Municipality: Kühtai

Scenically beautiful Splitboard / Ski Tour for beginners in varied terrain. With descreet choice off track, barley avalanche endangered.

Splitboard Skitour - Wetterkreuzkogel
Difficulty SAC: L
Summit altitude: 2.587m
Start altitude: 1.730m
Vertical height: 857m
Walking time h:min: 2:15
Exposition: Northeast,East,
Best season: All winter
How to get there:

A12 exit Zirl-Ost/Kematen into Sellraintal and up to Kühtai. Pass through Kühtai, past the Dortmunder Hut and the Längental reservoir. Beneath the reservoir the road crosses the stream three times. After the third crossing, there is a parking southeast of the road.

Route description
Starting point:

Parking at the small parking lot or at  the parking spot at the street.



From the parking lot southeast into the wood and soon steep up the often moguled descent path. With poor snow conditions, mainly in spring, we mount our splitboard crampons already at the parking, it's easier. As soon as the forest clears up, we reach the small plateau of Obere Issalp. Depending on conditions we choose the further ascent, either on the left or right side of the valley (Wörgetal).

left (direct): We hike, in respectable distance to the West face of Schafzoll, Vorderer and Hinterer Karlesspitze, over two small ridges from the lower to the upper Issböden. Here we meet the ascent track of the other option.

right: At the clearing we initially follow the summer trail, cross the stream and overcome the steep step in front of us on the right side over a wide, medium steep northwest-slope. Smooth on in southeaster direction onto the upper Issböden.

From there in a wide right turn in western direction around the Schwarze Wand and becoming steeper through a basin up the final slope.  At the wide spaced summit we have great panoramic and deep views into Ötztal.


Like ascent, from the summit down to upper Issböden and then however you like, depending on conditions, from medium steep to smooth down to upper Issalp and through the often moguled forest back to the starting point.


Alpenvereinskarte 31/2 Stubaier Alpen Sellrain 1 : 25 000 Topographische Karte
Kompass Karte: Imst, Telfs, Kühtai, Mieminger Kette: Wander-, Rad- und Skitourenkarte. 1:50.000

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  • Avatar
    9. May 2017 - 14:34
    Date of Tour: 18. March 2017 - 0:00
    Group Size: Duo
    Kind of Tour: SplitboardTourenski
    Avalanche Warning Level: 2
    Risk potential: Anstieg der Lawinengefahr im Laufe des Tages durch Niederschlag und Wind.
    Comment / Trip report:

    Bis auf den steilen Aufstieg durch den Wald recht einfache Tour im offenem Gelände. Die östl. Abfahrtsroute war leider mit sehr viel schieben verbunden.

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    4. April 2012 - 21:36
    Date of Tour: 18. January 2012 - 0:00
    Group Size: Solo
    Kind of Tour: Tourenski
    Avalanche Warning Level: 2
    Comment / Trip report:

    Ein Mittwoch im Januar und ganz alleine am Wetterkreuz unterwegs gewesen. Sonnenschein und schönster Pulver in den windberuhigten Hängen.