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Ski Touring Round between Kaunertal & Pitztal

With state-certified ski guide

In the west of the Ötztal Alps, the Kaunertal valley stretches over 20 kilometres from Prutz southwards to the Gepatschferner, Austria's second largest glacier. The no less wildly romantic Pitztal valley is right next door. In between, nestled between the dominant peaks Wildspitze, Weißseespitze and Weißkugel, extremely interesting ski touring terrain opens up. Especially lovers of more solitary tours away from the fashionable mountains will get their money's worth here.

Ski tour round Kaunertal & Pitztal in three days

The three-day ski tour starts and ends in the Kaunertal valley. In between, we stay overnight once at the Vernagthütte and once in the valley town of Mandarfen in the Pitztal valley. On this ski tour we climb several three-thousand-metre peaks and cross high alpine passes. The scenic experience on this not everyday ski tour crossing is something special!

Programme Ski Touring Round Kaunertal & Pitztal

Meeting point: 07.30 hrs Feichten toll station in the Kaunertal valley

Weißseespitze, 3,500 m

Am ersten Tag steht uns gleich ein ausgedehnter Tourentag bevor. Wir fahren mit dem Bus hinauf ins Kaunertaler Gletscherskigebiet und nutzen für die ersten Höhenmeter die Unterstützung des Skilifts. Kurz darauf verlassen wir das Skigebiet und gelangen zur Nöderscharte. Hier beginnt eine leichte Gratkletterein (max I) mit Ski am Rucksack. nach dem Grat schnallen wir die Ski wieder an und gehen vorbei am Hohen Zahn zum flachen Gipfelplateau der Weißseespitze. 

Via the Gepatsch and Kesselwandferner glaciers we finally reach the Vernagt hut at 2,755m.

Overnight stay at the Vernagt Hut.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 800 hm 
Route: approx. 13 km
Difficulty: mittel (leichte Kletterei am Grat)

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High altitude ski tour on the Fluchtkogel, 3500 m

The high-altitude ski tour on the Fluchtkogel is one of the worthwhile undertakings in the Ötztal Alps. From the Vernagthütte we ascend via the Guslarferner to the Oberes Guslarjoch (3361 m). Now we continue northwards over the steep final slope to the summit.

Overnight stay at the Vernagt Hut.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 800 hm
Difficulty: medium, 35°
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Hochvernagtspitze, 3,530 m

After a night at the Vernagthütte, we start the next day for the Hochvernagtspitze. The 3,530-metre peak is probably the most beautiful ski tour destination around the Vernagthütte and promises a fantastic view. After a short, but interesting descent, we brush up again and reach the Pitztal valley via one of the possible crossings. Here we can expect mostly good snow conditions due to the north-facing exposure!

Overnight stay in the Pitztal valley in Mandarfen.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 900 hm
Route: approx. 17 km
Difficulty: medium, 35°
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K2, 3,253 m

The K2 has become one of the most popular ski touring peaks in the Rifflsee area. And rightly so, as the most beautiful skiing terrain awaits us on the ascent and the Rifflsee cable car takes us up the first 600 metres of ascent. We reach the summit via the Löcherferner glacier, which has few crevasses, and then descend into the Kaunertal valley. By bus or taxi we reach the starting point in Feichten after a short ride.

Farewell & end of the tour around 16.00 hrs.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 1,000 hm
Difficulty: medium, 35°
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4 Tage; 3 Übernachtungen


on request


Kaunertal/Pitztal, Ötztal Alps

Valley resort

Feichten in the Kaunertal Valley


medium, 35° I


maximum 5 per ski guide
At least 4 participants


590,00 per person

  • Backpack with ski attachment option (approx. 35-40 l)
  • Suitable ski touring boots with walking function
  • Ski touring ski with binding and crampons
  • Fitting and well adhering clamping adhesive skins
  • Telescopic ski poles
  • Modern avalanche transceiver (avalanche transceiver, 3-antenna device) with new batteries*.
  • Avalanche probe and avalanche shovel (made of metal)*.
  • Adapted crampons with frontal jaws*.
  • Ice axe (suitable for mountaineering)
  • Harness*
  • 1x Safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiner)*.
  • Helmet (recommended, not a must)
  • Clothes suitable for the mountains, a change of dry clothes, 1 litre of liquid, snack / muesli bar, a change of gloves. 
  • First aid kit with emergency blanket
  • For the overnight stay in the hut: Thin hut sleeping bag, comfortable trousers for staying in the hut, toiletries in small travel sizes (toothbrush etc.), headlamp, Alpine Club ID if available, sufficient cash, chargers. Tip: Thin pack sacks or compression plastic bags help with organisation.

Important: Take only the essentials with you! The backpack should not weigh more than 10 kg.

*Can be hired if required. Please book in advance! LENDING PRICES

The ski tour circuit between the Kaunertal and Pitztal valleys is for Ski tourers with solid experience im Skitourensport gedacht. Hochtouren-/Gletschererfahrung ist von Vorteil, aber kein Muss. Du kannst parallel und solide in wechselnden Schneearten Skifahren und verfügst über eine ordentliche Aufstiegstechnik. 

Hairpin bends should not be a problem. You can manage ascents of up to 1,000 metres in altitude and 6 hours a day (with breaks). Please note that we are in glaciated terrain at over 3,000 metres. You should therefore definitely do some preparation tours during the winter. You should also be free from vertigo.

Tariff per person


The tour takes place with a minimum of 4 participants.

Included services

Not included

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