Naviser Kreuzjöchl

The classic of classics in the Navis valley!

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
12 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
6-7 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
32˚
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Naviser Kreuzjöchl Map

Description

This is a legendary summit which sees plenty of traffic, for good reason. The mountain can be climbed from just about every side and the ascent line shown here is the most popular and safest option. As an added bonus this ascent route takes you onto the mountain's gorgeous north-west ridge, which is a fabulous way to climb the peak.

Start out at the Häuserer Navis car park (which you have to pay to park at) and follow a clear track easily up to first the Naviser Hut and then the Stöckalm Hut too. The Naviser Alm is a popular destination for keen sledgers so be aware of people suddenly coming around corners at top speed!

Upon reaching the Stöckalm follow a wide valley east-southeast towards the Naviser Kreuzjöchl's north-west ridge. The valley gradually steepens but it's never truly steep and the ascent is not technical. Eventually you'll crest the ridge and then follow it to the summit. The final climb onto the summit is utterly spectacular but easy so you can soak it in and enjoy the situation.

Once on the summit you've got a decision to make - either to ski down the ascent route or to follow the line drawn here and head into the huge bowl to the north. There are countless options down here and the terrain is massive so just seek out the best snow and features. Be aware that it's possible to end up too low down and be forced to put skins back on, so keep drifting left wherever possible so as to avoid any re-ascent.

Upon hitting the tree line push hard left and swing around to reach the track you began the day on. Follow this, cutting any corners with fun skiing between them, back to the carpark.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Bowl
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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