Skiing training with summit ascent of the Wildspitze

2 days, 4 participants, level 2
    Skiing training with summit ascent of the Wildspitze

On Tyrol's highest peak

If you want to improve your skills and knowledge, where better than with a ski touring pro on a high alpine ski tour? The Wildspitze, at 3,764 m the highest peak in Tyrol, offers everything that makes a real high alpine ski tour: flat and steep slopes, glaciers, different slope positions, an exposed summit ridge and, of course, a fantastic summit. It is not without reason that it is number 2 in the bergwelten ranking of "epic ski tours".
Your mountain and ski guide will show you on tour and in the perfect training area on the Piztal glacier the perfect track layout, tricks and tips for the tip and kick turn but also many basics for risk management or orientation as well as for the ascent of easy glaciers. 
For skiing training we prefer a base in the Piztal. Here we are maximally flexible for the right weather window and the best possible conditions. 
The goal of the course is, after intensive training, the independent execution of easy and medium-difficulty high-altitude ski tours with glacier climbing, including the associated risk management.

Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Theo's recommendation
  • Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualification
  • Ortovox emergency equipment consisting of avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
  • Overnight stay in a 3* hotel incl. rich breakfast and evening menu 
  • Course documents

Additional costs

  • Arrival
  • Lift costs
  • Snacks, drinks

Day 1: Arrival and meeting point with the group and your mountain guide in Piztal. Ascent to the ski area and improve the ski technique and training of crevasse rescue, if necessary small ski tour at the end. Tour planning in the evening.
2nd day: In the early morning we start with the Mitteljochbahn to the glacier and start our ski tour to the Wildspitze and enjoy the distant view before we descend to the ski depot and finish the day with a downhill run into the valley.

Learning content: Economical ascent technique, walking with skins on flat and steep slopes, ascents in the fall line and slope crossings, kick and pointed turns, stepping on arches, etc.Ascent tactics, track layout, etc., where is the best snow, where is the safest slope, where is the most comfortable ascent Risk management with practical avalanche awareness and avalanche transceiver training Improvement of ski technique for different snow situations and slope steepnesses Ascent techniques: Walking with skins, track setup, kick turn Snow and avalanche awareness: current decision-making strategies in practice, equipment, first aid and orientation Roping on the glacier, simple crevasse rescue using loose pulley, descending on the glacier Other topics you may wish to cover.


Note on program changes: 

All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified specialists (e.g. mountain and ski guides, mountain hiking guides, etc.). The provisional tour program may be adjusted for safety-related reasons, such as bad weather, dangerous conditions, unforeseen natural events or inadequate conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the guide on site.

You have experience on ski tours and high altitude ski tours, have a safe ski technique in the terrain and fitness for 3 - 4 h or 1,000 meters of ascent.

"Learning by doing with the ski touring pros. In small groups and then still at Tyrol's highest peak! If you want to go ski touring independently, then this is exactly the right course for you. You will benefit from the wealth of experience and skills of your guide and on this basis you will be well prepared for your personal touring goals."

Theo Förster
State certified mountain and ski guide
since 2022 with VIVALPIN

4 TN

Meeting point on the first day at 09:00 am at the valley station of the Pitztal Glacier Cable Car

*** Hotel in the Pitztal

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