Ski Paradise's Favourite Ski Runs (II): Black Ibex, Kaunertal Glacier.


Kaunertal Glacier. Picture: Ski Paradise

Kaunertal is an alpine valley located in the district of Landeck, in the Austrian state of Tirol. With a length of 28 km, the valley extends from the town of Prutz (884 m) to the Kauner glacier. The Faggenbach River flows through it from its source south of the Weißseespitze (3,044 m) to its mouth in the Inn River at Prutz.


The journey to the Kaunertal Glacier is a wonderful experience itself. The panoramic Glacier Road has been called one of the "most high mountain beautiful roads in the Alps".

​This toll road is the fifth-highest paved road in the Alps and reaches an elevation of 2750 m. The toll is only charged for non-skiers. All skiers with a valid ski pass can use the toll road for free.​

From the valley village of Feichten, and after 26 km, 180-degree turns, and 1,500 m change in elevation, Tirol's highway takes you to the edge of the glacier at Weißseeferner.