Sporty skiing action in the deep snow of the Holiday Region Hohe Salve
Where in summer hikers scale the summits, in winter ski tourists will find perfect conditions for extensive tours in open terrain. Many mountains can also be reached on touring skis in winter. A special tip for ski touring fans is the Kelchsau side valley with the two valleys, Kurzer Grund and Langer Grund. Wonderful slopes, a unique panorama and great summits are the hallmarks of these side valleys. The view of the Hohe Tauern, the Kitzbüheler Horn, the Wilder Kaiser and the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge will impress you, too. Experience unforgettable ski touring holidays in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve. On this page you’ll find all information about this special winter sport and about the ski touring areas in and around the Holiday Region Hohe Salve. In addition, you can read important safety notes and more about the Woipertouringer, a project as part of Bergwelt Tirol - Miteinander erleben.
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The Holiday Region Hohe Salve is a true paradise for mountain fans and summiteers in summer as in winter. Be it in open terrain or at the edge of the piste – on a ski tour you can experience the enjoyment of skiing from a completely different angle. The likely best known area for ski touring in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve is Kelchsau valley with its two picturesque branches. But in the other towns and villages of the region, you can also embark on a wide range of tours. Read more today about all ski tours in the townships of Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Wörgl, Kirchbichl, Angerberg, Mariastein and Angath.
The most scenic ski touring areas
in and around the Holiday Region Hohe Salve
Auracher Graben is very popular with the locals, because it is easy to get to, has reliable snow conditions and is very varied. At the only right-hand turn on the road from Aurach to Auracher Wildlife Park there is a big parking lot (1,045m). From there, follow the forest trail for about 30 minutes until the terrain becomes more open and you have to decide between numerous summits: Gebra (2,057m), Bischof (2.127m), Sonnspitz (2.062m), Staffkogel (2,115m) or Saalkogel (2,006m).
Some ski tours in the Wilder Kaiser are often possible well into May (Schneekar, Griesner Kar). But even in the middle of winter, there are quite a few options and the craggy rock formations of the Kaiser Mountains fascinate on each and every tour. Starting point for Wilder Kaiser tours are the Wochenbrunnalm, the parking lot below the Graspoint-Niederalm and Kaiserbach Valley (the toll road does not open before spring).
Ski tours with description and GPS data on www.tourenwelt.at
Mountain guides for guided ski tours
The Kitzbühel Alps are home to countless highly qualified mountain and ski guides. They will be happy to accompany you on your adventure on the mountain. For beginners in particular, a guided ski tour is perfect to get a feel for the sport and conquer the mountain safely. With a great deal of insider knowledge, regional awareness and training related to risk assessment and safety, the ski guides from the Kitzbühel Alps are your perfect companions for your undertaking. Don’t hesitate and ask one of the ski guides today about a guided ski tour.
What equipment do I need for ski touring?
To enjoy a ski tour in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve to the fullest, choosing the right equipment is of particular importance. Safety and functionality should always have top priority in doing so. If you are planning a ski tour in open terrain, you should also be familiar with the risk of avalanches. Therefore, you should carry an avalanche transceiver at all times, a shovel and probe, as well as a first aid kit.
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Don’t have any ski touring gear, but want to practice this sport on your holiday? No problem, some ski rental outlets in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve also offer ski touring gear to rent. Get professional advice and find the suitable gear for your ski tour at the specialist suppliers in the region. All rental outlets for ski touring gear in the townships of Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Wörgl, Angerberg, Angath, Mariastein and Kirchbichl can be found on the map.
Ski touring map Kitzbühel Alps
Never get lost on your ski tour - with the Kitzbühel Alps ski touring map you are equipped for every tour in the region. The premium ski touring map contains, in addition to the map section, another 20 touring tips with detailed route descriptions, as well as valuable safety notes. The map is in scale 1:35 000 and is available in all info offices of the Holiday Region Hohe Salve at no cost. Want to plan your tour ahead from home? Get the ski touring map sent to your mailbox for free. Simply fill in the form for ordering and we’ll send you the map by mail, it doesn’t get any easier than that.