Starting point: Kurzras, car park (2011 m)
Ascent: 1728 m elevation gain, 6-7 hours
Best time: March to May
This tour is difficult alone due to the difference in elevation. From Kurzras either across the Lazaun ski slopes as far as the first bend of the toboggan run or along the Sommerweg as far as the bridge; then in each case take a right into the Steinschlagtal valley. Climb up through the valley, which is narrow at the start but then widens out. Head towards the north-west, cross the Steinschlagferner glacier and cross over through Quellenjoch pass to the Matscherferner glacier; or at 2900 m above sea level, veer right over steep slopes to the ridge where you reach the traces of the Hintereisfern glacier. Moving further north, you arrive at the Hintereisjoch pass where you can climb the Weißkugel by the south ridge. You can only reach the secondary summit with skis. The climb to the 30 m high main summit is very exposed. You can descend either by the same route or by the Bella Vista route (Route B).
Only for good and very fit touring skiers with Alpine experience.
Starting point: Kurzras, mountain station Grawand (3212 m) or refuge lodge Bella Vista (2842 m – with overnight stay)
Ascent: 1150 m elevation gain, 5 hours
Best time: March to the beginning of May
The ascent takes you over the Hintereis slopes to the chair lift mountain station. The trail continues diagonally westwards, beneath the Im Hinter Eis mountain (3270 m above sea level) to the ridge shoulder at 3163 m. Downhill to the Hintereisferner glacier as far as the trail that comes up from Vent. Arrive at Hintereisjoch pass having passed over the flat Hintereisferner glacier, from there northwards and over the south ridge to the secondary summit of the Weißkugel. You can descend by the same route or by the route described in Route A or C.
For good skiers with Alpine experience