The Eisgrat station on the Stubai Glacier (3000m) has been totally rebuilt costing €9.8 million.
It now houses a new pasta restaurant, as well as the original service restaurant, and the coffee bar. The scenic 'Habicht Stube' parlor will offer diners panoramic views of the Stubaital valley and there's also a sunbathing terrace. A new 700-square-metre sports shop will offer equipment to rent or buy.
The pasta restaurant will serve skiers a traditional taste of Italy, with penne, fettuccine, and tagliatelle dishes of many varieties. It isn't just a restaurant, it is also a pasta factory, producing fresh pasta for establishments throughout Gamsgarten.
The Eisgrat is set to open Oct. 30 accompanied by live music from DJs. The Stubai also celebrates Bavaria's Oktoberfest on this day, with tap beer from Munich served in a beer tent from 11 a.m., as well as traditional white sausages 'Weißwürstel' and other Bavarian snacks.
Stubai Glacier opened to skiers mid-September and now offers skiing on all three glaciers: Eisjochferner, Windachferner, and Daunferner. There is currently 60cm of fresh snow at 3000 metres and 11 lifts are in operation, offering 28 kilometres of terrain with skiing as far as Gamsgarten. Lifts are open between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a day's pass is €39.