Skitour Gifert from Hausstatt
Off-pist winter activities
Due to the high starting point (from Hausstatt) the route up the Gilfert is (from experience) easy to walk until April.
Danger of avalanches: medium
Descent: In safe conditions you go back down the ascending track and then left over the wonderful hillsides westward down to the Nonsalm. Back on the Nonsweg to the Eggeraste and along the clear hills down to Innerst.
Starting point: Parking Lot Innerst (parking fee EUR 3,--/day)
Route description: Start at parking lot Hausstatt. On the right hand side of the slope to the top station of the ski lift at 1.520 m (5,000 ft) To the right in to the forest road, after 500 m (1,640 ft) left into the "Saugrasweg" (Ziehweg). Through the forest up to the track at 1.750 m (5.740 ft) which leads into the ridgeway. Cross the ridgeway and follow the ascending track through the pine forest. The Gilfert is straigt ahead, still about 800 m (2,620 ft) of altitude to conquer. At 1820 m (5,970 ft) flat ground ("Böckenloch). Steep track, half of the altitude lies already behind you. Follow the track over the Nonssattel at 2.200 m (7,220 ft) below "Wetterkreuz"; you'll reach your goal in a few minutes from there.
How to find:
From Innsbruck: Autobahn A12 to exit Wattens, then in direction Schwaz, Here go uphill to your right in Pill in direction Weerberg and on to Innerst.
From Kufstein: Autobahn exit Schwaz, in Schwaz to your right to Pill there to your left uphill to Weerberg.
Don't forget your skid chains!