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Ski Tour to the Vordere Schöneck Peak

A leisurely panoramic ski tour from Sulden/Solda to the Vorderes Schöneck peak, including unique 360° views of the Ortler range.

General description

For those looking to experience the spellbinding Ortler panorama up close without having to complete a challenging ski tour, this excursion to the Vorderes Schöneck peak (2,886 m) is the answer. Not only does this tour feature a relatively easy ascent, it also boasts a breathtaking and unique all-round view of King Ortler and the surrounding peaks.

Route description
The ascent begins above the Hotel Marlet. Start by heading left and following the steeply ascending forest road until you come to a small clearing at 2,200 m. Keep heading left as far as the Kälberhütte mountain hut. From there, make your way straight up until you find yourself beneath the large slope above the tree line. Then head diagonally left to reach the cairn on top of the boulder at 2,370 m.
You now have two options:
Option 1
Head straight up to 2,500 m, then leave the slope on your left and head diagonally right towards the ridge – now at 2,700 m, you’re almost there. The trail heads left across the broad ridge, becoming slightly steeper as it leads you to the small subpeak. Go past the right-hand side of this subpeak to reach the end of the hike, which is denoted by another cairn on top of a large boulder.
Option 2
Starting from the first cairn, head left through the hollow until shortly before the boulder at 2,500 m. Bear right onto the ridge, then head left until you reach the fence above the boulder. As you traverse the remainder of the long ridge, keep heading straight on until just below the small subpeak. The end point of the hike is below and to the left of this subpeak, featuring a cairn atop a boulder. The peak, which takes the form of a gentle rise, is considered a sister summit to the Hinteres Schöneck peak.
Description to arrive at destination

From Spondinig/Spondigna via Stilfserjoch pass road SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Sulden/Solda.


In order to get to the starting point, the parking area in front of the Hotel Post is the most suitable.

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.
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.
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 8.3 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 1023 hm
Difference in height downhill 1023 hm
Difference in height 2886 m
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