The Taschachhaus (open winter and summer) is a good base for splitboard / backcountry adventures. The access and decent is often endangered by avalnches from the steep side slopes of the Mittagskogel. Especially in spring you should keep this in mind.
P.S. recharge your cameras before you start ;-).

Splitboard Skitour - Taschachhaus
Difficulty SAC: WS
Summit altitude: 2.434m
Start altitude: 1.740m
Vertical height: 694m
Walking time h:min: 2:30
Exposition: Northeast,
Best season: All winter
How to get there:

With the car on the Inntal motorway, exit Imst, then continue through the villages of Arzl, Wenns,St. Leonhard, Plangeroß and Mandarfen, to the valley station of the Pitztal glacier in Mittelberg.
Alternatively, we can drive via Garmisch, then over the Fernpass to Imst and then same route as above.

Route description
Starting point:

Valley station of Pitztal cable-car (Pitz Express)


From Mittelberg we start, our splitboards / backcountry skis waxed towards Taschachalm (North West) and then it goes on through the Taschachtal (almost flat) next to the Taschachbach, until the material lift at about 2042m. Now we turn to the right direction again (North West), cross the creek and climb in kickturns onto the moraine. Slightly to the left, we pass through a moraine direction south-west and then west, up to the Taschachhaus. Now we have a great base for all kinds of alpine activities achieved.

There are manifold touring possibilities: Bliggspitze, Hinterer Eiskastenkopf , Hintere Ölgrubenspitze, Wildspitze, Hinterer Brochkogel (steep descent for geeks or kamikazes).


As ascent, just let go to have enough speed, if your splitboard isn`t well waxed you might skin out of the valley. Regarding the excellent backcountry options around Taschachhaus it is worth a try.


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    4. February 2014 - 15:41 Log in or sign up to post comments.
    Date of Tour: 18. October 2013
    Group Size: 4 Teilnehmer
    Kind of Tour: SplitboardTourenski
    Avalanche Warning Level: 1
    Risk potential: Gletscher oberhalb der Hütte ...
    Comment / Trip report:

    Gutte weg, aber nicht zu viel Möglichkeiten Freeride - im diesem Monat (Oktober).

    Weg von parkplatz zu Tasach 5 Stunden.
    Zuruck 3 Stunden.