The Stubai Alps are a glaciated mountain chain in the Central Alps.
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The mountain chain of the Stubai Alps covers the area between Alta Valle Isarco and the Ötztal valley. In Eastern Alps, both the Stubai and Ötztal Alps, represent the largest mass elevation and is an area that is covered by glaciers.
This mountain chain is surrounded by the Tux, Ötztal and Sarentino Alps as well as the Mieminger plateau and the Karwendel range. The Stubai Alps are made up of gneiss and limestone.
One of the most important skiing areas in the Stubai Alps is the Stubai glacier. The highest peak of the mountain range, however, is the “Zuckerhütl”, which is characterised by is elegant form. A very popular destination for hikes is the Rifugio Gino Biasi (3,195 m), which is situated on South Tyrolean territory. For all those who love high alpine tours as well as ski mountaineering in winter, the Stubai Alps are a real paradise.
Highest peak: Zuckerhütl (3,507 m)
First ascent Zuckehütl: 1863, Joseph Anton Specht and Alois Tanzer
Major peaks: Schrankogel (3,497 m), Wilder Pfaff (3,458 m), Wilder Freiger (3,418 m), Wilde Leck (3,361 m), Stubaier Wildspitze (3,340 m), Habicht (3,277 m), Tribulaun di Fleres (3,097 m), Gamskogel (2,815 m), Serles (2,718 m)
Location: Tyrol (Austria) and South Tyrol (Italy)