Ski Touring: Stuhleck via the Kaltenbachgraben

Promising ski tour up to Stuhleck via the “Kaltenbachgraben”

The tour starts at the lift station “Promibahn / Kaltenbach”, following the forest road (continuing the “Kaltenbachstraße”). After 2 km, the road crosses a small and steeper track through the forest. The track again crosses a street (at km 3.3), make sure you take the small trail on the right towards the “Karl-Lechner-Haus”. After a small break, the tour continues on a small trail towards the top of Stuhleck to the “Alois-Günther-Haus”. The descent is done on ski slopes, following the slope towards “Promibahn” (always keep right).

Tip: The entire ski touring equipment (ski + fur, shoes, sticks) can be rented at Schneesport Taberhofer at reasonable conditions.

Tour Description

00:00 Parking at the parking lot Stuhleck / Promibahn, Kaltenbach (ticket required!)
00:01 Follow the forest road at the end of the street next to the river.
00:45 At the U-Turn (km 2), turn into the small trail through the forest.
01:32 The trail crosses a forest street and continues a few meters on the right handside (steep upwards).
01:50 Break at the Karl-Lechner-Haus ().
02:30 After the break, follow the trail upwards (straight) behind the Karl-Lechner-Haus.
02:55 At the crossing, continue on the right trail.
03:15 The Alois-Günther-Haus is now visible. Follow the trail towards the hut and thus the highest point of the tour.
03:30 Well deserved-break and lunch at Alois-Günther-Haus ().
04:30 Follow the trail towards the upper lift station and descend on the right-handside slope (blue slope 10).
04:39 Pass by the W11 (hut) and follow the slope 1 on the right handside.
04:40 Pass by the Schwaigerhütte and continue on the slope.
04:43 At the crossing (next to the mountain station of the Promibahn), stay on the right handside slope 3.
04:44 You can either take the red slope 3(straight) or the blue slope 3a(right). Both are leading towards the parking.
05:00 You reach the bottom station of the Promibahn and the parking. This is also the end of the tour.

At a glance

Level easy-moderate
Shape / Fitness
Best time in the year  

General Tour Data

Area: Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 906m (2h 35min)
Descent: 907m (17min)
Highest Pt: 1782m
Lowest Pt: 868m
Duration: 3h 25min (without breaks)
6h 00min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Karl-Lechner-Haus (1450m)
Alois-Günther-Haus (1782m)
W11 (1639m).
Schwaigerhütte (1536m).
Kaltenbachimbiss (872m)
Equipment: Touring Skis + Equipment
Backpack with standard equipment
Snacks and water
Sun & Weather protection
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Tour Diary

2022-03-12 10:15

Weather: Sunny
Participants: Stefan
Activity: Strava
Comment: There was no snow anymore at the top. The last 30 meters, I could not use the skies anymore.
Parking at the “Kaltenbachgraben” is no longer permitted by the operator of the cable cars!


2021-02-13 09:40

Weather: sunny (cold)
Participants: Stefan, Robert
Activity: Strava
Comment: Parking at the “Kaltenbachgraben” is no longer permitted by the operator of the cable cars!


2018-03-09 10:00

Weather: Partly cloudy
Participants: Stefan, Bernhard, Hans
Activity: Suunto

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