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Stubai Glacier

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Advanced 7 / 10
Overall: 85 / 100
  • Great variety of runs
  • Enough runs for experts
  • Partly outdated lifts
  • Small ski resort
  • No ski circuit

Stubaier Gletscher also recommended for advanced skiers

With 70 km of groomed trails, Stubaier Gletscher can’t be considered one of the larger ski areas in Austria. In fact, proficient skiers can comfortably cover the entire ski area in a single day. Nevertheless, in the early and late part of the season, the glacier at the head of Stubai Valley offers a considerably superior range of open runs than most large ski areas in Austria – it is, after all, the nation’s largest glacier ski area

The most challenging runs are on Daunkopf and Daunscharte

Trail 7b down from the Daunferner 1 lift, run no. 21 on Daunscharte and the long and steep no. 22 from Daunkopf are the only three trails in the ski area rated as difficult. In addition, red trail 1b down from the Eisjoch chairlift and red run no. 11 from the Fernau Lift are also popular with good skiers. The black-rated “Daunhill” is the steepest run in the ski area with a maximum gradient of 60%, offering a tough challenge for even expert skiers.

Very modern lifts for a glacier ski area

Skiers exploring a glacier ski area for the first time are often disappointed by the many surface lifts. It should be pointed out that Stubaier Gletscher also still relies on nine surface lifts to carry skiers up the hill. This is because it is often simply impossible to build other types of lift on a glacier. The glacier flows several metres down the valley every year, carrying the masts of the surface lifts with it – something impossible for chairlift systems to withstand. However, wherever the underlying ground allows it, the lift operators have already replaced surface lifts with modern chairlifts and gondolas here. The new eight-person Rotadl chairlift even boasts under-seat heating, which is a real boon on cold days.


User Reviews

Tobias (Age: 26-30)
Skill: Pro • in Dec 2018
Travelled as: Family
great slopes with demanding Nievau. Lifts very modern, also due to the new gondola.
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Marc (Age: 36-40)
Skill: Pro • in Apr 2018
Travelled as: Couple
Good piste offer, but no Praeperierung, very bad to drive, even for the koenner.
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Skill: Pro • in Oct 2017
Travelled as: Family
Due to the new 3 S Bahn, the waiting times have been considerably shortened by half.
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Rüdiger Olst (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Pro • in Oct 2017
Travelled as: Family
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Martin Bauer
Martin Bauer (Age: 26-30)
Skill: Pro • in Jan 2006
Travelled as: n.V.
Advanced skiers will be amazed by the Kingdom of snow!
The advanced skier will really be satisfied with the offer of the Stubai Glacier ski area in every respect. The often very wide pistes and especially the optimal preparation of the pistes ensure a ... Read complete review
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