Saalbach - Stoffenalm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang

Slightly lesser known descent

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
181 m
Descent
808 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
40˚
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Saalbach - Stoffenalm Map

Description

After the exit from the Seekar-bar lift, head to the left and ascend beside the ridge to the top of the Stoffenwand (2107m). When seing the cross at the summit, traverse SE below the ridge for about 400m on flat ground at 1950m. Shortly before a sparse mountain forest, turn right to the somewhat steeper slope to reach approximately 1700m. Below the forest to the left on a forest road is the Stoffen-Grundalm hut (1560m). After the pasture left lies a meadow, which you follow until you reach a small hut below on a forest road. At about 1480m you will see the forest. Follow the gentle slope at the forest path to a pylon on a clearing pass, which is a mostly cleared, but paved road. Follow this road into the valley, across a bridge on the right side of a stream. Then it's flat to a hydro construction where you must rise uphill a few meters. From here its mostly cleared and you can only go out of the valley next to the edge of the road. After 500m, turn left just before a small chapel. Then you approach several houses (Pension Falkenhain). Follow this uphill 20m and you will arrive at a fork after a curve. There, keep to the right and go straight to the end of the settlement. Then you arrive at a ski route back to the ski resort on a ski run from the Zwölferkogel mountain. This is followed either to the right to the valley station of Westgipfelbahn or left the station of the Zwölferkogel gondola.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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