Twiglight tour Aberg
- Brief description
Ski touring in the Hochkönig region is a dreamlike experience! Numerous twilight tours, where selected pistes and huts are specially exempted from the piste closure! And all of this in the midst of an unparalleled mountain panorama.
- Starting point
Car park Abergbahn valley station
AbergbahnTischlerhütte1.7 kmAbergalm2.9 km
- Best season
When the pistes slowly empty and the sun sets behind the limestone giants, the Hochkönig ski region is bathed in a sea of different hues - a natural spectacle perfect for enjoying with regional delicacies at the Abergalm, Tischlerhütte and Wastlalm.
Every Wednesday, pistes no. 10/22/23 (starting point Abergbahn valley station /Maria Alm piste) are exempt from the piste closure for ski tourers from 5pm to 10pm.
The tour starts at the car park of the 8-person Aberg cable car in Maria Alm. The route goes up along piste no. 10. Continue on piste no. 22 past the Christernreith mountain inn and the Tischlerhütte. To the right of the Schönangerbahn mountain station is piste no. 23 to the Wastlalm and on to the Abergalm. From here, persevering ski tourers can make a last steep ascent via piste 23 up to the top station of the Karlift.
At the Abergalm, Wastlalm and Tischlerhütte ski huts you can enjoy the sunset with regional delicacies.
Descent like ascent.
- Highest point
- 1,598 m
- Height profile
Ski touring equipment
Backpack with hot drink and light snack
First aid kit
- Safety instructions
Healthy in the mountains Ski and snowshoe tours are endurance sports. The valuable stress stimuli for heart and circulation require health and good self-assessment. Avoid time pressure and choose the pace so that no one in your group gets out of breath. Make sure you have energy reserves for the descent.
Careful planning Maps, guide books, internet and experts provide information on length, altitude difference, difficulty and current conditions. Pay particular attention to the weather forecast, as strong winds and poor visibility greatly increase the risk of accidents.
Study the avalanche situation report Before setting out on the tour, inform yourself in detail about the current danger level (European danger scale for avalanches in 5 levels). Pay particular attention to the information on danger points (Where is it dangerous today?) and sources of danger (What is the main danger today?).
Complete equipment Adapt your equipment to the winter conditions and make sure your backpack is light. For avalanche emergencies, an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe are standard, as are a first aid kit, bivouac sack and mobile phone. An airbag system increases the chances of survival.
Regular hydration breaks Fluids, energy and breaks are necessary to maintain performance and concentration. Hot, isotonic drinks are ideal thirst quenchers and warmers. Easy-to-digest foods such as muesli bars, dried fruit and biscuits satisfy small hunger pangs on the way.
Weigh up the avalanche risk When it comes to recognising the avalanche danger, humans have narrow limits. Therefore, base your decisions on strategic methods of risk assessment (reduction methods) and learn to recognise danger signs in the terrain.
Maintain distances Relief distances of 10 m when ascending steep slopes (≥ 30°) reduce the load on the snowpack and increase comfort when making hairpin turns. Always keep distances of at least 30 m when skiing downhill and ski very steep slopes (≥ 35 °) individually.
Avoid falls Falls on the descent are the most frequent cause of accidents on ski tours. They also place a great deal of additional stress on the snowpack. Good skiing technique and a speed adapted to your ability reduce the risk. A ski helmet can protect against head injuries.
Small groups Small groups enable mutual help and reduce the risk of triggering an avalanche. Stay together in the group. Attention lone skiers: Even small incidents can lead to serious emergencies. Therefore always inform familiar people about destination, route and return.
Respect for nature To protect nature: Do not leave waste behind, avoid noise, do not enter reforested areas, respect protected and restricted areas. Show special consideration for wild animals in winter! To get there, carpool or use public transport.
Emergency numbers: Alpine emergency call: 140
International emergency call: 122
In the Hochkönig region there are also weekly organised or individually guided ski tours with state-certified mountain and ski guides. Registration at the tourist offices Maria Alm, Dienten or Mühlbach.
- Additional information
Coming from Salzburg: Take the A10 motorway to the Bischofshofen exit, then take the B311 towards Bischofshofen. Follow the Hochkönig Bundesstraße/B164 to Maria Alm.
Coming from Innsbruck/ Kufstein: Take the Loferer Straße/B178 in the direction of St. Johann i.T., then follow the Hochkönig Bundesstraße/B164 via Saalfelden to Maria Alm.
A valid vignette is required to use the Austrian motorway and motorway network. It is also compulsory to carry a first-aid kit, warning triangle and high-visibility waistcoat. Further information can be found under Asfinag.
- Public transportation
Free parking at the Aberg ski centre
The tour Twiglight tour Aberg is used by outdooractive.com provided.
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern