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Stubai to Oetztal



Stubaier Gletscher

Another true classic. And stage two of a X-Tirol.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

12 km
138 m
1.5 km
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
3.1 km
Stubai to Oetztal Map

The standard way is to the Daunjoch Chairlift, get out and out the skins on. If the snow is packed, you can even just bootpack. And you need full glacier gear for this one. Get up to Daunjoch. Alternatively you can also get in from the Daunscharte T-Bar. The entry over the ridge is generally more challenging and at times wind-affected.


From here an amazing, not too difficult run awaits all the way to Gries, and further in great snow conditions. Ski down the first step until you reach the wide open Sulzbachferner. It hardly ever gets tracked, there is tremendous space, but there is also crevasses, so ski carefully, going it alone has a spiritual feel to it, and is reckless.

Blast down, route finding is obvious now. Pass Amberger Huette, down to Sulztalalm always following Fischback until you hit Gries.

Usually Taxi pick-up from here is best, sometimes you can go further but it get very flat until you reach a short patch shortly before Laengenfeld where you can ski along skiers left of the valley. Attempting to go down from Gries only really makes sense if you stay in Laengenfeld. If you are up in Soelden anyway, you win little.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between February and April


  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Glacier kit