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Ski tour – Großer Aufacker

Back-country skiing · Ammergauer Alpen
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Short and sweet ski tout up onto one of the "home mountains" of Oberammergau
easy
Distance 6.9 km
1:30 h
655 m
650 m
1,529 m
890 m
Short and sweet ski tout up onto one of the "home mountains" of Oberammergau

The course was developed in 2015 by the German Alpine Association working in conjunction with local representatives (forestry, hunting and farmers) as part of the “Environmentally friendly mountain skiing and climbing” project.

Author’s recommendation

Nach der Tour wartet das Heißwasserbecken des Erlebnisbad WellenBerg in Oberammergau auf Ihren Besuch. Bei traumhafter Kulisse lässt es sich hier im 34Grad warmen Becken bestens entspannen.
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Author
Thorsten Unseld
Update: December 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,529 m
Lowest point
890 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Bitte beachten Sie IMMER den Lawinenlagebericht: www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.

Tips and hints

Unterkunft finden in Oberammergau

Prospekte bestellen

Naturverträglich unterwegs sein

Kulturmeile entdecken

Start

Edge of the village of Oberammergau, Romanshöhweg (897 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.598476, 11.085111
DMS
47°35'54.5"N 11°05'06.4"E
UTM
32T 656739 5273780
w3w 
///runways.talcum.anyway

Destination

Großer Aufacker

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins at the northern edge of Oberammergau at the end of Rottstraße. If there is enough snow, strap on your skis at the car and proceed along Romanshöhenweg heading in the direction of the Romanshöhe. After 150 metres, cross the Eselaine stream and turn right. You then follow the road staright ahead for approximately 600 metres, when
you will enter open terrain. Ascend by following the fall line between two rift valleys, the Lainegraben and the Schnitzelgraben. You will also cross the winter hiking trail "Altherrenweg".
You will soon enter the mountain forest. Keep following the fall line, passing two forest roads. After the second of these, the tour leads off to the right. A few hundred metres further, you will enter a clearing, from where a cutting in the forest takes you up to the summit of the Großer Aufacker.
Descent back into the valley is via the same route taken uphill.

Never get lost again. We recommend our free app "Ammergau Alp tour planner", which includes all tours in the region.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Oberammergau, Bahnhof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Oberammergau Bahnhof
Murnau - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Getting there

A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau

Parking

Rottstraße, Kaspar-Schisler-Gasse (free of charge)

Coordinates

DD
47.598476, 11.085111
DMS
47°35'54.5"N 11°05'06.4"E
UTM
32T 656739 5273780
w3w 
///runways.talcum.anyway
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Equipment

For beautiful ski touring in the Ammergauer Alps we recomend the following equipment:
  • Backcountry Skis  or Snowboard
  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Snow Shovel
  • Poles
  • Climbing Skins
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Headlamp / Flashlight
  • Food
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Long Underwear
  • Tops / Bottoms (synthetic)
  • Gaiters
  • Fleece
  • Pants
  • Fleece
  • Vest
  • Outer Shell
  • Pants
  • Gloves / Mittens
  • Synthetic Outer Socks

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
655 m
Descent
650 m
Highest point
1,529 m
Lowest point
890 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Summit route suitable for snowboards Clear area Forest Naturally on tour (DAV-initiative)

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