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Snowshoe Tour: Rotlahner in S. Maddalean/Gsieser Tal Valley

Snowshoeing · Kronplatz
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Gsieser Tal–Welsberg–Taisten
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Map / Snowshoe Tour: Rotlahner in S. Maddalean/Gsieser Tal Valley
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moderate
11.4 km
3:30 h
1270 m
1280 m

The “Rotlahner” – an easy but famous ski mountain in the Gsieser Alps

Starting point: Head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m
Descent: back via the ascent route
Hiking time: 3 ½ hours
Level of difficulty: medium to difficult; with the exception of two steep slopes (one just beneath the Kasermähder Alm and the other in the area of the Heimwaldjoch) there are no considerable technical difficulties concerning the route
Altitude difference: 1270 m
Slope exposure: mainly southwest slopes

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2743 m
Lowest point
1465 m
Best time of year
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m, follow the signpost number 47 over the bridge, then immediately turn left, and after a few metres turn right. The snowshoe hike, or rather the ski tour, leads you parallel to the toboggan run and along the Tscharniet Stream uphill to the Köfler Alm at 1806 m. Pass the big boulder, keep straight (do not follow the forest road) and continue through the steeply ascending stretch of forest to the Kasermähder Alm at 2048 m, passing various types of pine covered in deep snow. The gentle snowy slopes of the “Stierböden” lead to the Heimwaldjöchl at 2648 m. Once there, turn right and reach your final destination, the Rotlahner, in just 15 minutes.

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Getting there

Monguelfo - Gsieser Tal Valley - Head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m

Coordinates

DD
46.842305, 12.249429
DMS
46°50'32.3"N 12°14'57.9"E
UTM
33T 290276 5191313
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
1270 m
Descent
1280 m
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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