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Fabulous ski tours through the snowy winter scenery of PillerseeTal

PillerseeTal with the five townships of Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Waidring is a good starting point for your ski tour in Tirol. Discover the Kitzbühel Alps from their most scenic side. Here you’ll find some touring tips. Please get up-to-date beforehand with the current avalanche situation and weather forecasts.

Off-piste tours

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  • checkThe suggestions given here are only tips, no liability is accepted for accidents.

  • checkPlease inform yourself in advance about the current avalanche situation!

  • checkOur mountain guides are always available for guided tours.

Off-piste tours - FIEBERBRUNN

Wildseeloder (2,119 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 540 m

  • checkTime: about 2 hours

  • checkParking: parking lot at the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn (free)

  • checkStarting point: Mountain station Lärchfilzkogel

  • checkHere you’ll find the current opening hours and rates of the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

With the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn up to the Lärchfilzkogel. From there, a short downhill slope follows to the Wildalmen (1,579 m). Ascent on the north side of the Henne through a prominent gully to Wildseeloderhaus. Continue to Seenieder mountain and across the east ridge or eastern flank to the summit. The descent is via the eastern flank to the lake (Wildseeloderhaus) and to the north to the Wildalmen and on to the Griessenbodenalm or from the summit through the eastern flank all the way to Seenieder and southwesterly (via a large cornice) to Jufenhöhe 1,890m. Experience beautiful western slopes on the way to the lower Grubalmen and through the Pletzergraben back to Fieberbrunn (also an option for the ascent). Tip: Through the northern flank of Wildseeloder lead some (in part VERY DIFFICULT) freeride routes.

Platte (1,906 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 300 m

  • checkTime: approx. 1.5 hours

  • checkParking: Parking lot of the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

  • checkStarting point: mountain station Lärchfilzkogel

  • checkHere you’ll find the current opening hours and rates of the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

With the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn up to (1,645m ) Lärchfilzkogel. From there follows a short descent to the Wildalmhöhe. After a short ascent heading west, during which the first elevation is bypassed on the south, the route continues across the gentle ridge until below the summit of Platte and further on to the increasingly steeper eastern flank. The descent goes back to the Wildalmen, continuing to the Griessenbodenalm all the way to the Lärchfilzhochalm and via Jägersteig and Streuböden back to the parking lot.

Mahdstein (2,063 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 173 m (from Jufenhöhe)

  • checkTime: about 1 hour 40 minutes (from mountain station Hochhörndl)

  • checkParking: parking lot at the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

  • checkStarting point: mountain station Lärchfilzkogel

  • checkHere you’ll find the current opening hours and rates of ther Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

Ascent with the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn to the mountain station of Hochhörndl chairlift (2,020m). Cross the Henne on the south and continue (via a steep cornice) to Jufenhöhe (1,890m). Across the wide ridge to the south all the way to the summit rock (ski depot). Via steeper rock steps directly or slightly on the north side to the summit.
Descent: via the Jufenalm to lower Grubalm and through the Pletzergraben to Fieberbrunn (also an option for the ascent).

Bischof (2,127 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 1,277 m

  • checkTime: approx. 4.5 hours

  • checkParking: Parking Gasthof Winkelmoos Inn (free)

Starting point is the parking lot at Gasthof Winkelmoos Inn (850 m). From there it’s through the Pletzergraben to Farmangeralm and then south of the Farmkopf (up on the right you’ll see Gebrakapelle Chapel) to Kranzlacke. Past the Bischofjoch on the north and to the building on the summit (poss. ski depot) and via the west ridge to the summit. The descent is along the same route.

Gebra (2,057 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 1,207 m

  • checkTime: approx. 4 hours

  • checkParking: Parking lot at Gasthof Winkelmoos Inn (free)

Starting point is the parking lot at Gasthof Winkelmoos Inn (850m). Through the Pletzergraben, at first proceed to Farmangeralm and then continue all the way to the Gebrakapelle Chapel. The increasingly steeper hollow north-west of the Gebra up to the wind gap below the west ridge (poss. ski depot). First across the west ridge then through the southern flank up to the summit. The descent is along the same way as the ascent.

Spielberg (2,044 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 1,184 m

  • checkTime: approx. 3.5 hours

  • checkParking: Parking lot after Gasthof Eiserne Hand Inn (after the bridge on the left - free)

Starting point is the parking lot just after Gasthaus Eiserne Hand Inn (860m). From there continue to the Burgeralm (1,256 m) and keep north onto the upper Spielbergalm. Becoming steeper to the Spielbergtörl (1,671 m) and across the south-west ridge to the summit. The descent is along the same route.

Kleberkopf (1,757 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 897 m

  • checkTime: approx. 3 hours

  • checkParking: Parking lot after Gasthof Eiserne Hand Inn (after the bridge on the left - free)

Starting point is the parking lot just after Gasthaus Eiserne Hand Inn (860 m). At first just like to the Spielberg but not all the way to the upper Spielbergalm, but instead heading north (past a hunting cabin) to the dip between Kleberkopf and Spielberg and across the east ridge to the summit. The descent is along the same route.

