Tour tips – The 15 best tours in Austria for beginners

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15 ski tours in Austria for beginners

We have put together a selection of tours suitable for beginners so that you can get used to the procedures, the walking technique and the equipment. They offer great experiences without overtaxing you and you can get used to touring in a very relaxed way. We wish you a lot of fun on your first tour!

Country: Austria
Region: Vorarlberg

Maroikopf - Maroispitze

200 hm

1300 hm

03:00 h

Start Galzigbahn -Tanzbödenlift -Albonabahn 2 -Albonabahn 3 -Maroikopf – Langen or Maroi (easy tour 30min.)

Country: Austria
Region: Vorarlberg

Gerafalben

800 hm

800 hm

03.30 h

Easy & relatively safe tour with south exposure. Best with fresh powder. This is a common skitour and you will find uphill tracks most of the time. First you follow the broad road up to “Neugerachalpe”. Once you arrive there, you can see the summit on the left hand side. The nicely situated mountain pasture is perfect for a drinking break and you can rest in the sun. Then you continue on the left side of the hill, quickly cross the steep part and take the final slope up to the summit (Cross). Descend the same way.

Country: Austria
Region: Karwendel, Achensee

Hochplatte via Falkenmoos

960 hm

960 hm

03:00 h

The ski tour to the Hochplatte is an easy and beautiful tour in the achensee area. The “Plattl” is a super ski touring summit. You are in the middle of the Karwendel and can also see the Rofan Mountains. The summit is 1.814m high and it neither requires too much stamina nor too much technique. A tour that you can do even in bad weather!

Country: Austria
Region: Fließ

Gogles Alm

600 hm

600 hm

01:30 h

Beginner’s tour in the Tyrolean Oberland with fantastic views and good cuisine at the finish.

Country: Austria
Region: Steiermark

Kreuzschober Kaarlhütte

604 hm

604 hm

03:00 h

There are several ways to ascend, but the loneliest is from the Drahttal, one of the most beautiful is from the parking lot at the Marterl, the most crowded is from the end of the parking lot directly in the forest next to the downhill slope.

Country: Austria
Region: Tuxer Alpen / Zillertal / Fügen

Sonntagsköpfl

810 hm

810 hm

02:30 h

The Sonntagsköpfl in Hochfügen is a popular and much-visited peak in the Tux Alps, located in front of the Gilfert. It offers beautiful downhill slopes with a wonderful incline – especially on the descent north into the Maschental valley. Super view over the entire skiing and touring area of Hochfügen. Who wants to climb after the descent north into the Maschental still on the Small Gamstein and can here often change from powder to firn in the spring.

Country: Austria
Region: Stubaier Alpen

Waldraster Jöchl from Mieders

918 hm

918 hm

03:00 h

Ideal bad weather / dodge tour for conditions with poor visibility and / or high avalanche warning level. If nothing else works – you always get to the forest grid Jöchl. Even in the case of a blow-dry storm or heavy snowfall. The ascent route, which is located throughout the course within protected forest areas, always allows an ascent under passable conditions. The snowmaking of the Serlesbahnen in the lower part of the piste ensures a secure descent early in the season or well into the spring.

Country: Austria
Region: Stubaier Alpen

Jochkreuz (Fulpmes)

1045 hm

1045 hm

03:00 h

The lowest part through the steep forest is comfortably overcome on a forest road, then follow moraing, which means wonderful skiing pleasure and finally a wide, sloping back that leads to the summit.

Country: Austria
Region: Innsbruck

Birgitzköpfl

650 hm

650 hm

01:30 h

The quick accessibility from Innsbruck, whether by car or with the ski bus – and the great all-round view from Birgitzköpfl. The ski bus stops on the way to the Axamer Lizum ski area above the Adelshof inn at around 1,350 meters above sea level, the starting point of this tour. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes, you will mainly meet other ski tourers here – and some tobogganers, because the lower part of the tour runs along the Birgitzer Alm toboggan run. So please stay at the edge of the toboggan run and walk one behind the other, not side by side. After a few turns on the toboggan run, the area opens up into a wide forest aisle. Orientation is therefore quite easy – always follow the forest aisle to the Birgitzer Alm (refreshment stops), from there it is only a few meters in altitude on a pleasant incline to the summit. There is a great view of the Kalkkögel in the south and Innsbruck and the Inn Valley in the north. On the descent you simply follow the forest aisle again and in the lower part of the toboggan run.

Country: Austria
Region: Stubaier Alpen

Axamer Kögele

1199 hm

1199 hm

03:00 h

Popular ski tour to the Axamer Kögele along the ski route from the Axamer Lizum.The tour is easy to find, offers great views of the Inn Valley and is relatively weather and avalanche-proof.

Country: Austria
Region: Salzburger Land, Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Saalkogel

850 hm

850 hm

02:30 h

The touring mountains above the Lindlingalm at the head of the Glemmtal valley are popular high winter destinations for connoisseurs due to their moderate altitude differences and sunny, unobstructed slopes. The terrain is suitable for skiing almost everywhere and, apart from a few small woods, not too many trees block the view. When the weather is good, the usual routes are quickly covered, so that even beginners should have no difficulty finding a suitable route. Finally, the sun terrace of the Lindlingalm awaits with a hot drink.

Country: Austria
Region: St. Anton am Arlberg

Roßfallscharte - ins Malfontal oder Moostal

330 hm

1570 hm

03-04 h

Start Rendlbahn – Rifflbahn 1 -Roßfallscharte – Variant 1 or 2 – St. Anton a. A. (easy tour 60min.)

Country: Austria
Region: Nockberge

Großer Speikkofel

800 hm

800 hm

03:00 h

Easy and lonely pleasure ski tour over flat slopes and varied terrain in the magnificent scenery of the Nockberge mountains far away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes.

Country: Austria
Region: Hochsteiermark

Turnauer Hochanger

520 hm

520 hm

02:00 h

From the Seebergalm south through the Lappental, to the Göriacher Alm and on to the Hochanger. Descent as ascent.

Country: Austria
Region: Niederösterreich

unterberg

660 hm

691 hm

02:30 h

Approx. 60 km from Vienna – ideal for beginners or after work tours – natural snow area – no avalanche danger! Once a week there is a night tour appointment. Descent via the slope. There are four ascent variations of different length and intensity. This would be the ascent route from the parking lot Normalweg. A ski rental is also at the end of the parking lot, attention parking fee of about 5 € per car.


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