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.


Arrival and first meeting in Hinterbichl at 12 noon at the Gasthof Islitzer. Then about 2.5 hours ascent via the Dorfertal to the Johannishütte. After moving into the hut we play with our avalanche transceivers.

Program discussion.

  • Ascent: 600 meters in altitude
  • 3 hours

Monday: Kreuzspitze 3155m

From the Johannishütte it goes down towards the Ochsnerhütte and from there eastwards along a ditch uphill. At an altitude of approx. 2,500 meters above sea level, right over the stream and southeast over the western slopes of the Zopatspitze. At an altitude of approx. 2,800 meters above sea level, continue south across the cirque below the Zopatscharte and over the ridge to the Tulpscharte (2,984 m) 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: 1,040 meters in altitude
  • 3.5 hours

Tuesday: Südlicher Happ 3304m

From the Johannishütte it goes along the summer path to the Aderkamm. At an altitude of approx. 2500 meters above sea level, we turn right and march over the slopes below the Kleine Happs to the northwest uphill to about 2,900 meters above sea level and bypass the ridge of the Kleiner Happens northwards. 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: 1,180 meters in altitude
  • 3 hours

Wednesday: Kristallwand 3,329 m

From the Johannishütte along the Zettalunitzbach to the Zettalunitzkees. Continue uphill over the glacier. At an altitude of approx. 3,000 meters above sea level in a left curve to the north and below the rock 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: 1,200 meters in altitude
  • 4.5 hours

Thursday: Gr.Vendeiger 3,667 m

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 (3,422 m).

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: 1,550 meters in altitude
  • 5-6 hours

Friday: Zopetspitze 3,198 m

From the Johannishütte down towards the Ochsnerhütte and from there eastwards along a ditch uphill. At an altitude of approx. 2,600 m, keep left on the moderately steep slopes to the beginning of the east ridge. From the ski depot you can walk to the summit.

  • Ascent: 1,080 meters in altitude
  • Descent: 1,700 meters in altitude
  • 3.5 hours
  • Descent into the valley & departure.

  • safe parallel skiing in all types of snow
  • Experience in walking with skins and mastering the hairpin
  • Surefootedness
  • Condition of approx. 5-6 hours

Cost per person:
Min. 3 PAX / max. 6 PAX€ 690, –
Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide

Rental equipment available on request