Innsbruck Region


Ski tours routes

For all those who are looking for deceleration in nature and are good at skiing, a ski tour is just the thing. On this page we present some tour suggestions. As with all alpine activities, the same applies here: The athlete:s must check the conditions and risks themselves before each tour, carry adequate avalanche equipment and follow the information provided by theTyrol Avalanche Warning Service . Innsbruck Tourismus assumes no responsibility for snow conditions, avalanche danger and external influences.

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730 M 730 M
medium medium
The Hühnereggen is a long ridge and setting for an intermediate-level ski tour. Starting point is Potsdamer Hütte, and parking is available at the ice bridge in Fotschertal.


1180 M 1.180 M
medium medium
Leave the DreiSeenBahn car park and head uphill to the Finstertal reservoir. Continue on to the Finstertaler Scahrte and further to the peak. Descent to Haggen is also possible.


838 M 838 M
medium medium
A wonderful ski tour near the Rietzer Grießkogel. Expect two hours for the ascent.


1178 M 1.178 M
medium medium
An extremely-popular touring destination offering a fantastic panorama of the mountains. This route begins in Praxmar and will require 3.5 hours to complete. 1st Ski Tour Trail in Austria.

Längentaler Weißer Kogel

1426 M 1.426 M
medium medium
A popular tour near the Westfalenhaus alpine hut, open from mid-February to the end of April. A storage room for skis is available.


681 M 681 M
medium medium
Thsi tour is extremely popular and, with almost 700m in altitude difference, also suitable for beginners.

Muttereralm ski touring track

581 M 581 M
easy easy
At the parking lot below the valley station of the Muttereralmbahn the signposting for the ski touring route starts. It first goes half-right past the valley station of the Mutteralm lift. The route continues along the slope until just above the middle station. Turn right into the old drag lift route and follow the signs to the top station of the Muttereralmbahn. The walking time is one and a half to two hours. The ski slopes of the Muttereralm are only open for ski tourers at certain times! The slopes can be accessed from Monday to Sunday from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm and Wednesday from 9.00 am - 10.00 pm on the designated ascent track. The parking lots of the Muttereralm Bergbahnen are subject to a fee for all. The daily fee is € 10.00. Cable car users of the Muttereralm Bergbahnen will be refunded the fee at the ticket office of the cable car. For tourers there is also another paid parking lot available at the Freizeitzentrum/leisure centre Mutters (Birchfeld 52, 6162 Mutters). The daily fee here is € 4.00.

Pforzheimer Hütte

818 M 818 M
easy easy
The Pforzheimer Hütte alpine hut is a rewarding tour destination and starting point for many wonderful tours. Open from mid-February to the end of April. A storage room for skis is available.


793 M 793 M
medium medium
The Pirchkogel is one of the most popular ski touring destinations in the area. This route heads from Kühtai via Schwarzmoos and past Gössenköllsee lake to the summit. If you seek a more relaxed ascent, let the Hochalterbahn, Schwarzmooslift or KaiserBahn Kühtai cable cars do most of the work. upon arrival at the top, you'll find many different options for descent.

On-piste ski tour Patscherkofel bottom lift station – Patscherkofel mountain lift station

952 M 952 M
medium medium
A sporty ascent with steep sections. From the Patscherkofelbahn valley station, this tour follows the piste all the way up to the mountain lift station of the Patscherkofelbahn and the Patscherkofel "Schutzhaus" mountain refuge. The route requires tourers to cross the piste twice. Opening times for on-piste ski tourers: Daily 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Thursdays  9.00 am - 10.00 pm The pistes are closed for ski touring at all other times. Additional piste closures may occur and must be observed at all times. Important information for on-piste ski touring (Source: Kuratorium für alpine Sicherheit)   The ski pistes are primarily available for cable car and lift users. To avoid accidents and conflicts, we ask you to observe the following recommendations in addition to adhering to the FIS rules: 1. Observe warnings and local regulations 2. Observe piste closures when a piste or a section of a piste is closed. Dangerous and life-threatening situations may occur when piste machinery is in use, especially cable winches, etc. Pistes may, therefore, be closed for safety reasons for the duration of the work. 3. Only tour up the edge of the piste and in single file. 4. Only cross the piste at points where you are clearly visible and leave plenty of space between one another. 5. Only ski down the edge of freshly prepared pistes. Tracks that freeze overnight can severely affect the quality of the piste. 6. Leave the piste before 5.00 pm or before 10.00 pm on Thursdays. 7. Be visible. If it is dark or in the case of poor visibility, wear a head torch, reflective clothing, etc. 8. If there are pistes specifically designated for on-piste ski touring, only use these pistes. 9. Do not take dogs on the pistes. 10. Use the designated car parking areas and pay any applicable parking fees. 
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