Die Wurzeralm ist ein beliebtes Gebiet für Skitourengeher.
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ski tours in Austria

Ski touring

For all mountain athletes and snow enthusiasts

You don’t have to go skiing to enjoy the snow! Off the slopes, mountain enthusiasts can choose from a variety of signposted and marked ski touring routes. That’s what makes the select skisport resorts a true winter mecca for ski tourers. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural setting of the Alps, enjoy the peace and quiet and admire the glistening snow blanket around you! 

By the way: After the lift facilities have closed for the day, some of the slopes are still open for ski tourers. Off you go and up the mountains step by step – surrounded by the silence of the night. Amazing, unique and highly recommended! 

Die Region Hochkar bietet eine wunderschöne Kulisse für Skitourengeher.
Der Kasberg bietet für Skitouren-Liebhaber zahlreiche Routen an.  | ©  Almtal-Bergbahnen
In Hinterstoder gibt es tolle Möglichkeiten, den Skispaß auch abseits der Pisten zu erkunden.  | © Oberoesterreich Tourismus GmbH, Stefan Mayerhofer
Am Hochkar einen wunderschönen Blick ins Tal genießen. | © Alex Kaiser
Die Wurzeralm bietet einige Routen für Skitouren-Liebhaber! | © Rene Jagersberger

Facts about ski touring

at the skisport resorts

You’d love to immerse yourself in the snowy world of the skisport resorts? You can definitely do so while ski touring! Be it on the wonderful Ötscher in the Lower Austrian Mostviertel region. The Kasberg in the Salzkammergut region offers lots of routes in a wintry mountain setting for ambitious ski tourers as well. 

At the base of Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner, you’ll find a first-rate ski touring paradise. At Heiligenblut/Grossglockner ski resort, there are routes in every level of difficulty up to the summits of the Hohe Tauern National Park region. At the Upper Austrian Wurzeralm resort, ski tourers can also look forward to amazing days on two skins. Snow-sprinkled trees that are glistening in the sun and lots of fresh air in your lungs – that’s vitality at its best! 

You’re in the mood for a ski adventure beyond Austria’s borders? At the family-friendly Savognin ski resort in Switzerland, you’ve got 23 opportunities to try out different routes. Or how about a glacier experience in South Tyrol? On Val Senales Glacier, you will encounter perfect snow conditions until spring and can use the glacier cable car to ride up to the starting point of the Ötzi Glacier Tour. Try it out yourself! 

Weather and avalanche warnings

Stay safe while ski touring!

Safety first – especially at higher altitudes! The ski routes are well secured and signposted but the weather and avalanche conditions can still pose a potential threat. That’s why you should always check the weather and webcams ahead of every tour. 

Additionally, freeride checkpoints and the current avalanche warnings will help you stay on the safe side. That’s how you’ll make it back down into the valley safe and sound. 

To ensure accident-free slope fun together, all skiers, snowboarders and ski tourers need to follow the instructions of the cable car companies’ staff.