The Ahornspitze is one of the most impressive peaks of the Zillertal Alps. It is located in the center of the zillertal alps at the end of the main valley. The perspective ranges from Rofan in the north, Großvenediger in the east, Schwarzenstein southwards to Olperer, Riffler and peaks of the Stubai Alps in the west.
The following describtion is an guideline for ski-touring to the top.
Comming from Innsbruck, drive along the highway A12 to Wiesing (about 35km).
Use the gateway at wiesing to leave the highway and change to the main street to Mayrhofen.
After about 40km you will reach Mayrhofen. Parking at the cable way (Ahornbahn).
Way to the summit
Starting at Mayrhofen you will have two opportunities:
- a) using the cable way to reach a level of 2000m
- b) launching at the valley
For poor snow winters it is recommended to use the cable way!
a) using the cable way:
shortly walk up to the the end of the lift and leave the piste leftwards.
For easier orientation follow the signs to the Edelhütte to a sharp descent.
Then follow the mountain chain seen in the picture by constant improvement of height. The top of Ahornspitze always ahead and leads you the way. The last hundred meters follow the south ridge.
b) launching at the valley
follow the piste up to the mountain station of the ahornbahn. Then follow a).
Usually camping is not nessecary. If you need more time, sleep at Edelhütte (2238m). Best service and well equiped accomodation are offered. Make sure the hut has opened!
(hut) Phone: 0043/05285/62168
Maps and LinksDigital Map for Mountaineering and Skiing
Digital air photograph Ahornspitze
Area angle for wintersports
Avalanche assesment for Tirol
Großvenediger in the background (right part of the image).
below reservoir Zillergründl (Speicher Zillergründl)