This ski tour starts at the parking space at the Gasthof Talwirt. Here and at Bauernladenstüberl Hüttschlag you will find local and self-made delicacies.
Right at the beginning you will pass the Pertillkapelle. The path leads relatively steep uphill. Through the "Geissmahdloch" you come to the Modereggalm (closed winter). Afterwards you continue more comfortable uphill to the Plattenkogel. Just below this mountain, you go left to plateau. From here, you go directly, but relatively steep, to the summit of the Mandlkogel. From here you have a beautiful view to the surrounding mountains. In particular you can see the Keeskogel, the highest mountain and the only glacier in Grossarltal.
For your descent, the slopes from the summit to the Modereggalm are particularly beautiful - especially if there is powder snow.
This tour is feasible from the pre-winter until spring, sufficient snow is therefore necessary. In case of bad weather this tour should not be done.
This tour is not suitable for beginners, since the trail in the area of the "Geissmahdloches" is often icy and is therefore very exhausting. Due to the "Geissmahdloch", this tour requires skills, strength and condition. This also necessary for the descent!
Observe the avalanche warning level!
This ski tour is due to the "Geissmahdloch" really exhausting. Skill and condition are required - this is also necessary for the descent.
Tips and hintsSki touring in Grossarltal
Getting thereYou go by car or public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag and further to the valley end to Gasthof Talwirt.
Parkingparking space Gasthof Talwirt
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Equipmentski touring equipment, transponder, shove, probe, charged mobile phone
Basic Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski Helmet
- 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
- 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
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski touring boots
- Ski touring bindings to fit boots
- Ski touring skins to fit 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.