• Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 16: Weissenhofalm – Flachau

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Duration 5h
Length 12.87km
Max Altitude 1991m
Ascent 442m
descent 1305m
On the trail of Olympic champion Hermann Maier
On the trail of Olympic champion Hermann Maier
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After an alpine breakfast at the Weissenhofalm, the Salzburger Almenweg starts briefly to the right into the saddle between Moseregg and Wildbühel and over the ridge (path no. 714) to this 1,916-metre-high small peak. On the other side, a short descent and over the ridge to the 1,961-metre-high Mooskopf. Crossing this once again small peak, you reach the lifts that connect Kleinarl with Flachauwinkl and Zauchensee in winter, and continue downhill on a goods road to the Frauenalmsattel.

There, a trail branches off to the left uphill and circles the Ahornkarkopf on its west side to the fork in the Ahornkarsattel. From here, follow the path no. 714 straight ahead, which leads over the ridge to the Saukarkopf (2,014 m) and on to the Grießenkareck (1,991 m). This is where the long descent to Flachau begins: the Grießenkareck is crossed and you descend via the north ridge (path no. 41) to the Alpengasthof Kogelalm at the mountain station of the "Flying Mozart" gondola.

Continue along the ski slopes following trail no. 41 down to the Starjet 2 mountain station and to the Latschenhof and Jandlalm refreshment stops. Newly created hiking trails (path no. 42) take you right through the ski area. Along the route there are other places to stop for refreshments, such as the Hofalm or the Waldgasthof, which invite you to linger and soak up the sun, especially in good weather. Past the mountain station of the Starjet 1, keep right at the fork in the road and continue down the Wastlsteig (path no. 42) on steep terrain in the forest. Finally, it goes over the Hermann Maier World Cup course past the finish house of the Ski World Cup races to the World Cup resort of Flachau to the end of the stage at the tourist information. If you don't want to make the 8.8-kilometre descent along the summer ski slopes on foot, you can take the lift down to the valley: the "Starjet 1+2" chairlifts are also in operation in summer (more information here).

Once you have arrived in the valley, Flachau opens its doors and offers a wide variety of options for overnight stays. Since today's stage is not too long, it is a good idea to explore the holiday resort more closely. A circular trail in the village, the Hermann Maier Gallery, the "Lucky Flitzer" summer toboggan run or the two bathing lakes provide a varied programme.

Refreshment and accommodation options

Weißenhofalm (1,770 m), T. +43 664 550 4925 refresh. / accomm. / Alpine summer hut / Accomodation Partner Salzburger Almenweg Information and Booking Centre powered by Trail Angels

Kogelalm (1.850m), (approx. after 3 hours) T. +43 6413 8582 refresh. / accom.

Latschenhof (1.720m) (approx. after 3,5 hours), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2576 refresh. / accom.Jandlalm (1.700m) (nach ca. 1,5 Stunden), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2577 refresh. / accom.

Hofalm (1.700m) (approx. after 3,5 hours), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2332 refresh. / Alpine summer hut

Waldgasthof (1.350m) (approx. after 3,5 hours), Ende Mai bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2328 refresh. / accom.

Numerous places to stop for refreshments an overnight stays in Flachau, www.flachau.com refresh. / accom.

Accomodation Partner Salzburger Almenweg Information and Booking Centre powered by Trail Angels: Hotel Tirolerhof, more information: https://www.hotel-tirolerhof.com/, T. +43 6457 2779

Haus am Hammerrain, more information: https://www.hammerrain.at/, T. +43 6457 2428

To make sure your day in the mountains is an unforgettable experience, here you can find some tips to keep you safe in the mountains.

Hier finden Sie alles rund um den passenden Wanderschuh, die perfekte Ausrüstung und die richtige Geh-Technik.

If you arrive by car, you can park for free in Kleinarl at the entrance to the village (Kletter-Welt car park) with the "Almenweg parking disc". The ascent from the valley floor in Kleinarl to the Weissenhofalm takes approx. 3 hours.

St. Johann is an important train station on the Salzburg to Pongau line. Both local and long-distance trains stop here, and the station is close to the city centre. From here the Postbus No. 530 goes to Wagrain and on to Kleinarl (journey time: 18 or 32 minutes). The public transport connection from Wagrain to Flachau and Altenmarkt is provided by bus route no. 520.

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©  (c) Flachau Tourismus / Salzburger Almenweg
©  (c) Flachau Tourismus / Salzburger Almenweg