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Ice climbing in the Pitztal Valley

Frozen waterfalls and cool heads

The ice clings to the rock like a heavy curtain pulled in winter, shimmering in a thousand shades of white and blue in the morning sun. Mission impossible? Think again! Ice climbing is a sport which is surprisingly accessible with the right equipment and the help of an experienced guide. Unlike indoor rock climbing there are no designated handholds and footholds – instead, climbers must create their own with ice picks and crampons. Full concentration is required, but don't forget to stop every now and then to turn your head and admire the wonderful scenery of the Pitztal Valley from above. An unforgettable winter experience!

"Eis Total" ice climbing festival

Ice climbing event in the Pitztal Valley

Technique sessions, igloo-building workshops, the latest equipment to test – the "Eis total" ice climbing festival in the Pitztal Valley has everything fans of this winter sport could wish for. It takes place in the village of St. Leonhard im Pitztal from 21 until 23 January 2022.

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Winter holidays in the Pitztal Valley
Winter holidays in the Pitztal Valley

Snow, winter sports from sunrise until sunset, delicious food made using local produce, bubbling whirlpools and at the end of it all a warm bed – welcome to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, your four-star superior hotel in the Austrian Alps.

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Unforgettable winter holidays at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
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