3.2.1… …Let’s embark on a tour of the Stubai Glacier ski carousel

Skiing on piste no. 4 - access to Fernau - on a tour of the ski area

As Austria’s largest glacier ski area, the Stubai Glacier is the perfect destination for all types of winter sports athletes of all abilities. In particular all who appreciate the glorious view of the numerous 3,000m-peaks are well advised to embark on a tour of the Stubai Glacier interconnected ski area (ski carousel).

But what is a ski carousel anyway?

If you hear carousel, you will probably think of a traditional merry-go-round, often with antiquely designed horses or carriages turning in circles at fairgrounds and amusement parks. This leads us directly to the next question:

What actually is the ski carousel on the Stubai Glacier?

You’re mistaken if you think that there is a classic brightly flashing and noisy carousel like at a fairground, where you can simply leave your skis on, in the middle of the glacier world. This wouldn’t fit into the vastness of nature and into this breath-taking mountain scenery. In relation to a ski area, a “carousel” is several lifts that make individual slopes on the Stubai Glacier easy to ski in one go. Since the 6-seater Fernau chairlift went into operation in November 2000, all winter sports athletes have had access to the carousel as it is today.

Great views await you at the ski carousel

Great views await you at the ski carousel

Since 2000 all winter sports athletes have access to the carousel

Since 2000 all winter sports athletes have access to the carousel

The ski carousel leads over all 5 glaciers of the ski area

The ski carousel leads over all 5 glaciers of the ski area

The highest spot is the mountain station of the 2-seater Wildspitz chairlift at an altitude of 3,212 metres

The highest spot is the mountain station of the 2-seater Wildspitz chairlift at an altitude of 3,212 metres

The Schaufelspitze at 3,332m with new snow

The tour through the ski area leads around the Schaufelspitze on the Stubai Glacier. “What is the Schaufelspitze?”, you might ask now. The 3,332m-high Schaufelspitze summit towers majestically above the Kingdom of Snow and is a striking summit in the Stubai Alps. In the summer, the Schaufelspitze can be easily reached by experienced mountaineers from the mountain station of the Stubaier Geltscherbahnen at the Schaufeljoch, which is at an altitude of 3,158 metres west of the summit. In the winter – usually from November into spring time – the impressive Schaufelspitze can be circled on skis or on your snowboard by conquering the ski carousel. The highest spot is the mountain station of the 2-seater Wildspitz chairlift at an altitude of 3,212 metres from where you enjoy an unobstructed panoramic view.

The “Stubai Glacier ski carousel” around the Schaufelspitze summit can be conquered in two directions:

Direction 1:

  1. 3S Eisgratbahn to the mountain station
  2. Piste 4 Fernau access
  3. Fernau chairlift
  4. Piste 5c Sonnenhang
  5. Gaiskarferner T-bar lift
  6. Piste 6 Windachferner
  7. Wildspitz chairlift
  8. Piste 9 Daunenhang
  9. Piste 7 Daunferner
  10. Piste 7a Eisnase ski path

Direction 2:

  1. 3S Eisgratbahn to the mountain station
  2. Piste 1b Eisjochzunge
  3. Eisjoch chairlift
  4. Piste 6 Windachferner
  5. Windachferner T-bar lift
  6. Piste 5 Gaiskarfener
  7. Paffengrat
  8. Piste 10 or 10a
  9. Piste 4 a
  10. 3S Eisgratbahn mid-station to the mountain station

Using the “iSki Tracker” app, leisure skiers and snowboarders should plan 1 ½ hours for the entire tour starting from the Eisgrat mountain station. Faster winter sports athletes can conquer the approximately 10km in 30 to 60 minutes – without a break stop.

The iSki Tracker map overview

The iSki Tracker map overview

The iSki Tracker stats

The iSki Tracker stats

Where to go when hunger is calling?

It is well known that exercise outdoors makes one hungry, which is why there are several restaurants and huts for culinary rest stops along the pistes of ski carousel’s route on the Stubai Glacier

  • Restaurants at the Eisgrat
    • Self-service restaurant (highlight: homemade fresh pasta)
    • Steinbock Bar (highlight: coffee specialties and fine hot chocolates)
    • Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant, the highest-located restaurant awarded with 3 toques in the world (highlight: fine pieces from the dry-aging fridge)
  • Bödelehütte (highlight: Stubai culinary delights)
  • Jochdohle (highlight: homemade burgers)

Restaurants at the Eisgrat

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Bödelehütte

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Jochdohle

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The ski lift carousel in the piste map gives a good first impression what winter sports athletes can expect on their tour through the ski area. Who knows, maybe it will be several rounds? It is great fun anyway, if great variety and skiing pleasures can be enjoyed rather than skiing the same pistes all the time!

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