Ski tour to the Schwarzkopf
Seep ascents, really alpine landscape and amazing snow conditions - welcome to the Schwarzkopf
The Schwarzkopf is a real alpine-tour. You will not find any easy hills, where ski tour beginners become lucky. The tour to the Schwarzkopf is steep and long, but alpinists will gain the best views to the Hohe Tauern national park and will find the best snow conditions of the entire region. All winter long - stable and save conditions are required.
The way to the Schwarzkopf
Just like some other tours, we start our tour in the area of Bad Fusch. If you stand at the north shore of the lake Zell and you look to the South, you can see it from far. When you drive on the road to Fusch, you can see the steep hills and tough ridges, which wait for you on your way up to the summit of the Schwarzkopf.
It is not as bad, as it seems - the tour starts at the parking spots in Bad Fusch and starts to follow an easy narrow road. After this warm up, we leave the road and follow the summer-hiking-path towards the Rieger Alm. The track is steep ans we quickly gain altitude. At the Rieger Alm we follow the steep hill and the views become more amazing. On top of the Rieger-Alm-area the track follows a narrow way through the rocks and we reach the area of the Grünkar.
A few hundred meters higher there the frozen "Grün-lake" and from there we have the first glance at the Schwarzkopf summit. We will reach it to the South via futher 300 to 400 vertical meters and than we have the greatest view to the Hohen Tauern we can imagine. For the descent we follow the uphill-track - the area is huge enough so everybody will find enough space. The hills are steep and the ski tour to the Schwarzkopf needs stable and save snow conditons. Check the avalange report.
|Best time for touring:
especially in spring, with stable conditions, also in winter
approx. 4,5-5 hours
steep ascent - advanced technique required
|endurance and shape:
long and steep - good shape and experience is needed
Amazing, steep hills. Skiing experts will have a lot of fun
|Parking, drinking, eating
Parking in Bad Fusch. Drinking and eating in the Lampenhäusl
Do not forget
- Warm first and second layers
- Hard shells for bad weather
- Dukes, gloves and ski helmet
- Sunglasses and goggles
- Sun screen for the skin
- In Spring - maybe crampons
- Safety equipment Peacon, shovel and avalanche pole
- Enough food and drinks
- Weather forecast and avalanche report
- Maps and touring information
- Mobile phone and camera
If you've ever asked yourself, what's that amazing mountain range near Fusch, that can be seen from the lake Zell and the entire region - this is the area of the Schwarzkopf. If you like long and hard ski tours and do not want to resign stunning views and amazing summits, you should take your touring skis to the top of the Schwarzkopf. The hotel Lampenhäusl is the best base-camp for that. From the hotel you reach Bad Fusch within minutes and after the tour we offer great food in our restaurant. Also we offer our sauna- and relax area, where you will get back the powder to your tired muscles, as there are more ski tours waiting for you.
We look forward to meeting you soon!