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Söldenkogel - Sölden

Ski Touring · Sölden
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Ötztal Tourismus
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1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Stallwiesalm Kleblealm

SÖLDEN /GRANBICHL --> Parkplatz Schranke --> Kleble Alm --> Söldenkogel --> Stallwiesalm -->Parkplatz Schranke --> SÖLDEN GRANBICHL
difficult
8.6 km
4:00 h
1450 m
1450 m
The Söldenkogel is one the home mountain of Sölden and is reachable in summer and in winter. Furthermore, the Söldenkogel is one of the most beautiful sightseeing mountains in Sölden.

The tour starts at the free parking at the barrier, above Sölden in the part Granbichl. From there you go comfortably on a wide, groomed forestroad to Kleble Alm (2000m). From the Kleble Alm you go straight into the open ground until you reach an old stable. Continue through several rock ledges and banister ridges to the ridge where the ski depot is located. From the ski depot, it takes you only a short time to reach the peak. 

The downhill way to Kleble Alm is the same way which you go up . Behind the Kleblealm you can downhill through the alpine meadows to the cozy Stallwiesalm (refreshment stop). From Stallwiesalm the downhill take place on the groomed forest road to the parking lot at the barrier.

Author’s recommendation

The Stallwiesalm, which is located on the way to the Söldenkogel, is open in summer and in winter and invites you to eat and drink something after the tour to the Söldenkogel.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2902 m
1457 m
Highest point
Söldenkogel (2902 m)
Lowest point
parking at the barrier (1457 m)
Best time of year
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Exposition
NESW

Rest Stop

Kleblealm
Stallwiesalm

Safety information

Please have a look on the actuell snow and avalanchesituation:

https://www.oetztal.com/winter.html     &    https://avalanche.report/albina-web/bulletin/bulletin/bulletin/bulletin/latest?lang=en

 

Avalanche Hazard Scale

1 (LOW)

Triggering is generally possible but only from high additional load in isolated areas of extremely steep terrain. Only small-sized sluffs and natural avalanches are expected. Snow layers are generally stable.

2 (MODERATE)

Avalanches may be triggered in case of truly heavy loads, especially on a few explicitly indicated, steep slopes. Large spontaneous avalanches are not expected. In general, the snowpack is well bonded except on some very steep slopes. Choose your route carefully, avoid the indicated slopes and exposed sections.

3 (CONSIDERABLE)

Triggering is very probable even from low additional loads, particularly on the indicated steep slopes. On some steeper slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur. On most steepslopes the snow layer is only moderately or weakly stable. Expertavalanche knowledge is required. You must avoid the indicated steepslopes and highly exposed sections.

4 (HIGH)

Avalanches are likely to be triggered on many of the indicated steepslopes even if only light loads are applied. In some places, numerous medium-sized and also large-sized natural avalanches are expected.The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes. Choose your route according to these criteria, select only moderately steep terrain by avoiding the avalanche runout zones. Very expert avalanche knowledge is required.

5 (EXTREMELY HIGH)

Numerous huge or very large-sized natural avalanches are expected also in moderately steep terrain. Safe skiing is not possible anymore, not even in the marked ski area. The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable. Don‘t go ski mountaineering at all!

 

 

 

Equipment

Recommended Ski Mountaineering Equipment

The „standard ski mountaineering equipment“ is: touring skis with touring bindings, telescopic poles, climbing skins, ski crampons, digital avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, firstaid kit and mobile phone. A „complete glacier equipment set“ contains: sit harness, two prusik loops of different lengths and ascenders, two HMS biners, icepick, climbing irons and rope. Pack your rucksack carefully and don‘t forget extra clothes for the descent, sun protection/cream, cold protection, enough food and drink. If you stay overnight at a mountain hut take toiletry articles and a hut sleeping bag with you!

 

LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY

  • Easy: Short or moderately long tours, always easy, with ascents not steeper than 25° or slightly steeper only on short sections.
  • Intermediate: Moderately long or long tours of intermediate difficulty with ascents up to 35° or slightly steeper only on short sections.
  • Difficult: Very challenging and long or very long tours with ascents that can exceed 40°, comprising also climbing sections up to difficulty grade II (UIAA).

 

Tips, hints and links

Ski Mountaineering Rules
  • If you enjoy activities amid nature always respect the local guidelines when you set out on a ski tour (for example: wildlife preserves, hunting enclosures, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.).
  • Don‘t enter protected wildlife zones or feeding areas amid naturelandscapes, and avoid noise.
  • Cross forest areas in winter only on sign posted trails or marked routes as wild animals can panic if they hear loud voices or noise.
  • Learn more about the habitat of wild animals in the mountains, avoid getting too close to them. Watch them only from a safe distance. Please put your dog on a lead, it is absolutely irresponsible to take dogs into the forest without leashing them because wild animals suffer from food deficiency and weakness in winter.
  • Excellent planning and time management: start your tour early enough and return before darkness. In spring you should be back on the hut or in the valley at 12 noon (avalanche hazard!) at the latest.
  • Never cross forestation zones and areas with young plants and trees.

 

Ötztal Tourismus doesn‘t take any responsibility for the suggested tours. It is strongly recommended to enlist a certified local mountainguide. Glacier crossings are allowed only in a group by using a rope.

Before you set out on a tour you should inform someone down in the valley about the tour‘s destination and when you plan to be back. Anavalanche transceiver is an absolute must for Alpine ski mountaineering tours.

 

More details about ski mountaineering tours in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/skitouren

Start

Parking at the barrier - Sölden/Granbichl (1456 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.963436, 11.014459
UTM
32T 653252 5203070

Destination

Söldenkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

You Start the tour at the free parking at the barrier, above Sölden in the part Granbichl. From there you go comfortably on a wide, groomed forest road to 2000m to Kleble Alm (2000 m). From the Kleble Alm you go straight into the open ground until you reach an old stable. Continue through several rock ledges and banister ridges to the ridge where the ski depot is located. From the ski depot, go along the ridge to the summit.

The downhill with skis is the same way which you go up from Kleble Alm. Behind the Kleblealm you can downhill through the alpine meadows to the cozy Stallwiesalm (refreshment stop). From Stallwiesalm you ski up on the groomed forest road to the parking lot at the barrier.

Public transport

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi.  The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps

 

 

Parking

Above Sölden in Granbichl there is a small parking lot, which you can use during the day for free. The parking lot is located below the barrier in a curve.If this parking lot is full than you can park your car at the Postplatz, also for free during the day. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1450 m
Descent
1450 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Summit tour

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