Top 10 tips for winter holidays in the Tyrolean Oberland

Every region has its highlights that every holidaymaker just has to experience. The Tyrolean Oberland it is no different. Below you’ll find our top ten winter tips listing some of the things here in Ried, Prutz and Pfunds that you have to experience before you leave.

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The Tyrolean Oberland at a glance

The Ried, Prutz and Pfunds holiday destinations are ideal starting points in the winter for those looking to make the most of the slopes in the top six ski resorts surrounding the area. You can access each ski resort free of charge with the ski buses. With the joint ski passes Snowcard Gold and Ski6, you can even visit several ski resorts.

But you can also spend your holiday away from all the hustle and bustle – in a quiet setting with unique panoramic mountain views or idyllic landscapes.

Use our list of the top 10 winter tips to find the highlight you’d most like to experience on your holiday!

1. Glacial adventure in Kaunertal

The neighbouring Kaunertal glacier gives our guests the opportunity to put on their skis from late October till early May.
Another highlight is the view of the glacial surroundings or the view across the border into Italy.
With the skibus it is easy to get to the glacier.

2. Smuggler's trail in Samnaun/Ischgl

Those looking to put their skiing abilities to the test should really try out one of the three Smuggler’s trails in the Samnaun/Ischgl ski resort. This cross-border ski resort offers routes ranging from easy to difficult – an athletic challenge for everyone. If you have enough energy left over after a long day of skiing, Samnaun’s numerous shops are the perfect place to go for shopping.
There is a free skibus from Pfunds and Spiss to Samnaun.

3. In Nauders without borders

The Nauders am Reschenpass ski resort is located, as the name suggests, right on the Reschen Pass. For that reason, it’s worth trying out the ski slopes beyond the Austrian border. Thanks to this ski arena that spans over two countries, it is possible to ski from Nauders to Sulden (“Solda” in Italian) with a single ski pass. And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the rustic Stieralm lodge or have some authentic, Italian Pizza.
Easily accessible with the free skibus.

4. Speed skiing in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

Those who want to find out who the faster skier is can certainly do so at the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski resort. Races can be held between skiers on the the high-speed run. And with the area’s numerous restaurants, there’s always the opportunity to congratulate the winner with an après-ski celebration.
Your car is on holidays too - use the free skibus.

5. Late-night fun in Fendels

Those who also fancy a night-time ski can do so once a week in the Fendels ski resort. This small but beautiful ski resort overlooking Ried also offers a well lit toboggan run – a fun night for skiers and non-skiers alike. The gondola starts directly from Ried - to free skibus takes you to the station at the bottom.

6. Skating on the swimming lake

The swimming lake in Ried is not just a local highlight in the summer, but also in the winter.
When the lake’s surface has frozen thick enough, it’s time for visitors young and old to put on their ice skates. The 7,000 m2 ice rink offers enough space to really let loose – whether you’re skating, curling or playing ice hockey. And if you get too cold, you can always warm yourself up in the skaters’ cabin.

7. Find peace in Pfundser Tschey

When winter is approaching, the Pfundser Tschey valley is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet. Take a walk from the car park through the valley up to the Maria Schnee chapel, and you’ll see that the high valley in its white winter coat is truly a sight to behold. You’ll also have the opportunity to linger in one of the area’s many rustic cabins and enjoy the sun and the panoramic views.

8. Front-row seats for skiers

Those wanting to discover the untouched winter landscape should put on their touring skis. Because that way you can enjoy the landscape not once, but twice – on the way up and back down through the powder snow.
For THREE-COUNTRIES skiRO – the ski touring week in Pfunds Ried and Prutz – you can climb to the summit of three different mountains in three different countries, all in one week – with insider tips from the local mountain guide!

9. Archery in Pfunds

If you fancy putting your accuracy and marksmanship to test, then archery in Pfunds is an absolute highlight. The indoor archery range in Pfunds is a welcome change of scenery for young and old alike. Our trainer Othmar is there with handy tips and tricks to help you get your arrows closer and closer to that bull’s-eye.

10. Out and about with Gisela

Gisela has been working as a hiking guide in the Tyrolean Oberland for over 15 years. And every winter, the snowshoeing and winter hikes are led by her, too. Take a trip with Gisela through the snowy mountains of the Tyrolean Oberland in the peace and quiet of nature.

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