Skiers on the mountain

Ski tours at Lake Achensee in Tyrol

Ski touring around the Hotel Pfandler

It doesn’t always have to be classic downhill skiing. More and more winter lovers discover the joys of ski touring. Ski tours enable other views of the wintery nature and lead you to places that normal skiers just won’t reach.
The Rofan and the Karwendel mountains offer numerous possibilities for ski tours. From short and simple tours which are suitable for beginners to challenging and steep tours for pros there are different routes. The bonus is the connection to the ski regions. Many of the most popular tours such as the one to the Rofanspitze summit start right in the ski area.

Ski tour routes around Pertisau

Tried and tested ski tours for your winter holidays can be found on the interactive map of the tourism association or on the new Achensee ski tour map. On the map you can find the different tours including their length, duration, metres of altitude and level of difficulty so that you can pick a tour fitting your abilities and your time limit.

For example, from the mountain station of the Rofan cable car you can choose more than one destination:

• Streichkopf
• Seekarlspitze
• Rofanspitze

On the opposite side, at the south shore of Lake Achensee, you can find the following destinations. You can shorten the ascent to these routes with the Karwendel mountain cable car:

• Bärenkopf
• Stanserjoch

Avalanche transceiver checkpoints around Lake Achensee

Important information points for ski tourers are the avalanche transceiver checkpoints (LVS checkpoints) which can be found in neuralgic spots in the ski region. These allow you to test the function of your avalanche transceiver. Checkpoints are located at the parking lot Falkenmoos in Achenkirch, at the entrance of the Unterautal valley in Achenkirch, at the parking lot Achenseehof, the parking lot Hubertus and at the beginning of the new ski tour training path at the Rofan below the Mauritzalm.

The ski tour training path at the Rofan in Maurach comes with seven stations which inform you about behaviour in the mountains and instructions on how to use avalanche transceivers and probes.

Discover the beauty of wintery nature during ski tours around Lake Achensee. After the ascent you will be rewarded by the downhill run through almost untouched, soft snow fields – the dream of every freeride skier.

We will be happy to give you further tips and information around your ski tour experiences at the Hotel Pfandler. Look forward to a varied winter holiday in Tyrol and get into contact with us!