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8-day Ötztal splitboarding program in the Austrian Tyrol

Oetztal ski touring week 1
Oetztal ski touring week 2

Martin, an IFMGA-certified guide, will show you the way on this 8-day Ötztal splitboarding program, in the Austrian Tyrol, where you'll enjoy beautiful scenery and ride amazing slopes.


8 Days

Mar - May




This 8-day Ötztal splitboarding program in the Austrian Tyrol will take you exploring one of the most amazing spot of the Alps!

Ötztal is a beautiful 65 kms long valley located in the west of Austria. It divides the Ötztal Alps from the Stubai Alps, in the Austrian Tyrol, close to the border with Italy. This region has an ancient mountaineering history and you can find some of the oldest mountain lodges in the Alps plus some impressive powder slopes to ride!

So, we’ll be using our skins to cross a great number of glaciers that cover most of the valley. Along the way we’ll be surrounded by impressive peaks such as the Silvretta, the Ortles-Cevedale, the Stubai, the Zillertal and the Lechateler. I can assure you that this combination of features we’ll make this adventure something you won’t easily forget!

During the program we’ll also climb the Wildspitze (3772 m), which is the highest summit in the Ötztal Alps, from where the views are amazing!

If you are interested in exploring the Austrian Tyrol while enjoying some amazing powder slopes, please send me a request to make this 8-day Ötztal splitboarding program and let’s organize the trip of your dreams together! And take notice that skiers are also welcomed!

And if you want to try another exciting activity in Austria, you should check my Ice climbing weekly tours in the Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Travel day

Travel to Tyrol. Possibility to travel by plane from Munich or Isnbruck. Also in private vehicles.

Day 2: Langtalereck hut - Schalfkogel Joch - Martin Busch Hut

Arrival to the Village of Ober-Gurgl (1930 m) in the Austrian Tyrol. Climb for 3 hours to theLangtalereck Hut  (2438 m) and then to Martin Busch Hut (2501 m). This first day of the tour will have an appreciable altitude change and supreme skiing.

Day 3: Martin Busch Hut - Similaun Peak - Similaun Hut

Today we will ascend the first summit of the tour, leaving the skis below and reaching it with piolet and crampons. Then we’ll cross to Italy for the night, to stay in the Similaun hut!

Day 4: Similaun Hut - Hauslabjoch - Schöne Aussicht Hut.

We’ll cross a  glacier without much difficulty. We’ll arrive to the beautiful Schöne Aussicht Hut, which provides a hot shower.

Day 5: Schöne Aussicht hut - Weisskugel Peak - Hochjoch Hospiz

Good descent by a track to the base to catch a cable car up to the Teufelsegg Joch. After descending, we continue towards the summit of the Weisskugel, the highest of Tyrol. There is a medium-difficulty climb to reach the top. Beautiful views of all Austrian Tyrol.
The last climb to the Hochjoch Hospiz (20 min) is done with the skis in the backpack.

Day 6: Hochjoch Hospiz - Vernagt Hut

Today it’s time to do another glacier crossing, without technical difficulty. We’ll reach our next refuge, more modern than the previous one and really impressive.

Day 7: Vernagt Hut - Wildspitze summit - Vernagt Hut

Ascent of the highest summit of the massif, the Wildspitze (3772 m) and descent to the Vernagt Hut.

Day 8: Descent and departure

Descent to the Vent valley and end of the program.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together


French | English | Basque



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What people are saying about Martin



We had the best time ever, what a stunning place Silvretta is, I'm in love! Martin was utterly brilliant, relaxed but professional - keeping us safe at all times. We will definitely return, so many mountain's to climb, glaciers to ski and huts to drink beer in! Thank you all so very much. Love to all xx



Although weather prevented 100% completion, Martin was great and had a couple of great alternatives. We had a great trip!



Martin provided us with a challenging weekend that stretched and developed our skiing a lot. He was very responsive to our feedback tailoring the programme as we went. Would absolutely book him again.


Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional



Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

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