The Stubai Alps extend in the south west of Innsbruck between the Wipptal and Oetztal valleys.
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The Stubai Alps do not only extend on North Tyrolean territory, but also in South Tyrol/Italy. The Stubai Alps are part of the Austrian Central Alps and together with the Stubai Alps, the Oetztal Alps are the largest mountain chain of the Eastern Alps. The mountain chain of the Stubai Alps mainly consists of gneiss rocks. Moreover in the area of Hochstubai and upper Stubaital valley this mountain chain is glaciated and represents a popular area for high alpine tours. Also the Stubai Glacier, a popular glacial skiing area, is located in this area.
In the east, the Stubai mountain range is bounded by the Tux Alps, in the south east by the Zillertal Alps, in the south by the Val Sarentino Alps and in the west by the Oetztal Alps. Their northern border also represents the border between Central Alps and Northern Limestone Alps.
Peaks: Moreover the Stubai Alps are subdivided into fifteen minor groups. The ten highest summits of the Stubai Alps are the Zuckerhütl (3,507 m), Schrankogel (3,497 m), Sonklarspitze (3,467 m), Pfaffenschneide (3,489 m), Roderhofspitze (3,473 m), Wilder Pfaff (3,458 m), Wilder Freiger (3,419 m), Östliche Seespitze (3,416 m), Schrandele (3,393 m) and Hohes Eis (3,388 m).
Trails: Also the Stubai high alpine path snakes its way across the Stubai Alps for about 120 km, past eight cosy refuges. Beside simple hikes, the mountain chain also offers perfect conditions for climbing, high alpine tours and ski tours.