Kaunertal Glacier Ski Resort

Kaunertal Glacier ski resort, Austria - a quiet, little piece of high alpine heaven.
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Kaunertal Glacier skiing can get a tad lonely...............!
Powder will last for weeks on the high altitude north facing slopes at Kaunertal Glacier ski resort
Kaunertal Glacier ski resort facilities are mostly concentrated in one area mid mountain
A Kaunertal glacier perched above the Nörderjpch ski lift
Kaunertal Glacier main resort car park at 2750m elevation
Karlesjochbahn gondola at Kaunertal reaches 3108m altitude
Kaunertal Glacier highest lifted point at Karlesjoch
Kaunertal Glacier main restaurant
Spacious interior & glacier views from the restaurant
Even beginner skiers can almost touch glacial ice at kaunertal Glacier ski resort
Kaunertal Glacier on-piste skiing
A steep chute accessible from the gondola at Kaunertal Glacier
Kaunertal Glacier off-piste freeride terrain - Variante Wiesejaggl
Kaunertal Glacier borders Italy
Ski route to Melago Italy from Kaunertal Glacier
Ochsenalm base at Kaunertal Glacier
Kaunertal Glacier snowboarding
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Kaunertal Glacier Ski Resort

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Kaunertal Glacier

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Kaunertal Glacier Ski Resort Austria

Tucked away on the frontier with Italy, Kaunertal Glacier ski resort in the Austrian Tyrol, provides a relaxed snow experience, free from all the hype of of its larger neighbours (think Ischgl, Serfaus Fiss Ladis), but still with quality snow, terrain, lifts & freeride powder ski options.

Kaunertal Glacier is Europe's most approachable glacier skiing area for beginner & intermediates. Its compact size, ease of navigation, quality snow & friendly piste terrain make it perfect for families & those skiers & snowboarders preferring their riding on the easier side of the ledger. That said, the off-piste powder, freeride routes & backcountry ski touring is superb & under-rated. See the Kaunertal Glacier ski trail map here.

Pros & Cons for Kaunertal Ski Resort


  • Quality snow & deep, reliable snow pack in a high altitude location:
  • Europe's most approachable glacier ski resort for beginners;
  • Variety of piste trails for beginners & intermediates stay in superb condition even on the 'busiest' day (if there ever is one!);
  • Very good freeride & backcountry ski opportunities;
  • Powder lays untracked for weeks;
  • Low crowds, no lift lines;
  • Challenging couloirs & expert terrain with a little imagination.


  • No real advanced piste terrain;
  • Upper mountain road bisects some of the best 'inbounds' freeride routes;
  • No on-mountain accommodation;
  • Limited public to/from the resort;
  • Difficult returns from some of the backcountry routes (including to Italy).

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Small amount of on-piste terrain that may or not hold one's interest for more than a couple of days;
  • All terrain above treeline;
  • Access road from the village of Feichten im Kaunertal to the resort is narrow & challenging in poor weather & with oncoming traffic;
  • Nearby villages are quiet.

Kaunertal Glacier Accommodation

The Kaunertal Glacier ski resort has accommodation within its boundaries. The closest lodging options are in the village of Feichten im Kaunertal. Further afield the villages of Prutz, Ried im Oberinntal & Fendels provide ample alternatives. Failing that, Landeck makes a useful base from which to explore this fabulous ski region.

Search & book all Kaunertal Glacier ski accommodation here.


More information about this European ski resort is coming soon.The Powderhounds reviewed Kaunertal in Feb 2019, stay tuned for our photos and insights.

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