stubai, - austria
The Stubai Alps have all the right ingredients for what makes a ski tour just amazing. Great snow, excellent huts, hearty cuisine and spectacular terrain all combine to make touring in the Stubai a must do. With the Stubai being off the radar, the only folk you are likely to see here are those looking for authenticity. No need to worry about the crowds or making tracks - you'll finish each day with a big smile on your face. Additionally, the Stubai are one hour from Innsbruck, Austria making it an easy to reach destination. The terrain is ideal for strong intermediate ski tourers who want to enjoy challenging tours in a rugged setting.
authentic ski touring in one of the few unspoiled areas of the Alps
ski vast, glaciated terrain with few groups
nearly unlimited choice of options for tours
outstanding accommodations and hearty meals
comfortable huts offering hot showers and draft beer !
the Franz Senn Hutte - one of the finest places to overnight in the mountains
accommodation and half board based on dbl occupancy or in huts
assistance for travel logistics and planning
lunches, snacks or drinks
travel to or from the course departure point
Ski Tour Stubai Alps Details
Day 0 - Arrive in Neustift. Welcome meeting, equipment check and briefing on the itinerary for the week. Stay overnight in hotel in Neustift.
Day 1 - After breakfast, we take the bus up the valley to the lift and have a quick pit stop to drop off our gear at the Dresdener Hut, which is located right off the pistes. The rest of the day is spent checking gear and enjoying the great off piste skiing to be found here. Mid afternoon, we will do a quick "tour shake down" tour. We will also practice beacon search and discuss route selection before our final ski back down the desserted slopes to the welcoming hut for a nice meal and the overnight stay.
Day 2 - Following an alpine breakfast, we head towards the Danuscharte and over the Wütenkarsattel. We'll have a greta photo op here prior to the challenging ski down the valley to ultimately reach the Amberger hut. This is classic backcountry skiing at its finest. I think you'll agree that the location is spot on. Stay overnight in the Amberger hut.
Day 3 - A true alpine start this morning sees us off over the long Wildgratscharte saddle and series of smaller lumps before we start our long, long ski down towards the Franz Senn hut. This has to be one of the best true alpine huts in all of the Alps. The hospitiality, charm, food, views and of course the beer on tap make life seem pretty good right now. Night at the Franz Senn hut.
Day 4 - Today we get to make a semi leisurely start before heading off towards one of the dozens of day trips possible from this location. We'll have lighter packs as we can leave some gear behind. The final choice will be made depending on conditions and how everyone is feeling but a likely destination could possibly be the Obere Holltalscharte. Second night at the Franz Senn hut.
Day 5 - Today the plan is do yet another stunner of a tour (that's easy) to reach the Wilder Turm via the Verbogen Berg Ferner glacier. The Wider Turm has two separate summits the highest of which reaches to 3294m. This is a long day but one that rewards everyone for their effort. Staying at the Fran Senn hut gives us the advantage of being light to enjoy both the ascent as well as the fabulous descent back down the glacier. Final night at the Franz Senn hut.
Day 6 - Our final day reserves a special surprise –the fabulous ascent up the Blechner valley to reach the summit of the Horntalspitz 2863m. A last well deserved alpine lunch prior to the final run back down the valley to Oberiss and our taxi ride back to Neustift and a celebratory week ending drink.
* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions
5 days, 4 nights
2019 COURSE DATES
Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information
Excellent base fitness
Expert skiers - flawless standard off-piste skiing level capable of turning in any type of snow
Previous multi-day ski tour experience a must
Skiing may include sustained 40 degree slopes. S3/4
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
1,995 € / pp with min 2 guests
3,795 € private arrangement
Maximum group size is 4 : 1
Innsbruck Airport, Austria - INN
Remember that keeping the weight to a minimum on your back will absolutely add to your pleasure and enjoyment.
Waterproof Jacket/shell lightweight and breathable GoreTex or Sympatex style
Shell pants w/ side zips so they can be taken on/off on the go
Synthetic thermal top and bottom (or soft shell ski pants)
Fleece or mid weight top
Lightweight down or primaloft type jacket
Socks - like the Smartwool ski sock type
Thin inner gloves
Warm ski gloves or mittens
Water bottle thermos (best) 1 liter
Personal toiletry kit, compeed and painkillers
Sun glasses rated minimum Cat 3
Sunscreen and lip cream
Spare shirt, undies, socks
Silk sheet liner (no sleeping bags needed)
Wallet (with some cash), passport, Alpine Club card if you are a member and proof of insurance
Pack 35l as lightweight as you can find - minus all the fancy gadgets....
Digital avalanche beacon/transceiver no analogue models
Shovel with metal blade
Avalanche probe that's at least 2,00m long
Ski mountaineering boots like the Salomon MTN, Scarpa Freedom, etc see my links page for ideas
Skis with touring bindings pin type or otherwise
Ski poles that have a decent sized basket on them they don't need to be telescopic
Climbing skins that match your skis and that are in good shape
Ski crampons - yes you need to have them
Harness, with 120cm sling and a carabiner
Boot crampons alloy are fine
Ice Axe light and short-ish 50-60cm
All the other group items such a safety kit, first aid and survival equipment, I will have with me.
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