Alpine School
The Alpine school Ortler offers mountaineers and nature enthusiasts a selection of individual tours, courses, climbing weekends and trial climbing for the entire family, as well as equipment rental.

Ski tour to the Kleiner Angelus peak

This easy tour is packed with highlights and a visit to the Düsseldorfer Hütte mountain hut on the way to the Kleiner Angelus peak.

General description

Enjoy an easy tour packed with highlights and a visit to the Düsseldorfer Hütte mountain hut on the way to the Kleiner Angelus peak.
This 3.5-hour route features plenty to see and experience. En route to the peak at 3,318 m up, be sure to pay a visit to the Düsseldorfer Hütte mountain hut for a well-earned break before continuing your ascent. As you sit on the sun terrace and enjoy a sip of tea from your flask, you can take a moment to savour the view of the Ortler’s classic three peaks before heading on. Upon reaching the summit, you are rewarded with a truly unique view.

Route description

This tour starts at the mountain station of the Kanzel chairlift (2,348 m). Head past the surface lift hut and keep following the gentle incline of the western slope until you reach the right-hand side of the rockfall. The Düsseldorfer Hütte mountain hut is located above this at 2,721 m.
Departing from the hut, the route leads slightly down into the hollow and then bears right past two rock pools on its way up to the ridge. Keep going along this ridge, heading down slightly and then continuing as far as the next ridge on the left-hand side. After you cross this second ridge and subsequently come to a wooden pole, you should head flat along the ridge to the left-hand side of the glacier at 3,000 m. A moderate ascent will then lead you up to the Zayjoch peak at 3,224 m. This is followed by another moderate climb to the right of the Zayjoch, which will bring you to the Kleiner Angelus (3,318 m).

description to arrive at destination

From Spondinig/Spondigna via Stilfserjoch pass road SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Sulden/Solda. Continue on to the car park at the valley station of the Kanzel chairlift. It is approx. 20 km from Spondinig to Sulden.


Parking facilities are available at the car park alongside the valley station of the Kanzel chairlift.

Public transport

If you would rather not travel to Sulden by car, you also have the option of using public transport. The no. 271 bus will bring you to Sulden in a little over half an hour. The bus stop is located right alongside the Hotel Post.

Safety instructions

Ski tourers should first look at the avalanche danger report and the weather report, then plan their tour to best suit the conditions. You may also need to opt for an alternative tour if this route should prove too dangerous.
Caution: potential risk of avalanches!
No liability can be assumed for any information provided on ski tours, snowshoe hikes, etc.
You must check the snow and weather conditions on site.
For information on the current avalanche conditions:
Tel. +39 0471 270555
Tel. +39 0471 271177

Length 13.425 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 938 hm
Difference in height downhill 938 hm
Difference in height 3267 m
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