Planskopf is a mountain with spectacular views on the surrounding alps. Standing on the summit you can see in a Northwestern direction: Hoher Riffler and Valluga. To the south and south-east you can see the Otztaler Alps with beautiful views on Watze-Spitze, Wildspitze and a whole lot more beautiful 3000-meter peaks of the Glockturmkamm and Kaunergrat. Climbing Planskopf is therefore a nice hike and makes up for a beatutiful day-trip. Planskopf is mostly climbed from the side of Fiss and Serfaus, but ascents can be done from the Paznauntal as well. From See a trail goes up to the Kubelgrubescharte and continues further up to Planskopf. This route is substantially longer compared to the ascent routes from Fiss and Serfaus, mainly because of the presence of the cableway system.
The nicest way to climb Planskopf is from Fiss:
In Fiss you'll take the cableway to Fisser Joch at an altitude of above 2400 meters. From there you hike up to Zwölferkopf, 2.596 m or pass underneath it along trail 23. There starts te beatutiful walk along the whole ridge of Planskopf with on your left the villages of Serfaus and Fiss.
On your right you can see the villages of See and Kappl. You pass in following order Oberer Sattelkopf, 2.596 m, Hinterer Sattelkopf, 2.670 m, Vorderer Brunnenkopf, 2.682 m and Hinterer Brunnenkopf, 2.642 m before starting your last climb to the Planskopf summit (2804 m) See the Route map at right. This route is marked by the red line.
From the summit you start your descent to Urgjoch 2.759 m and further down. At some point you cross 'Zentralalpenweg 02 '(Weitwanderweg 702) which you follow down to the Komperdell-cablewaystation at 2000m.
An option is to walk down to the village of Serfaus (1427m) or take the cableway down.
Using the cableways ( up from fiss and in the end down to Serfaus) the trip will take about 4,5 hours and is ideal for the average or good hiker.
TIP: It's of course also possible to take the route the other way, for example when you are staying in Fiss you can start in Serfaus just to end again in Fiss.
Camping + Hotel
Staying in a hotel is the easiest option in Serfaus. Serfaus is a well know Wintersport resort and therefore has a lot of hotels where you can stay during the summer. For hotels in Serfaus: check: Hotels
A campground in the Serfaus-area is camping Prutz. This campsite is situated in the village of Prutz, about 20 minutes (by car) away from Serfaus. The campsite lays along the beautiful river Inn and from this campsite you have a good starting position for hikings in Serfaus and many other places (like the Kaunertal) check: Camping Prutz
How to get there
The official website of Serfaus-Fiss and Ladis includes a route-planner. Fill in your home address for your route information. The route planner can be found here. This link also provides information about Train & Bus schedules as well as Taxi services.
When to climb
Maps & Books
Kummerleyand Frey – Ischgl & Serfaus - 1:35.000 - ISBN 9783259007136
Kompass 42- Landeck Nauders Samnaun Group – 1:50.000 - ISBN 9783850265423
Bergfex Weather Fiss and Serfaus
Accomodation in Fiss and Serfaus
Koningsleithe Webcam with Planskopf
Planskopf summit Panorama with Serfaus (1427m) and the Glockturmkamm and Kaunergrat