Ski touring in Tyrol: Ski touring paradise Brixental Valley
Brixental Valley is among the most beautiful and multifaceted touring areas in Europe. Untouched wintery alpine scenery, snow-covered meadows, complete silence away from the slopes. Ski tourers will find their very own paradise in Brixental Valley.
Several corners in Brixental Valley are suitable for ski touring.
The Windautal valley ("Die Windau" as the locals call it) is a not quite so long north-south valley, branching off from Westendorf and running parallel to Kelchsautal valley. Midway you can find the Jagerhäusl Inn (815m). Here is the starting point for tours up the Lodron (1,925m) and the Brechhorn (2,037m), in winter the Steinberghaus Inn is (878m) the end of the line. From here, ski tours lead up the Gerstinger Joch (2,035m) and the Steinbergstein (2,215m). Those who don't shun long flat passages, can find many rewarding destinations at the head of the valley, including Gamskogel (2,206m) or Geige (2,084m).
The Sperten Valley, leading to the romantic village of Aschau from Kirchberg in Tyrol, is the third north-south tributary valley of Brixental Valley. Just after Aschau, the valley branches out into the Oberen Grund (right) and the Unteren Grund (left), here you'll also find a large parking lot (1,025m). Brechhorn (2,037m) and Gerstinger Joch (2,035m) can be scaled not only from the Windau, but also from the east. Further back in the valley are many more beautiful peaks. Even the Grosse Rettenstein (2,366m) has been conquered on skis.