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Ski moutaineering to Similaun

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Schnals
  • Similaun
    Similaun
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal, Schnals
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Distance 20.5 km
6:54 h
1,422 m
2,928 m
3,594 m
1,677 m

Starting point: Mountain station Grawand (3,212 m a.s.l) or Refuge Bella Vista (2,842 m a.s.l)
Best time: March to May
Degree of difficulty: for good skiers with Alpine experience

Day 1 ascent: 600 m elevation gain, 4 hours
The same ascent route as ski tour to the Ötzi discovery site; the trail then takes you downhill on the Niederhochferner glacier and briefly uphill to the Refuge Similaun (3,019 ma.s.l).

Day 2 ascent: 600 m elevation gain, 2 hours
The ascent goes from the Similaun lodge to Similaun in a south-easterly direction over the Niederjochferner glacier, rising only slightly to begin with but becoming steeper, up to a narrow and often monitored summit ridge.

Descent A: descend back along the ascent route.

Descent B: eastwards to the Similaunjoch pass and then northwards over the Marzellferner glacier to the Mountain hut Martin-Busch and on to Vent (A)

Descent C: eastwards to the Similaunjoch pass and then southwards over the Grafferner glacier and Graftal Valley to Inn Jägerrast  (Vorderkaser) in the Pfossental Valley.

Of the 3 options, descent C (down into the Pfossental Valley) is highly recommended but only in good conditions.

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Highest point
3,594 m
Lowest point
1,677 m
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Coordinates:
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46.769777, 10.797715
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46°46'11.2"N 10°47'51.8"E
UTM
32T 637257 5181150
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Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras

Coordinates

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46.769777, 10.797715
DMS
46°46'11.2"N 10°47'51.8"E
UTM
32T 637257 5181150
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.5 km
Duration
6:54 h
Ascent
1,422 m
Descent
2,928 m
Highest point
3,594 m
Lowest point
1,677 m
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