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Ski tours in Pitztal: an insider tip!

Ski tours in Pitztal: an insider tip!

Hochzeiger ski resort, Pitztal Glacier as well as Kaunergrat Nature Park are ideal for ski tours, regardless of whether you are a beginner or advanced learner.

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Whole Pitztal
Hochzeiger
Gletscher
Rifflsee

Ski tours in Pitztal

The so-called Ötztaler Alps, to which the mountain world of the Pitztal geographically belongs, offer wild natural experiences without hectic and stress. Guided tours as well as courses for beginners and advanced ski tourers will give everyone the opportunity to experience the adventure "Ski Tour" in the Pitztal.

Around the area on the Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee are countless ski touring possibilities. Rositzkogel (3.394 m), Schluchtkogel (3.471m) or K2 (3.253m) are only a few of many worthwhile high-alpine destinations with breathtaking glaciers on the roof of Tyrol. As a special service in the spring, the mountain railways on the Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee offer early rides for touring enthusiasts.

A very special holiday highlight is of course a trip to the highest mountain of Tyrol (Wildspitze with 3.774 m). The descent takes place via the Taschachferner to Mittelberg. For a safe mountain experience, our local guides provide you with the best training - secret tips for powder runs included.

Beginners on the other hand can enjoy easier ski tours in the Pitztal ski area Hochzeiger above Jerzens. Gentle and sunny slopes above 2000m are just perfect for practising.

Touring Tip: Gogles Alm - a hut which is opened in winter on weekends
On fridays, saturdays and sundays the Gogles Alm is opened for ski tourers and welcomes guests with delicious local food and a fantastic view. If you want to extend your stay a little longer it is also possible to spend the night. The tour takes approximately 1,5 hours and start at the Nature Park House Kaunergrat.

 

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Sechszeiger Route - black

Ausgangspunkt
Car park Liss/Hochzeiger Bergbahnen P5 (1460m)
Endpunkt
Sechzeiger (2335m)

Follow the route to the intermediate station until you reach the underpass. However, do not go through it and do not stay on the toboggan run but turn left next to piste no.9 instead – it’s an ascent through woodland terrain. Once you have reached the logging road of the Sechzeiger slope no.7 – follow it for approx. 200 m and then continue across a slightly hilly terrain through a small valley until you arrive just below the mountain station of the Sechzeiger ski lift. 

 

Cappuccino Route - Black

Ausgangspunkt
Glacier Restaurant (2836m)
Endpunkt
Top station Wildspitzbahn (Gondola) (3425m)

Access:

From the Glacier Restaurant at the top station of Pitztal's Gletscherexpress via a short downhill stretch (about 50 m) to the tour's starting point at the base station of Brunnenkogel T-bar lift.

 

Characteristics and Description:

Black Piste - Difficult ski tour along the ski run with very steep sections.

Moderately ascending route at the beginning, on the left of Brunnenkogel lift (seen from the valley) along the separate ascent track. After about 500 m you turn left (seen from the valley) and follow the ski piste number 26. Keep to the left edge of the ski run (seen from the valley). The permanently rising trail becomes steeper and steeper in the upper third. At the end of the strenuous climb you reach a small ski route, follow it for about 200 m on its right edge. Then turn left and head towards the top station of the Wildspitzbahn, always following the right edge of the ski run. Enough Alpine experience and a full set of ski touring equipment are absolutely required on this tour: suitable only for expert ski mountaineers! High danger of glacier crevasses outside the marked ascent track and secured ski runs. Never leave the signposted and secured ski area due to Alpine hazards.

 

Mittelstation Route - red

Ausgangspunkt
Car Park Liss/Hochzeiger Bergbahnen P5 (1460m)
Endpunkt
Mittelstation/Zeigerrestaurant (2003m)

After setting off, follow a fairly flat road and walk uphill in a few serpentines on the open slope of the Liss button lift. Then continue to follow a path until you reach a wide hillside just before Hochzeiger gondola. Continue walking on this hillside across open clearings until you reach the Hochzeiger Haus, then continue keeping left, past the Hochzeiger Haus, and keep to the left side of the ski slope until you reach the toboggan run. Then cross through a short underpass and follow the toboggan run (please BE CAREFUL as there may be oncoming traffic) until you reach Tanzalm mountain hut and further on to Zeigerrestaurant at the intermediate station. 

