The Wipptal ski touring area in Tyrol enjoys a unique location at the weather divide between North and South Tyrol. This means that a ski touring area with guaranteed snow awaits you during your winter holiday in Trins in the Gschnitztal valley. From early winter to spring, you can set off on touring skis into the mountains and enjoy the peace and quiet far above, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Ski tours in the Wipptal
In the Wipptal valley in Tyrol, an exceptional ski touring area awaits you with guaranteed snow from early winter to spring, a colourful variety of tours and pristine nature. On the way, surrounded by the gentle tranquillity of the mountains and white snow-covered mountain slopes, you feel the tingle of boundless freedom.
Insider tip for ski tourers
The Wipptal is located between the Zillertal and Stubai Alps and is considered an insider tip for particularly beautiful tours among ski tourers. Between Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass, the 5 unspoilt side valleys offer you numerous opportunities to ascend the white snow-covered mountains on touring skis.
Different levels of difficulty open up a variety of tours for beginners as well as confirmed tourers, and you can also enjoy guaranteed snow from winter to spring. The landscape itself is also extraordinary: nature that is still intact and promises peace and pristine beauty in white.
Ski touring area with guaranteed snow
Alpine tour variety in the Wipptal
Set off into untouched nature, across untracked slopes up to the summit. A unique variety of tours awaits you in the entire Wipptal valley. Alpine tours of varying degrees of difficulty are offered by the Tux and Zillertal Alps with the east-facing mountain valleys of Navis, Schmirn and Vals.
In the west-facing valleys of Gschnitztal and Obernbergtal in the Stubai Alps, you are immersed in a wonderful natural landscape where you will hardly meet anyone along the way.
Guided ski tours & avalanche awareness
We recommend that beginners or inexperienced ski tourers first visit the Wipptal-Alpin mountain sports centre or the Wipptal mountain guides. You can sign up for guided day tours for ski tours and alpine ski tours at both contact points, and weekly courses are also offered.
During these courses, you take part in safety training and learn everything about avalanches and skiing in open terrain. However, before every tour, always check with the Tyrolean avalanche warning service about the current avalanche situation in your area!
Our ski tour suggestions for you
In the Wipptal valley, some unforgettable ski tours await you, on which you will dive deep into the untouched alpine nature. We have put together a few suggestions for you here. Please note that the indication for the favourable time is only a non-binding indication, which is always dependent on the actual snow and weather situation.
The ascent time refers to the average and is also dependent on the level of training, snow conditions, weather etc.
- Starting point: Trins valley resort 1,214 m - Leiten above Trins, Weiderost
- Difference in altitude: 1,503 m
- Ascent times: approx. 4 h
- Skill level: medium to difficult
- Best time: February until end of April - Winter tour
- Type of tour: Ski tour
Special notes: Magnificent views of the Zillertal Alps, the Stubai Alps, to Innsbruck with the Nordkette and into the Gschnitztal valley.
Description: From Weiderost Leiten on trail No. 122 towards the Naturfreundehaus; branch off to the trail towards Trinser Joch (No. 53); on the Trinser Joch (trail No. 8A) to the Serlesjöchel (2,384 m) - up to the summit.
- Starting point: Leiten above Trins, Weiderost
- Difference in altitude: 1,514 m
- Ascent times: approx. 3- 4 h
- Skill level: difficult
- Best time: January - April (winter tour)
- Type of tour: Ski tour
Special notes: Magnificent view of the Zillertal Alps and the highest mountain in the Gschnitztal valley, the Habicht at 3,277m.
Description: From Weiderost Leiten, take the Padasterjochhaus trail No. 122; turn off to the Kalbenjoch (Trinserjoch) trail No. 53 - via the Valscherenmäder to the Kugelwand up to the summit.
- Starting point: Trins valley resort 1,214 m to Gschnitz (1,242 m)
- Difference in altitude: 1,686 m
- Ascent times: approx. 6 h
- Skill level: difficult - needs good conditions
- Best time: End of April until end of June
- Type of tour: Spring tour, firn tour
Special: View of the Zuckerhütl, Becherhaus, Freiger, Stubai Alps, Öztal Alps.
Description: Trail No .63 to Laponesalm at 1472 m (approx. 45 min). Laponesalm in the direction of Simming Lake to Bremerhütte (2411 m) on trail No. 102 (access on the left of the forest road). From the Bremerhütte in the direction of Simming Jöchel (2754 m) via the Feuersteinferner to the summit. The tour can also be done in 2 days - overnight stay in the winter quarters of the Bremerhütte.
More tour suggestions
All descriptions are only suggestions and all information is without guarantee. As a ski tourer, you are responsible for the safe design of your route. We accept no responsibility or liability.