Magical views - ski tours up the Katrin
Over the last few years Bad Ischl's local mountain the Katrin has developed into a real training mountain for ski tours
Swap the cable car for climbing skins and draw your own tracks in the snow: ski tours promise a winter adventure in tune with nature. You experience the original purity of skiing fun with every move
Tracks in the snow
Over the last few years the Katrin has developed into a training mountain for ski tourers However, if you choose the option via the Windengraben you are usually on your own for slightly more than half of the climb. As the mountain innkeeper of the Katrin Alm (a stop here is definitely recommended!) drives up the mountain every day with the piste basher you practically have a slope as a downhill run.
The Katrin cable car also runs at the weekends, when the mountain restaurant's sunny terrace next to the cable car station invites you to take a rest after an exhausting climb.
The mountain is calling
From the car park you follow the ski slope for roughly 45 minutes until a forest road crosses at 895 m altitude after a longer straight section. You follow this to the left and then left again at another junction. This passes underneath the cable car.
At another left-hand bend we leave the road and continue straight on. The rest of our climb is crossed several times initially in a south-easterly then southerly direction up to an altitude of 1,180 m. We now turn westwards and mainly follow the mountain ridge to where a summer trail that is also still clearly visible in the winter crosses the path at an altitude of 1,362 m. Keeping to the left, there is just a slight climb on the summer path south of the Feuerkogel past the Katrin Alm. Please note that there is always a danger of avalanches!
Another option would be to reach the Katrin Alm from the afore-mentioned crossing of paths via the peak. This detour is just a few minutes.
The climb over the Windengraben is very safe from avalanches. Nevertheless, standard equipment should always be used!
We will be happy to assist and support you at the Goldener Ochs so that your ski tour experience is a total success! Send us a non-binding enquiry straight away or book directly online for your ski tour holiday.