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Ski tour to the Festkogel

THE ski touring highlight directly from our back door.

Stunning views from the summit of Festkogel

The Festkogel Mountain is undoubtedly one of the Gesäuse National Park’s ski touring highlights. Steep ascents, breath-taking views a midst of the towering peaks of the Hochtor Mountains group, a rush of adrenalin on the way up and absolute bliss when skiing down. Doesn’t this sound like the collective dream of all ski touring fans? Make that dream come true with a tour to the Festkogel that starts right behind the Kölblwirt. What are you waiting for?

The track to the Festkogel

Ski tour to the Festkogel
Ski tour to the Festkogel
The track to the Festkogel
The track to the Festkogel

What you need for your ski tour:

Avalanche report
  • Warm clothes to change into
  • Weather protection clothing
  • Beanie, gloves, ski helmet
  • Sun glasses and ski goggles
  • Sun screen for your skin
  • In spring: crampons (the paths may be frozen)
  • Safety equipment including avalanche transceiver, shovel and avalanche probe
  • Sufficient food and liquids
  • Information on weather conditions and avalanche warnings
  • Maps and information on the tour
  • Mobile phone, camera, perhaps binoculars

Ski tour fact box

Best time for a tour:
Cumulative elevation gain ascent:
approx. 1,400 metres
Cumulative elevation gain descent:
approx. 1,400 metres
Walking time:
approx. 4 hours
Technique ascent:
Demanding ascent. Steep sections are often frozen in the morning.
Fairly demanding. The 1,400 metres in height are steep.
Exposed positions:
The crossing to the summit is steep and exposed. Secure skiing technique is a prerequisite.
Technique decent:
Steep slopes, great firn, BUT you must be a master of your skis. Experience is essential and required.
South – East
GPS position:
Longitude: 14,620615
Latitude: 47,556556
Parking and stops:
Parking lot directly at the inn, which is also the best stop after the tour
Exposition descent:
South – East

The Kölblwirt insider TIP

The tour to the Festkogel Mountain is ideal for ski touring gourmets. In spring, this Alpine ascent is a real treat. You should start early, because when the conditions are good this tour is popular and there is not a lot of room on the summit. Make time your advantage and spend the night before at the Kölblwirt. This will save you travel time and you will be more relaxed when you start the tour. Just park your car at our inn: The tour starts directly from our back door. And after the tour, you can enjoy a refreshing beer and good food on our terrace bench right away.

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