Matschertal Pleresspitze
Matschertal Pleresspitze

Ski tour to Mount Cima di Pleres

The 3,179 m high Mt. Cima di Pleres in the Oetztal Alps that can be reached from the head of the Valle di Mazia in the Val Venosta.

Starting from the head of the Valle di Mazia valley (Matscher Tal), at the bridge near the Glieshof tavern (1,824 m a.s.l.), we start our tour to the Cima di Pleres (Pleresspitze, 3,179 m a.s.l.) in the Oetztal Alps. This is where the forested trail starts, paralleling the Rio Saldur stream (secure conditions required!). This path takes past the Mazia di Fuori Mountain Hut (Äussere Matscher Alm) and to the open country.

We head for the "Planaler Joch", at the foot of the Forcella Valvell 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 mountain chains!

This tour requires absolutely secure conditions and is recommendable as spring tour, after a clear and cold night. Relatively steep tour, not difficult but requires absolutely secure conditions!


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 at the Glieshof tavern, Mazia
Distance: approx. 5.6 km (ascent)
Walking time: about 4 hours (ascent)
Orientation of the slope: SE
Altitude difference: 1,370 m
Rest point: Glieshof tavern (starting point)
Experienced in: March 2011


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