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Obernbergtal valley

Ski touring in the Obernbergtal - almost everyone who goes on a ski tour in Tyrol has been there before.

The Sattelberg  from Gries am Brenner is most popular. Light, easy and usually even groomed - a goal for beginners and training ski mountaineers. But you can also find more demanding and even extreme tours like the Obernberger Tribulaun, where everything has to fit. In any case, the Obernberg Tal offers ski tours for almost everyone.

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Übergang von Hellblau auf Weiß.

Orientation boards

Panorama boards will be erected at the most important starting points for ski tours in the Obernbergtal in January 2020. The maps provide information about the course of the ski tours and the exact location of the game and forest protection zones that should not be used. The QR codes contain all the information and background stories about our 4 protected areas and you can find out why you should avoid the protection zones shown.
The information about the emergency equipment, the emergency APP and the link to the avalanche report are provided by our partner Bergrettung Tirol.
The maps shown here are the detailed 3D versions that can be downloaded here:




Digital map

The exact location of the protection zones for forest and game that we have agreed in the working group can be found here.



Map with protection zones.
Map with protection zones.
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Red deer at feeding place.

Protected sites and species

Based on the principles of the “Tyrolean Ski and Snowboard Tour Plan”, the partners to the “Obernbergtal Ski Tour Region” project have agreed on four protected sites and species, and mountaineers should voluntarily avoid the conservation areas protecting these sites.

The four in theObernbergtal valley are:


Conservation areas are marked in open country only at locations where there is direct contact with a ski tour. The directional arrows, which make it possible to bypass or go round, are only used very sparingly. The signs in general are restricted to the area below the tree line.

The direction signs do not mean that the proposed routes are safe from avalanches and other natural hazards. It is the ski mountaineers’ responsibility to make this assessment themselves.

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Signage with three ski tourers.
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Man installing an LVS-Checkpoint.

LVS checkpoints

There are currently 3 LVS checkpoints set up in Obernbergtal:

  • Nösslachjoch
  • Sattelberg
  • on the way to Obernberger See

In addition to the safety aspect, the station also provides us with counts of how many ski mountaineers are on the way on the respective tours.


We check the success of the steering measures with our own APP in the field so that we can improve our steering measures step by step and only steer where it is really necessary and sensible.

Evaluation of trace density using moble phone APP
Evaluation of trace density using moble phone APP.

The “Obernbergtal Ski Tour Region” working party

With the Tyrolean Ski and Snowboard Tour Plan, it has been particularly important to us that all stakeholders should have an equal say about all measures and be able to voice their concerns. In the Villgratental working party, as with the Sellrain pilot project, we have so far been very successful in achieving this and hope that, by virtue of the wide range of stakeholders, all interests have been considered in a balanced way.

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Dieter Stöhr

Province of Tyrol Section Forestry

Bürgerstr. 36, 6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 508 4501