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The Best Backcountry Ski Trails in Austria

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Photo of Lech - Madlochspitze pass Photo of Ski touring Nassfeld - Gartnerkofel (2195 m) Photo of Ski touring Schneeberg: Breite Ries, Rote Schütt Flanke, Hoyosgraben
  • Lech - Madlochspitze pass

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Lech, Vorarlberg (Austria)
    Distance
    6.93mi
    Elevation +
    3287f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Lech - Madlochspitze pass Photo of Lech - Madlochspitze pass Photo of Lech - Madlochspitze pass

    A safe Backcountry ski route specially for days that other options are risky due to avalanche risk or fog. It follows the ski route 170/173 from Lech and offers options to slightly go off-piste and avoid alpine skiers. Y...

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  • Ski touring Nassfeld - Gartnerkofel (2195 m)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Sonnenalpe Nassfeld, Carinthia (Austria)
    Distance
    4.93mi
    Elevation +
    2100f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Ski touring Nassfeld - Gartnerkofel (2195 m) Photo of Ski touring Nassfeld - Gartnerkofel (2195 m) Photo of Ski touring Nassfeld - Gartnerkofel (2195 m)

    Nice short tour via the side roads of Nassfeld ski resort. By the top station of the highest lift go beyond the "avalanche danger" sign to the steep valley, then turn left on the wide slope leading to the summit. Follow ...

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  • Powder forest of Leitnerberg

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Obernberg am Brenner, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    4.49mi
    Elevation +
    3268f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Powder forest of Leitnerberg Photo of Powder forest of Leitnerberg Photo of Powder forest of Leitnerberg

    Great option for snowy days where it's not possible to go into the alpine. Beautiful larch forest with a lot of space for big turns. Park in or just before the village of Obernberg am Brenner. If there are skin tracks...

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  • Ski touring Hohe Veitsch (1982 m)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Hinterhof, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    6.05mi
    Elevation +
    3579f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Ski touring Hohe Veitsch (1982 m) Photo of Ski touring Hohe Veitsch (1982 m) Photo of Ski touring Hohe Veitsch (1982 m)

    Not the best weather and poor snow conditions. We planned to descent via one of the steep couloirs, but were not allowed to by low visibility at the summit plateau. Instead we skied down the ascent route nad then made on...

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  • Franz Senn Hutte

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oberberg, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    4.21mi
    Elevation +
    2277f
    TrailRank
    32| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Franz Senn Hutte Photo of Franz Senn Hutte Photo of Franz Senn Hutte

    From Seduck. Very comfortable hut with good food and great ski tours. There is one passage going up the hut which can be dangerous if loaded with snow. Best to call the hut for information beforehand. They also organise ...

    Approach to FZH. No snow in April 8th 2017
    2871Rob
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  • Tonigenkogel (3,011m)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Gries, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    8.48mi
    Elevation +
    3832f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Tonigenkogel (3,011m) Photo of Tonigenkogel (3,011m) Photo of Tonigenkogel (3,011m)

    Tonigenkogel (3011m) is a beautiful summit located in the Tirol. The Tour starts after the small town of Gries where you can park your car. From there, you just have to follow the gravel road covered in snow until you...

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  • Ski touring Stuhleck South

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Rettenegg, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    3186f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Ski touring Stuhleck South Photo of Ski touring Stuhleck South Photo of Ski touring Stuhleck South

    Nice medium-lenght tour. In case of fresh snowfall and on fat skis with rocker you'll get plenty of enjoyment on wide meadows in the first half. But this is the south side and the snow quality deteriorates rapidly. Bewar...

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  • Stuhleck

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Spital am Semmering, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    3232f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Stuhleck Photo of Stuhleck Photo of Stuhleck

    Stuhleck is a very popular ski resort for alpine skiing as well as ski touring. It is very near from Vienna, in the region called Semmering. Do not expert to find a quiet enviroment during the winter weekends. This...

