About the ski tour & splitboard week with Grossglockner ascent 

 

The highlight of the week will be to climb the Grossglockner, highest mountain in Austria, on skis and splitboards. Together with local guides we offer a guided ski tour & splitboard week for people who have some back-country skiing/ split-boarding experience. You will do four tours through quiet and beautiful mountain scenery where every turn has to be earned by skinning up. On thursday you will start a two day tour to climb the Grossglockner (3798m). The long ascent will finally be rewarded by a 1700m descent on your ski´s or snowboard. 

 

 

Planning

  • Any week in March or April upon request (min. 4 part.)

 

Interested in joining us? Please contact us for information and booking

austria@wearactive.com or +43(0)6642441919

 


Program

The program is subjected to weather conditions, but the winter mountaineering week could look like this:

  • Day 1 - Arrival, check-in up to 17.00h, 18.30 meeting with mountain guides, 20.00 inspirational talk about mountaineering (voluntary)
  • Day 2 - Introductory ski tour
  • Day 3 - Skitour including alpine safety training (Conditions, avalanches, rescuing)
  • Day 4 & 5 - Ski tours in the Kalser area with the local mountain guides
  • Day 6 - Grossglockner ascent part 1
  • Day 7 - Grossglockner ascent part 2 & descent
  • Day 8 - check-out to 10.00h

Ski tours

There are plenty of possibilities to go on extremely beautiful and very quiet ski tours in our valley. Depending on your groups skill level and weather conditions, the guides will choose which tours to take. Examples of tours we might be doing are:

  • Lesachriegel 2121m: This is a good tour to the start the week with. From Oberlesach (1400m) we will ascend through the forrest towards the mountain ridge above the tree line. The south face has a soft slope and high avalanche-safety. We can climb to a viewing point just above the ridge to enjoy a stunning view of Austria's highest mountains Grossglockner and Grossvenediger. The ride down is easy-going. 
  • Böses Weibl 3121m: This is a demanding but absolutely beautiful tour! The way up offers amazing views and the ride down is probably one of the most rewarding in the region. From Lucknerhaus (1920m) we will ascend through a diverse landscape all the way up to the 3121m summit. There are different descend options - if the weather allows us we can take the 1800 vertical meter ride down into Lesacheralm valley. Check also our tourfex report on this tour. 

Accommodation

Make 'MoaAlm' your home away from home. Situated at 1800m above sea level MoaAlm is located at the foot of the Grossglockner in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria, just 3 km above the the small community of Kals. The area offers numerous ski tour routes.

 

MoaAlm is a recently renovated guest house with room for a maximum of 12 guests. You will stay in a room with panoramic views and en-suite bathroom. Our passionate cook will prepare delicious meals with fresh and locally sourced produce. At the end of an active day of touring you can enjoy the astonishing view from our sunny terrace or relax in our common room with shared dining table. The bar serves cold beer and local specialties.

 

Required fitness level & experience

You should be able to ski/snowboard a difficult piste (black piste in Austria). The Grossglockner is a challenging but reachable summit. Some basic alpine experience is recommended but not necessary. A proper fitness level is required – you should be able to climb 400 vertical meters per hour and you should be sure-footed. 

 

Equipment

Please bring your own equipment. This can also be rented at most ski shops at home or here in Kals (Sport Michl or Sport Gratz):

- Touring skis | Splitboard | Snowboard

- Skin's     &    Ski crampons| Snowshoes & telescope poles for snowboarders

- Touring shoes & bindings

- Avalanche safety gear: Beacon, shuffle & Probe

- Airbag is optional

- Crampons

 

We will send a detailed packing list after booking.  

Price 

1700 EUR per person

Included in the price are:

  • Overnight stays: 7x (incl. 1 night at Stüdlhütte)
  • Meals: 7x breakfast, 7x diner
  • 4 guided ski tours
  • Guided Grossglockner climb (two days)
  • Transfer from Lienz train or bus station
  • Tourist tax

Not included in the price are:

  • Equipment
  • Flights
  • Transfer to Lienz or Kals
  • Insurance
  • Lunches

 

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