Ornach Ski-tour

Short ski-tour up Ornach (1572m).

Ski Touring Easy

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
416 m
Descent
416 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

A quick tour up to the summit of Ornach, 1572m.

The start of this tour is from a guest-house that isn't public parking, so you may be asked to park elsewhere.

Follow the marked trail up the zig-zag path through the trees.

You'll emerge on the open, south-east facing slope.

Continue up, picking a line of your choice, to get to the cross at the top. From Ornach, you can also continue up to Jochschrofen.

On a powder day the descent starts with a completely open, steep face that's great to ski. You then return on the zig zag path you came up on.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

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, December

Features

  • Face
  • Tree Skiing

Equipment required

  • Skins

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