The Pitztal valley is, remarkably, not well known on the British market. Located just 90km from Innsbruck airport it is a beautiful valley in the Austrian Tyrol.
At a Glance
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- Getting there:
- You can fly to Innsbruck but there are alternatives
- Price guide:
- Grab an early season ski week at the Hotel Piz from £462 per person for a twin room on half board (the glacier ensures no snow concerns in November and early December) or escape in January from £646 per person at the Piz or £617 per person at the Seppl. Both prices are for an Austrian twin based on half board and inclusive of airport transfers.
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- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
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The new Wildspitze cable car will replace Austria’s highest ski lift, the Pitz Panorama gondola, for this winter (12/13). The 8-person cable car benefits from heated seats and will whisk you up to an altitude of 3340m at the Hinterer Brunnenkogel. There will also be,at the top station, Austria’s highest cafe, with great views of the Wildspitze at 3774m (opens late October 12)
Pitztal opened this weekend (22/23 September 2012) for the 12/13 season with excellent recent snow falls
Autumn Ski Holidays
Pitztal is an excellent destination for early season skiing as the glacier
The 2012/13 ski season is scheduled to open on the 29th September 2012.
A range of ski areas reside down this valley alongside the 7 villages with Mandarfen being a key base for the Pitztaler Gletscher and the Rifflesee ski area and Jerzens being the village with the Hochzeiger ski area. Additionally, 2 lovely hotels are located in Imst which provide a perfect base for those seeking a tranquil hotel and who wish to partake in the Ski Safari.
Great Value Family Ski Holidays
Although Pitztal is ideal for a winter ski holiday , do consider a spring or autumn break in the mountains - the hotels in this area are perfect for a holiday break with a difference. What makes Pitztal so worthy of mention is that this glacial resort can provide skiing from mid September through to mid May and children under 10 can ski for free (yes – free!). This means you can even consider a ski break during the October half term or get a long weekend in at the end of April when all your friends were thinking the season was over.
So what’s the catch – in short, perception. If ski kilometarage is your sole criteria – this resort may not work for you. But look at the diagram – make Pitztal your base and you have 10 ski areas from your doorstep to a maximum of 1 hour away – and we can even drive you for 3 away days of your choice. But of course, if you ski for pleasure, to enjoy the mountains and to test your technique on a range of terrain – why will you need more than 88 km of slopes?
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Doing More in Pitztal
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