Rettenbach glacier

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Rettenbach glacier in July 2009
Rettenbach glacier is located in Austria
Rettenbach glacier
Rettenbach glacier
Location of Rettenbach glacier
in Tyrol, Austria
Rettenbach glacier is located in Alps
Rettenbach glacier
Rettenbach glacier
Location of Rettenbach glacier
in the Alps of Europe

The Rettenbach glacier is a glacier in Europe, located near Sölden in the Ötztal Alps of Tyrol, Austria.

During the winter, the glacier is accessible by cable car and from spring time by car, using the Gletscherstraße.

In late October, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season opens with a giant slalom for both genders on the glacier. The races in October 2016 started at an elevation of 3,040 m (9,974 ft) and finished at 2,670 m (8,760 ft), for a vertical drop of 370 m (1,214 ft).

The glacier is also an attractive area for regular skiers and plays an important role in connecting the main ski area of Sölden with the Tiefenbach glacier.

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Coordinates: 46°56′35.06″N 10°55′47.11″E / 46.9430722°N 10.9297528°E / 46.9430722; 10.9297528