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Snow shoe hike – Kolbensattel Hut

Snowshoeing · Zugspitz Region
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  • Schneeschuhwanderung Kolbensattelhütte - Terrasse der Kolbensattelhütte
    / Schneeschuhwanderung Kolbensattelhütte - Terrasse der Kolbensattelhütte
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Winter CC Thomas Bichler
  • / Schneeschuhwanderung Kolbensattelhütte - Weißwurstessen auf der Kolbensattelhütte
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Winter CC Thomas Bichler
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    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Matthias Fend
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    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Matthias Fend
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    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Matthias Fend
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Piste tour up to the cosy surroundings of the Kolbensattel Hut and its magnificent sun terrace
easy
Distance 4.8 km
2:26 h
417 m
417 m
Easy ascent and descent to the Kolbensattel Hut via the ski tour educational trail. The route winds its way up the ski piste, meaning that there is a good guarantee of snow.

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

Genießen Sie auf der Sonnenterrasse der Kolbensattelhütte bayerische Schmankerl. Wem es hier gut gefällt kann hier noch länger verweilen und den Abstieg bequem mit der Kolbensattelbahn machen.
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Author
Thorsten Unseld
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
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Highest point
1,278 m
Lowest point
861 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Kolbensattelhütte

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

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Car park at the Kolbensattel (860 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.597450, 11.048784
DMS
47°35'50.8"N 11°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 654012 5273593
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Destination

Kolbensattel Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent to the Kolbensattel Hut is via an extremely straightforward route. All you need to do is to follow the signposted ski tour educational trail, which begins at the top car park at the Kolbensattel. The path mostly leads along the edge of the piste as it snakes its way upwards. Please be sure to descend alongside the uphill route for the ski tourers at all times so as not to destroy the trail. In the upper section of the tour, your route will occasionally take you through mountain forest.
The descent is via the same route as the ascent.

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

Car park at the Kolbensattel

Coordinates

DD
47.597450, 11.048784
DMS
47°35'50.8"N 11°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 654012 5273593
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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

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.

For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
4.8 km
Duration
2:26 h
Ascent
417 m
Descent
417 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Forest roads Clear area Forest Naturally on tour (DAV-initiative)

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