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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.

Whole Pitztal

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.

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 from Wednesday to Sunday
From Wednesday to Sunday the Gogles Alm is opened for ski tourers and welcomes guests with delicious local food and a fantastic view (until Easter). 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.


Guided ski tours 

Wednesday: Ski tour to your first three thousand meter peak!
Info: Meeting point at 8:15 am at the valley station of the glacier express
Price: € 130,00 per Person (from 4-6 participants)
Contact: Bergführervereinigung Pitztal

Wednesday: Ski tour for beginners (incl. touring skis, touring boots, ski skins and avalanche equipment)
Info: Durationn approx. 2 h 30 min 
Contact: Schneesportschule Hochzeiger-Pitztal 

Wednesday: Taster ski tour
Info: Duration approx. 2 h (01:30 pm - 03:30 pm) minimum of 3 participants, equipment included (backpack, acalanche transceiver, shovel and avalanche probe)
Price: € 70,00 per Person (form 3 persons)
Contact: Skischule Pitztal

Friday: ski tour to the roof of Tyrol - Wildspitze 3774 m 
Info: Meeting point at 8:15 am at the valley station of the glacier express. Duration approx. 6 h 
Price: € 130,00 per Person (from 4-6 participants) 
Contact: Bergführervereinigung Pitztal 

Friday: Wildspitze
Info: Duration approx. 6 - 7 h, minimum of 4 participants, equipment not included, registration until 4 pm the evening before.
Price: on request 
Contact: Skischule Pitztal 






Distance ranges from 2km to 5km


Duration ranges from 2h to 3h


Altitude ranges from 600m to 920m

Cappuccino Route - Black

Glacier Restaurant (2836m)
Top station Wildspitzbahn (Gondola) (3390m)
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.

Sechszeiger Route - black

Car park Liss/Hochzeiger Bergbahnen P5 (1460m)
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. 
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.

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
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
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


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  

Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf
Ski Mountaineering Tour to Wurmtaler Kopf





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