DESCRIPTION

In the realm of the highest mountains in Austria, the Hohe Tauern, Grossglockner’s highest ski touring enjoyment awaits you! Join us for amazing views of Austria’s highest mountains…

  • To experience enviable views amidst the idyllic environment of the Grossglockner massif.
  • To enjoy excellent snow conditions throughout the season.
  • To savor a place that caters to all fans of different styles of skiing.
  • To avoid stressful situations at crowded  ski-lifts.
  • To discover the freedom of slopes and forgotten valleys, covered with powder snow.
  • To be safe skiing with a professional UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide with extensive  experience.

AREA: Hohe Tauern, Grossglockner – Heiligenblut

BASIC PACKAGE

  • Activities: 5 days of skiing accompanied by a UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide
  • Course instruction: Training in the skills necessary for skiing off-piste (snow stability tests, skiing techniques for demanding glacier terrain, and different types of snow, abseiling)
  • Price includes: Organisation, guiding, budget accommodation (BB), transport from accommodation to starting points of ski tours
  • Price excludes: Lunch, dinners and extra meals, soft drinks, beers, etc, insurance, ski-lift tickets, flights, transport from/to airport, ski touring equipment and safety equipment – can be booked individually

PLANNED TOURS

  • Große Magrötzenkopf (2734m)
  • Brennkogel (3016m)
  • Strasskopf (2402m) Winklern
  • Stanziwurten (2707m) Mittle
  • Eckkopf (2871m)

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival and check-in.
IFMGA mountain guide will welcome you, introduce the program, and answer any questions.

Day 2: MAGROTZENKOPF (2734m)

A cable car ride and a short climb up a mountain will bring you to the main alpine ridge from where you will enjoy a fantastic view of parts of Salzburg and Carinthia. This will be followed by an 800m walk downhill towards Kasereck.
(Walking time: 1.5 hours, ascent: 350m)

Day 3: BRENNKOGEL (3016m)

The Großglockner Heiligenblut ski resort’s funicular will take you comfortably up the mountain. Nevertheless, this 3000 metre high alpine summit tour is not to be under-estimated! A classic trek facing the mighty Großglockner!
(Walking time: 3 hours, ascent: 931m)

Day 4: STRASSKOPF (2402m)

This is an easy and very popular tour which also includes a comfortable rest stop halfway up the mountain. Every year a well-attended and popular ski tour takes place here!
(Walking time: 3 hours, ascent: 981m)

Day 5: STANZIWURTEN (2707m)

The Stanziwurten, also known as “Wurzenkopf”, is Mittner’s local mountain and is perfect for a fun and rewarding ski tour thanks to its wonderful downhill slopes. On the sunny side of the Mölltal valley you will find a more cultural landscape with farmhouses, mills and huts. The woodworking skills used in their construction are second to none.
(Walking time: 4 hours, ascent: 1350m)

Day 6: ECKKOPF (2871m)

On day 6 you will take a wonderfully scenic hike up an eye-catching peak. The last few metres require a dose of mountaineers’ courage!
(Walking time: 4 hours, ascent 1308m)

Day 7: DEPARTURE

Departure day

SELF ASSESSMENT

See Tours Grading and self assess your level:

Fitness Level: A                         Skiing Level: S1                Skiing Level: S2

Fitness A          Ski 1            Ski 2

KEY INFORMATION

  • Equipment you should bring: See personal equipment list
  • Number of participants: Min 2 persons
  • Meeting point: Heiligenblut
  • Gateway Airport: Heiligenblut resort – Klagenfurt 100 miles / 2hr 4m or Salzburg 138 miles / 2hr 43m
  • Airport transfers: Available subject to surcharge or included in Standard and Premium packages
  • Insurance: You will require appropriate personal cover for this trip with term or annual insurance and we will need to see a copy of your insurance at time of booking. Recommended insurers – BMCAustrian Alpine ClubSports Cover Direct or Snowcard

BOOKING ENQUIRY

CALL: 017687 75337

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DATES

28/02/2015 – 06/03/2015

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Budget Package Price

£749 pp (6-8 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • Budget accommodation (B&B)
  • Transport from accommodation to starting points of ski tours

EXCLUDES

  • Lunch, dinners and extra meals
  • Soft drinks, beers, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Ski-lift tickets
  • Flights
  • Transport from/to airport
  • Ski-touring equipment and safety equipment – can be booked individually

Standard Package Price

£1490 pp (4 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • Budget accommodation (B&B)
  • Transport from accommodation to starting points of ski tours
  • Return transfers from Klagenfurt, Graz, Ljubljana or Zagreb airport

EXCLUDES

  • Lunches
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Extra beverages
  • Ski touring equipment and safety equipment – can be booked individually

Premium Package Price

£2490 pp (2 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • All inclusive *** hotel
  • Ski-touring equipment and safety equipment
  • Transport from accommodation to starting points of ski tours
  • Return transfers from Klagenfurt, Graz, Ljubljana or Zagreb airport
  • Extra beverages
  • Entry fees
  • 8 week training plan
  • Coaching (8 Skype calls)

EXCLUDES

  • Flights
  • Insurance

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Ski equipment rental

SKIING EQUIPMENT - RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Backpack
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Skis
  • Ski poles
  • Ski boots
  • Skins for skis

AFTER YOU BOOK?

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor our trip plan to the fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer).
  • 2 months before the agreed date, we will let you know how to prepare for the track.
  • 2 weeks before the agreed date, we will confirm weather conditions and how to prepare for traveling to the destination.

TESTIMONIAL

“It’s already over and I don’t have enough words to adequately praise our guides!” John Kragelj