Kitzbühel Alps ski touring transition (4. day tour) - stage 1
From the “Hofstattbahn” lift parking lot in Kelchsau (790 m) you can either follow the edge of the ski run or float comfortably uphill with the chairlift. Then, from the mountain station, walk in the direction of the alpine pasture “Höhenbrandalm” and for another 150 height metres further uphill along the ski run until a forest track forks off on the left. Providing amazing views of the Schwaigberghorn, the route now leads over sunny terrain to the alpine pasture “Trockenbachalm”. Go past Trockenbachalm and follow the summer hiking trail through a short forest belt up to the back of “Feldalphorn” mountain. Here it is likely that you come across trails from ski tourers who, in order to save time, took the two drag lifts from Kelchsau by starting their tour at the mountain station of the “Hagerjoch” T-bar lift. Follow the broad mountain crest, then a steeper passage to the ski depot until you finally (for the last metres without skis) arrive at the Feldalphorn (1923 m). If the snow conditions allow you should make some turns in the direction of “Vordere Feldalm”, otherwise just take the short descent via the broad connecting crest to the Schwaigberghorn and further on, without great difficulties, to the “Schwaigberghorn” summit cross (1990 m). Now descend in north-eastern direction over the crest of the summit which is rather steep in the beginning (in case of safe conditions, experienced skiers also take the steep northern slope) and then continue on a sheer endless number of amazing slopes which are so typical for the Kitzbühel Alps down to the road in the “Langer Grund” valley. Once in the valley keep to the left and walk in a few minutes to the toll booth and further on back to Kelchsau.
- JAN / FEB / MÄR
- Skitourenausrüstung, LVS-Gerät, Sonde, Schaufel, Harscheisen
- Public means of Transport: By Train to Hopfgarten and by bus to Kelchsau. More Information on: www.bahn.de, www.postbus.at. By car: Take the motorway exit Wörgl-Ost and drive in the direction of Brixental to Hopfgarten. Keep to the right after the railway underpass and go on towards Kelchsau.