Silvretta Ski Tour Part 2: Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut with Gamsspitze Ski

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2019)

In Part 1, we covered our days in Ischgl, the Heidelberger Hut, and then on to the Jamtal Hut. On the third morning, we got up and enjoyed a great breakfast and then bid the comfortable Jamtal Hut goodbye.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

From the Jamtal Hut, we headed south and up the valley, eventually traveling on the Jamtalferner Glacier. Frank and Conan skinning down low in the valley.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

And a little further up….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

It was hard not to admire hosts of ski lines along the way.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

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Me skinning with the vast valley behind.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Frank.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Eventually, we set our sites on one line near the top of the valley on a peak called Gamsspitze (3107 m). So, we began our climb up the couloir. Frank.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

After the couloir, the terrain flattened on a large bench that sat beneath the summit.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Since the upper reaches of the summit did not have enough snow to ski, we ditched our packs to finish the climb. Frank nearing the summit, with me behind.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

It was…. exposed….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Conan snapped a photo of us on the summit of Gamsspitze.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

The views from the summit were stunning.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Toward Switzerland….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Wait, what? Does that go? Not so much…. You’d need some rope….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

After admiring the lines that surrounded us, we headed back down to our skis.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Alright, on to the skiing! I dropped in first, on the skiers left couloir, just lookers left of the summit. The snow was variable, but mostly pretty good.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Conan dropped in to the next one over to our right.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Frank cut the middle, between our two lines….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

I enjoyed the nice creamy turns in the apron.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

After skiing Gamsspitze, we had to decide whether to descend the glacier a bit in order to reascend on the other side, which would allow us to go over a pass called Tiroler Scharte, the traditional way to Weisbadener Hut, which was our destination for the evening. Or we could go via another route involving 3 passes, which may or may not work. We decided for adventure.

We headed up toward our first pass, Jamjoch, admiring the views Gamsspitze along the way. We skied the lines to the lookers left of the summit.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut - Gamsspitze

Another glimpse of Switzerland.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Jamjoch was a breeze. But then there was a 2nd unnamed (at least on our map) pass that presented the crux of our route. The snow had been blasted by the wind and was not really skiable. But the incredibly loose rock and slick ice made it difficult to downclimb. Thankfully, Conan had a a bit of rope with him, just long enough for a rappel to reach decent snow. So, we rappelled.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

From there, we skied down a bit and skinned up to our third pass, Obere Ochsencharte.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Looking back at our rappel route, the obvious gray low point on the right.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

From the pass, we descended the Vermuntgletcher (Glacier) and valley toward Weisbadener Hut.
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

See the hut in the distance?
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Close up of the old hut….
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

On our third night of our hut tour, we finally arrived early enough to enjoy some beer in the warm sun 🙂
Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

Silveretta Tour - Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut

And while we enjoyed our drinks, we planned our tour for the next day 🙂

Our route for the day!

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Silvretta Ski Tour Part 2: Jamtal Hut to Weisbadener Hut with Gamsspitze Ski
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On day 3 of our Silvretta Alps tour, we crossed scenic glaciated terrain from Jamtalhutte to Weisbadenerhutte, catching a ski of Gamsspitze along the way!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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