Silvretta Ski Tour: Piz Val Grondabahn to Heidelberger Hut

Ischgl

Day 1: A warm up day with use of the lifts and positioning day to the Heidelberger Hut.

Also in Tirol, Austria

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
32 m
Descent
576 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
25˚
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Silvretta Ski Tour: Piz Val Grondabahn to Heidelberger Hut Map

Description

Being a tour which is commonly used as an introduction to ski touring or those with limited experience it is handy to have an easier day to begin with. The modern lift system at Ischgl is used, including the brand new lift to Piz Val Grondabahn. This allows the option of a mainly downhill day to the hut. There are numerous off piste runs that can be done off the lifts earlier in the day. For those wanting more skinning some other cols and a summit can be added.

From the brand new Piz Val Grondabahn lift follow the piste to the Col Val Gronda at 2752m. From here leave the piste and descend SW to a flat area then a short gentle skin to an unnamed col the the W, then descend W, then SW to the Heidelberger Hut at 2304m. Extra objectives include descent S around Piz Davo Sasse then ascent to Pass del Gips at 2593m and from there either descent direct to the hut or ascent of El Calscuogns, 2792m.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

February, March, April

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