Ski touring at Lake Achensee

The Karwendel and Rofan mountains provide countless opportunities for ski touring in the Achensee region – for both advanced skiers 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 16/17 January,  23/24 January and 04/05 February 2021. Experienced safety trainers explain the proper behaviour in the mountains and how to handle emergencies.

Ski touring routes

Ski tours can be found on our interactive map and on the new ski touring routes map. The maps include length, elevation profile and difficulty level of a variety of tours.
View ski touring routes.

Safety advice on ski tour preparation

Every backcountry skier is well advised to choose a suitable tour depending on the weather, wind, snow conditions, alpine dangers and personal fitness level. Skiers should be aware of current snow conditions and the avalanche forecast bulletin by the Tirolean avalanche warning service.
Click here to access 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 avalanche educational trail in the Rofan mountains below the Mauritzalm.
View avalanche transceiver checkpoints.

Seven interpretive panels on the avalanche education trail in the Rofan mountains in Maurach provide information on the proper behaviour in the mountains and how to use avalanche beacons and probes.
View the avalanche educational trail.

Mountain Rescue Tirol Emergency App

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