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From Vent via Martin-Busch-Hütte and Kreuzkogelscharte to the Hochjoch-Hospiz

Back-country skiing · Oetztal Alps
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  • From the Martin-Busch-Hütte you now climb steadily uphill on the right edge of the valley, soon turning right towards Kreuzkogelscharte.
    From the Martin-Busch-Hütte you now climb steadily uphill on the right edge of the valley, soon turning right towards Kreuzkogelscharte.
    Photo: Johanna Singer, Outdooractive Premium
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difficult
Distance 15.7 km
8:00 h
1,535 m
1,007 m
3,278 m
1,881 m
Scenic, but exhausting and demanding ski tour in the heart of the Ötztal Alps, safe conditions necessary, overnight stay in the Hochjoch-Hospiz

With its almost 16 km and 1500 m ascent, this ski tour is more for the fit ski mountaineer. Especially recommended as a hut access for a multi-day ski tour, because you are in an extremely beautiful environment with plenty of 3000 m mountains. The first part to the Martin-Busch-Hütte is quite a stretch with a distance of almost 8 km and only 600 m ascent. This is followed by truncated terrain up to the Kreuzkogelscharte. The descent over the Kreuzferner with powder snow is a dream. Due to the upcoming crossing to the left in the direction of Bella Vista, the downhill fun is somewhat clouded by the long effort of the ascent. The fabulous surroundings and the experience of the route, which is less frequented by others, compensate this section. The short ascent to the Hochjoch-Hospiz challenges the now fairly full thighs.

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