The most beautiful ski tours in Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Unbridled freedom on the mountain. The most attractive pistes away from the hustle and bustle are already waiting to be conquered. Ski touring is becoming more and more popular, and of course at the peak of emotions. Numerous ski tours in Mühlbach am Hochkönig and the surrounding area combine tailor-made offers for beginners with exciting, challenging adventures for professionals. Whether solo, on guided tours or on the exclusive nature trail – tourers will find heaven on earth here.
Before it begins
A whopping 18 ski tours for beginners and touring pros are currently on and around the Hochkönig. The rich, varied offer inspires exciting day trips, even entire holidays dedicated to winter fun away from the slopes. Before you start, the most important safety tips for the ski tour on the Hochkönig should be studied and of course followed. These include:
- Always pay attention to piste or part of piste closures and follow the instructions of the piste workers.
- Wear highly visible, reflective clothing and a headlamp, especially in poor visibility/darkness.
- Always ascend at the edge of the piste and one after the other.
- Use of the piste and tour areas only until 10 p.m. or at other times specified by the cable car companies.
- Only ski on the edges of freshly groomed pistes and only ever use designated pistes or tour areas.
- Slope crossing with sufficient distance and only in clearly visible places.
- Do not take dogs on the tour.
Educational trail for tourers
Attention beginners and returnees! The Dynafit ski touring trail on the Hochkönig offers ideal conditions for this top-class winter sport. On the moderately difficult, approx. four and a half kilometer round tour with the Hochkeil as the highlight, you will find numerous tips for the right ascent technique and important instructions on how to behave, and all this without any oncoming traffic from skiers, snow groomers or other sources of danger. In about two and a half hours, the tour can be mastered in a relaxed manner with various rest stops and a fantastic view of the Hochkönig massif.
Guided ski tours in Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Numerous tours compete for the attention of guests on and around the summit of emotions. In view of the large selection, the decision is not exactly easy. With experienced, local guides, the most beautiful spots of the Hochkönig can be conquered in no time. The local ski schools and various state-certified ski and mountain guides invite you to take part in regular weekly tours that can be arranged individually. Particularly attractive for (re)starters: the weekly introductory ski tour organized by the Mühlbach ski school every Wednesday. With the Hochkönig Card there are also substantial discounts on guided tours.
Twilight tours in the evening
While skiers and snowboarders have already unbuckled their seatbelts, tourers are just getting started! Various twilight tours take place daily on the Hochkönig until 8.30 p.m. or even until 10 p.m. The ski touring trail on the Hochkeil shows itself from a completely new perspective when the lighting is poor. On Wednesdays, piste 1/1a at the valley station of the Karbachalm invites you to ski tour fun until 8.30 p.m. Dienten is worth a visit on Mondays and Maria Alm on the Hochkönig also welcomes eager tourers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with attractive twilight offers. Always there: cozy rest stops with the finest regional hut cuisine.
Touring for experienced alpinists
The Hochkönig is home to numerous easy and moderately difficult ski tours for beginners and leisure hikers. If you are looking for a real challenge, venture into the steep terrain of the Birgkarscharte. The 4.4 km should only be tackled in good snow and weather conditions. The ever steeper saddle is reached via the Stegmoosalm. In order to master the tour towards the summit of the Hochkönig, you need not only excellent technique, but also crampons and crampons. Depending on the weather conditions, a maximum gradient of over 40° is possible. Well-deserved reward after this approx. five-hour ski tour in Mühlbach am Hochkönig: the magnificent panoramic view over the entire Hochkönig massif.
Sunny tour in spring
Short but exciting: The Vierrinenköpfe below the Mandl Walls can be easily conquered in less than two hours. Located on the sunny side of the Hochkönig massif, we recommend leaving early in spring to enjoy perfect weather conditions. The sunglasses must not be missing on these 1.5 km! Although the steepness increases upwards and can be up to 35°, the short ski tour in Mühlbach am Hochkönig is also ideal for less experienced alpinists.
Ski touring fun in Mühlbach
The annual ski touring fun organized by Bergrettung Mühlbach brings the winter to a close in style. On March 18th, 2017, 600 participants go hunting for prizes in the categories kids, women and men. There is a small award for the fastest on the 4.5 km long route with 500 meters in altitude between the Scheppal Alm and the Fellersbach Alm. However, the main prizes await those participants who come closest to the average time in their category. There will certainly be a little time to enjoy the great panorama and a little stop-off. Registrations are now possible at www.skitourengaudi.at .
Are you looking for the perfect base camp for varied ski tours in Mühlbach am Hochkönig? Then the ***Hotel Sonnhof of the Schwaiger family is your first address! Thanks to the immediate proximity to the large Hochkönig ski area and the top discounts of the Hochkönig Card, which is available to you free of charge for the entire duration of your stay, you can be sure of maximum touring pleasure. Everything that separates you from the most beautiful ski tours in Mühlbach am Hochkönig is a non-binding inquiry .
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