K2 Kranzberg route near Mittenwald

(round trip),

The K2 Kranzberg route is a novel backcountry skiing educational trail on the Kranzberg in Mittenwald. Over 3.7 kilometers and about 450 meters of ascent, the K2 Kranzberg route leads from the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift to the 1,391 meter-high summit of the Kranzberg...

Highlights of the tour

  • Numerous info panels with tips & tricks
  • Signposted ascent and descent routes
  • Primarily away from groomed slopes

Tour description

The K2 Kranzberg route in Mittenwald leads backcountry skiers from the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift over a designated route, past many informative info panels with practical tips, to the summit of the Hoher Kranzberg, at about 1,391 meters. At about 3.7 kilometers, climbing 450 meters, the K2 Kranzberg route is well suited for beginners and advanced skiers alike. The ascent starts out flat and leads through the wintry beech forest to the nearby Korbinianhütte alpine tavern (1,100 m), the first rest point. The backcountry ski route then enters the ski area on the Kranzberg for a short while, before beginning the ascent to the Saint Anton alpine tavern (1,223 m) and, from there, continuing more steeply to the Kranzberg summit. After a short rest at the Kranzberg summit, the rapid descent begins, back to the starting point at the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift. The descent route, marked with red signs, leads through the skiing paradise on the Kranzberg and the beech forest above Mittenwald, to the starting point of the K2 Kranzberg route.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Korbinianhütte alpine tavern (1,100 m)
  • Saint Anton alpine tavern (1,223 m)
  • Kranzberg summit lodge (1,370)

Trail numbers

  • Ascent and descent routes are marked (green/red)

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips:
Alternatively, backcountry skiers can also start at the base station of the Luttensee lift and enter the K2 Kranzberg route below the Korbinianhütte lodge (1,100 m). This version shortens the length of the trip by about 15 minutes. Both starting points (base station of Kranzberg chair lift / Luttensee lift) can be reached with the free Alpenwelt Karwendel tourist buses. 
Parking options
  • Parking lot at the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift (fee required)
  • Parking lot at the Luttensee lifts (free)
  • P1 - Parking lot at the train station in Mittenwald
Best time of year
December to March (weather-dependent)

In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 06.09.2019 14:25:00

tour data

  • Duration: 01:50 h
  • Distance: 3,7 km
  • Altitude: 450 m
  • Difficulty:Moderate


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