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Grossarltal: Finsterkopf (2,152 m)

Back-country skiing · Grossarltal
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  • Abfahrt vom Finsterkopf
    / Abfahrt vom Finsterkopf
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  • / Am Finsterkopf
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal
  • / Am Finsterkopf
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Great ski tour in the Tofernalm area to the Finsterkopf.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:00 h
920 m
920 m
2,152 m
1,239 m

First, you go from the Hinterfeld farm along the forestry road. Here you will pass a chapel.

Via the the Harbachalm and the Tofernalm (both closed during winter) you reach the Toferscharte. Sometimes an icy wind blows on the Toferscharte.

You continue to the left along the ridge to the Finsterkopf. From here you have a wonderful view to the surrounding mountains and the Gastein valley.

The descent is via wide meadows to the Harbachalm. Here, the snow is still good, although at other ski tours the snow is already worse.

Just before the Harbachalm, you have to walk a short distance upwards along the forestry road. From the highest point, you ski down along the forestry road to the Hinterfeld farm.

Author’s recommendation

At this ski tour you often have powder snow.
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Tourismusverband Großarltal
Update: March 19, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Finsterkopf, 2,152 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Hinterfeld farm, 1,239 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

 Observe the avalanche warning level!

Tips and hints

Ski touring in Grossarltal

Start

Hüttschlag - Hinterfeld farm (1,240 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.181946, 13.214238
DMS
47°10'55.0"N 13°12'51.3"E
UTM
33T 364699 5226930
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Destination

Finsterkopf

Turn-by-turn directions

ASCENT: You go from the Hinterfeld farm along the forestry road into the Toferntal, where you pass a chapel. There you reach the two Tofernalmen (Harbachalm, 1,612 m and the Tofernalm, 1,820 m - both closed during winter). You go from the upper Tofernalm to the Toferscharte, 2,091 m. You turn left and go along the ridge to the Finsterkopf, 2,152 m, approx. 2 1/2 - 3 h.

DESCENT: You ski down through the meadows to the Harbachalm. There you go up a short distance to the highest point of the forestry road and ski down along the forestry road until you reach the Hintefeld farm (approx. 1 h).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag

Getting there

You go by car in direction to Hüttschlag, in front of the tunnel you turn right and go up until the barrier at farm Hinterfeld.

Parking

parking possibility at the barrier at farm Hinterfeld

Coordinates

DD
47.181946, 13.214238
DMS
47°10'55.0"N 13°12'51.3"E
UTM
33T 364699 5226930
w3w 
///avoidable.exulting.uncanny
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Skitourenführer Grossarltal

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

Recommended maps for this region:

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Equipment

 ski touring equipment, transponder, shove, probe, charged mobile phone

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
920 m
Descent
920 m
Highest point
2,152 m
Lowest point
1,239 m
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Morning
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