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. The Alpine school Ortler offers mountaineers and nature enthusiasts a selection of individual tours, courses, climbing ...

Ski tour to the Piz Sielva mountain

Ski tour through a romantic winter landscape home to wild animals.

General description

Head past the Stilfser Alm Alpine farm into the broad valley and up to Piz Sielva mountain. This tour to Piz Sielva leads you past the Stilfser Höfe farms and Untere Stilfser Alm Alpine farm. Even the journey to the starting point, which takes in a section of the Stilfserjoch pass road, is packed with attractions including colourful sculptures and artworks at the entrance to the village of Schmelz. This tour is highly popular among locals and visitors alike.

Route description

Starting from the “Vallatsches Hof” farm, follow a small path up to the meadow trail. This leads you left and into the broad valley as far as the Untere Stilfser Alm Alpine farm. After you head left past the farm, you will soon find yourself beneath a large, broad slope. Cross this slope via the ridge, which features a subtle profile, and make your way up to a section of level terrain. Continue on through a hollow, then bear diagonally right into the small cirque. Head up to the left until you are below the right-hand ridge, which merges into a small, flat hollow. Go south through this hollow until you reach the end, after which the highest point of the tour – the Piz Sielva at 2,787 m – will be slightly to your left.

Description to arrive at destination

From Spondinig/Spondigna via Stilfserjoch pass road SS 38 to Gomagoi, then right to Stilfs/Stelvio. Continue on to Faslar, where you will find the car park. It is approx. 20 km from Spondinig to Stilfs (Faslar).


Parking facilities are available at Faslar Hof farm.

Public transport

If you don't want to travel to Stelvio by private car, you can use the pubblic transport. With the bus line 271 you get to Stelvio in almost 20 minutes.

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 8.379 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 1119 hm
Difference in height downhill 1119 hm
Difference in height 2825 m
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