While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain, the accommodation availability and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible to make sure we can change any plans if required.
This is a proposed itinerary and where you stay is subject to change based on how far in advance you book your trip. There is limited availability on this trek so we highly recommend booking in advance.
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Arrival Day in Innsbruck
On arrival day in Innsbruck you meet your guides and fellow skiers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing in the evening. We’ll discuss your equipment and the current weather and mountain conditions so that we all feel ready for the challenge ahead.
Approach the Martin Busch Hutte (2501m)
Transport to Vent (1hr15mins) and climb to Martin Busch Hutte. We will spend the afternoon skiing and doing a basic avalanche safety course to fully prepare everyone for the days ahead before we tuck in for the night after a delicious warm dinner.
600m ascent (3hrs)
Climb Hinter Schwarzen Joch (3393m)
Today is our first full day in the mountains. After a hearty breakfast we set out on a ski tour above Martin Busch Hutte, to climb Hinter Schwarzen Joch (3393m). Its a great day out and we head back to the same hut so we can pack light for the day.
900m ascent, 900m descent (5-6hrs)
Climb Mt Similaun (3606m)
Today we make our way onwards to the next hut, via a climb of Mt Similaun, 3606m, with a great ski descent down to the Similaun Hutte for a nice cold beer and overnight stay.
1100m ascent, 1100m descent (6-7hrs)
Hauslabjoch (3280m) and Fineil Spitze (3447m)
Onwards today to climb Hauslabjoch, 3280m and ski down a great slope and then climb up towards Fineil Spitze 3447m for the second summit of the day. We then ski down and climb towards our next destination the Hochjoch Hospitz hut, 2417m, 500m, 5-6h
750m ascent, 1250m descent (6-7hrs)
Today we climb Fluchtkogel (3500m), a long and steady ascent to a wonderful summit with great views. From here its a great descent down to the Vernagt Hut for the night.
1100m ascent, 950m descent (5-6hrs).
The big one: Wildspitze (3770m)
Today is THE day. We climb the iconic Wildspitze, 3770m, the highest peak in the Otztal region. From here its a long and enjoyable ski down to Vent. We take our transport back to Innsbruck and celebrate our accomplishment of completing the Otztal Ski Tour.
1100m ascent, 1800m descent (7-9hrs)
After a well deserved nights’ sleep in the cosy hotel, its time for one last breakfast before the trip ends and you make your journey home.