Ski mountaineering at Lake Achensee

The Karwendel and Rofan mountains provide countless opportunities for ski mountaineering in the Achensee region – for both advanced and beginners.

ski mountaineering tour to the Bärenkopf in Pertisau ©Achensee Tourismus, Fabio Keck

©Achensee Tourismus, Fabio Keck

Completely alone, surrounded by the tranquillity of the wintry mountainscape, you ascend on skis and discover places which you would otherwise only be able to enjoy in summer. Ski tours open up a totally different perspective of the winter scenery in the Achensee region. The natural form of exercise in complete peace and quiet is a key element to this sport, as are the endless deep snow slopes.
The Rofan and Karwendel mountains provide numerous opportunities for ski tours – from short and easy to demanding, steep climbs. The accessibility to the ski areas in the region is a big bonus. Many of the most popular tours, for instance to the Rofan peak, start directly in the ski area.

Achensee ski tour camp

Skiers who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills can sign up for the ski tour camp on 18/19 January,  23/24 January and 1/2 February 2020. Experienced safety trainers explain how to conduct yourself on the mountain, not only in emergency situations.

Ski tour routes

Selected ski tours can also be found on our interactive map and on the new ski tour routes map. Here you can distinguish between the length, metres in altitude and difficulty level of a variety of tours, to find the appropriate one for you.
To the ski tour routes.

Safety advice on ski tour preparation

Each ski tourer should, depending on weather, wind, snow conditions and personal requirements, choose the suitable tour for themselves and should be informed about the specific local snow conditions. Do not forget that you are in the mountains, you are responsible for yourself and you take your own decisions. Pay attention to the publications of the avalanche warning service Tirol.
To the avalanche warning service in Tirol.

Avalanche transceiver checkpoints have been installed at 5 ski tour starting points: At the Falkenmoos car park in Achenkirch, at the entrance to the Unterautal valley in Achenkirch, at the Achenseehof car park, car park St. Hubertus and at the start of the new ski tour training track in the Rofan mountains below the Mauritzalm.
To the Avalanche transceiver checkpoints.

In addition seven interpretive panels on the ski tour training trail in the Rofan mountains in Maurach provide information on the appropriate behaviour in the mountains and how to use avalanche beacons and probes.
To the ski tour training trail.

Mountain Rescue Tirol Emergency App

The “Bergrettung Tirol Emergency App” is available for free for smartphones with operating systems iOS and Android.