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BETWEEN 2675 AND 3250 METERS.

THE LEGENDARY WORLD OF THE GLACIER ARENA SÖLDEN

Up here, it's not just the thin air that takes your breath away: 34.5 kilometers of perfectly groomed pistes, embedded in a sea of snow-topped mountain giants, plus absolute snow guarantee that you can rely on - rounded off by a huge choice of mountain gastronomy spots serving culinary treats that can be easily reached even beyond your comfort zone. From skiers’ water, foaming wheat beer and Tirolean delicacies to exclusive haute cuisine. And in the summer months your glacier becomes the starting point and destination of truly awe-inspiring biking and hiking tours.

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RETTENBACH MARKET RESTAURANT

Traditional parlors and panoramic views that bring tears to the eyes of every mountain aficionado. There are also fabulous gourmet dishes available at our self-service restaurant. Prepared for you by our chefs in our in-house kitchen – using only the best Ötztal ingredients.

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RESTAURANT GLETSCHERTISCH

Experience exclusive & finest dining at an altitude of over 3000 meters in a truly unforgettable ambience. In our restaurant with table service we spoil you with the best of European cuisine. Freshly prepared for you at the live cooking station. The peak of enjoyment: ribeye steak from alpine Tirolean cattle, served on the hot glacier plate. You will also receive individual wine recommendations for a perfect moment of pleasure above the clouds. 

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TIEFENBACH GLACIER RESTAURANT

Your self-service restaurant at an altitude of 2800 meters makes a perfect place to satisfy your hunger – combined with delicious alpine dishes and fabulous views. Enjoy homemade specialties prepared with the best regional ingredients in a rustic, relaxed atmosphere. 

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Snow Beach

Beach vibes, cool drinks and trendy people: right next to the Tiefenbach Glacier Restaurant you will find your sun-kissed chill-out area with deck chairs and a relaxation hut, mouth-watering snacks and a large selection of refreshing and warming drinks. 

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GLETSCHERSPALTE BAR & TYROLEAN DELIGHTS

Once you've found it, you'll never want to be without it again: The Gletscherspalte is our best-kept secret right next to the Rettenbach Market Restaurant at 3,000 meters above sea level on the Rettenbach Glacier. Refreshing or warming drinks in the best atmosphere, selected delicacies from the Plangger delicatessen in Tyrol and a sun terrace with a magnificent panoramic view and lounge ambience. Discover it now!

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GACIER SPECTACLE

HANNIBAL

Hundreds of acrobats, real airplanes, helicopters, snow-grooming machines, extreme athletes and dancers bring Hannibal and his elephants to life in this incredible glacier stage play. Hannibal is a superlative show loaded with fireworks: experience the famous glacier crossing of legendary Hannibal and his troops up close - even the real Hannibal would probably have been amazed. 

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Opening of

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

Be there when the stars of alpine ski racing celebrate their World Cup Opening at scenic Rettenbach Glacier. From the Rettenbach Market Restaurant or the Gletschertisch you enjoy a perfect view of the great sports spectacle. While sampling traditional Ötztal and international gourmet cuisine at their finest. 

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BIG 3 | Nature Platform

Schwarze Schneide

at 3340 m

In Sölden’s superb ski area you can conquer three peak higher than three thousand meters in a single day. About 90 meters above Schwarze Schneid mountain gondola, an energetic pyramid towers in the middle of a larch wood platform, surrounded by a crystal-clear sky and lots of snow on the summit. Thanks to the magnificent 360° view, the panorama reaches over 100 km up to the Dolomites in the south and Zugspitze summit in the north.

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Tunnel vision from Rettenbach
towards Tiefenbach Glaciers

Ski Tunnel

Conquer the slopes of the two glaciers - without having to unstrap your skis. From Rettenbach Glacier you can easily get to Tiefenbach Glacier via the 200 meter long connecting tunnel. 

