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Ski touring in Tyrol: Ski touring paradise in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve

That the Holiday Region Hohe Salve is one of the most interesting ski-regions in the world is well-known. But only a few know that there are isolated valleys in the Kitzbüheler Alpen with wonderful ski tours. Good for those who come anyway to enjoy the great panorama of the Hohe Tauern (including Grossglockner and Grossvenediger), the Kitzbüheler Horn, the Wilder Kaiser and the no less beautiful Loferer and Leoganger Mountains.

An well-kept secret for all ski tourers is the Kelchsau. The two valleys "langer" und "kurzer" Grund offer fantastic slopes and magnificent panoramas.

Ski touring

4-day ski touring transition

4-day ski touring transition
4-day ski touring transition

Explore the 3 popular ski touring valleys in the Kitzbühel Alps in four days. From Kelchsau valley to Windau valley and further on to the end of our tour, the Spertental valley.
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Ski rentals for ski touring

Ski rentals for ski touring
Ski rentals for ski touring

The ski rental outlets in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve provide not only alpine skis, but also complete ski touring outfits. Here you can find all the rental outlets. More info

Guided tours

Guided tours
Guided tours

How about a ski or mountain guide? He'll show you the most scenic peaks of the Kitzbüheler Alpen and the best downhill runs back into the valley. More info

Rules for ski tourers

Rules for ski tourers
Rules for ski tourers

"The Woipertouringer watches over the Kitzbüheler Alpen"! By observing the rules, you can help protect the habitat of the animals in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. More info

Ski touring map Kitzbüheler Alpen

Ski touring map Kitzbüheler Alpen
Ski touring map Kitzbüheler Alpen

The ski touring map of the Kitzbüheler Alpen is available at all information booths in the region or you can order your personal map online. More info

The most scenic ski touring areas in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve and the Kitzbüheler Alpen!


The Kelchsau is a long north-south valley, which branches off at Hopfgarten in Brixental. At the tollbooth, the valley branches out into the Kurzer Grund (right) and the Langer Grund (left). Already while approaching, many nice tours beckon right and left from the road. (Lodron – 1,925m, Schwaigberghorn – 1,990m). Base camps with several options include the Wegscheid Inn (1,148m), Neue Bambergerhütte (1,761m) and Erla Brennhütte (1,213m). From the peaks in the Kelchsau (Schneegrubenspitze, Salzachgeier, Schafsiedel etc.) you can enjoy wonderful views of the Hohen Tauern with the Grossvenediger.


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.


The Auracher Graben is very popular with the locals, because it's easy to reach, with guaranteed snow and rich in variety. At the only right-hand turn on the road from Aurach to the Auracher Wildlife Park is a large parking lot (1,045m). From here it's about 30 minutes along a forest road until the terrain becomes more sparse and you have to decide on one of the many peaks: Gebra (2,057m), Bischof (2,127m), Sonnspitz (2,0262m), Staffkogel (2,115m) or Saalkogel (2,006m).

Wilde Kaiser

Some ski tours in the Wilder Kaiser are often possible into May (Schneekar, Griesner Kar). But in midwinter there are plenty of options, too, and the craggy rock formations of the Kaiser mountains never stop fascinating. Starting point for Wilder Kaiser tours are the Wochenbrunnalm, the parking lot below the Graspoint-Niederalm and the Kaiserbach valley (the toll-road only opens in spring)

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