LWD Tirol
Municipality: Kühtai

Short steep splitboard / backcountry route with great fun and great descent options, unfortunately, often endangered of avalanches.

Tour Data
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Difficulty SAC: ZS
Summit altitude: 2.488m
Start altitude: 1.910m
Vertical height: 578m
Walking time h:min: 2:00
Exposition: Northeast,
Best season: Late winter
How to get there:

A12 exit Kematen, in the direction of Kühtai. Passing Kühtai and the Dortmunder Hütte (there you can eat good Kaspressknödel) following the road. Just before the lake there is a turnoff to the E-Werk Tiwag. From here, the splitboard / backcountry route Hochwanner begins. It is also possible from the same starting point of the Schafzoll, but at first you round the Finstertaler Stausee to the left side to access the E-Werk of Tiwak.

Route description
Starting point:

Power station Tiwag


At the small bridge through the forest glade we hike up into the open splitboard / backcountry. The route starts with about 30 ° and becomes steeper and steeper. In a large S-bend, we proceed to the summit ridge. Here we construct the splitboard / ski  deposit and walk on at the airy ridge to the top of the Hochwanner 2488m.


As ascent, riding cool splitboard / backcountry terrain.  At very safe condition provides the Hochwanner some very steep variations.

Ascent route map (show/hide)

Gastronomy recommendation:

The Dortmunder Hütte has classic Kaspressknödel, and offers a beautiful view of the lines we have just made a week before at the Hochwanner.

Accommodation recommendation:

In the Dortmunder Hütte there is a dormitory at 16.00 € a night and beds for 20.00 € Alpine Club members receive discounts and for children up to 18 years, they have special rates.