A mellow peak with great views across the landscape of the Wipptal.


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Located just 30 minutes away from Innsbruck, this is one of the most classical peaks in the Brenner area - specifically at the end of the remote Valsertal.

This tour pretty often offers good snow all along the route thanks to the high elevation of the starting point.

The route doesn’t require any particular mountaineering skill and it’s quite suitable for all the different kind of riding levels. The tour starts from Padaun village, a really tiny group of typical Tirolean houses located at the top of a quite steep and narrow road.

If you are thinking of approaching this tour on a powder day, make sure of having a four wheels drive car or chains in your trunk, the road is not always easy to climb, believe me - you don’t want to be the one blocking all the others skiers on their way up to the starting point! At the village there’s enough parking for approximately 10 cars, exactly where the tour starts.

The very first part of the route goes through some fields, where you can also find an avalanche transceiver checkpoint - make sure yours is sending a signal here.

Half of the climb follows an old and abandoned ski slope, which cuts the surrounding forest in two parts.

The trees will slowly disappear as soon as you are approaching a wide plateau just below Vennspitze's north face - the peak is the one at looker’s left from here.

Keep on going with your climb by following the route which goes all the way to the east ridge - from here the peak is only a few steps further. Vennspitze offers you a breathtaking view of Wipptal surroundings, both towards Italy and Tirol.

After a small break, you can pick you line for skiing down - different options are possible here according to your confidence and the avalanche danger.

From the plateau, follow the slope again all the way back to the car - this will be an amazing mogul experience and a great training for your legs!