Support @ Ortler Sky Marathon

26.5mi — 11,673ft+

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
09:00
1
Schaubach
Hintergrat
Langenstein
13:30
2
Tabaretta
Borletti
15:00
3
Sanctuary
Zumpanell
18:00
4
Aussersulden
5
Waldruhe
21:00
Tennis Center

Refreshment posts

Tennis Center 0 6,070 0 0 07:00
Schaubach 3.5 8,665 2,434 16 09:00
Hintergrat 6.7 8,586 3,228 486
Langenstein 8.5 7,710 3,337 1,706
Tabaretta 10.8 8,182 4,298 1,946 13:30
Borletti 14.2 7,178 5,440 4,259
Sanctuary 15.8 5,312 5,440 6,178 15:00
Zumpanell 21.1 7,710 8,698 6,923
Aussersulden 22.6 5,315 8,750 9,337 18:00
Waldruhe 23.7 6,109 9,656 9,462
Tennis Center 26.5 6,070 11,040 10,833 21:00

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.

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

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.

Rifugio Borletti

Welcome! Johann and his team are expecting you

After crossing the Tabaretta ridge participants continue their journey to Trafoi valley, passing the Bergl hut which is located on the west side of King Ortler. You can go from Sulden to Trafoi and hike up from the Sanctuary to catch them on their way down.

Berglhütte is located at 2.188 m on a rocky outcrop of the Ortler above the pilgrimage church of St. three wells in Trafoi. It is accessible via the path no. 15 in 1.5 hours walking time.

Santuario delle Tre Fontane

three Holy Wells of Trafoi

After their first big test on the Tabaretta ridge, participants of the long distances will find peace at the church village of the three holy springs in Trafoi at the foot of King Ortler. Before arriving at the refreshment post they will run over and beneath the magical waterfalls. After that participants of the Stelvio Ultra Trail will start a gruesome 1200 meter climb to the Stelvio Pass and Ortler Sky Marathon runners will climb 900 meters to Punta Alta and the Zumpanell mines. Legend has it that in the thirteenth century the shepherd Moritz saw three brooks break from the rocks where the chapel now stands. Each of them had a cross with them - of which the shepherd catched two. The third flowed on. The mountain village was founded in the fifteenth century, and from that moment it became a place of pilgrimage.

From Trafoi church, continue on path no18 to the campsite and on to the Drei Brunnen. As an alternative you can continue by car on the main road and follow the indication “Hl. Drei Brunnen”. You reach a parking space in the forest, from where only five minutes are left to be walked.

Zumpanell Mineworks

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The former Zumpanell mine for the extraction of magnesite is located in a spectacular position. Here, at 2,360 m, it is worthwhile visiting the open-cast mine with its abandoned relics and display boards. The small chapel of St. Wendelin is dedicated to the patron saint of shepherds and country people, farmers, day labourers and farm workers. The view is wide and spectacular.

Behind camping Trafoi, you can cross the river and climb towards Punta Alta on route 99 and continue towards the mines. In Sulden you can start from SS622 near Gandhöfe and climb to the Zumpanell mines.

Aussersulden

road crossing

Aussersulden is situated on the Strada Statale 662, 4.5km before the center of Sulden .The runners will cross the main road here. Due to the limited parking space and the traffic we do not advised to greet the runners at this point.

By car or by foot. Situated on the SS662-(+/- 4km from Sulden Tourist Office)

Waldruhe

Small, simple and cozy

Nestled in an idyllic spruce forest is our family business. Small, simple and really cozy is the Gasthof Waldruhe.

Gasthof Waldruhe is about 2.6 km from the Langenstein chairlift.

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.