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Preber South Slopes Ski Tour

 
Preber South Slopes Ski Tour

Page Type: Route

Location: Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.19753°N / 13.86621°E

Object Title: Preber South Slopes Ski Tour

Route Type: Skiing

Season: Spring, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Easy to Medium Hard

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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Apr 20, 2007 / Apr 20, 2007

Object ID: 286739

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The Character

Long and joyful, easy ski tour. Only in very bad conditions the top section can be harder. Good 3 hours for ascent (1225m), 1 hour (or less) for the downhill.

Getting There

See the main page how to get to Preber See, 1514m.

Route Description

 
Preber Map
Preber map

From the parking place at Preber See take the mountain road which ascends through the woods towards the north. It is also marked, actually the marked path takes shortcuts directly through the light woods. In some 30 minutes you reach Prodingerhuette, 1734m, and in another 30 minutes Preberhalterhuette, 1862m. There the terrain opens and you can already see all the broad slopes till the fore-summit of Preber.
 
Preber Ski Ascent
Preber ski ascent

 
Preber South Slopes
Preber south slopes

From the hut the ski trail usually continues a bit towards the right, towards the broad ravine, but soon starts tending left again and so ascens on the southern ridge of Preber. The slopes are gentle, so you keep ascending directly up - no turns, no rest for your heart. You quickly gain altitude, but the ascent is also quite long and tiresome. The last 200 meters below the fore-summit are a bit more steep. You do them in a few turns with skis. If the snow is hard or even icy, take here some care not to slide down! On the fore-summit there are a few rocks and some skiers leave skis there. But you have only some 50 more meters to go and the summit slope is also appropriate for skiing. So, proceed to the big cross on the main summit.

You ski down in the direction of ascent. Depending on conditions, you can also choose slopes, inclined more towards the SE or SW.

Essential Gear

Ordinary tour skiing equipment. In hard snow 'ski crampons' are helpful.

Images

Preber ascentPreber from TamswegPreber from Preber SeePreber MapPreber South SlopesPreberPreber Ski Ascent