Kitzbühel Alps - stage 4

Start the tour at the parking area near “Gasthaus Steinberg” (there is a big information board with an overview of the ski touring options in the “Windautal” valley) and walk into the valley. After approx. 650 m cross the first bridge to the left over the river and walk on initially through the forest, then over meadows, until you get to the farmstead “Wasserbühel” (deserted in winter). Walk past the farm on the right and continue in eastern direction via the open slopes uphill to the buildings at the alpine pasture “Scheibenschlag Niederalm”. Follow the edge of the forest running above the alpine pasture until the route continues in southern direction at about 1700 m above sea level and takes you over open slopes to the mountain crest. Following the mountain crest over hilly ground and having the “Großvenediger” and the “Großer Rettenstein” always in sight you finally get to the summit cross of the “Gerstinger Joch” (2035 m). Descend via the delightful north-east and east facing slopes of “Haglangeralm” and finally via flat terrain out to the mountain hut “Oberlandhütte” – well waxed skis are definitely of advantage here.

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  • JAN / FEB / MAR
  • Arrival: public means of transport
    From the railway station Westendorf you get to the Windautal valley only with a taxi. From the end of the tour in Aschau you can take the bus to the railway station in Kirchberg and take the train back to your point of departure
    By car: Take the motorway exit Wörgl Ost and follow the directions to Brixental and Westendorf. Just follow the signposts to Windautal.
    Huge parking lot at the end of the cleared road

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