The Tuxer Alps are an ideal ski touring area
The foothills of the Tuxer Alps are an ideal ski touring area with optimal terrain for beginners to the world of ski crossings. Due to the favourable snow conditions it is possible to ski till early spring time. It is a unique feeling to leave your tracks on the sunny, snow-covered slopes of the alpine pastures. Small and exceptionally comfortable huts lie along our path and offer rest and refreshments for the various stages of the tour.
February - March
€ 650 per person
from 14 years
min. 4 people max. 6 people
- 10.02. - 13.02.2022
- 24.02. - 27.02.2022
- 03.03. - 06.03.2022
- and on request
Confident and advanced skier in open terrain
We will start our tour from Gasthaus Roswitha on Schwendberg.The ascent to Rastkogel hut leads us over the alpine pastures of the Sidan Valley. Already visible from afar, the Rastkogel hut lies high above us. Once we have deposited our luggage in the hut, we will prepare ourselves for the coming days with a small avalanche transceiver update and practice our ascending technique on the way to Kraxentrager at 2425 m.
Ascent 1060 m – descent 330 m.
Our day begins with a short descent. In front of us lies the distinctive peak of Rastkogel at 2762 m with its countless small side valleys. Our tour leads us gently uphill to a height of 2640 m. The ascent gets steeper again until we reach the peak where we can explore our further route. A short descent follows before we put the climbing skins on again and ascend to Nafingjoch. Here we will decide if we ascend to Halslspitze at 2574 m or if we descend directly to the Weidener hut. Ascent 1180 m - descent 1500 m
Already experienced we prepare ourselves for the ski tour to Hobarjoch at 2574 m. The summit is visible from the hut. First the tour leads us to the end of the valley and then over Geiseljoch at 2292m to the summit of Hobarjoch. From here we ski fluently over the wide alpine pastures to Vallruck hut. Now it is time to put the climbing skins on again and ascend to Torspitze at 2663 m. We leave our tracks behind us over well-structured western slopes till we reach today’s destination, the Lizumer hut at 2019 m. This Kings Stage can be shortened by 220 m by leaving out the ascent to Hobarjoch. Ascent 1440 m - descent 1220 m
After a rustic evening in the hut we will track over the scenic path towards Torjoch at 2386 m. Coming past theTorseen (lakes) our tour takes us to the most panoramic mountain of the Tuxer Voralpen, the Torspitze at 2663 m. With a speedy deep snow run we will soon arrive at Geiselhöfe at 1645 m. Here Heidi will look after us very well while we review our ski crossing. An alternative in good conditions would be to ascend to Torwand at 2771 m and descend over Nasse Tux Alm to Geiselhof. Ascent 720 m - descent 1100 m
- 4-day tour guided by UIAGM mountain & ski guide
- Rental avalanche transceiver, backpack, probe and shovel
- 3 x Overnight stay at the hut with half board
You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
What should I bring?
Backpack, own avalanche transceiver equipment if available (is included), ski touring skis and poles, helmet (as required), snack, drink, sun protection, change of clothes. Please also check prior to your tour whether your insurance includes mountain rescue off-piste. You will receive a packing list when you make your booking.
Is lunch included?
No, please pack a snack and enough to drink. Depending on the tour destination, we might also have the opportunity to stop at a hut after the tour.
Do I get a discount if I bring my own equipment?
You are of course welcome to use your own equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot grant a discount as we generally provide the necessary safety equipment free of charge.
What is a hut sleeping bag and what do I need it for?
A hut sleeping bag is either made of silk or cotton and is compulsory on every hut for hygienic reasons, as the duvets, pillowcases and mattress protectors cannot be washed every day. The hut sleeping bag protects you from direct contact with the blankets. We recommend a small silk hut sleeping bag with a small pack size and lighter weight.
Payment at the hut with debit card?
Payment with your debit card is rarely possible in mountain huts! It is therefore necessary to bring sufficient cash with you! Cable cars and hotels can usually be paid for with debit or credit card.
The weather forecast announces bad weather, when will a tour be cancelled / postponed?
Unfortunately, weather forecasts for the mountains are not always as accurate as one might imagine and some weather portals are simply unsuitable for forecasts in the mountains. A reliable forecast is only possible for the following three to five days. Although the 16-day forecasts in particular are popular, the significance is extremely limited. If the conditions are clearly bad and we have to cancel the tour for safety reasons, we will either arrange an alternative date together or you will get your deposit back.
What rental equipment is included in the price?
You will find the rental equipment included in the tour description under "Services & Additional Costs". Rental equipment is included in all our guided tours. We also have equipment hire - if you are out on your own but have forgotten your crampons, you can get them from us.
How do I know what equipment I need for my tour?
You will receive a packing list from us. This will help you to find out what you need for your booked tour!
Which touring skis / boots should be used?
We recommend a light touring ski and suitable touring boots. We are happy to advise you and recommend our partner shops. Please arrange the ski touring equipment a day ahead of the tour in order to find out what you need and to try on the boots properly and adjust them to the skis.
Do I have to be able to ski in deep snow for a ski tour?
Yes, we plan our tours off-piste, and you should be able to ski in all types of snow. If this is not the case, we recommend our deep snow course with technique training. The course is a great introduction to a beautiful ski touring winter with safe descents.