Guidebook

Big Mountains, Big Views: The Stubai Alps Ski Traverse

5 days of high mountain ski touring in a famous and stunning part of Austria.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

Although perhaps not as famous as the celebrated traverses above Chamonix, Zermatt and Grindelwald, the crossing of the Stubai Alps is a classic ski mountaineering expedition.

The Tour begins in the lift system of the Stubai Glacier ski resort and it's worth enjoying the pistes for a morning before setting off into the wilderness via an easy ski down to the Amberger Hut. Once into the tour proper there are countless options for day tours and detours and the route finishes in a particularly scenic Tirolian valley.

The skiing is never overly challenging, the huts are comfortable and the mountains are wild. Welcome to the Stubai!

Stubai Ski Tour: Lift System to the Amberger Hut
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Stubai Ski Tour: Lift System to the Amberger Hut

Sölden
4 - 5 hrs
11.2 km
831 m
1,675 m
49 °
This is a mainly downhill day to get the ski legs in, with the option of a ski summit by going up a side valley.
Moderate
Private
Stubai Ski Tour: Amberger Hut day tour
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Stubai Ski Tour: Amberger Hut day tour

5 - 6 hrs
9.6 km
1,095 m
1,095 m
42 °
A day tour up the classic Kuhscheibenspitze, 3189m
Difficult
Private
Stubai Ski Tour: Amberger Hut to Franz Senn Hut
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Stubai Ski Tour: Amberger Hut to Franz Senn Hut

5 - 6 hrs
12.1 km
1,066 m
1,059 m
41 °
A long glacial skin to a short roped climb leading to one of two cols, before a long descent to the Franz Senn Hut.
Difficult
Private
Stubai Ski Tour: Day Tour from the Franz Senn Hut
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Stubai Ski Tour: Day Tour from the Franz Senn Hut

6 - 7 hrs
14.3 km
1,178 m
1,179 m
36 °
An out and back trip to the summit of the Wildes Hinterbergel, 3288m.
Difficult
Private
Stubai Ski Tour: Kraulscharte 3069m
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Stubai Ski Tour: Kraulscharte 3069m

5 - 6 hrs
9.9 km
1,015 m
1,421 m
44 °
A highpoint before descent from the Franz Senn Hut to the valley
Difficult
Private