head out to the slopes straight from the delicious breakfast buffet! After a comfortable gondola ride, awaiting you is the multifaceted Hochzeiger ski area with 40 km of the best prepared slopes and long, sunny ski runs on the southwest slopes above Jerzens. No more waiting at the lift ticket offices - head out into pure skiing enjoyment as quickly as possible. Take advantage of this and get your ski pass right at our reception desk.

Hochzeiger family ski area

With its location directly on the slopes, Hotel Alpenroyal offers more skiing fun with ski-in ski-out and a large ski storage room! Without annoying travel to the ski area and tediously lugging around your equipment, you can head out to the slopes straight from the delicious breakfast buffet. After a comfortable gondola ride, awaiting you is the multifaceted Hochzeiger ski area with 40 km of the best prepared slopes and long, sunny ski runs on the southwest slopes above Jerzens.

Guaranteed snow
Throughout the entire winter, snow is guaranteed on our local mountain, because 90% of the slopes are above an elevation of 2,000 m. In the home ski area of Benni Raich, skiing pros as well as families and beginners can experience magical moments! On the Zirbenfall ski run and the Benni Raich ski run, experienced skiers and snowboarders will work up a sweat. In the snow park above the mid station, freestylers will grow wings. Families can look forward to not only affordable ski passes but also blue slopes and the rules trail, where the mascot Pitzi will explain slopes rules in a child-friendly manner.

Hochzeiger ski area

Pitztal Glacier

Thanks to the guaranteed snow on the "eternal ice", the breathtaking Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee ski area offers ski runs in all difficulty levels from September to May. In Austria's highest ski area, the Wildspitz lift will take you high above Tyrol to the peak of winter sports enjoyment. Experience unlimited freedom in the Alps at an elevation of 3,440 m and carve down 39 km of the best prepared ski slopes.

On the suspended terrace of "Café 3.440", you can feel the power of the majestic glacier, and you can let your soul soar in Austria's highest coffee house. Free ski buses will transport you from the Alpenroyal to the Rifflsee lift in Mandarfen and to the Gletscherexpress in Mittelberg.

Pitztal Glacier

Ice climbing

Every year, the rushing waterfalls in the Pitztal freeze and transform into a spectacular climbing paradise of snow and ice with their bizarre ice formations. 45 unbelievable ice routes in the Pitztal alone provide climbing fun with a pickaxe and crampons. On curtains of frozen water, you can carve your own path into the vertical realm and experience the forces of nature up-close.

Beginner
In the cold season, the picturesque Kitzgarten gorge transforms into a magical ice world with more than 15 ice climbing routes and offers a true climbing paradise for beginners and those returning to the sport. The idyllic Taschach gorge is also recommended for beginners and can be climbed with a professional mountain guide upon request.

Ice-cold challenges
In the impressive Ice Arena on the Pitztal Glacier, the frozen water can be climbed almost year-round. On 6 icefalls, you have the opportunity to test your limits and put your creativity with a pickaxe and crampons to the test. "Hexenbesen", "Havanna", and other spectacular routes in the Pitztal will make the pulse of every ice climber race faster with excitement. With icefalls of up to 190 m, experienced ice climbers can also experience thrills around the Alpenroyal and enjoy climbing to the fullest here in winter. 

Climbing routes

Cross-country skiing

In the Pitztal, 70 km of snow-covered cross-country trails will whisk you away to a glistening winter fairytale world. Whether skating or classic style - movement in the fresh air will make you happy and promote valuable health and vitality! Thanks to the high-altitude location, snow is guaranteed on the trails in the Pitztal. The high-altitude trails are at an elevation of 2,700 m on the Pitztal Glacier and 2,200 m in the Rifflsee ski area, and even the 21.7 km long valley trail leads up to an elevation of 1,700 m. 

It's no wonder that two-time Olympic champion Mario Stecher chose the Pitztal as his training area. From the fishing pond in Jerzens, you can reach the 3.2 km long Fischteichloipe trail. The mid station route and the Sechszeiger route in the Hochzeiger lift area are also only a stone's throw away from Hotel Alpenroyal.

Snowshoe hiking

Step by step, you can make your way over the crunching snow and discover the facets of a romantic winter landscape. In the peace and quiet of the mountains, you will become one with nature on a snowshoe hike in the Pitztal as you enjoy the crystal-clear mountain air. On the "1st Pitztal snowshoe trail", you can leave your tracks behind in the enchanting Taschach gorge. 

Guided snowshoe hikes on the Kaunergrat
Go on a tour of discovery with an expert mountain guide and pass through the most beautiful corners of the peaceful Alpine landscape. The Kaunergrat nature park center is the starting point for picturesque snowshoe hikes. With an introductory course, you can take your first steps with a professional guidance. The advanced course leads over the gentle terrain of the Piller Saddle.

On the "Winter-Gspiar" hike, you can experience the fascination of snow and become one with the pristine winter landscape. With an experienced tracker from the nature park, you will stay "on the trail of winter". Young and old can hike through the snow-covered forest with their snowshoes and learn how to read the tracks and follow the trails of the forest inhabitants. You can bring your family adventure to an end by the cozy, crackling campfire. 

Nature park office

Tobogganing

With tobogganing on the Pitztal natural toboggan runs, you can experience pure winter magic! A true highlight is the 6 km long toboggan run on the Hochzeiger. The gondola will take you from Hotel Alpenroyal up to the mid station at an elevation of 2,000 m. Now, nothing stands in the way of a fun ride with friends and family.

You can dash down the curvy route into the pine forest. Attention all night owls: every Thursday is tobogganing night!