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Ski tour – Laber

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  • Skitour Laber - Aufstieg über die Forststraße zur Soila-Alm
    / Skitour Laber - Aufstieg über die Forststraße zur Soila-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Skitour Laber
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Skitour Laber - an der Soila-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Skitour Laber
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Bernd Ritschel
  • / Skitour Laber
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Bahnhof Oberammergau Sporthaus Mühlstrasser - Oberammergau Laber Parkplatz WellenBerg, Oberammergau Erlebnisbad WellenBerg
Ski tour with a comfortable climb and a spectacular descent
Distance 7.6 km
3:00 h
753 m
753 m
1,645 m
897 m
After a comfortable ascent via the Soila Alm across attractive and open terrain, the Laberhaus Mountain Inn provides an ideal opportunity to take a break whilst taking in oustanding views of the Alps in the distance. Many are happy to take advantage of this stop-off point before commencing a steep climb presenting a gradient of up to 42%.

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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Thorsten Unseld
Update: December 20, 2021
Risk potential
Highest point
1,645 m
Lowest point
897 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Safety information

Bitte beachten Sie IMMER den Lawinenlagebericht:

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

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen


Hikers' car park at the valley station of the Laber Cable Car (897 m)
47.597635, 11.085076
47°35'51.5"N 11°05'06.3"E
32T 656739 5273687


Summit of the Laber

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the Laber Cable Car, start by following the route taken by the cable up the first small part of the mountain until you reach the forest road. Keeping alongside the River Laine, follow this road as far as the Bärenbadflecken, where you turn off right and ascend through open terrain to the Soila Alm. The route now becomes steeper, and the ski tour course turns off from the summer pathway to the right. It continues over the ridge of the Laberjoch and on to the Laberhaus Inn.
You descend into the valley via a very steep northern slope. In fact, the North slope of the Laber has a gradient of up to 42%. It is monitored by the Avalanche Commission and is the "steepest official downhill ski run in Germany". This descent should only be undertaken by experienced skiers.

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Public transport


bus stop: Oberammergau, WellenBerg/Laberbergbahn
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


Hikers' car park at the valley station of the Laber Cable Car


47.597635, 11.085076
47°35'51.5"N 11°05'06.3"E
32T 656739 5273687
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.


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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7.6 km
3:00 h
753 m
753 m
Highest point
1,645 m
Lowest point
897 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route suitable for snowboards Forest roads Clear area Forest Naturally on tour (DAV-initiative)


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