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Ötztal glacier road

Glacier Road
Road Toll Fee

Scenic route from Sölden to the Skiers' paradise

By car or bus up to 2830 meters above sea level: welcome to Sölden where superlatives are the order of the day. The highest panoramic road of the Eastern Alps leads from Sölden up to Rettenbach Glacier and through the Rosi-Mittermeier tunnel further on to Tiefenbach Glacier. This splendid road takes glacier skiers and carving aficionados to their wintry heaven during the autumn months.

Connecting line - No road toll for skipass holders

If you drive towards the upper valley through Sölden, the glacier road branches off to the right at the very end of the village. On spectacular bends and steep ascents you will quickly gain altitude on this connecting toll road (free of charge with a valid skipass).

An average gradient of 11% awaits drivers on the 13 km long route to Rettenbach Glacier. If you also want to visit Tiefenbach Glacie you have to cross the mountain through Europe's highest road tunnel, passing also the highest point of the glacier road (2830 m).

If the air gets too thin, nobody gets out of breath when looking for a parking space: ample parking is available for cars and coaches at both glaciers. Only a ride on the free glacier skibus is even more relaxing.

Winter Sölden Rettenbachgletscher Landscape
Winter Sölden Rettenbachgletscher Landscape

Better be prepared for everything

2800 m above sea level stand for high Alpine terrain. Quickly changing temperatures and heavy rain or snow occur here faster than you can say "sunshine day". Therefore it is strongly recommended to be prepared for every weather condition in the autumn months, especially if you arrive with your private car.

With winter tires and snow chains (in the trunk) you have excellent chances to get off the mountain safely again.

All types of buses and heavy vehicles (semitrailers up to 38 tons) are allowed to drive to the glacier on the fully asphalted road (regular road width), provided they have snow chains and track chains on board.


Length of the road: Sölden ­– Rettenbach Glacier

approx. 13 km

Rettenbach Glacier ­– Tiefenbach Glacier

approx. 3 km

Rosi-Mittermeier Tunnel

1,8 km

Average gradient


Steepest gradient


Highest point

2.830 m

Altitude Rettenbach Glacier

2.675 m

Altitude Tiefenbach Glacier

2.800 m

Parking at Rettenbach Glacier

850 cars / 40 coaches

Parking at Tiefenbach Glacier

1.100 cars / 40 coaches

PS: Did you know that?

The winding Ötztal Glacier Road served as a film shooting location for the James Bond blockbuster "Spectre". The spectacular action scenes of a wintry chase through the Ötztal Alps can be admired in the new 007 ELEMENTS James Bond Cinematic Installation. But, please, don't try it yourself!

James Bond Spectre Sölden Glacierroad

Current road toll fees

Validity Period: Fr, 10.06.2022 - Su, 07.05.23


  Price in €
Car: both ways
Cars up to 5 persons 24,50
Cars from 6 persons+ per person* 7,00
Free of charge for persons with a valid ski pass. If there is one person with a valid ski pass in the vehicle, all other passengers without a ski pass pay €7.00 p.p.
Coaches: both ways
per person 7,00
Motocycles: both ways
per motocycle 13,00
Combined ticket toll road + 1 uphill ride with 1 glacier gondola**
Adults 28,00
Children 15,50
Combined ticket** Groups 20+ persons
Adults 25,50
Children 14,00

* and all vehicles for commercial passenger transport such as bus, taxi, rental car, hotel bus etc.

** 8EUB Schwarze Schneide I + II OR 8EUB Tiefenbach


Changes, errors reserved, all rates incl. VAT