pinnistal bei pinnisalm winter
pinnistal bei pinnisalm winter

Winter hiking path and sledge run Pinnisalm mountain hut

In the Pinnistal valley, between the Habicht, Elfer and Kirchdach mountains in the Stubai Alps, we walk to the Pinnisalm hut.

The Pinnistal valley is an idyllic side valley of the Stubaital valley, which branches off towards south at Neder, near Neustift im Stubaital. Between the steep rugged slopes of the Serleskamm ridge and Mt. Elfer the path proceeds uphill to the Pinnisalm hut. In Neder we follow the Pinnisweg path which turns into a forest road at the outskirts of the village and is a sledge run in winter.

The route follows the course of the Pinnisbach stream always slightly uphill. After about 2 km we reach the first rest point, the Herzeben Almwirt. Shortly afterwards the crossing with the Pinnistal-Elfer sledge run follows which comes down from the mountain station of the Elferbahn cable car.

Here also the Issenangeralm mountain hut (1,366 m a.s.l.) is located. But we have not yet reached our destination, which is located a few km further up in the valley, at approx. 1,550 m a.s.l.: the Pinnisalm mountain hut. Surrounded by an idyllic mountain panorama of Mt Habicht, Mt. Kalkwand, Mt. Ilmspitze and Mt. Kirchdachspitze it is located on a snowy clearing. It’s just lunch time and the right moment to order some local delicacies at the mountain hut. And afterwards we can enjoy the best - a racy downhill run to Neder by sledge.

Please note: In winter there is a shuttle service from the Issenangeralm to the Pinnisalm (with transport of sledges). Like this you can save about half the way.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Neder near Neustift im Stubaital
Destination: Pinnisalm mountain hut (1,550 m a.s.l.)
Signposts: Pinnisalm, Rodelbahn (sledge run)
Distance: approx. 5.5 km
Walking time: 1.5 - 2 hours (ascent)
Altitude difference: approx. 600 m
Altitude level: between 980 and 1,560 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: January 2017

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