Ski touring in Tirol, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter
Ski touring in Tirol, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter

The Best Multi-Day Ski Tours in Tirol

Multi-day ski tours are the ultimate highlight in winter. They generally demand alpine experience and good fitness, but the rewards are fine views and a real back-to-nature experience. The "Hoch Tirol" tour even takes in Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 metres), while the Silvretta Tour leads over the border into Switzerland.

Tip 1: Kitzbühel Alps

This four-day ski tour in the Kitzbühel Alps is a real highlight. It begins in Kelchsau and leads via the Neue Bamberger Hütte and the Gasthaus Steinberg to the Oberlandhütte in Aschau. Further information

Tip 2: East Tirol

The Villgratental Valley lies in the heart of East Tirol. This four-day tour is called the Herz-Ass-Tour, which translates as "Heart-Ace Tour", and gives ski touring enthusiasts the opportunity to discover the mountains of the valley on a route which forms a heart shape when seen from above. It begins and ends in the villages of Innervillgraten and Außervillgraten. At 55 kilometres in length, it takes in some of the highest peaks in the valley including the Marchkinkkele and the Hochgrabe. All in all there are 6,200 vertical metres of climbing and descending. We recommend booking a mountain guide to make the most of this experience. Further information

Tip 3: East Tirol

Ski touring enthusiasts with excellent fitness can take on this four-day tour in East Tirol. Leaving from Lienz, the largest town in East Tirol, the Hoch Tirol route takes in many mountains, including Austria's highest peak, the mighty Großglockner at 3,798 metres. Further information

Skitour onto the Großglockner mountain. 
, © TVB Osttirol / Seebacher WilliSkitour onto the Großglockner mountain.  © TVB Osttirol / Seebacher Willi

Tip 4: Silvretta Mountains

This classic ski tour in the Silvretta Mountains can be adapted depending on how much time and energy you have. The adventure begins and ends in Ischgl or Galtür. Cosy accommodation high in the mountains is provided at the Heidelberger Hütte, Jamtalhütte and Wiesbadener Hütte. Further information

Tip 5: Tux Alps

Crossing the Tux Alps from the Brenner Pass to the Zillertal Valley takes four days. Things start in Navis, a side valley of the Wipptal Valley. The route then takes in the Lizumer Hütte, the Weidener Hütte and the Rastkogelhütte. The tour ends in Hochfügen. Further information

© Tirol Werbung / Josef Mallaun ©

Tip 6: East Tirol

This mid-winter tour around Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 metres), is for advanced and expert skiers only. The tour begins in Kals and can generally be completed in two or three days. Further information

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