Ski touring week Johannishütte

Parade ski tours in the southern Venediger group in the heart of the Hohe Tauern

The hut is known in the area for good food and its cosiness. There are modern storage facilities and a shower facility for a fee.


  • safe parallel skiing in all types of snow
  • Experience in walking with skins as well as mastering the hairpin bend
  • Surefootedness
  • Condition of approx. 5 – 6 hours

1 day:

Arrival and first meeting in Hinterbichl at 12 noon at the Gasthof Islitzer. Then ascent via the Dorfertal to the Johannishütte. After moving into the hut we play with our avalanche transceivers.

Program discussion.

  • Ascent: 600hm
  • Walking time: 3 hours

Day 2: Kreuzspitze 3155m

From the Johannishütte it goes down towards the Ochsnerhütte and from there eastwards along a ditch uphill. At an altitude of about 2500m right across the stream and southeast across the western slopes of the Zopatspitze. At an altitude of about 2,800m continue in a southerly direction crossing the cirque below the Zopatscharte and over the ridge to the Tulpscharte 2984m up to the ski depot.

Over the north ridge I easy tour to the Kreuzspitze. If there is enough snow, you can climb to the summit on skis over the northern flank.

  • Ascent / Descent: 1040hm
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours

Day 3: Southern Happ 3304m

From the Johannishütte it goes along the summer path to the Aderkamm. At an altitude of about 2500m we turn right and march across the slopes below the Kleiner Happs northwest uphill to about 2900m and bypass northward the crest of the Kleiner Happs. Over nicely sloping slopes it finally goes to the south-east summit of the southern Happs and further over the ridge to its north-west summit.

  • Ascent / Descent: 1180hm
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours

Day 4: Crystal wall 3329m

From the Johannishütte along the Zettalunitzbach to the Zettalunitzkees. Continue uphill over the glacier. At an altitude of about 3000m in a left turn to the north and below the rocky ridge with the Frosnitztörl over the Outer Mullwitzkees. At the upper end of the ridge to the right and over flat terrain to the summit of the Kristallwand.

  • Ascent / Descent: 1200hm
  • Walking time: 4 – 5 hours

Day 5: Gr.Vendeiger 3667m

Behind the Johannishütte, briefly climb steeply uphill and to the northeast. Then we cross the steep eastern slope under the Mullwitzköpfl and reach the Defreggerhaus in a few switchbacks. From the hut over the ridge of the Mullwitz Aderl it goes to the Rainerkees and over the glacier up to the Rainertörl 3422m.

To the northwest, the tour continues flat on the summit slope of the Großvenediger and over a steep, narrow ridge to the summit. A steep variant of the descent for experienced skiers leads east past the Hohen Aderl (keep to the right because of crevices), over the Rainerkees and through the Dorfertal to the hut.

  • Ascent / Descent: 1550hm
  • Walking time: 5-6 hours

Day 6: Zopetspitze 3198m

From the Johannishütte down towards the Ochsnerhütte and from there eastwards along a ditch uphill. At an altitude of about 2600m keeping left the moderately steep slopes to the beginning of the east ridge. From the ski depot you can walk to the summit. Descent down to the valley to the cars. Departure.

  • Ascent: 1.080hm / Descent: 1700hm
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours

Cost per person:

Min. 3 PAX / max. 6 PAX€ 850, –
Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide

Rental equipment available on request

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