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5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps | Austria
5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps
5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps
5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps
5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps

5-day ski touring traverse of the Ötztaler Alps

Join Renato, a UIAGM-certified mountain guide, for his fun, thrilling and scenic 5-day hut-to-hut ski touring traverse through the Ötztaler Alps. Climb a different mountain peak in this idyllic part of Austria each day before racing back down on pristine powder.






5 Days


Mar, Apr






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  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ötztaler Alps on your skis.
  • Take advantage of the area's deep and high-quality powder.
  • Conclude the trip by summiting Wildspitze before skiing back down it.


Running through the western tip of Austria, the Ötztaler Alps are home to some of this alpine country’s most incredible ski touring opportunities.

And there is no better way to experience them than by heading out on a hut-to-hut ski touring traverse along the popular Venter Runde!

Beginning in the idyllic mountain village of Vent, we will start the adventure by heading south, skiing through the high-quality powder of the  Ötztal valley until we reach the Similaun hut.

Getting an early start the following morning, we will skin our way up to the summit of Similaun, enjoying our first panoramic views of the surroundings before racing back down the other side and heading to the Bellavista hut in neighboring Italy. (We can also head up the Finalspitze instead of Similaun, if you like).

The following day, we’re up nice and early again in order to head up Weisskugelspitze before going on to the Hoch Joch Hospiz.

Our fourth day will be similar, we’ll wake up early and head up Fluchtkogel before continuing on to Fluchtkogel.

The final day of the trip is easily the highlight as we head up Wildspitze, the highest peak in the Ötztaler Alps, before returning to Vent.

While each day, we will enjoy spectacular views of our surroundings, this day will be the most scenic by far, a great way to remember Austria by!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 5-day hut-to-hut ski touring adventure though Austria’s stunning Ötztaler Alps!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 6-day classic ski touring traverse of the Haute Route!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact me for an exact price quote as well as a list of what is included in the trip.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

Please contact me for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Vent, Austria

About the guide: Renato & Guides' team

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team



ayant subit un accident le premier jour (fracture côte et clavicule) nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de l'ensemble du programme. la suite semblait alléchante. le premier jour était majoritairement sur piste et avec remonte-pente.



Patrick lead our group of 4 expertly through the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites. He had a great knowledge of the lifts and terrain, and matched our abilities with the available runs. Communicated the day prior to confirm booking which gave us great comfort. Would highly recommend.



We skied 3-days wth Mara Martini, from Bernard's team, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It was our first time in the Dolomites, and it was a great introduction to the area. Mara was able work with each of our group having different capabilities, and find the best areas for us to discover. Definitely look forward to skiing with Mara again! Thanks also to Explore Share platform and team, who enabled us to find the guide team for our holiday :)



Hi - unfortunately this trip did not really work out how we had envisaged it. Partly this was unavoidable due to the weather, avalanche risk and the snow conditions off piste being very poor. But we were very disappointed that having thought we were booking hut to hut trip where we would do lots of skiing in between, in reality we were just doing a trip where we separately (as in with a car ride across the ski village in between) hiked up to 2 different huts, stayed a night and then skied back down the way we had walked up. We appreciate that the conditions made things difficult but we felt that the guide Paolo could have been much more proactive in finding some patches of good snow, thinking about what a fun trip might be given the first plan was not possible. Rather than just defaulting to asking us what we wanted to do, and, as we did on Days 2 and 3, defaulting to skiing mainly on piste. On our 4th day, without Paolo, we managed to find some decent patches of snow to ski off piste in ... so they were there if he had made the effort to seek out and find them. Paolo was a nice guy and we appreciated his company, but we were maybe hoping for someone a bit more experienced and proactive who could ride with the challenges conditions threw at him still find interesting touring and off-pisteing to do. Just going up to a hut and back down twice is not what we had wanted/ felt we paid for. The Explore-Share service of finding the guide was fine, but the outcome did not live up to what we hoped. Thanks. Gordon 07867 801245



Paolo was an incredible guide. He was patient and knowledgeable and took us on some great terrain. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in free riding in the dolomites!

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