Kitzbühel Alps ski touring transition - stage 2
From the “Erlauer Brennhütte” parking lot along the forest trail (signposted Frommalm) uphill to the alpine pasture “Rechtseitbichlalm” where the trail forks. The trail in the ditch leads to the ski touring routes in “Frommgrund”, while the trail on the left leads to the “Schafsiedel”. Walk up the snow-covered meadow just as you like. At the upper edge of the slope there is the alpine pasture “Neuhögenalm” which can be ignored. You rather walk up the right side until you get to the edge of the forest and a road. Now look out for a suitable spot to enter the light forest (do not follow the road to the right since it soon ends in a rather thick forest) through which you continue uphill to the western crest of “Schafsiedel”. Walk past the last trees along the initially wide crest, which is later getting narrow and shortly steep, via which you get to the final steep climb to the summit. Continue either on foot or if snow conditions allow through the south facing hollow up to the ridge and across it over flat terrain to “Schafsiedel” (2447m). The popular descent runs down short slopes or via the little valley below “Aleitenspitze” mountain to the “Neue Bamberger Hütte”. The alternative is to climb the neighbouring “Aleitenspitze” mountain (2449m) and take the north-facing downhill run into the little valley or south-east facing to the wide pastures of “Roßwildalm”
- JAN / FEB / MAR / APR
- Skitourenausrüstung, LVS-Gerät, Sonde, Schaufel, Harscheisen
- How to get there: Public means of transport By train to Hopfgarten and then by bus to Kelchsau. From there by taxi to the starting point in the Langer Grund valley. Infos: www.bahn.de,www.postbus.at. By car: Take the motorway exit “Wörgl Ost” and drive in the direction of “Brixental” to Hopfgarten. After the railway underpass keep to the right and go on towards Kelchsau. Pass the village of Kelchsau and continue until you get to a toll booth. Take the road to Langer Grund there and go on until you get to the parking lot of the Erler Brennhütte. If you do not plan to take the descent to Langer Grund you’d rather take a taxi from the toll booth or Kelchsau to the tour start. Or you do it the traditional way and hitch a ride.