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Let us help you buy the cheapest ski passes and save money on your holiday in Austria.
Enjoy the most beautiful views at the altitude of 3,120 metres. Mölltaler Gletscher offers skiing adventures that Slovakia cannot guarantee. Today, we will tell you how to save money when buying ski passes, where to stay while skiing and how to use Gopass advantages.
How to plan your journey to the mountain resort? The Austrian glacier is only 470 km away from Bratislava. There are several ways how to get there – by train, bus or car. If you choose the car, a motorway tax disc might save you time and guarantee more comfort while travelling. The car park in the Mölltaler Gletscher resort is free of charge.
How to save money when buying ski passes? Buying online on gopass.travel means paying the best price. Ski passes cost much more at ticket offices while online prices are much lower. The ski pass prices change based on the flexible pricing system. With the Gopass mobile app, best-price ski passes can be purchased anywhere, even on the way to cable cars. J Premium Smart Season Pass holders don’t pay for ski passes in the resort. They only need their Gopass cards, which offer various benefits and discounts in the resort.
To enjoy skiing without having to travel too much, the best is to stay near ski pistes. The Alpenhotel Badmeister hotel is located only 600 metres away from the Glacier Express funicular at the altitude of 1,200 metres at the foothills of the High Tauern. It offers free access to the hotel wellness centre with a sauna, a steam bath and an infra-red sauna. All rooms overlook the mountains. The hotel is ideal for skiers who want to be among the first to enjoy the pistes thanks to the great location.
The restaurant serves traditional Austrian cuisine. There is a ski depot with ski boot dryers. The services include table tennis and free WiFi in common rooms. The private hotel car park is free of charge and big.
The Jugend hotel on the glacier is an adventurous accommodation alternative. It is located at the altitude of 2,800 metres, which means guests can be the first to wake up on one of the pistes in the morning.
The resort offers pistes of all difficulty levels, freeride fans and ski tourers will love it there too. The high altitude and an enhanced snowmaking system guarantee perfect conditions and a quality snow layer. With the Gopass mobile app, one can check webcams anytime and anywhere and see which pistes and cable cars are open. The app informs about snow conditions, the weather and all updates and events in the resort.
Skiing on the glacier
With ski passes purchased online, one can avoid queuing at ticket offices and start with boarding the Gletscher Express funicular, which runs to the Mittelstation interchange station located at the altitude of 2,234 metres. The Eisseebahn cable car continues from there up to stunning glacier views.
There are 17 pistes – 6 easy, 7 medium-difficult and 4 difficult ones. This makes about 17 kilometres of groomed pistes with natural snow in total. And there is a Fun Snowpark and the variety of not difficult and less steep off-piste terrain is wide too. Or how about zipping down some nice gullies? All freeride trails end near nine means of transport, i.e. a 6-seater chairlift, 4-seater and 2-seater chairlifts, two smaller ski lifts and one cable car.
A giant glassed restaurant overlooking the surrounding mountains is located next to the cable car station building at the altitude of 2,800 metres. The Eissee restaurant offers Austrian specialities, a beautiful sunlit terrace, a sunroom and a conference room ideal for social events. MölliBar inside the Gletscher Express funicular building at the altitude of 2,234 metres promises an authentic Austrian après ski atmosphere. Gopass card advantages and discounts can be used in both of them. Skiers can refresh themselves also in mountain chalets – at Duisburger Hütte at the altitude of 2,573 metres next to black piste no. 10 and Weißseehaus inside the Schwarzkopflift station building at the altitude of 2,380 metres.
Final TIP: Take the 6-seater Gletscher Jet chairlift to the upper station and walk a few metres to the top of Mt Schareck (3,122 m). Minimal physical effort will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains around.
And if you are still hesitating whether to spend your holiday in the Alps, just pack your bags and go. J Our next blog article will tell you something more about Muttereralm Innsbruck, a still unexplored resort with stunning views of Innsbruck and surrounding peaks.