Ski Transalp from Lake Garda to Staffelsee

Biberwier – Marienberg

Ötztal

Sölden

Vent

Sulden am Ortler - Solda al Ortles

Trentino-Alto Adige

Val Senales-Schnalstal

PonteDiLegno

Sulden

A demanding alpine traverse running south to north from Italy to Germany.

Also in Tirol, AustriaBayern, GermanyBozen, ItalySondrio, ItalyTrento, Italy

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
329 km
Ascent
15 km
Descent
15 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
640 m
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
17˚
Ski Transalp from Lake Garda to Staffelsee Map

An epic 17-day ski tour from just north of Lake Garda (Campi, Italy) to Lake Staffelsee (Bad Kohlgrub, Germany). It’s one of the lesser-known multi-day ski tours of the Alps, taking you through over 320km of fantastic alpine vistas. But like with any great adventure, the views need to be earned, and with 20,000 metres of elevation difference across the tour, you’re definitely in for a challenge! Some of the highs along the way include Italy’s Carè Alto (3462 m) and Sulden Spitze (3376 m), and Austria's Middle Guslar Spitze (3128 m). For more information on the route go here.
Sources https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/skitour/madonna-di-campiglio-pinzolo-val-rendena/skitransalp-vom-gardasee-zum-staffelsee/1388898/#dmdtab=oax-tab1 https://www.merkur.de/outdoor/neue-skitouren-buecher-1591777.html

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

March

Features

  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit