A ski tour is one of the most wonderful experiences in winter. Put ski skins on your skis, plunge into the white splendour of the mountains and descend on the untouched powder snow or on glittering névé - these are unique, indelible impressions. Enjoy wonderful ski tours with our ski guides.

Easy ski tours for beginners and more advanced skiers

  • Every Friday
  • Duration: 9 am to approx. 1 pm | Meeting point: 9 am Mellau Ski School
  • The tour destinations are Portlahorn (2010 m) or Klippern (2066 m)
  • Prior condition: safe downhill skiing off-slope, fitness for a short climb (approx 1-2 hours, 400 hm), pleasure in being out and about in nature, from 3 persons, max. 5 persons
  • Fee: 127,00 € per person including safety equipment (excluding touring equipment)
  • Rental fee for touring equipment (skis, ski skin, boots and sticks) 48,00 €
  • Registration: until 3 pm on the previous day at the latest at the Mellau Ski School Office
Each extra person 40,00 €
Safety equipment* 37,00 €
Ski tour equipment** from 48,00 €

*(avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and airbag rucksack)
** (skis, ski skins, boots and sticks)

Sunrise ski tour Portalhorn (2010m)

  • Elevation meters approx. 400m
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Starting point: Damüls
  • Coffee and summit mountain
Sunrise tour to Portlahorn price
1 day currently not available

Sunset ski tour Ragazerblanken (2051m) with a view of Lake Constance

  • Elevation gain: approx. 500m
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Duration: approx. 3-3.5 hours
  • Starting point: Damüls
Sunset tour to Ragazerblanken price
1 day currently not available

Taster tour to the Portlahorn (2010 m)

  • Duration: approx. 4 hours
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Difference in altitude ascent: 400 m
  • Difference in altitude descent: 400 m
  • Learn travelling techniques, conduct off-slope, how to use the avalanche transceiver, learn about snow and avalanches.

Hirschberg (1534m)

  • Altitude difference: 700
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Starting point: Bizau

Sünserspitze (2032m)

  • Altitude difference: 1500
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Skiing area Mellau Damüls

Toblermannskopf (2010m)

  • Altitude difference: 1100
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Schoppernau

Üntschen Spitze (2135m)

  • Altitude difference: 1150
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Schoppernau

Zafernhorn (2107m)

  • Höhenmeter: 700
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
  • Ausgangspunkt: Faschina

Hochberg von Osten (2324m)

  • Altitude difference: 1050
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Schröcken

Glatthorn (2133m)

  • Altitude difference: 700
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Faschina

Hochkünzelspitze from the south (2397m)

  • Altitude difference: 1300
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Schröcken

Ruchwannenkopf (2179)

  • Altitude difference: 1250
  • Level of difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point: Schoppernau

Hoher Freschen (2004)

  • Altitude difference: 500
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Skiing area Mellau Damüls

Kanisfluh from west (2044m)

  • Altitude difference: 650
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: mountain station Mellaubahn

Braunalspitze (2649m)

  • Altitude difference: 1400
  • Level of difficulty: very difficult
  • Starting point: Schröcken

Juppenspitze from the east (2412m)

  • Altitude difference: 1200
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Starting point: Schröcken

Already now a classic tour: Seven summits in three days! The ultimate back-country experience in the area of the Damüls-Mellau ski area, carefully guided by the Mellau ski school.
“Freetouring” is a combination of ski mountaineering and freeride skiing (backcountry skiing). The best of both worlds is combined: short ascents and long downhills.

Your personal partner for the Mellau Freetour – the Mellau ski school 

David Simma is an outdoor pro and a certified ski guide, which is why he is the perfect contact for the Freetour.
The Mellau Freetour stretches over three days. On a daily basis, you can book the entire Freetour or only individual days or sections with a private guide at the Mellau ski school.  

Requirements: backcountry and ski mountaineering experience + physical stamina to conquer approx. 700m of altitude gain

Dates for the Mellau Freeride Tour (in a small group)

  • Thursday, 18 January to Sunday, 21 January 2024
    Bookings by 7 January 2024
  • Thursday, 14 March to Sunday, 17 March, 2024
    Bookings by 11 March 2024
  • Private guide from 490,00 € per day

The Programme of the Mellau Freeride Tour

  • Individual journey to Mellau
  • At 5:30 p.m. reception by the certified ski guide at the “Die Wälderin” hotel, getting-to-know each other, introduction of the programme and a brief introduction to “Freetouring”
  • Ski technique training for deep snow skiing
  • Summit 1
  • Ascent: 450m of altitude gain, downhill: 850 metres in altitude difference
    • learning of the climbing technique
    • avalanche transceiver search and behaviour in case of an avalanche
    • behavioural rules for backcountry skiing


On day one in the snow, the first of the seven summits is on the programme – including a long deep snow downhill. The day starts with a ski technique training. With the right tips it will be more fun.

Skis and skins will be first used in the afternoon, on the first and not too long Freetour starting from the ski area. At a suitable spot we will practice searching for an avalanche victim by using avalanche transceivers.

  • Summits 2, 3, 4 and 5
    Ascent of altogether 600 metres of altitude gain, downhill ride: 2,400 metres of altitude difference


4 summits with short climbs each and longer deep snow downhills are on the programme. We get to the respective starting points by using the lifts of the Damüls-Mellau ski area. Enjoying the day is what is most important – the difficulty level is still moderate.

  • Summit 6 and 7
    Ascent: altogether 650 metres of altitude gain, downhill ride: altogether 2,350 metres of altitude loss


The last two summits of the Mellau Freetour – again by support of the lifts of the Damüls-Mellau ski areas – are on the programme. The technical highlight of the downhill ride is the Kanisrinne trench through the grim northern face of the Wannekopf summit.  The Kanisfluh summit is the most challenging summit of the tour. Only a brief ascents is required for the Kaninsrinne trench, yet you need to conquer 600m of altitude gain to reach the Kanisfluh summit, which is a real ski mountaineering summit followed by a long downhill ride to the road.

More information on the Mellau Freetour


You must bring the following ski mountaineering equipment yourself:

  • Ski mountaineering set consisting of touring skis with touring binding, touring boots with profile, climbing skins fitting the skis, poles, crampons.
  • Safety equipment including avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, first-aid-kit

By prior booking, the equipment can be rented at Sport & Mode Natter in Mellau. Please specify your size and shoe size as well as your weight.

Cost for 3 days: ski mountaineering set €135,00, safety equipment €36,00

Platz 67a, 6881 Mellau
T +43 05518 2262

The 3-day ski pass can be bought directly at the base station of the Mellaubahn lift. Winter and seasonal passes are of course also valid.

T +43 (0)5518 22220

Seven Summit Freetour Mellau Private

hours price
5 hours currently not available

Seven summit freetour Mellau small group

days price
3 days currently not available

The offer

3 days guiding

  • through the programme mentioned above – with a certified ski guide of the Mellau ski school. Small groups of 4 to 6 persons,
  • all required shuttle services

490,00 € per person (price excluding overnights)

Lift pass

  • 3-day ski pass for the Damüls-Mellau ski area 169,00 € per person

Partner business of the Mellau Freetour - Accommodations

at www.mellau.com/hotels-unterkuenfte


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