Municipality: Kühtai

At the upper part of this Splitboard backcountry route you can find good powder untill spring due to it`s exposition (North). Unless the last part of the ascent this backcountry splitboard route is quite easy.

Splitboard Skitour - Wechnerscharte
Difficulty SAC: WS
Summit altitude: 2.758m
Start altitude: 1.897m
Vertical height: 893m
Walking time h:min: 2:30
Exposition: North,Northeast,
Best season: Late winter
How to get there:

A12 Inntal highway exit Zirl, passing Kematen into Sellraintal and up to Kühtai. We pass the village and drive to the northshore of the reservoir lake. Längentaler Stausee.

Route description
Starting point:

You can find a few free parking lots at the northwestern side of the lake, mainly used by splitboard friends and backcountry skiers.


From the parking lot along the cross-country ski trail over the dam and to the right, riseing slightly above the forest road through the forest in southwest into the Mittertal. The right tracks branching to  Schafzoll  and the Vordere Karlesspitze we ignore today and follow the brook almost plane up the valley. We keep on the right side of the valley passing by a short steep section we reach the Seelesboden (2,181 m). Now again a little bit planer we cross the foot of the Hintere Karlesspitze, keep still to the right and skin up to Roßböden, the steep branches of the Maningkogel.

The subsequent crossing of the south-west edge is frequently exposed to avalanches. After a short steep upturn at the end of the crossing, we reach the former glacier basin of Mittertalferner. From here we already can see our "peak" the Wechnerscharte (the right one). Doing many kickturns, we will ascent it. At the top and without wind, we will find an excellent place for a snack. We mount our splitboards and backcountry stuff and enjoy the ride down.

  • as ascent
  • at safe conditions you can keep to the right at the plane section of the glacier basin and drop into a steep descent irectly below the Wechnerwand down to the Roßböden.

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Kompass Karte: Imst, Telfs, Kühtai, Mieminger Kette: Wander-, Rad- und Skitourenkarte. 1:50.000

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    20. March 2012 - 14:49
    Date of Tour: 17. March 2012 - 0:00
    Group Size: Duo
    Kind of Tour: Schneeschuhe & BoardTourenski
    Avalanche Warning Level: 1
    Risk potential: gering bei rechtzeitigem Aufbruch
    Comment / Trip report:

    Ein Samstag mit Top-Verhältnissen, da ist man natürlich nicht alleine unterwegs. Trotzdem verteilten sich die Leute ganz gut auf die verschiedenen Ziele im Mittertal und wer suchet, der findet auch noch ein bischen unverspurtes Gelände. Toller Pulver im "Gipfelhang" und auch das Steilstück in die Roßböden hält sich gut.
    Die Schieberei talauswärts hält sich dank der breiten Spur in Grenzen.