On & off the pistes

Ski mountaineering in HOCH-Imst

Ski mountaineering is a particularly intensive winter experience off the beaten track. The Hoch-Imst family ski area in the Tyrol is the perfect starting point for ski mountaineering tours at all levels of difficulty. The easy ascent to the Untermarkter Alm is popular both, in moonshine and sunshine. Unique adventures in nature can be experienced on guided ski mountaineering tours in the Muttekopf area.

Any closures due to avalanche danger must be observed!

Skitourengeher auf dem Tourenweg Ursprung in Hoch-Imst in der Nacht


  • Start northern car park
  • Ideal for beginners and stamina hunters
  • Accessible by car or ski bus 
  • Ascent off the piste
  • Downhill rides floodlit on WED, FRI & SAT eveings

The Ursprungweg trail leads from Hoch-Imst to the Untermarkter Alm and offers a stressfree and safe nature experience with rest stops. Special highlight: the Ski Mountaineering Night on Friday.

Ursprungweg Trail
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Rast bei der Skitour beim Almzoo in Imst

Opferstock Ski Mountaineering Tour 

  • Start Hoch-Imst valley station
  • Ideal for beginners and leisure skiers
  • Accessible by car or ski bus
  • Ascent off the piste
  • Downhill on the piste starting from the Malchbachlift  

The forest tour from Hoch-Imst across the Opferstock is scenically particularly impressive: it leads towards Teilweisen, then left along the old Latschenweg trail across the Sprisselstein to the Latschenhütte with the opportunity to have a break stop.

Opferstockweg Trail
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The ascent in the Muttekopf area (2,774m), the local mountain in Imst, is especially popular among locals. The technically demanding tour is in sections in the open ski area and requires proper equipment as well as experience and stamina

The ski schools in Hoch-Imst offer guided ski mountaineering tours under expert guidance on request.

*Current closures must be observed!

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Take a break and enjoy

In the Hoch-Imst ski mountaineering area it is easy to combine nature with culinary pleasures. There are safe and stressfree routes to get to the Latschenhütte and UAlm on skis. Up there, not only the panoramic views, but in particular the dumplings, burgers and the sweet Hüttenschmarrn (shredded pancakes with raisins and sugar) are worth the effort. Well recharged and with a satisfied glow on your face, you then make your way back to the valley station on the perfectly groomed piste.

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