Schalfkogel 3540m from the Langtalereckhütte


2 days



1-4 Persons

Difficult and racy ski peak, in the right conditions a wonderful steep descent directly to the Gurgler Ferner! From a skiing point of view certainly the most rewarding peak in the touring area of the Langtalereckhütte. Exciting morning start through the Gurgler Gorge. From the summit great views to the touring mountains of the rear Ötztal, to the Texelgruppe and wonderful views southwards to the extensive Gurgler Ferner with the Hochwilde as the crowning glory.


Day 1, Variant 1:
Independent ascent from Obergurgl via the Schönwieshütte and the Gurgler Almhütte to the Langtalereckhütte.
The approach is first along the ski slopes and then follows the prepared path to the Schönwieshütte. Continue along the piste bully track marked with poles to the Langtalereck hut.
Attention: The hut approach from the Schönwieshütte is marked with poles and mostly prepared but not secured against alpine dangers (avalanches).
Please be sure to check the current situation with us before setting off!
Meeting point with the mountain guide for evening reading at the hut.

Day 1, Variant 2:
We are also happy to accompany you from Obergurgl. Meeting point 13:00h at the Alpincenter Obergurgl.
Additional costs: 250€ for 1-4 persons

Day 1, Option 3:
Would you like to take a peak with you on the day of the approach?
The Hangerer is practically on the way, the Eisseekögele traverse would also be an exciting alternative.
Additional costs: 350€ - 470€ (depending on the number of persons).

Day 2:
Early start, short descent to the Gurgler Schlucht, through this to the Gurgler Ferner and over the Kleinleitenferner and the Schalfkogeljoch to the ski depot. Short summit ridge to the highest point.
Descent via the ascent route or, in favourable conditions, directly via the Schalfkogelferner and the steep north-eastern flank to the Gurglerferner. 200hm return ascent back to the hut.

Walking time:
Obergurgl - Langtalereckhütte: approx. 3h
Langtalereck hut - summit: approx. 4 - 4.5h
Gurgler Schlucht - hut: approx. 45 min

Altitude difference:
Obergurgl - hut: 600hm
Langtalereckhütte - summit: 1540hm (incl. counter ascent).

Obergurgl - Langtalereckhütte: 6.5km
Langtalereckhütte - summit: 7.5km


  • Booking date Sun, 12. feb. 2023 - Sun, 13. may 2029 € 213.-

Bookable daily on request from mid/end February to mid May

4 participants - €213/person
3 participants - €264/person
2 participants - €365/person
1 participant - €680/person

Included services:
Reservation of the hut
Supervision and guidance by state-certified mountain guide/ski guide

Additional costs:

  • Poss. parking fees
  • Poss. lift costs (Hohe Mut Section 1)
  • Poss. rental equipment (touring equipment,...)
  • Costs for overnight stay at the hut
  • half board of the mountain guide at the hut
  • ev. crampons (5€/day)
  • ev. ice axe (5€/day)
  • Poss. climbing harness (5€/day)


Equipment list ski tour:

Technical equipment

  • Touring skis with touring bindings *
  • Ski poles (adjustable in length) *
  • Touring ski boots (with treaded sole) *
  • Adhesive skins *
  • Crampons *
  • Backpack (approx. 30-45 litres, with ski attachment)
  • Ski helmet
  • Crampons ***
  • Climbing harness with carabiner ***
  • Ice axe ***
  • Headlamp

Emergency equipment

  • Avalanche transceiver **
  • Avalanche shovel **
  • Avalanche probe **
  • Bivouac sack**
  • First aid kit (incl. emergency blanket, blister plaster!)


  • Thermos bottle (min. 1-1.5 litres)
  • Tour food (depending on preference - e.g. muesli/fruit bars, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate)


  • Functional underwear
  • Pullover/jacket (fleece, softshell, wool)
  • Softshell jacket
  • possibly light down jacket/gilet
  • Anorak (waterproof/windproof)
  • Ski touring trousers (softshell, Gore, ...)
  • Hat
  • Thinner gloves (... for the ascent)
  • warm gloves (... for the descent)
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun protection (cap, bandana, ...)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip protection

For overnight stays in huts:

  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Charging cable, power bank
  • earplugs
  • possibly hut shoes
  • AV ID card if available
  • Cash

* can be hired in sports shops for a fee
** can be rented free of charge at the Alpincenter
*** can be rented at the Alpincenter for a fee