SKI TOUR Königskogel 3055m / Königsjoch 2835m


1 day



1-4 Persons

The Königskogel is located in the Southern Ötztal Alps in the Gurgler Kamm. Wonderful skiing terrain through the Königstal valley to the Zollhaus and on to the ridge. Easy boulder climbing on the blocked east ridge to the summit with a wonderful steep descent to the Toten Boden. Fantastic views to the other Ötztal ice giants - especially to the Granatenkogel opposite with its great northern flank.
We either start in Hochgurgl and ascend via the Äußere Heide and the Vordere Wurmkar or we use the lifts to the Top Mountain Star and descend via the Vordere Wurmkar to the end of the Königstal valley.
Descent to the hamlet of Poschach at 1800m.

By using the lifts to Top Mountain Star we save a good 400m and 3km of ascent and start the day with a 500m descent.

The Königsjoch at 2835m alone is also a worthwhile ski tour destination. Perfect for skiers/freeriders who want to try out the matter of ski touring.

Walking time:
Hochgurgl - summit: approx. 4h
Top Mountain Star - summit: approx. 2.5h

Altitude difference:
Obergurgl - summit: 900hm
Top Mountain Star - summit: 500hm


  • Booking date Tu, 1. nov. 2022 - Wed, 30. may 2029 € 158.-

Bookable daily on request from the beginning of December until mid-May

4 participants - €158/person
3 participants - €194/person
2 participants - €265/person
1 participant - €480/person

Included services:
Supervision and guidance by state-certified mountain guide/ski guide

Additional costs:
Climbing harness: €5
Crampons: €5
possibly lift costs
Poss. parking fees
Poss. rental equipment (touring equipment,...)


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 ***

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