Respectful togetherness:
ski tourers
and ski resort

12 secrets of a successful coexistance of the ski resort and ski tourers
Hoch-Imst enforces a policy of mutual respect between ski tourers and the ski resort. This works very well if the mountain railway, skiers and ski tourers all look out for one another and the safety instructions and rules are observed from all sides. Read on to find out everything a ski tourer needs to know before coming to Hoch-Imst.

Tourengeher auf dem Weg zur Latschenhütte bei der Mittelstation in Hoch-Imst

All on the same piste

Imster Bergbahnen is committed to helping ski tourers and strives to establish a peaceful coexistence between the ski resort, skiers and ski tourers. This commitment is laid out in a brochure issued by Koch Lapin GmbH and sponsored by the state of Tyrol and Alpine associations in the area, entitled 'Ski Touring in the Metropolitan Area of Innsbruck - Safe and Fair'. The brochure has been put together for the benefit of all parties concerned. Quite often, those who enjoy a spot of ski touring in the evening are the same people who bring their families to the slopes for skiing the next day.

A special privilege

Every Friday, the slopes are lit up and ski tourers have exclusive access to the slopes without the ski lift.

Branching out

The Ursprungweg and the route over Opferstock provide ski tourers with two different routes which run parallel to the ski slopes.

Setting the mood

You'll find the Ursprungweg bathed in romantic torch light on Wednesday nights.

No Extra charges

All winter sports enthusiasts enjoy free parking.

Special discount

Ski lift passes are available at a reduced rate for ski tourers.

All the information you need in one place

An informational brochure for ski tourers and snowshoe hikers is issued once a year.

A pledge for fairness in sports

Nowadays, skiers have reached a certain level of acceptance toward ski tourers. For everyone's safety, it is necessary for ski tourers to adjust their pace and leave enough distance to avoid any hikers walking across the slopes.
By following simple guidelines and keeping an eye out on the slopes, all ski tourers can contribute to creating a peaceful atmosphere and ensuring that everyone is able to have fun in these beautiful surroundings. This also enables Hoch-Imst to continue to provide the range of activities that are currently on offer.

An important note on safety:

For your own safety, always access the slopes from the edges

Single file

Walk in single file rather than two abreast in order to leave enough room for those coming down the slopes.

Zebra crossing? Think again!

Only cross the slopes in areas where there is high visibility and do so as quickly as possible.

Climbing the slopes without interruption

Please use alternative routes for climbing up the slopes where these are available (for example, Ursprungweg in Hoch-Imst).

A matter of life or death

Always pay attention to the safety instructions and closing times of the pistes - no exceptions. The closing times of the pistes are there to allow the mountain railway sufficient time to make the necessary preparations. At the Hoch-Imst ski resort, these preparations are sometimes carried out using a cable winch. Failure to adhere to closing times can lead to life-threatening situations. Watch following video on the dangers of ski touring on the piste (in German).

Safe & Fair

In order to avoid any accidents or misunderstandings, it is recommended that visitors take a look at, issued by the Österreichischer Kuratoriums für Alpine Sicherheit (Austrian Board for Alpine Safety) „10 recommendations for piste tourers“

Think ahead, act fair

We would like to reach an amicable acceptance between all those practising winter sports at Hoch-Imst. Let’s keep winter sports fun and enjoyable for everyone involved!

Skipiste in Hoch-Imst im Winter