Municipality: Vent

2nd peak of the Vent Loop and Ötzi day on our 5 days over 4 peaks.

This stages finish after the Similaunspitz summit is the Hochjochhospiz at 2514m.

Splitboard Skitour - Vent Loop 3/5 - Similaun Spitze
Difficulty SAC: S
Summit altitude: 3.599m
Start altitude: 3.019m
Vertical height: 1.200m
Walking time h:min: 6:00
Exposition: North,West,Northwest,
Best season: Late winter
How to get there:

Vent can be reached from Innsbruck via the motorway in the direction of Bregenz. Take the Ötztal exit and head into the valley via Sölden to Vent.

Route description
Starting point:

Similaun Hütte, erreichbar von Vent über die Martin-Busch-Hütte.


From the Similaun hut, you start westwards over the glacier towards the summit of the Simulaunspitze. At the glacier crevasses we keep right and continue on the right side of the glacier to the ski depot.
Depending on the snow conditions, the summit can also be climbed with skins.

The opposite slope later leads to the west, at the Ötzi memorial keep right towards Stone Man where the descent via Hochjochferner begins.

After the bridge below the Hochjoch Hospiz, you ascend along the summer path to the hut.


Descent from Similaunspitze along the ascent route and then at the height of the hut towards the valley to approx. 2850m above sea level. This is the start of the counter-rise.

At Hochjochferner, keep right until you reach the valley. Keep left of the stream until you see Hochjoch Hospiz and the bridge over the river.


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    8. April 2017 - 10:04 Log in or sign up to post comments.
    Date of Tour: 3. April 2017 - 0:00
    Group Size: 6 und mehr
    Kind of Tour: SplitboardTourenski
    Avalanche Warning Level: 2
    Risk potential: Frühlingssituation
    Comment / Trip report:

    Gipfel ist leider nicht mehr mit Ski erreichbar gewesen und wir mussten schon deutlich unterhalb des Gipfels auf Steigeisen umstellen und Skidepot machen.

    Gipfelflanke ist nicht mehr mit Ski begehbar da blankes Eis.

    Unterwegs waren wir mit Oli: