9th Austria Ski Touring Festival

26.-29. January 2023

At the 9th Austria Ski Touring Festival once again it is all about ski touring. It brings experts and amateur sportspeople together – for morefun and safety on the mountain.Visitors could try out the most beautiful routes on site together with the Osttirol mountain and ski guides. With a new format featuring live digital broadcastingexpert talks, live discussion rounds and live tours the 9th Austria Ski Touring Festival reaches a new dimension and once again puts Osttirol in the spotlight as Austria's most beautiful ski touring destination.

Program 9th Austria Ski Touring Festival 2023

Lienz

Thursday, January 26, 2023

19.00: Meeting point in the village hall of Tristach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites

- Welcome by chairman Franz Theurl

- Presentation of the program as well as information about the course of the event: presentation of the tour proposals.

19.30:Film premiere

- with Thomas Gaisbacher (freerider and mountain and ski guide) and Luca Tribondeau (professional freestyle skier and photographer) - produced by Sam Strauß and Andreas Gasser

Followed by GET TOGETHER with regional delicacies and musical entertainment

 


Friday, January 27, 2023

07.30: Meeting point at the ski touring camp Hochstein

- Group allocation with the mountain and ski guides

- Bus shuttle to the respective starting point of the selected tour in the tour area Lienz Dolomites and Villgrater Mountains

14.00: Return to the accommodation by bus shuttle

19.00: Meeting in the village hall of Tristach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites

- Impressions of the day's tours and preview of the selected tours for Saturday

19.30: Studio talk with livestream via K19

Statements zum Austrian Skitourenfestival

  • Franz Theurl, Organisator des „Austria Skitourenfestivals“
  • Thomas Gaisbacher (Freerider, Berg- und Skiführer, Mitorganisator)
  • Peter Ladstätter, Obmann der Bergrettung Osttirol
  • Simon Wurzer (Berg- und Skiführer)

20.00: Lecture "Do freeriders think?" by Nadine Wallner (2-time Freeride World Tour champion)

 

 

Saturday, 28 January 2023

07.30: Meeting point at the ski touring camp Hochstein

- Group allocation with the mountain and ski guides

- Bus shuttle to the respective starting point of the chosen tour

14.00: Return to the accommodation by bus shuttle

19.00: Meeting in the village hall of Tristach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites

- Impressions of the day tours, preview of the selected tours for Sunday

19.30:Lecture "Fascination of ski mountaineering in the Eastern Alps" by Dr. Robert Zink

20.00:Studio talk with livestream via K19

 

- Discussion partner:

  • Clemens Matt, Secretary General of the Austrian Alpine Club
  • Dr. Rudi Mair, Avalanche Warning Service Tyrol: Effects of climate change
  • Thomas Rohregger (Ex-Radprofi & begeisterter Skitourenläufer)
  • Nadine Wallner (2-fache Freeride World Tour Weltmeisterin)
  • Dir. Josef Margreiter, GF Lebensraum Tirol Holding GmbH

 

 

Sunday, 29 January 2023

07.30: Meeting point at the ski touring camp Hochstein

- Group allocation with the mountain and ski guides

- Bus shuttle to the respective starting point of the selected tour

14.00:Return to the accommodation by bus shuttle, journey home

 

 

Alternative program for Sunday, January 29, 2023: Participation in the "Hochstein Ski Touring".

Variant 1:

08.30: Meeting point at the ski touring camp Hochstein

10.30: Start "Hochstein ski touring run" for sporty ambitious skiers - from the valley to the Hochstein hut

 

OR

 

Variant 2:

09.00: Ascent to the Moosalm

09.30:Instruction of the mountain rescue on avalanche rescue with exercises

11.00:Start of the "Jedermann-Tourenlauf" from the Moosalm to the Sternalm

- Refreshment and musical entertainment at the finish (Sternalm)

- Afterwards descent on the slope down to the touring camp

- Bus shuttle to the accommodation, journey home

 

 

All participants will be picked up from their accommodation in the morning by shuttle bus and brought to the ski touring camp Hochstein, as well as from the accommodation to the evening program.