 

Kogel Route - Blue

Ausgangspunkt
Glacier Restaurant (2837m)
Endpunkt
Top station Brunnenkogel (t-bar lift) (3244m)

Access:

From the Glacier Restaurant at the top station of Pitztal's Gletscherexpress via a short downhill stretch (about 50 m) to the tour's starting point at the base station of Brunnenkogel T-bar lift.

 

Characteristics and Description:

Blue Piste – Easy ski tour along the ski run

The ascent route follows exactly the ski piste number 20 on a moderately climbing route, starting at the T-bar lift's base station and leading along the right edge of the ski run (seen from the valley). After about 500 m the ascent route leaves the ski run, joining a separate ascent track towards a short steep slope between the ski piste and the jagged mountain saddle. After this strenuous climb you reach a level area where the route crosses the ski run towards its left side (seen from the valley). Here you continue on the groomed ascent track between the ski lift and the T-bar lift until you get to the lift's top station.

 

Ferner Route - Red

Ausgangspunkt
Glacier Restaurant (2684m)
Endpunkt
Top station Mittelbergbahn (Gondola) (3278m)

Access:

From the Glacier Restaurant at the top station of Pitztal's Gletscherexpress via a short downhill stretch on ski piste number 25 to Gletschersee base station of Mittelbergbahn. The ascent route starts right at the base station next to the signpost.

 

Characteristics and Description:

Red Piste – Intermediate ski tour along the ski run

From the starting point at the Gletschersee chair lift base station you keep to the left edge of the ski run (seen from the valley) on ski piste number 36. Right at the start, close to the base station, there is a very tricky narrow section covering about 50 meters. Watch out for oncoming sportspeople. After another 500-meter stretch the ascent route travels along the ski piste number 37. A moderately climbing section in the lower third is followed by a separate ascent track, leaving behind the ski run. Shortly before you reach the top station of Mittelbergbahn, in the surroundings of Mittelbergjoch saddle, you reach the ski piste number 36 again. A last but pleasant ascent on the left edge of the ski run (seen from the valley) takes you to the top station of Mittelbergbahn. A very lovely route just perfect for slightly advanced ski touring fans.

 

Dynafit Ski Touring Park at Pitztal Glacier

Ausgangspunkt
Glacier Restaurant
Endpunkt

Magnificent Pitztal Glacier boasts the one and only Ski Touring Park in the secured ski area. No matter if you are an absolute beginner or a really ambitious expert - the Dynafit Ski Touring Park on Pitztal Glacier offers countless marvelous ski mountaineering routes between early autumn and late spring. Varied fabulous routes covering different altitude gains are available. What's best, the Park features separate ascent routes so that you can enjoy unlimited downhill skiing afterwards.

 

• Ascent tracks of three difficulty levels (blue, red, black)

• Varied tour lengths and elevation profiles

• Exclusively in the secured ski area

• From mid-September through late April

• Ideal for beginners, ambitious sportspeople and ski touring athletes

• Beginners' lesson guided by certified Pitztal ski instructors and mountain guides

• DYNAFIT equipment test material available at Ski Rental - Intersport Huter directly on Pitztal Glacier

 

Region: Hochzeiger

Ski tours Hochzeiger

A winter experience for nature lovers:
ski tours at Hochzeiger

Ski tours in Tyrol are increasingly popular with nature lovers. A ski tour at Hochzeiger in Pitztal offers an ascent through sun-kissed hilly terrain, a summit experience using your own muscle power and a break from the hurly-burly of everyday life.

