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Crossing the Tirol

1. Freeride- Thermal Tour: From Zillertal to Ötztal

This is our Crossing the Tirol "chill out" Tour. Meeting time is at the bottom station at the Hintertuxer Gletscher at 8.15.

We ride from the Olperer Mountain to Vals or Schmirn. From there we hit the Taxi to Stubaier Gletscher. With the Lifts we get up to Daunjoch and from there we ride the Suztal glacier to Gries in Ötztal. We hit a Taxi again to the Thermal Baths Längenfeld. ( Aqua Dome )

In the pool and in the sauna we make the chill out time from this perfect day.

  • Dont forget the swimming trunks ;-)



2. From Zillertal to Pitztal / 7 glaciers in one day

7 glaciers in one day.

With ROCKnSNOW, for the first time, it is possible to cross the Tirol in one day, from the Ziller Valley to the Pitz Valley.

Starting very early in the morning, the longest freeride through the Alps in one day.

The route sounds adventurous, included are 4 glacier ski areas with altogether 7 glaciers to cross.

Starting after an overnight stay at Hintertuxer glacier, we will hike up for sunrise to the Wildlahnerscharte on the Olperer (3200m). From there we ski/board over the Olperer into Valser or the Schmirn Valley.

A taxi takes us on further to the Stubai Valley, here we travel up with the Stubaier Gletscherbahngondola. On the Daunscharte (3150m)  awaits the first abseil passage. After a freeride on the  Sulztalferner we reach  Gries in the Sulz Valley (Ötz Valley).With a taxi to Sölden the adventurer gets a short breather.

The downhill from the Rettenbachferner in the Pitz Valley to the Mittelberg is a challenge. As an alternative you can ride with the gondola to the Tiefenbachjoch and after an abseil passage over the 'Saddle from Left' Fernerkogel then a downhill to Mittelberg.

There is approx. 5000 m of altitude differnce to conquer.

You wont forget rockn through the Tirol

3. The Hot Route for Freerider / 2 days Superlative

from the Ziller Valley to Langtauferer Valley after Melag / Italy. 

If after the first monster day of this mega trip you have still not had enough. Then you can extend an extra day and ride onto Melag in the South Tirol Italy.

On the second day after an overnight stay in a 4 star hotel you carry on with your guide from ROCKnSNOW in the Rifflseebahn gondola up to the Grubenkopf. From here is the first option to the Rifflbach (500 m altitude).

Then it's 800 m of altitude difference to climb to the Rostizjoch (3100m).

From here it's 1300 m altitude difference into the Kauner Valley to the Gepatsch reservoir. On arrival we ride with the ski bus to the Kauner Valley Glacier and with the gondola to the Karlesjoch 3100m.

The last run of 1200 m of altitude difference to Melag – Italy should have your freeride heart moving into another dimension! 

After 2 days to riding backcountry we have downhilled approx.

8000 m of altitude difference and only had to climb up 800 m using your own steam.


4. Rocking 4 countries in 4 days, the queen stage of every freerider

Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany

If there is still no end for you, the freeride crossing will be completed on the 3rd and 4th day.

The start is Samnaun in Switzerland. At sunrise we ride from the large ski area in Ischgl to Kappl in the Paznaun Valley. We take the Kappler mountain railway to the Alblittkopf. From there you rock the Malfontal to Pettneu am Arlberg.

From St.Anton you take the cablecar to the Valluga, from there you ride your lines to Zürs (attention: "Only plaits allowed"?? The guys on the Arlberg are strict old school gurus).

On the 4th day we ride from the Lech ski area to Warth. The last hurdle is a little climb to the German border. From there we take the last variant into the Allgäu in the direction of Obersdorf.

From Samnaun to the Allgäu we rock over 7000 meters in altitude.

This is sure to be one of the craziest experiences of your freeride life


  • Details: We stay overnight at the Hintertuxer glacier. At sunrise we go from Olperer to Vals and at approx. On the 2 day tour our last run brings us direct to the 4 star hotel in Mandarfen. We can relax in the sauna, the next day the grand finale starts.
  • Qualifications:  Freeride Level 4 - Top fit
  • Equipment: Freeride-Ski: Between 100mm - 130mm below binding with front or double rocker + freeride skitouring binding and skins // Freeride Snowboard, the best alternative is a splitboard // Freeride hire: see Insider
  • Safety equipment: Rent avalanche airbag, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Our Services: Mountain guide (select the perfect and safest lines depending on snow conditions and avalanche risk) - Freeride run delux - Photographs to download. With your own USB- stick, you pick up your photos in orginal size, at the mountain guide office



Crossing the Tirol

Hintertuxer Gletscher -> Stubaier Gletscher -> Ötztaler Gletscher -> Pitztaler Gletscher

From Hintertuxer Gletscher to Valsertal or Schmirn

Before sunrise, Christoph takes us to the Fernerhaus in the hut landlord taxi
If you are lucky, you can go hitchhike style with the snow groomers to the Wildlahnerscharte
The early bird catches the worm - Sunrise on the Olperer - 3240m
The goal of this mega day lies beyond the horizon
Mega Pow on the Olper Glacier
Powder 1910 meters of altitude and the FIRST LINE :-)

From Stubaier Gletscher to Gries in Sulztal / Ötztal

Stubai Glacier - the last meters on the Daunjoch are trudged up
The longest run of this tour begins here, but it is also the flattest!
The small, steep entrance face
In the middle of the Sulztal glacier - ROCK on
The flat section in front of the Ambergerhütte
A long mountain road stretches from the Ambergerhütte to Gries - Ötztal

From Ötztaler Gletscher -> Tiefenbachferner to Pitztaler Gletscher

The viewing platform on the Tiefenbach glacier
The Wildspitze and below us the south slope of the Linker Fernerkogel, our last descent
Directly from the barrier fence, you can rappel down the steep slope over rocky terrain with skis on your feet
Super powder towards ...
... Pitztal Glacier, in the background the ski area
The last few meters on the "Notweg" valley run, in front of us Mandarfen - Pitztal


Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja
Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja


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