Nature is sensitive and reacts to changes immediately or often only after a number of years. Mostly it's the ignorance of hikers and sportspeople that startles wildlife, thus upsetting the balance of nature. Because those who do not sufficiently understand the concerns of others will also find it hard to respect them. That's why in Brixental Valley you will find the Woipertouringer tips; wherever he appears - be it on hiking boards, signs, in brochures and newspapers - he asks for attention and to observe his suggestions.
Remindingly he raises his claw and that should be enough to make nature lovers pay attention. The Woipertouringer in now way seeks to curtail your enjoyment of nature, but quite to the contrary seeks to preserve what has always provided enjoyment - the alpine world in all its diversity.
Tips for correct conduct when ski touring
During all activities in nature and when selecting routes, observe the rules that are in place (e.g. wildlife reserves, no-hunting zones, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.)
Respect the quiet zones for wildlife and avoid deeryards and loud noise (e.g. fireworks)
In winter, cross forested areas only on permitted paths and routes if possible, animals easily panic when hearing noise they cannot identify.
Recognize wildlife habitats, get out of the way of animals when possible. Watch wildlife only from a distance. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Letting dogs roam around freely in the forest during winter when food is scarce is completely irresponsible.
Proper time planning: do not stay in nature before sunrise and after sunset. No sports activities outside of approved routes in open natural space.
Never cross through reforestation areas and new growth areas.
An increasing number of people have discovered the joys of piste ski touring in recent years. Unfortunately, this often leads to inconsistencies with the cable cars. We have some tips for you which slopes you can use for ski touring even at night.
The Harschbichal downhill run in St.Johann in Tirol
Open: Wednesday and Friday until 21:45;
Huts open in the evening: Harschbichlalm (Wednesday party-time) and the Angerer Alm
Difference in altitude: approx. 900 and 600 meters, respectively
Ascent: along the edge of the 1a downhill run above the Angerer Alm. From there, the trail leads through the forest up to Harschbichl mountain (sign-posted).
Descent: along the 3a slope Jodlalm via Pointen and Schneiderberg to the lower terminus.
This downhill trail is freshly groomed from 17:00!
The Asten downhill run in Kitzbühel
Open: daily until 23:00
Huts open in the evening: Hocheckhütte. On Fridays, the Hochkitzbühel Restaurant is also open
Cable car: On Fridays, the Hahnenkamm cable car can be used to come down until 23:00.
Conquering the Hahnenkamm via the ASTEN in the evening - very attractive!
Ascent / Descent: along the edge of the Asten downhill run (No. 20). At the very top, an interesting option leads below the Hahnenkamm cable car to the Hocheck Hut. Parking at the Hahnenkammbahn or at the Streifalmlift I.
Tour and variant areas in Bichlalm
Following the American model, the KitzbÃ¼hel cable car operates its own ski touring and variant area on the Bichlalm. Here there are no lifts but the luxury of groomed slopes.
Open: daily 24h
Destinations: Stuckkogel and Hochetzkogel
Huts: Sonnbergstüberl and Oberaigen Inn. Both huts are located near the starting point, not on the peak. The Bichlalm near the peak is currently closed.
Parking: signposted touring parking areas.