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Ski tour Hochzeiger Pitztal
Ski tour for beginners at Hochzeiger ski resort

Hochzeiger ski tour for beginners

Once a week Hochzeiger ski school offers a beginner’s ski tour at Hochzeiger for those who wish to try out ski touring in Pitztal. During this Hochzeiger ski tour, the ski guides explain how participants should use their touring equipment, give tips and advice regarding different ascent techniques in free ski terrain and also give an introduction to assessing avalanche risks.

A beginner’s ski tour at Hochzeiger starts at the intermediate station at 2,000 metres. From there, it follows along the ascent track to Zollberg at 2,225 metres. Depending on the wishes of the ski tour participants the descent can either be skied on the ski slope or off-piste.

Date: every Wednesday
Duration: 2,5 to 3 hours
Requirements: Minimum age of 15; confident skiing of red runs
Equipment included: Touring ski, ski skins and avalanche transceiver equipment
Equipment required: ski poles, ski helmet, ski goggles, weather appropriate clothing
Price: € 59,00 per person
Bookings: Hochzeiger ski school
info@skischule-hochzeiger.com
deadline for registration is the day before at 5 pm
skitour Hochzeiger Pitztal
Ski tour to Hochzeiger summit at 2,560 m.

Hochzeiger ski tour “Summit attempt”

For experienced ski touring fans Hochzeiger ski school offers several guided ski tours in Pitztal. A popular ski tour is a route up to the Hochzeiger summit cross at 2,540 metres, the local eponymous mountain at Hochzeiger ski resort. These tours can be booked with a minimum of three participants. After a joint ascent, participants are rewarded with fantastic 360 degree panoramic views followed by a deep powder downhill ski through a landscape of pristine nature.

Date: By arrangement, depending on avalanche situation
Minimum number of participants: 3 participants
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Requirements: Minimum age of 15; confident skiing of black runs
Equipment included: Touring ski, ski skins and avalanche transceiver equipment
Equipment required: Backpack, ski poles, ski helmet, ski goggles, weather appropriate clothing
Bookings: Hochzeiger ski school
info@skischule-hochzeiger.com
Ski tour Hochzeiger Pitztal
ski tour downhill fun Hochzeiger
Region: Gletscher

Conquering the nearby 3,000 m high Peaks

Ski Tours at Pitztal Glacier

Breathtaking Ski Tours to Pitztal's surrounding peaks above 3,000 meters altitude

Indulge in the picture-book glacier scenery far away from busy ski slopes: The Gletscherexpress top station at 2,840 m makes a perfect starting point for varied ski mountaineering tours beyond three thousand meters altitude. Within a single day you can reach many rewarding mountains and peaks in the surroundings of Pitztal Glacier. Modern mountain lifts whisk you uphill effortlessly – followed by superb ski tour ascents and excellent downhill skiing in the wide open terrain of Tirol's Rooftop.
More detailed information on ski mountaineering tours within the Pitztal Glacier Region and Rifflsee available at the local Mountain Sport Schools:

 

 
Recommended ski tours starting at Pitztal Glacier

  • Wildspitze
  • Brochkogel
  • Linker Fernerkogel

 

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The Journey is its Own Reward
Ascent towards a Breathtaking Freeride Slope
Region: Rifflsee

Splendid Mountain Routes around Scenic Rifflsee

The pristine Rifflsee Ski Area has many breathtaking ski tours and secluded backcountry routes accessible as soon as the ski area opens its doors (December).                     

  • K2 3,250 m
  • Rostizkogel 3,394 m
  • Schneidiges Wandle 3,357 m
  • Rostizjoch 3,083 m
  • Wurmtaler Kopf 3,225 m
  • Wurmtaler Joch 3,089 m
  • Rotschliff Kogel 3,000 m

Fabulous Rifflsee is also the crossing point towards Kaunertal Valley via Rostizjoch, and via Wurmtaler Joch.
More detailed information about panoramic ski tours in the Rifflsee Area available from the local outdoor pros

Pitztal Mountain Guide Office  
Pitztal Ski School – Freeriding Offers  
Alpine Adventure - Alfi Dvorak  
 

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