Discover Austria with Gernot, a IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 3-day ski tour through the Grossglockner, the highest peak of the country.
During the winter, Austria turns into white and becomes the skiers’ heaven. I invite you to amaze yourself with this 4-day winter ski tour at the Grossglockner, the highest summit of Austria.
With 3798 meters above the Adriatic Sea, the Grossglockner is the highest peak of the Glockner Group located in the High Tauern mountain range, the main chain of the Central Alps.
While you enjoy the view of a landscape full of snow covered peaks, on this tour you will also have the chance to ski from the summit of the amazing Böses Weibl (3119 meters) downhill on gorgeous slopes past the Lesachalm down until Oberlesach.
You will also be able to discover the Austrian glaciers of Teischnitzkees and Pasterze. With 3107 meters above sea level, Teischnitzkees is a wild and mountainous area situated in Tirol 300 km west from Vienna. As for Pasterze (3453 meters), it is approximately 8,4 kilometres long, being the longest glacier in Austria. Furthermore, you will explore the High Tauern National Park, the largest of Austria’s seven national parks and the biggest nature reserve in the Alps.
Please find a more detailed itinerary at the bottom of this description. Take into account that it is really important for this trip to have a safe parallel skiing in all types of snow and an endurance of 6 to 8 hours approximately. It’s also necessary to have some prior experience in walking with skins as well as in using the kick turn, crampons and ice-axe.
If you are ready for this incredible winter ski tour through the Austrian Alps, please send your request! Do not miss the chance to go downhill the Grossglockner, the highest mountain of the country!
Are you interested on a different mountain tour in Austria? Visit my hiking trip traverse from Glocknerwand to Grossglockner.
- Guiding fee
Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide.
Rental equipment available on enquiry
We meet at 5 pm in the Lucknerhaus. We have dinner and discuss the programe.
We start the ascent through the Peischlachtörl. Then we have a brief walk from the ski depot to the summit. From that point, we descend on wonderful slopes until Oberlesach.
Ascent: 1,200 altitude metres
Descent: 1,700 altitude metres
We ascent to the starting point of our Glockner ascent: the Stüdlhütte Hut. We have a short break. Then, with a light backup, we hike up the Teufelskampf across the Teischnitzkees glacier. There, we will enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Pasterze and the Glockner massif. We go downhill to the Stüdlhütte Hut again.
Ascent: 1,590 altitude metres
Descent: 700 altitude metres
Trough the Ködnitzkees glaciar we go to the Adlersruhe (3,454 m). Then, we continue across the “Bahnhof” to the Leitl, Kleinglockner and Glocknerscharte to Austria’s highest peak. We go downhill back to the ski depot and make a long descent to the Lucknerhaus.
Ascent: 1,000 altitude metres
Descent: 1,900 altitude metres
Lucknerhaus Stüdlhütte Hut
I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.
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Bad Gastein, Austria
Perfect Day with an experienced guide.
Very kind guide
Perfect experience, full Professional and informative, great atmosphere and unforgettable time. It was our first but definitely not the last time
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The trip was rushed, and unfortunately the guide was impatient and at times I felt that he didn’t want to be there - which made the trip unenjoyable. The positives were, No doubt he is vey experienced, I have learnt a lot from him and was thankful for things he have shown me.
John G Mudd
I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.
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