Support @ Ortler Glacier Trail

30.7km — 1940m+

Pick up your binoculars and track your loved ones live by GPS on their journey! As a fully fledged ski resort Sulden and Trafoi have a host of chairlifts, the biggest cable railway in the Alps and a gondola to bring you to your loved ones on the track and give them your support. Watch them descend down the slopes of Mount Ortler or climb up the gruesome Passo dello Stelvio while having a drink at one of the many mountain huts on the track.

Map

Tennis Center
1
Kanzel
2
Schaubachhütte
3
Hintergrathütte
4
Langensteinhütte
5
Tabarettahütte
Tennis Center

Refreshment posts

Tennis Center 0 1850 08:30
Kanzel 4.8 2344
Schaubachhütte 14.1 2641 11:00
Hintergrathütte 19.1 2617
Langensteinhütte 22.2 2350 12:30
Tabarettahütte 25.8 2494
Tennis Center 30.7 1850 15:00

Tennis Center

Headquarters to the Ortler Sky Trails

The Tennishalle is the main venue for the Ortler Sky Trails. You can encourage the starters and cheer the finishers here. This is also the place for the award ceremony and for meeting fellow runners or supporters.

From the main street in the center of Sulden, turn right after crossing the bridge (in front of hotel Julius Payer). Follow the road for 500m.

Kanzel

restaurant and bar

Kanzel is the first stop for the participants of the Stelvio Ultra Trail and Ortler Glacier Trail on their way to the Schöntaufjoch at 3168m of altitude. In the "pulpit" (kanzel) restaurant you can have a drink and eat to charge up for the rest of your day. There's a bright and modern wooden bar with a great view of Sulden, the surrounding area and the fascinating mountain world around Ortler.

You can easily hike up from Sulden to the hut. During opening hours you can access the area with the Kanzel-chairlift.

Schaubachhütte

Enjoy the Alps to the fullest at 2.581m

Watch participants of the Ortler Sky Marathon and Ortler Ronda Classic climb their way to the glacier traill beneath the funicular. At the Schaubachhütte, right below the funicular mountain station, you can follow participants of all distances with your binoculars crossing the glacier all the way to Hintergrat hut while eating a sturdy breakfast. Or if you're up to it, you can walk the glacier trail towards Langenstein hut yourself.

At the funicular mountain station, turn right. 5 min. walk.

Hintergrathütte

a shelter located at 2661 m

On the porch of Hintergrat hut you can see participants of all distances coming from the glacier. You can also sit in the traditional cozy dining room where you can fortify yourself with traditional dishes and experience real hospitality with the view of the fantastic mountain panorama with its imposing peaks Ortler, Zebru and Königsspitze.

Take the normal path no. 3 from the church in Solda in 2 hours or walk from the mountain station of the Langenstein chairlift in 1 hour You can also walk from the middle station of the cable car Sulden in about 1.25 hours.

Langensteinhütte

Restaurant and bar

Encourage your loved ones at the refreshment post on the balcony of the architecturally unique K2 mountain restaurant Langenstein while enjoying the early morning sun close to the Ortler. You can eat a nice meal. From here you can walk towards Tabaretta hut and get a splendid view of the ascent to the Tabaretta ridge.

You can hike up from the Tennis Center or sit safely in the Langenstein chairlift. The valley station is right behind the Tennis Center.

Tabarettahütte

The Tabaretta mountain cabin is a resting place and view point for hikers

Participants coming from Langenstein hut will get a brief pause from their climb to Tabaretta ridge or a last stop before going back to Sulden valley at the beautiful Tabaretta hut. You can hike up there from Sulden village or start from Langenstein hut, or you can spend the night before the race to make sure you're there on time. During the race it is strictly forbidden for non-participants to continue to Tabaretta ridge to guarantee participant safety on the steep single track. Non-compliance will result in disqualification of the related participant.

Version 1: From the top station of the chairlift “Langenstein” it is a walk of approximately 1.5 hours. First you follow the track Nr. 10 and then Nr. 4a. Version 2: One ascent from the village starts next to the church St. Gertraud. Follow the track Nr. 4 through larch and Swiss stone pine wood. Ascent in approximately 2 hours. Version 3: Another ascent from Sulden departs from the church St. Gertraud. Follow the track Nr. 8 and reach Tabaretta Hut in approximately 2.5 hours.

Tennis Center

Headquarters to the Ortler Sky Trails

The Tennishalle is the main venue for the Ortler Sky Trails. You can encourage the starters and cheer the finishers here. This is also the place for the award ceremony and for meeting fellow runners or supporters.

From the main street in the center of Sulden, turn right after crossing the bridge (in front of hotel Julius Payer). Follow the road for 500m.