Ski Touring & Freeriden

Nature experiences off the slopes in the National Park region

Away from the groomed trails, experienced winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the untouched nature and explore the impressive mountain landscape. But before setting off, some important aspects such as avalanche awareness and the right equipment should be taken into account.

Among the classics in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region are the tours on the Hohen Sonnblick (3.106 m), on the Großvenediger (3.657 m) or on the Kloben (2.938 m), which will be accessible from the end of April via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and promises a gigantic descent into Käfertal.

In the Weissee Glacier World the starting point of the routes is the Enzingerboden (1,480 m) at the valley station of the Weißsee Gletscherbahn in Uttendorf. This is where the ski touring area of the Granatspitz group opens up - surrounded by a magnificent high mountain panorama with 22 prominent peaks, 12 of which are over 3,000 metres. The ascents to the various starting points (Scharten, summits) are easy to demanding (between 2.5 and 7 hours) depending on the ascent route. Short ascents and kilometre-long descents in untouched terrain make the heart of every ski tourer beat faster.

In the Gasteinertal Skitourencamps für Wieder- und Neueinsteiger, but also for experienced mountaineers. In addition to proper preparation, tour planning and navigation in the terrain, great emphasis is placed on avalanche awareness and emergency measures. Only those who recognise dangers can avoid them. State-certified mountain and ski guides from the region ensure the quality of the training.

Wide alpine pastures and countless peaks can be found in the Grossarl Valley. These range from just under 2,000 m to 2,884 m. Probably the best-known ski mountain in the valley is the Kreuzkogel.

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Recommendations for safe ski tours

  1. Healthy and fit in the mountains
  2. Careful tour planning
  3. Complete equipment
  4. Check avalanche report & weather forecast
  5. Weigh up the avalanche risk
  6. Breaks and orientation
  7. Keep your distance
  8. Avoid falls, wear helmet
  9. Small groups
  10. Respect for nature

We recommend ski tours only in combination with a state-certified mountain guide. The use of the tour descriptions on this website is at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents and damage, irrespective of the legal grounds.

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