Ski Touring in the Salzburger Saalachtal
Your Tracks Uphill
Ski touring has developed into a real trend sport in recent years. More and more people are choosing to ascend next to the piste or go for a tour in alpine terrain to make their own tracks in the snow and experience the origins of skiing to the full.
For Beginners – Your Start on the Piste
Beginners can try out ski touring on a tour in the Almenwelt Lofer or in the Ski Area Heutal. Your ascent at the side of the piste is permitted during the day in compliance with the rules of conduct for ski tourers, for conflict-free coexistence on the ski pistes.
After a stop in one of the mountain restaurants or huts, you can comfortably return to the valley via the ski piste.
For Advanced Ski Tourers – Off Piste
The special attraction of ski touring is being able to consciously enjoy the untouched nature during the ascent, to perceive the special moments and to celebrate the summit victory. After you have taken off the skins and the touring ski bindings are fixed, the descent through the finest powder can begin. As you make short turns through the powdery snow, you almost feel as though the snow-covered slopes were just waiting for you and belong to you alone – an indescribable feeling. The Salzburger Saalachtal is one of the most beautiful areas for ski tourers in the State of Salzburg. Advanced skiers tackle tours to the Hochalm and the Sonntagshorn in Unken, experts are challenged on the Skihörndl in the Loferer Steinberger or on the Seehorn or the Kammerlinghorn in the Mountain Climbers’ Village Weißbach.
Please be aware that ski tours off-piste can only be attempted with appropriate alpine experience and equipment. Of course, you must also check the weather report before each tour as well as the avalanche report. We therefore recommend that beginners consult a regional mountain guide.
And now up on the ski touring and off you go …
The appropriate equipment for your own skitour
You can rent or buy your touring skies and poles at the ski rental shops in the region.
Guided ski tours
A ski tour with the experts? Different ski tours are offered by the mountain guides of the Naturpark Weißbach, by the skischools and the outdoor providers.