Municipality: St. Anton

The only winter Via Ferrata in Tyrol! The challenge is not in the height difference, but in the exposed rope dance with the gear on the back!
A truly unique experience, with which via ferrata and freeriding can be perfectly combined. :)

Splitboard Skitour - Winter Via Ferrata St. Anton
Difficulty SAC: ZS
Summit altitude: 2.816m
Start altitude: 2.640m
Vertical height: 220m
Walking time h:min: 2:00
Exposition: Southwest,West,
Best season: All winter
How to get there:

Arrival by car or public transport to St. Anton.

Route description
Starting point:

From St. Anton with the lifts of the Rendl ski resort to Riffelscharte (top station Riffelbahn II).


This tour is not a classic splitboard tour. Instead, you climb with the board on your back on a via ferrata in B/C grade. The route always follows the ridge and cannot be missed due to the steel cable. The ascent ends at the end of the via ferrata after Rendlspitze, from where you can already descend to Roßfallscharte.

In addition to the board, a complete set of via ferrata equipment is also required (climbing harness, helmet, via ferrata set, self-securing). Crampons are usually not necessary, but could be required in icy conditions.


From the Roßfallscharte always follow the wide slopes in the direction of W/SW until you reach a first mountain pasture at about 1950m. From here either directly to the west via a forest slope to the hiking trail or further southwest to the second mountain pasture.
Now follow the hiking trail until it meets the ski slope again at about 1600m.

For some sections of this descent, the splitboard in ski mode is highly recommended as it is very flat. Ideally also with Heel Locks to climb up short counter-rises in ski style. Skins aren't really necessary.

Ascent route map (show/hide)

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