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2-day Backcountry Splitboarding with Grossvenediger Summit in the Alps


Local expert and IFMGA certified mountain guide Andreas Gassner takes you to the summit of the Grossvenediger during this 2-day backcountry splitboarding adventure.

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2 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun




The Grossvenediger (3674 m) is one of the highest peaks in Austria.

Located within the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossvenediger is also the main peak in the Venediger Group. These glacier-covered mountains situated between Salzburg and Tyrol, Austria are an alpine lover’s dream. 

During this 2-day backcountry splitboarding tour, we will immerse ourselves within that dream. We will climb to the top of the Grossvenediger and witness an otherwise inaccessible snow-covered landscape. It is unlike anything you have ever seen.

This tour is reserved for seasoned backcountry splitboarders and snowboarders. You should have experience using crampons. Prior experience with high-altitude activities is also recommended.

On our first day, we will meet at the Hopffeldboden parking area in the Obersulzbachtal. From there, a shuttle will take us to base of the cable car which leads to the Kürsingerhütte (2558m). This mountain hut will be our base for our ascent on the Grossvenediger.

During our ascent to the Kürsingerhütte, we will pass over the Keesboden Glacier, as well as a hiking trail via which the hut can be accessed during the summer months. A winter hiking trail will lead us the rest of the way up to the mountain hut. The journey will take us approximately 2-3 hours, depending on snow conditions.

On our second day, we will depart from the Kürsingerhütte and make our way toward the summit of the Grossvenediger. We will approach the Obersulzbachkees before moving further into the Venediger Scharte. Finally, a flat terrain will lead us to the top of the mountain.

After a challenging 4 to 6-hour ascent, we will rest and enjoy the spectacular views from atop the Grossvenediger. Once it’s time to head back down, we will strap on our boards and re-trace our steps back down the mountain.

Experience the Hohe Tauern National Park in the best possible way: atop the Grossvenediger. Take in the incredible views before riding back down the mountain on your splitboard. Click “Request to Book” now to get in touch and reserve your spot. I look forward to exploring my backyard here in the Alps with you.

You can join this tour with either a snowboard or a splitboard.

If you are looking for an amazing backcountry adventure with less of an uphill climb, check out my Day Tour of the Kitzsteinhorn for Snowboarders and Splitboarders.

Price includes

- Guiding fee



Mountain huts

More info

Guide will provide safety and emergency equipment including crampons (if necessary), climbing belt, LVS device, shovel and probe.

Personal expenses are NOT included in the price.

Meeting point

Hopffeldboden Park Area in the Obersulzbachtal

About the guide

The mountains have always been a great part of my life. I was a youth leader of the Alpine Association of Zell am See, Bergrettungsmann, and completed the training as a ski and snowboard instructor. I studied meteorology because it can be very useful in mountaineering. My first trips took me to the Eastern Alps, around Piz Bernina and Biancogray. I also had the chance many times the amazing Mont Blanc range and the peaks around Chamonix. Finally, I got to practice in the high mountains of Bolivia and Chile.
I have really found my calling as a mountain guide. I am right where I always wanted to be. The smile on my clients' faces at the summit or after an intense ski day is so rewarding!
I am part of a team of local guides (Bergführer Zell am See Kaprun), all friends of mine, guys with whom I share the passion for the mountains. They are Markus B, Markus H and Gerald, all IFMGA certified guides. Our philosophy is "to know how to do something well is to enjoy it". Therefore, we always keep learning to give you the best experience.


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What people are saying about Andreas Gassner

Mattias Gunnarsson


September, 2022

Excellent experience with Andreas who is an outstanding guide. Rain and icy conditions made it quite challenging, but Andreas still made it into a very enjoyable climb for my friend and colleague Johan, who, while very fit and an avid hiker, tried mountaineering for the first time.

Barbara Zajchowska


September, 2022

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Laurence Mitchell


August, 2022

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andi as a guide, always felt totally safe and he was excellent company and very flexible and helpful. Had an amazing time! :)

Michael Plæhn


August, 2022

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Petra Winkes


August, 2022

We didn't climb Grosser Wiesbachhorn, because Andreas suggested a more interesting climb on the Granatspitze. Granatspitze was a great climb, although we didn't really get to see much of the scenery because of rain and fog. But the guiding went perfect, Andreas is a friendly and calm guide. I would definitely reccommend him.

Stephanie Lips


September, 2021

We had quick and clear communication with Andi even before the trip started. In consultation we forward the trip a week as the weather was nice, great suggestion of Andi. He has a lot of knowledge and experience, we felt safe the entire climb and hike. We slept at Stüdlhütte, which did not disappoint. Dinner and breakfast were extensive and so tasty. Would absolute recommend the trip and Andi as a guide to anyone!

Christophe Scheer


June, 2021

The guide was super friendly and knows the mountain inside out. He made me feel secure at the sections that were a bit more exposed. I also appreciated that he took a couple of pictures of me as I was travelling on my own.

Eric Hollis


May, 2021

Wonderful experience all around!

Martijn Van Oers


August, 2020

we met at the stüdlhutte from there we went to the erzherzog-johann-hütte to spend the night, in the morning after breakfast at 5:15 we started the trek to reach the top, it was very hard but andreas dragged me through. after about 2 hours we were at the top, andreas took pictures for me and sent them to me after the trip. the trip was very beautiful, andreas was very friendly and I learned a lot from him.

Nathan Schmidt


July, 2020

Thanks so much for an amazing trip!

Claire Khalife


February, 2020

Andi did a great job and the day was the highlight of our trip!

Daniel Kim


February, 2020

Great guiding experience. We had a couple of touring newbies, and Andreas was very patient. Would book again.

Oisin Collins


January, 2020

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David Guilfoyle


September, 2019

Andreas knew the mountain well and was very professional. A wonderful trip and great summit.

Aryan Taefi


September, 2019

Andreas is fantastic. 10/10


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