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Ski tours

Ski Tours

Getting in close touch with the mountain

Nothing else will bring you closer to the snow-covered slopes, rocky mountain flanks and glistening peaks: literally, to the essence of Ötztal Valley. Ski tours at all levels of difficulty, comprising also the Eastern Alps' "Hautes Routes", attract alpinists to the rear Ötztal. Especially in spring, you can indulge in silent and authentic nature exploration off the groomed ski slopes.

Sölden Ski Tour Tips

From Sölden a number of great ski tours at different difficulties are available. Tourists can reach the higher starting points comfortably with the Sölden mountain lifts, at their top stations they can immediately indulge in the seemingly endless, white backcountry terrain. With a little luck they will also make the first line on corn snow slopes or powder stashes.

Classic ski mountaineering highlights to some of Tirol's most attractive three thousand meter high summits, including also Wildspitze peak, are available here:




Ötztal Tourismus assumes no liability for the tours and tips listed. It is strongly recommended to enlist a certified mountain guide. Glacier crossings are only possible in a group by using a rope. Study the daily updated avalanche report before setting out on a tour and inform someone in the valley about your destination and when you plan to be back. Ski touring might be one of the most scenic winter sports but: safety always comes first!

Skitour Obergurgl Hochgurgl Essenerspitze

Mountain Guides and Instructors in Sölden

No matter if you are a novice or an experienced ski mountaineer, all ski tour enthusiasts benefit from the knowhow of local mountain guides. Each tour is all the more fun under their supervision as route, weather and snow conditions are monitored and evaluated by a professional. So you are strongly recommended to enlist a certified, local guide for all high Alpine and glacier tours in the Ötztal mountains. The following mountain guide offices guarantee a highly professional and local management of ski tours, standardized prices and an interesting, high Alpine week program

Rule 1

Inform someone about your destination and when you plan to be back

Rule 2

Start early enough and return before dark (in spring at noon - due to avalanche danger)

Rule 3

Make glacier crossings only in a group and secured with a rope, it's best to enlist a local mountain guide

Rule 4

Observe the area's local regulations at all times (e.g. wildlife preserves, restricted hunting areas, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.)

Rule 5

Respect wildlife areas and feeding sites of Alpine animals and avoid noise

Rule 6

Keep dogs always on a leash

Ski touring equipment list

Appropriate ski touring equipment is an absolute must. Check this equipment list:

Ortovox sports underwear
Merino 280 zipp

pair of socks

Ortovox Merino 320 jacket

avalanche transceiver S1 Scanner

Peak Soft-shell

pair of climbing skins

Peak anorak

pair of ski mountaineering skis

pair of sunglasses

rucksack 35l+

First-aid bandage set


Ortovox Merino 280
long sleev zipp

shovel professional

probe 240 cm light

enough to drink

Gemini Bivouac sack

telescopic poles
Skitour Material Winter Obergurgl Hochgurgl