Ski Mountaineering Tours Stubai Glacier
Awesome ski mountaineering tours into the world of 3,000m-high mountains and all of that conveniently in one day? No problem. Thanks to the 3S Eisgratbahn or the Gamsgartenbahn lifts you can get to the top of the highest summits in the Stubai Alps in no time.
Guided tours with experienced guides are possible too as well as sporty challenges for experienced ski mountaineers.
In the area of the Stubai Glacier you will find numerous options for ski mountaineering tours.
Schaufelspitz Blick Ski Mountaineering Route – in Autumn only
When the piste no. 2 – Silberschneid – is not yet open in autumn, this route is a perfect base for a fantastic ski mountaineering tour. Take the new 3S Eisgratbahn or the Gamsgartebahn lift to the Stubai Glacier mid-station (2,300m). From there starts this ski mountaineering tour. Follow first the red piste. no. 2 – Silberschneid and continue then eastwards past the reservoir to get to the Gamsgarten (2,600m). From there you continue past the ice climbing tower and back to the Eisgrat mountain station (2,900m) along the winter hiking trail.
Mid-Station - follow piste no. 2 - Silberscneid - past the reservoir to the Gamsgarten - past the ice climbing Tower - along the winter hiking Trail to the Eisgrat
Start: Fernau mid-station (2,300m)
Finish: Eisgrat mountain station (2,900m)
Duration: 3.5km, approx. 3 hours
Altitude gain: 600m
Difficulty: intermediate Rest stop: Restaurant at the Eisgrat mountain station
10 RECCOMMENDATIONS OF THE AUSTRIAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR ALPINE SAFETY
Dear ski mountaineers on pistes!
Even if on pistes, you act at your own responsibility. You have to assess alpine dangers, in particular avalanche risk on your own. You must carry emergency equipment. Ski pistes are primarily for persons using the lifts. To avoid accidents and conflicts, we ask you to not only to adhere to the FIS code of conduct, but also to the following rules:
1.) Respect warning notices and local regulations.
2.) If a piste or part of a piste is closed, you must not enter it. If piste grooming machines – in particular machines using cable winches are used – or if avalanches are detonated, life-threatening situations might occur. Pistes might be closed for the duration of the works for safety reasons.
3.) Ascend only at the edge of the piste and one after another in a row.
4.) Cross the piste only where it is easy to overlook and with long enough intervals.
5.) Ski on freshly groomed pistes only at the edge. Tracks, which freeze overnights, can have serious impact on the quality of the piste.
6.) Leave the piste by 4:30 p.m. or any other time specified by the lift company.
7.) Make yourself visible. Use a headlamp, reflective clothes etc. in darkness or bad visibility.
8.) If there are ascend routes especially for piste mountaineering tours, use only these.
9.) Do not bring dogs.
10.) Use designated parking spaces and pay possible parking fees.