Matschertal Pleresspitze
Matschertal Pleresspitze

Ski tour to Mount Cima di Pleres

The Cima di Pleres is a mountain of 3,179 m in the Ötztal Alps that can be reached from the head of the Valle di Mazia, a high Alpine valley in the Val Venosta.

Starting from the head of the Valle di Mazia, at the bridge near the Glieshof (1,824 m a.s.l.), we start our tour to the Cima di Pleres (3,179 m a.s.l.) in the Ötztal Alps. This is where the forested trail starts, paralleling the Saldur stream (secure conditions required!) This path takes past a mountain hut and to the open country. We head for the Planaler Joch, at the foot of the Valvell mountain ridge. Finally, after a crossing to the right, we reach a flat basin.

Keeping left, we traverse the rocky summit slope in zigzag, we reach the ski depot and reach the summit on foot (3,179 m a.s.l.). Highly impressive is the view of the Oetztal Alps, the Samnaun, Verwall, Silvretta and Sesvenna mountains. This tour requires absolutely secure conditions and is recommendable as spring tour, after a clear and cold night.

Author: BS

If you want to do this ski tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: parking space Glieshof tavern (1,824 m a.s.l.)
Character: relatively steep tour, not difficult but requires absolutely secure conditions
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Orientation of the slopes: SE
Distance: about 5.6 km (ascent)
Altitude difference: 1,370 m
Rest point: Glieshof tavern (at the parking space)
Experienced in: March 2011

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