Ski mountaineering tips in Vent

From summit to summit

High up in the mountains mountaineers find their paradise. All day long you can experience nature on your skis or in your snow-shoes. When the winter is over and spring time comes, when powder snow turns into corn snow and the glaring sun is reflected in the glaciers it is the best time for ski mountaineering. Accompanied by experienced ski guides you can get to numerous shelters. The downhill ride brings you straight back to your accommodation in Vent.

Vent Loop Trail

The classic Vent ski mountaineering tour includes the Wildspitze, Weißkugel, Similaun, Fineilspitze and Fluchtkogel summits. It is one of the classic ski mountaineering tours and can be compared to the "hautes routes" of the western Alps. Exploring the highest peaks of the Ötztal Alps within only 5 days! The Vent Loop Trail for ski mountaineers ranks among the truly outstanding highlights and "hautes routes" in the Eastern Alps. As the Hochjochhospiz mountain shelter was reopened again this classic tour has become again one of the most scenic routes in the upper Ötztal Valley. Skiing enthusiasts from Switzerland, France and all over Europe spare no effort in getting together here.

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Ötztal Loop Tour

The Ötztal Loop Tour has its trailhead in Obergurgl, traveling across the central part of the Ötztal Alps in seven days. It also comprises the popular Vent Loop Trail for ski mountaineers to some of Tirol‘s highest and most attractive peaks beyond 3000 m.

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Tour Altitude Duration
Vent-Ramolalm-Vent 2.218 m 1 ½ h
Vent-Stableinalm 2.356 m 1 ½ h
Vent-Kapelle im Niedertal 2.120 m 1 ½ h
Vent-Breslauer Hütte (mit dem Lift) 2.848 m 1 h
Vent-Vernagthütte 2.755 m 4 h
Vent-Martin Busch Hütte 2.501 m 3 h
Vent-Similaunhütte 3.019 m 5 h
Ramoljoch 3.186 m 4 h
Spiegelkogel 3.426 m 5 h
Taufkarkogel (mit dem Lift) nur über
den Rofenkarferner Plateikogel
3.367 m 3 h
Plateikogel (mit dem Lift) 3.427 m 4 h
Wildspitze (mit dem Lift) 3.774 m 5 h
Guslarspitze 3.126 m 5 h
Fluchtkogel 3.500 m 7 h
Hochvernagtspitze 3.539 m 7 h
Hauslabkogel 3.403 m 6 ½ h
Finailspitze 3.516 m 7 h
Similaun 3.606 m 7 ½ h
Hintere Schwärze 3.628 m 7 ½ h

All huts of the Alpine Association offer rooms in the winter time (no accommodation on Similaunhütte hut and Schöne Aussicht hut - they are private).

For high-alpine ski tours we recommend a mountain guide for less experiences ski mountaineers! Glaciers can only be crossed with a rope and in a group. Before you start your tour you should tell somebody in the valley of your destination and your expected return time. Before starting a tour you should always keep informed about the present avalanche and snow situation!

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