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  • Ski Touring Stuhleck North

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Spital am Semmering, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    8.64mi
    Elevation +
    3205f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Ski Touring Stuhleck North Photo of Ski Touring Stuhleck North Photo of Ski Touring Stuhleck North

    Moderate training with Vasil on New Year's Day of 2015. Kaltenbachgraben forest road and Obere Bergstrasse on the way up to Alois Günther Haus, groomed piste on the way down (due to poor snow conditions).

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  • Östliche Seespitze

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oberisshütte, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    8.94mi
    Elevation +
    4022f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Östliche Seespitze Photo of Östliche Seespitze Photo of Östliche Seespitze

    Steep, for perfect snow conditions but spectacular. First 2 pictures show the route from the opposite side of the valley and from the vicinity of the Mittlere Kraulspitz

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  • Ski touring Niedere Tauern - Bösenstein

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Bergbau, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    5.49mi
    Elevation +
    2963f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Ski touring Niedere Tauern - Bösenstein Photo of Ski touring Niedere Tauern - Bösenstein Photo of Ski touring Niedere Tauern - Bösenstein

    Perfect spring ski touring destination - skinning right from the car park at almost 1700 m. Try to get there as aearly as possible on hot days. There is some steeper (35-40) couloir skiing on my track, but easier alterna...

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  • Otztal Tour Day 1

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Vent, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    5.08mi
    Elevation +
    2126f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Otztal Tour Day 1 Photo of Otztal Tour Day 1

    2018-03-21 Vent to Martin Busch hut. Start from the ski piste. Easy skin although tiring cambered skin track on the side of a valley for the last section. (It's worth knowing that the huts only take cash - no credit car...

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  • Mittlere Kräulspitz

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oberisshütte, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    11.07mi
    Elevation +
    3199f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Mittlere Kräulspitz Photo of Mittlere Kräulspitz Photo of Mittlere Kräulspitz

    This route starts from the Franz Senn Hutte goes up to the proximities of the Mittlere Kräulspitz and all the way back down to the parking lot, where 3 sunny and hot spring days had melted most of the snow.

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  • Ridge to Hoher Riffler

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Pettneu, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    11.46mi
    Elevation +
    5020f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Ridge to Hoher Riffler Photo of Ridge to Hoher Riffler Photo of Ridge to Hoher Riffler

    January ski tour from Pettneu on Telemark with Leo and Alfred. Early season and snow base limited: Good dump the weekend before but no base to speak of on lower altitude. If you use this trail, make sure to get out of t...

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  • Otztal Tour Day 6

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Rofen, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    9.67mi
    Elevation +
    3530f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Otztal Tour Day 6 Photo of Otztal Tour Day 6 Photo of Otztal Tour Day 6

    2018-03-26 Vernagt hut to Vent, via the Wildspitze (2nd highest peak in Austria). The summit can be approached from the left or the right, both done on foot. Maybe this should be graded moderate, hard to tell. We did it...

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  • Otztal Tour Day 4

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Rofen, Tyrol (Austria)
    Distance
    12.66mi
    Elevation +
    4816f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Otztal Tour Day 4 Photo of Otztal Tour Day 4 Photo of Otztal Tour Day 4

    2018-03-24 We did this as a day tour from the Hochjoch-hospiz. Given the distance, it was a good plan. Long easy skin, the final ridge done on foot, easy but needs some confidence as a climber/scrambler. Great views! Be...

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  • Ski touring Murztal: Wildalpe

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Frein an der Mürz, Styria (Austria)
    Distance
    5.58mi
    Elevation +
    2149f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Ski touring Murztal: Wildalpe Photo of Ski touring Murztal: Wildalpe Photo of Ski touring Murztal: Wildalpe

    Relaxed tour on sunny south-facing slopes. Half of ascent and most of the descent in forest, above it open space with stunning views to Goller, Veitsch, Schneealpe etc. Typical Austrian restaurant right at the starting p...

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