Ski Touring in the Hohe Tauern National Park
Mountain Hotel with a cosy atmosphere & varied ski touring terrain
The Krimmler Tauernhaus provides a comfortable hut base for ski touring. Rewarding skiing mountains and the versatile ski touring terrain make it the ideal location for an amazing touring week. The Hohe Tauern with its huge cirques and partly kilometre wide valleys, offers us the exclusive pleasure of leaving our tracks on the mountain slopes. The area is framed by an impressive scenery of almost western alpine character. While the Richter hut is surrounded by granite serrated ridges connecting the numerous peaks, one looks towards the steep flanks of the Dreiherren Peak at enormous glacier crevasses.
Your mountain guide will meet you at 11:30 at the parking lot in Krimml. After a quick equipment check the hut taxi will bring us to the Krimmler Tauernhaus (approx. one-hour drive). There we will go through the touring plan for today and start our first tour in the Krimmler Tauern. In the evening we will plan the next days, while the land lady treats us to culinary delights.
Day 2 - 4:
The vast and very versatile touring area offers daily ski tours according to the current snow and weather situation. Rosskopf 2845m, Windbachtalkogel 2843m, Rainbachspitze 3129m, Gabler 3263m are very worthwhile skiing mountains. We will do ski tour updates regarding skiing technic in powder and bad snow, basic knowledge and practise in the use of an avalanche transceiver, interpretation of the current avalanche report, planning a tour calculating alpine risks and danger, and orientation with maps and modern apps – where do I find the best snow quality for my descent.
The hut taxi will bring the luggage to the valley. We ascend with a light backpack to Rosskarscharte 2689m, if possible, further to Gabler 3263m where the awesome descent to Wildgerlos Valley awaits us. In mountain restaurant Finkau we bring the ski touring week to a close before the taxi takes us back to the starting point in Krimml.
All important information
You need a physical fitness for ascents up till 1200 m. Ski touring experience is necessary as well as confident skiing in all types of snow.
11:30 at the parking lot in Krimml
18.03. - 22.03.2020
01.04. - 05.40.2020
more dates on request
No. of Participants
min. 4 - max. 6
Taxi costs Krimmler Tauernhaus approx. € 15, - per person and distance
Taxi cost Finkau – Krimml approx. € 10, - per person
5 days rental ski touring equipment – skis, boots, climbing skins and pools
On request we can send you an individual offer.
There are no toll costs at the Gerlos Pass if you have a hut reservation
Europäische Reiseversicherung (European Travel Insurance) on request we can send you an offer
€ 850,- per person
- 5 days of organisation and guidance by state certified mountain and ski guides
- 4 nights with half board in standard rooms at the Krimmler Tauernhaus
- Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel on loan
- Technical equipment, crampons, pickaxe and harness on loan
- Mountain guide fees
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