Rofanspitze Peak Snowshoe, © Achensee Tourismus
Rofanspitze Peak Snowshoe, © Achensee Tourismus
Erfurter Hut, © Raimund Pranger
Erfurter Hut, © Raimund Pranger

Snowshoe
Rofanspitze Peak

Nestled deep in the heart of the Rofan Range, Rofanspitze makes a spectacular snowshoe route with superb views of all the major peaks that make up this ring of awesome summits. It’s a fine mountain in its own right too; you’ll ascend 450 meters on your way to the top. Ride the gondola from Maurach to its top at Erfurter Hut and strap on your snowshoes. The route follows Grubasteig Trail atop 2,102-meter Grubascharte Notch, from where the ascent of Rofanspitze Peak begins. Have past experience with travel in high Alpine terrain before hiking here in winter, as this route requires excellent technical abilities and gear.

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Starting point  

Car Park at the Base of Rofan Gondola, Maurach

Finishing point

Car Park at the Base of Rofan Gondola, Maurach

Mountain chain

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)

Length

7 km

Approximate hiking time

3 h 45 min

Features

  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,259m 1,831m

Elevation uphill 450m
Vertical metres downhill 450m

Fitness level

Technique

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Trail description

From the top terminal of Rofan Gondola (Erfurter Hut, elev. 1,831m), walk down the ski run for a short while before the climb along Mauritzalm Alpine Pasture Hut begins (elev. 1,850meter, signposted). Head in a northeastern direction until the route breaks out into the open and veers onto Grubastieg Trail for a brief series of quick switchbacks before it heads into a mostly flat section, aptly named ‘Gruba’ (hollow). The next section leads through undulating terrain past Grubalacke Pond and via a steep section up to the Grubascharte (elev. 2,102m, signposted). The final push to the summit is the challenging traverse of a steep slope with a few zig zags bringing you up the summit at an elevation of 2,259 meters.

Return to your starting point by the same way you came.

Please Note: The steep and inclined summit slope can be heavily corniced, be careful as you head up to the peak! Be prepared to adjust your activity based on current conditions. As a general rule, if there is fresh snow, conditions may be better suited for snowshoeing; if the snow is old and well-travelled, it may be better for winter walking. For avalanche conditions visit lawine.tirol.gv.at.

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Your destination address: Maurach am Achensee

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