The ski tour Schlossalm-Aeroplan

The Schlossalm-Aeroplan ski tour is a steep route that leads you up to impressive altitudes, assuming your touring skis are well-maintained and equipped with skins. This challenging 5.4-kilometer tour can be shortened by taking the Schlossalmbahn cable car. In any case, the effort is well worthwhile: At the Kleine Scharte ski hut, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and authentic Austrian cuisine. What’s more, the cozy Aeroplanstadl offers refreshing drinks and a top-notch après-ski atmosphere.

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ST 6 Schlossalm-Aeroplan – Basic info

  • Season: December to April
  • Walking time: 2.5 h
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Elevation gain: 1,188 m
  • Difficulty level: difficult

Impressions from the Schlossalm-Aeroplan ski tour

Schlossalm-Aeroplan ski tour – Route description

The Aeroplan ski tour starts at the Schlossalmbahn valley station in Bad Hofgastein, from where you’ll ascend along the H2a valley run. If you would like to shorten the route, you can take the cable car to the middle station and start the tour from there.

Ascending on the H2a piste, you’ll pass by Aeroplanstadl before crossing the H3. Once you reach the reservoir, situated in relatively flat terrain with good visibility, you’ll be treated to stunning sweeping views. From there, the Sendleiten ski trail leads along the edge of the H4 piste to the Kleine Scharte mountain station.

Tickets for your ski tour in Bad Hofgastein

To access the ski touring routes in Skigastein, you need the right ticket. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can select from a range of ticket options, including the Pistentourengeher single ticket, Pistentourengeher season ticket, or multi-day and season tickets. These options include the use of the ascent routes, the initial cable car section, and the parking fee.

For spontaneous tourers: Rent touring skis & more!

In Skigastein, you have the flexibility to decide on the spot whether you want to go ski touring. Anytime is the right time! The perfect equipment is readily available for rent at the local ski rental shops.

The perfect spots for a break

During your adventures in the mountains, you’ll probably work up an appetite! Fortunately, the Kleine Scharte mountain restaurant welcomes you right after your ski tour with authentic Austrian cuisine set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop. On your descent, you can also stop at Aeroplanstadl, where delicious, refreshing drinks are served on the sundeck during après-ski.

Other winter sports highlights in Skigastein

Skiing and snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding
Explore the local ski areas!
Sledding
Sledding
Speed down the snowy slopes!
Winter hiking
Winter hiking
Experience the serenity of winter on foot
Freestyle & fun
Freestyle & fun
Practising tricks & stunts made easy
Freeriding
Freeriding
in the backcountry of the Gastein Valley