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Pitztal
Tirol
Ski Touring - high up in the Sky

Ski touring at the Pitztal Glacier

A fascinating winter wonderland

In the Pitztal Valley, touring skiers will find plenty of ways to explore the fascinating winter's landscape at their own pace. Whether you prefer powder snow or springtime corn snow, experienced and certified ski and mountain guides will take you on some of the best tours to the highest mountains in Tyrol. Guided tours for skiers and snowboarders are even offered on Tyrol's highest mountain: the 3,774m-high Wildspitze.

Before heading off on a ski tour, you should ask the lift staff or experienced mountain guides and obey the avalanche warning service or take personal advice. The avalanche report is announced daily in the Radio station Tyrol at 7.35 a.m. You can find the latest Information about the avalanche risk on www.lawine.at

  • Mountain rescue - emergency call 140
  • Rifflseebahn Tel. +43 (5413) 86206
  • Pitztaler Gletscherbahn Tel. +43 (5413) 86288
  • Alpine rescue outpost Pitztal Tel. +43 (5414) 87256

Ski Touring - some examples

Taschach

Wildspitze

Highest mountain of tyrol

  • very good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Gletscherexpress
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 30 - 35°
  • skiing technic: extrem
  • ascend: 3,5 km with about 2 hours
  • descend 15 km with about 1,30 hours
  • Duration approx. 3 hours
Rifflsee

Rositzkogel

3.394 m DIFFFICULT

  • very good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Rifflsee
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 35 - 40°
  • skiing technic: extrem
  • ascend: 6,9 km with about 3,15 hours
  • descend 9,8 km with about 1,30 hours
  • duration approx. 4 - 5 hours

K2

3.253 m DIFFFICULT

  • very good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Rifflsee
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 30 - 35°
  • skiing technic: difficult
  • ascend: 6 km with about 3 hours
  • descend 9,8 km with about 1,30 hours
  • duration approx. 3 - 4 hours

Löscherkogel

3.324 m DIFFFICULT

  • very good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Rifflsee
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 40°
  • skiing technic: extrem
  • ascend: 7,4 km with about 3,15 hours
  • descend 10 km with about 1,15 hours
  • duration approx. 4 - 5 hours

Vizlkogel

3.251 m MODERATE

  • very good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Rifflsee
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 40°
  • skiing technic: difficult
  • ascend: 5,3 km with about 2,30 hours
  • descend 9,3 km with about 1,30 hours
  • duration approx. 4  - 5 hours

Wurmtaler Kogl

3.251 m MODERATE

  • good shape needed
  • starting point is the mountain station Rifflsee
  • high alpine tour
  • gradient more than 40°
  • skiing technic: moderate
  • ascend: 7,3 km with about 3,30 hours
  • descend 10,7 km with about 1,30 hours
  • duration approx. 5  - 6 hours

Please be aware of the fact that we take no responsibility of the completeness and acuracy of the tours described above. Please take care for youreself to get the latest information about the weather conditions, the avalanche risk and the right gear. We will glady help you with information on where to get rental gear and maps.