Offers for ski tourers

Franz Theurl / Chairman TVB Osttirol

Dear ski touring friends,

we are looking forward to the "9th Austria Ski Touring Festival", which we will host from January 26th to 29th in Osttirol. We would like to cordially invite you all to this event. The "Austria Ski Touring Festival" was brought to life 10 years ago in order to meet the trend sport, which was already growing strongly at that time, and to prove our competence as a ski touring dorado on the south side of the Alps. The "Austria Ski Touring Festival" is primarily about sharing unforgettable moments with like-minded people. It was and is a great concern for us to put the prevention for a safe mountain experience, in the context of the event program, in the foreground. Experienced mountain and ski guides are a guarantee for this. In addition, we have invited experts to speak about weather and avalanche awareness as well as prevention in ski touring.

 

The participants can expect an attractive program and unforgettable experiences in Osttirol's unique mountain world at the "Austria Ski Touring Festival". A warm welcome!

Dir. Josef Margreiter / CEO of Lebensraum Tirol Holding GmbH

As Managing Director of Lebensraum Tirol Holding with our subsidiaries Tirol Werbung, Standortagentur and Agrarmarketing Tirol, I congratulate the organizer, all participating companies and institutions and especially you as participant:in of the 9th Austria Ski Touring Festival on this unique experience stage! The mountains in Osttirol - a bit higher, more natural and untouched than many other regions in the Central and Eastern Alps - coupled with incomparable hospitality, offer the best conditions for touring highs of the special class! It is impressive how strongly the alpine ski touring sport established itself as a real popular sport. But it is all the more important to act responsibly, as a ski tourer, as well as a country and region: I am pleased that our program "Model Region Moving Tyrol" in close cooperation with the main partners in recent years could set accents in steering measures and for a mutual acceptance on the mountain. I therefore wish you a lot of fun with exciting festival presenters as well as in the fresh air both in the safe ascent and in the enjoyable descent!

Porträit Josef Margreiter

Thomas Gaisbacher / Freerider and mountain and ski guide

A warm welcome!

As a freerider and certified mountain and ski guide I will accompany the "9th Austria Ski Touring Festival" organizationally. Especially around the Lienz Dolomites, where I started my career as a freerider, I am looking forward to choosing and accompanying some beautiful ski tours for you. But the Austria Ski Touring Festival offers much more! Exciting lectures and discussions are a fixed part of the program. An absolute enrichment is the lecture of my colleague Nadine Wallner, who as a two-time world champion as well as Olympic champion will hold an impressive lecture. She will also accompany us to the mountain world of the Lienz Dolomites. The new format of the Austria Ski Touring Festival with studio talks by experts and the associated transmission via livestream, will give many interested people far beyond Osttirol's borders special impressions.

 

I and many mountain and ski guides from our region are looking forward to your coming!

Porträit Thomas Gaisbacher

Clemens Matt / Secretary General of the Austrian Alpine Association

Dear friends of ski touring!

I would like to welcome you to the "9th Austria Ski Touring Festival" in Osttirol and I am very happy to be there myself.

 

Ski touring has long since gone from being a niche phenomenon to a popular trend. This is precisely why it has a special significance when like-minded people come together, celebrate unforgettable mountain moments together and numerous experts share their first-hand knowledge. With the popularity of ski touring, not least the relevance of topics such as safety, emergency preparedness, technology, equipment or tour tips increases, which also includes the expertise of the Austrian Alpine Association.

 

Lienz, with its unique mountain world, looks back on a long tradition of mountain sports. The participants of the "9th Austria Ski Touring Festival" can therefore expect a sensational program at a remarkable venue: exciting discussions, exciting lectures, the extensive touring program and informative exhibitions should meet the expectations of all participants - from hobby tourers to alpine professionals. A warm welcome!

Porträit Clemens Matt

Expert presentations

Nadine Wallner - two-time Freeride Worldchampion

On Friday, January 27, 2023, the two-time world champion as well as Olympic champion Nadine Wallner will hold her exciting lecture entitled "Do freeriders think?" in the village hall of Tristach.

Dr. Robert Zink

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, Dr. Robert Zink will give his lecture "Fascination Ski Mountaineering in the Eastern Alps" in the village hall of Tristach.

Day pass ski touring festival

(without overnight stay)

Included services:

  • 1 x guided ski tour with mountain- and ski guides from Osttirol
  • Shuttle service to the tour & back from the tour

 

Price: € 95,00 p.p.

 

Registrations for the day pass and for the evening events under Tel. 050 212 212 necessary.

 

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