Karstein (1,922 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 920 m

  • checkTime: about 3 hours

  • checkParking: Rohrbauer (please ask for permission first - private property!)

Starting point is the "Rohr" farm at some 1,000 m. On the forest trail continue through the beech forest to the Edenhausalm. But before you reach this, keep going south while keeping to the left on the east ridge of the Karstein. Always stay on the at first still forested ridge and across some steep steps to the summit. Descent: like the ascent. From the summit directly into the steep north hollow and from there down to the Eggenalm and back to Edenhausalm.

Off-piste tours - ST. ULRICH AM PILLERSEE

Wallerberg (1,682 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 850 m

  • checkTime: about 2h15 (uphill)

  • checkParking: parking lot Schartental (start of forest road towards Winterstelleralm)

  • checkStarting point: parking lot

Follow the forest road in the direction of Lindtalalm and continue up to Winterstelleralm. Leave the hut, which is not open in winter, on your left and continue up to the saddle above the alp. Once there, turn left in a southerly direction. The rest of the trail leads past a beautiful bench with a view to a steeper section below the summit. At the top, you are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge Steinberge, as well as the Kaisergebirge and Kitzbüheler Horn. The descent is roughly the same as the ascent.

Schafelberg (1,597 m) – Kirchberg (1,687 m)

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  • checkVertical metres: 940 m

  • checkTime: about 2h45 (uphill)

  • checkParking: car park at Gasthof St. Adolari (subject to a charge)

  • checkStarting point: Gasthof St. Adolari

Follow the signposted hiking trail north in the direction of Rechensau (shortcut possible after the forest across the meadow) and Rechensau Alm. From here there are several ascent options. One of them follows the summer trail to the left around a hump, always in a south-westerly direction. Across open terrain you reach the Schafelberg. The Kirchberg is a gentle up and down (it is not worth taking off your skins) over a ridge. The summit is reached in about 30 minutes after the Schafelberg. Descent: Follow the ridge ridge to the north (short counter ascent). At the height of an alpine cross you reach free slopes, where you have to keep to the right during the descent. At the hut, be sure to keep to the northeast (right). Descend via free slopes to the Raineralm. There take the wide path eastwards into the forest. From there you ride/push until you reach a fork, where you turn right again in the direction of St. Adolari. After the Rechensau Chapel, you rejoin the initial ascent path.

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Touring ski world Buchensteinwand

Buchensteinwand in the heart of PillerseeTal is the perfect starting point for your ski tour. Numerous pistes lead from the valley station up to the Jakobskreuz, which can be seen on the summit from afar. From signposted ascents of all difficulty levels to equipment rentals and sales directly at the valley station, everything is on offer in the Touringskiworld Buchensteinwand. The touring ticket can be bought per day or for a full season.

  • accessibility

    Difficulty

    From easy to medium

  • accessibility

    Kilometer

    3.0 to 4.5 km

  • Metres in altitude uphill

    490 to 590 Hm

Good to know

  • checkParking: at the valley station of the Bergbahn Pillersee

  • checkInformation on tickets (day and season tickets) can be found here.

Ski touring evenings

  • checkEvery Tuesday and Thursday

  • checkAscent via Route 2

  • checkDownhill possible only via piste 2, open until 10 pm

  • checkEvening ascent via Hochfilzen NOT possible!

  • checkSnack stop: "Das Weitblick" (only on Thursday evening!)

  • checkParking: at the valley station of the Bergbahn Pillersee

  • checkSki tour day ticket: Entitles you to use all infrastructure facilities of Bergbahn Pillersee (such as parking lots, toilet facilities, the ski slopes etc.)

  • checkInformation on tickets (day and season tickets) can be found here.

Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Every Friday and Saturday, pistes are open to ski tourers even after 17:00. Ski touring and downhill skiing on the Streuböden and Zillstatt pistes (No. 102 + 104) is only allowed on these days until 22:00! Information about ascent routes at the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn (Tel.: +43.5354.56333)

  • schedule

    Walking time

    1 to 1,5 hours

  • accessibility

    Kilometer

    Approx. 3.7 km

  • Elevation metres

    Approx. 450 m

Ski touring evenings

  • checkEvery Friday and Saturday

  • checkPiste Streuböden and Piste Zillstatt also open in the evenings for ski tourers

  • checkDescent allowed until 22:00

  • checkRefreshment stops: Alpengasthof Ferchlstadl

  • checkParking: directly at the valley station (free of charge)

  • checkContact: Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

Weissach-Hochkogl

For beginners, the ski tour up to Hochkogl in Fieberbrunn is the ideal opportunity to get a taste of ski touring. A specially groomed ascent track further facilitates the ascent. From the very beginning you have fabulous views of the surrounding Alpine world such as Wilder Kaiser, Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge as well as Wildseeloder and Spielberg.

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  • checkPossible daily and around the clock

  • checkDuration: about 1 hour

  • checkSnack stop: Hotel Chalets Grosslehen

  • checkParking: at the start of the tour at the former Sonntal Einkehr apartments (free)