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 SKIING FOR BON VIVEURS

Pitztal is one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys of Tyrol to the south from the town Imst, named by a small river flowing along the whole valley and entering the Inn river. This valley, 40 km long, consists of four towns, Arzl, Wenns, Jerzens and St.Leonhard, having, as regarding tourism, 8,700 beds and make 1.2 million nights at the annual level. The tourist most interesting part of the valley - Upper Pitztal, has found its nest under the highest Tyrol mountain top (the second highest one in the whole Austria)  - Wildspitze (3,744 m), under which there is Pitztaler Gletscher , the highest of the five Tyrol glaciers.
After the end of the World War II, the Alpine mountain houses started rising first with the first cable railways, followed by the tunnel construction, which enables the exit to the Pitztal Glacier (2,840 m) in 7 minutes. From there, one rises by the highest Austrian cable railway to the view point at the height of 3,440 m above the sea level, from which, depending upon the weather conditions, there is a clear sight even to the Adriatic Sea.

The height above the sea level, the glacier soil and the new Snowmaker, having arrived from Israel, make the Ski Resort Pitztal Glacier (1,640 - 3,440 m) be filled by skiers already since middle September and the season lasts as long as to the middle May. The season in the Ski Resort Rifflsee (1,640 - 2,800 m) begins in November. Thus, these two resorts together provide the skiers with 51 km of tracks (11 blue, 32 red and 8 black ones), at the total area of 85 hectares.
The sunny ski resort near Jerzens - Hochzeiger (1,450 - 2,450 m) has got another 40 km of tracks and 1,000 m altitude difference. The tracks are medium difficult, the black ones and a FIS track. A 5 km long, illuminated snowboarding track begins from the Tanzalm restaurant.
Tens of snow stumpers operate 24 hours a day, snow guns may cover the whole resort by snow in 10 days.
Depending upon the choice, one ski pass - Pitz Regio Card may include all four ski resorts of Pitztal: Glacier, Hochzeiger, Rifflsee, as well as the ski grounds above Imst. The price includes also the transfers between the resorts and hotels.
Before the already announced airline tour Belgrade - Innsbruck (60 km far from Pitztal) is opened, the skiers may reach this famous Tyrol center by bus or by car.
Since the Serbian tourism journalists visited this destination upon invitation of the Austrian Business Group Pitztaler Hotels, the Ski Resort and Tourist Board Pitztal, after everything they had seen and experienced, they concluded the one way travel of about 1,100 km, although very hard, was worth every passed kilometer.

  THE PITZTAL WINTER MAGIC CHARMS

Rifflsee - the family ski resort with a wonderful descent track
Pitztaler Gletscher and the glacier cable railways - Pitzexpress (the Gletscher Underground Cable Railway), Pitz cable railways (a cable railway panorama), Gletschersee (six seat cable railway), Mittelbergjoch (an eight seat cabin cable railway), Brunnenkogel, many twin seats and ski lifts
Ski Running (50 km) - the Glacier and Rifflsee tracks
Snowboard Park, snowboarding, skating, ski and snowboard courses, children's ski and amusement grounds, Wellness Centers, night skiing and snowboarding, the longest Alpine toboggan in Imst
Numerous Apres Ski Inns with a great atmosphere, scented boiled wines and various other specialties
Pitztaler Schihütte - a mountain house just at the Rifflsee descent track, famous for a restaurant with the national cuisine, having a good time followed by live music and snowboarding under floodlights

There are many accommodation facilities in Pitztal and we would recommend

PITZTALER HOTELS
 

SEPPL (four stars) Sport & Vital Hotel - Opened as a small inn in 1960, not far away from the Glacier, it is currently an excellent Wellness Hotel with the family tradition
PIZ HOTEL - A hotel directly next to the cable railway of the Rifflsee Ski Resort, with a ski facility Pitztaler Alm, famous for having a good time and amusement
HOTEL BELMONT (four stars) - A comfortable modern hotel near the town of Imst. The starting point toward the ski centers Arlberg, Ischgl, Solden and Pitztaler Gletscher
PITZTALER SCHIHÜTTE - a mountain house just at the Rifflsee descent track, famous for having a good time, to which the Seppl Hotel guests have got an organized hiking or ratrack driving once a week, dinner with Tyrol specialties and music and the return on a sledge, on an illuminated track.

     

 

    

    

  WHAT TO VISIT

   IMST

A small Tyrol town, dominated by many Gothic and Baroque buildings. It is also called The Town of Springs, since it has got 35 springs, still used for the potable water and some of them are supposed to have the curing power, as well. Imst is famous for the events Imster Advent, beginning four weeks before Christmas, when the inhabitants compete who will make the most beautiful picture of the Christ Birth, and the Carnival (Imster Fastnacht), taking place in February. The highest sport climbing hall in the whole Austria and the longest Alpine toboggan along the entire ski ground Hoch Imst.

     


   INNSBRUCK

The famous winter center, the fifth large city in Austria, the highest Alpine capital and trading center. During history, the Duke Friedrich IV stayed there, since 1564 it has been a part of the Habsburg Empire, it was twice the host of the Winter Olympics (in 1964 and 1976), as well as the Winter University Games 2005 and it is annually the host of the Four Ski Jumps tour. The first Youth Olympics (at the age of 14 - 18) will take place in this city in 2012. The tourist attractions of the city are the Hofgarten Park, the Old Town Watchtower, Hofburg and the main facility - the Golden Roof, as well as the magic, fairy tale like Christmas/New Year's Show, attracting an increasing number of the worldwide tourists

     

 

PITZTALER HOTELS

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