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Huge snow reserve

Water reservoir at Tiefenbach

Pack your camera and hike to the water reservoir as extraordinary photo moments await you there. The lake, which is 19 meters deep and has an unbelievable capacity of 430,000 cubic meters, resembles a 3.3-hectare emerald pond embedded in the bizarre landscape of Tiefenbachferner’s glacier world at some 2900 meters above sea level. At this altitude, it is the largest lake in Austria. In winter you can easily reach the reservoir via the slopes on your snowboard or skis.

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BIG 3 | Panorama Footpath

Tiefenbachkogl at 3250 m

In the Sölden ski area you can conquer three summits higher than three thousand meters on skis in a single day. On a 15 m high pyramid right next to the top station of Tiefenbach mountain gondola, there is a footbridge made of glass that protrudes more than 20 m over the abyss of the glacier. Majestic Wildspitze peak seems to be within reach.

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Straight into the eternal ice

Rosi Mittermaier Tunnel

The Rosi Mittermaier tunnel also connects the two glaciers for cars and takes you from Rettenbach to Tiefenbach glacier and its superb slopes and restaurants. The car tunnel is 1729 meters long and Austria’s highest of its kind at 2829 meters above sea level.

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ALL BRANCHES OF ÖTZTAL‘S

GLETSCHER ARENA

PUT ON YOUR GOPRO - BECAUSE EVEN THE JOURNEY TO THE GLACIER ARENA IS A RECORD-BREAKING ADVENTURE.

The panoramic Ötztal Glacier Road, which connects the world of glaciers and civilization, is the highest alpine road in the Eastern Alps. The road meanders a full 15 kilometers up to over 2800 meters altitude. James Bond has already delivered a daring chase on this road. However, we recommend that you take it a little slower so that you don't miss any of the magnificent views.

THE GLACIER IN SUMMER

YEARNING FOR HIGH ALPINE AIR AND A FEELING OF ELATION?

Up here, far beyond the tree line, very special alpine adventures await you. Conquer the huge Gletscher Arena on foot, by mountain bike or racing bike and look forward to culinary treats at the refreshment stops of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers, which are open for you in the summer months in accordance with the operating times of the mountain lifts. In other words: wherever you are looking for a break, there is alpine enjoyment.

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AUDI FIS SKIWELTCUP SÖLDEN

In the Gletscher Arena Sölden, winter begins in October and really picks up speed with the AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP OPENING. It is simply breathtaking how the athletes race down the World Cup slope after just a few hundredths of a second...

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HANNIBAL GLACIER SPECTACLE

Every two years at the end of the season, hundreds of performers, extreme athletes, dancers, snow groomers, helicopters and even airplanes perform Hannibal's historic crossing of the Alps on Sölden’s glacier at over 3000 meters above sea level. The attribute "spectacular" is a real understatement. Just come and experience it for yourself!

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WATER RESERVOIR AT TIEFENBACH GLACIER

On Tiefenbach Glacier at an altitude of over 2900 meters, a huge water reservoir boasts a total capacity of 430,000 cubic meters, being also the most important snow reserve of Sölden’s giant ski area – as well as a record holder: it is Austria’s largest snow-making pond at this altitude.

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LIVE PICTURES FROM ÖTZTAL’S GLACIERS

Take a bit of glacier home with you: the webcams of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers will awaken your thirst for adventure in the Alps. Don’t wait any longer: discover the Glacier Arena Sölden!

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HOMEMADE AND REGIONAL

The expert chefs of our in-house production kitchen prepare many of your favorite dishes, which are then served against the unique panorama of the Alps. Depending on the season, we use regional ingredients from Tirol and all of Austria and always with a lot of ♥ so that your high alpine enjoyment becomes a very special one.

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WITH THE GLETSCHEREXPRESS TO THE GLETSCHERSPALTE

The Gletscherspalte is your glacier bar above the clouds. We have come up with something for you. Next to the Gletscherspalte, when you get off the Glacier Express (piste 30) you will find our FARMERS BELL. If you ring the bell our barman will bring you a schnapps. Looking forward to welcome you in our “magical glacier road”.

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