Ski touring on the Arlberg in Lech, Zürs & St. Anton
The best touring options for Monzabon guests
The cradle of alpine skiing isn’t just an amazing experience for skiers and snowboarders. Ski mountaineers cherish the regional variety as well. Countless tours and summits lead onto amazing deep-snow slopes beyond touristic paths, accompanied by countless ascent variations and amazing, undisturbed downhills. Having an experienced ski guide or mountain guide at your side and a constant eye on the avalanche report opens of divine possibilities for every taste and experience. Learn more about the best options for ski touring on the Arlberg in your Monzabon holiday here.
Ski tours in Lech Zürs
The imposing rock giants in Lech, Zürs, Zug und Oberlech capture the imagination of many a ski mountaineer. There are top-notch options for ski touring in the Arlberg area, from comparatively easy beginners’ options in close cable car proximity to tricky ascents for genuine pros. What do you feel like today?
The Schafberge in the Lechquellengebirge are among the classics for ski mountaineers with the Mehlsack (2,651 m) being a particularly popular destination. Starting at the Spullersee lake, you’re up for a sharp, steep incline. The far-stretching northern slope leads across a tricky passage below the cliff chain. Once you’ve covered this steep part, the high plateau opens up several destinations – Unterer Schafberg, Spuller Schafberg and Mehlsack. Alternatively, the Mehlsack can also be scaled from Zürs via Madloch.
Duration: approx. 5 h
This tour from the valley bottom of Zürs to the Trittkopf is highly varied and rich in views. Getting gradually steeper, the terrain first leads to the Ochsenbodenalpe, which sees the start of a decisively harsher incline that eventually leaves the slope. Having arrived at the Trittkopfbahn mountain station, you ascend the western flank of the Nördlicher Trittkopf and, past a short ridge and a flat anticline, you cover the last metres on foot. The Trittkopf ascent is among the medium options for ski touring on the Arlberg and requires good equipment. In turn, both Roggspitze and Valluga seem close enough to reach out and touch.
Duration: approx. 3.5 h
The start point for this comparatively short yet intense tour with approx. 900 altitude metres is in Oberlech. It’s mostly evenly uphill toward Kriegersattel across pleasant terrain. Having arrived there, the tour switches to various ski slopes with many a steep part leading to Mohnenfluhsattel. The increasingly steeper southern slope starts here, requiring a certain level of fitness and technique to master the final part onto the summit. Usually, the downhill part offers nice snow conditions well into spring.
Duration: approx. 2.5 h
This medium option for ski touring in Lech with grand views starts at the Zuger Bergbahn valley station leading alongside the Stierlochbach stream. Tour onto the Senniloch crossing Stierlochalpe, Stierlochjoch and Roggalspitze. The terrain remains mostly moderate and should even accommodate more advanced beginners: Astonishing: the clear view of various downhill options.
Duration: approx. 3.5 h
Ski tours in St. Anton
Many additional Arlberg ski tours impress with alpine variety and many an unexpected challenge. St. Anton is the starting place of spectacular routes, partially with breath-taking views. Picking real gems from the large selection of ski tours can be tough, yet you shouldn’t miss out on the following highlights in your holiday.
This exciting tour should only be chosen in avalanche-safe conditions. As beautiful as the ascent to the Saumspitze from St. Anton might be, it is connected with certain risks. Either start directly in the village or take the Rendelbahn and the chairlift Rendle I to 2,414 m. You’ll quickly find a suitable track toward the summit – not too flat, not too steep. The view of the ski region Ischgl is fabulous.
Duration: approx. 5 h
Finally, here’s an insider’s tip for all ski mountaineers: Stanskogel is frequently overlooked, but the region around the Leutkircher Hütte is meant for demanding tours. In all actuality, the route from the Gand district onto the 2,757-m-high mountain is anything but easy – you absolutely should bring a local guide. Starting out steep and narrow, the terrain becomes wider and more varied. After the western slope, the most difficult passage to Hirschpleiskopf follows. It can get dangerous in mid-winter. As with any other plans for ski touring on the Arlberg, consult the avalanche forecast before the start.
Duration: approx. 4 h
You’ll certainly find your favourite among these options for ski touring on the Arlberg. We’ll gladly get you in touch with experienced mountain guides and accept your non-binding holiday enquiry!