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BIG 3 - Crossing the Zillertal

"Connecting the Skiresorts" - the dream of the owners from the Zillertaler Skiareas.

At ROCKnSNOW is it long time reality! With 3 different Freeride traverses you explore the Zillertal new. This tours are easy on one day, because we take the helpful lifts.

From the mainstream into the deepest backcountry, a must have for all freeriders!

Peter made them all the first time , 20 years ago.

The longest tour is 36 km.

First line @ BIG 3

1. From Tux to Aschau => the classic

Across the Tuxer Vor Alps back to Ziller Vally

Start is Tux, Skiarea Zillertal 3000 Rastkogel on 2500 m (towards Rastkogel summit 1 hours uphill) into the Sidan Valley, then continuing up to the Sidanjoch (1/2 hours uphill), from there to the ski area of Hochfügen. With the gondola Ziller Valley Shuttle we ski/board in the ski area of Hochzillertal and the valley downhill run to Aschau. 

When you have enough conditons we can climb from the Wedelhütte to the summit of Wimmbachkopf 2420m. From there we have a run 1900 m altitude difference to Aschau / Ziller Vally.

With only 2 hours imperative of uphill climbing is this traverse the famous in the Ziller Valley.

2. From Tux to Inntal => the conditionally strongest

Towards Hochfügen is it the same tour as Nr. 1.

With the helpful 8er Jet + new 8er Hochfügen you come to the south ridge from Gilfert. From there you travel 3 km on hiking and riding in 1 1/2 houres up to the summit of Gilfert 2480 m. 

The 1600 altitude difference sunset north- run to Inntal (Weerberg) is not easy to beat.

This challenging condition tour is with 30 km the only one from Tux towards Inntal.

You need 2 lifts at Rastkogel and Hochfügen.

3. Across the (wild) western Kitzbühler Alps => the latest and longest with 36 km

From the top of Zillertal Arena (Übergangsjoch 2500 m) we ride down to some mountain lakes.

From there, we skin up the first time.

After a 1/2 hour hike we ride towards north in the Hemmerer Grund, a very beautiful deserted valley.

From the Kothüttenalm we skin the second and last time up to the Otto- Leixl hut on 1911 m. 

From there we have a pillow run and a tobogganing road towards to Inneralpbach.

From there we take the lifts up to 2000 meters next to Wiedersberger Horn.

The last ride is a magic sunset run inside the ziller valley again. The run is between 1000 & 1500 meters altitude diffrence.


  • Dates: Our freeride, ski & splitboard tours can be booked daily throughout the winter season from November to the end of April
  • Details: Meeting point is at 8.40 a.m. in the Insider Sportshop at the Rastkogelbahn in Vorderlanersbach / Tux or at 9.00 a.m. at the valley station of the Hintertux Glacier. We ride all day with or without a lunch break (please bring a drink and a snack). Powder end is around 4.00 p.m. or earlier if you get tired.
  • Qualifications:  Freeride Leve 2, Level 3, Level 4 - good fitness level
  • Equipment: Freeride-Ski: Between 100mm - 130mm below binding with front or double rocker + freeride skitouring binding and skins // Splitboard necessary // 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 - You will receive photos that your guide takes during the day directly on your mobile phone after the tour

Crossing Zillertal: Tux Zillertal 3000 => Hochfügen => Hochzillertal => Aschau

From Tux to Aschau => the classic

Start is in the Rastkogel ski area at 2500 m, from there to the summit in about 1 1/2 hours
After an hour of ascent, you can see the entire route of this gigantic ski tour crossing - the second ascent with skins is the Sidanjoch, to the right of the group, from there you ride to Hochfügen. Then take the gondola to the Hochzillertal ski area and optionally to the Wimbachkopf, the white snow pyramid in front of the sea of ​​fog
The last ascent - This steepness is a trampoline - if there is a risk of avalanches or to save time, on this tour, the summit slope does not necessarily have to be made
At Rastkogel summit 2762 m
The first few meters, straight from the summit towards the north
The first descent to the Rastkogelseen - variant 1: from the summit the steep face, on the right in the picture - variant 2: the flat valley, on the left in the picture, also possible without a summit climb
There is a short ascent in the opposite direction from the lake
After the hike you ride over this slope to the Siedanjoch ascent
The last time we skinn up to the Siedanjoch - In the background the distance covered - Half of the tour is now behind us
On the gentle slopes of Siedanjoch in the direction of Hochfügen - after the northern slopes there is a longer road to the ski area
In a moment, civilization has us back - the gondola takes you comfortably from Hochfügen to the Hochzillertal ski area - the run from the Siedanjoch and the Rastkogel at the back is easy to see
If there is still enough energy available, this super tour can be completed from the Wedelhütte with a steep 1/2 hour ascent to the Wimbachkopf - if you are tired, you can ski through the ski area to Aschau
From the summit it is 1900 meters in altitude to Aschau in the Zillertal
No commend :-)
Apre ski at the end of the tour. We stop at Alfred in the legendary Apfarts Hütte

2. From Tux to Inntal => the conditionally strongest

View back to the Rastkogel and 6er Hochfügen
The splitboard is ideal for this ridge, as the long hike is more comfortable with snowboard boots
At the summit of the great Gilfert, the Karwendel in the background
The first turns with a view towards Innsbruck
The big north face, mega sunsetrun into the Inntal
Civilization has us again - "Weerberg Ski resort"

3. Across the (wild) western Kitzbühler Alps => the longest with 36 km

We have to ride to the V-shaped transition
The first ascent we have to skinn up 150 meters in altitude
Outback Deluxe - in Hemerergrund with a view to the north - Inneralpbach is on the horizon
With ideal old powder, this tour is the absolute "Hemer"
In the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps, 15 km from the nearest civilization
On the forest road you go to ...
... Koat Alm
The last meters up to the Otto Leixl hut at 1911 m - in the background the stretch that has already been covered
The 3rd section leads to Inneralpbach ...
... over a fat pillow run
The 4th and last mega run from the Wiedersberger Horn into the Zillertal
End of the performance on Hartberg - we are waiting for the taxi back to Zell


Joe, Ronja, Peter, Birgit


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