The peak of emotions promises alpine slope action of the very first order with 120 connected kilometres of slopes at all levels of difficulty – ideal for beginners and professionals, for young and old, for pleasure skiers and for racers. In addition to the paved slopes, adventurous ski mountaineers will feel right at home.
No less than six Hochkönig ski tours provide sublime experiences at dusk. As soon as the sun disappears behind the mountains, these tours are eagerly awaited.
At the car park of the Saukar lift in Mühlbach, a magical twilight tour awaits enthusiastic ski tourers every Thursday until 8 pm. The tour takes you along the piste, which is exceptionally exempt from the piste closure, to the Hochkeil summit – and back along the same route. The 456 metres of ascent take about 80 minutes.
Slopes no. 10, 22 and 23 at the Abergbahn valley station are opened for ski mountaineers on Wednesdays from 5 to 10 pm. A staggering 770 metres of uphill in just under three hours pose somewhat greater challenges, especially the final section. The Wastlalm and Abergalm ski huts provide delicacies until sunset.
Even though this one-hour tour is comparatively short with 300 metres of altitude difference, the tricky terrain holds many a challenge and should therefore be reserved for somewhat experienced tourers. Every Tuesday until 8 p.m., the tour starts at the Roßwieslift car park in Mühlbach and goes up to the Hochkeil summit.
Another fast but quite easy tour leads every Wednesday until 10 pm along piste 1a from the Karbachalm cable car in Mühlbach to the Zapferlalm. A short stop at the hut is obligatory, accompanied by cool drinks and relaxed music.
At the car park of the Schwarzeckalm 6-seater chairlift, a medium-difficulty, approximately two-hour Hochkönig ski tour with 532 metres of ascent awaits you every Saturday from 5 to 10 pm. During this time, piste no. 19 is completely free for ski tourers, although the first two kilometres in the direction of Thoraualm are particularly challenging.
On Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., another ski tour with 747 meters in altitude and two and a half hours of walking time awaits at the valley station of the Hochmaisbahn. Piste no. 29 in the direction of Hochmaisalm, Steinbockalm and Gabühelhütte demands a lot from mountaineers, especially the final part just before the mountain station.
These are just a few of the many ski tours on the Hochkönig, which lead to attractive deep snow slopes and fantastic views. Please take the current avalanche report into account when planning your tours. Of course, you will find the right holiday home in the Sonnenhof – we would be happy to receive your non-binding inquiry!
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