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Skitour Nature Park Dobratsch - from Bad Bleiberg via the "Alpenlahner" up to the Dobratsch

Ski Touring · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficult skitour starting from Bad Bleiberg.
difficult
3.7 km
4:00 h
1,253 m
6 m
The "Alpenlahner" or "Lahner" as it is more often called, has got a bad reputation due to its difficulty. The locals associate with it the legendary "Lahner ski race" but also devastating avalanches, which destroyed part of the village. However, it is still definitely one of the best skitours in this area.
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Region Villach
Updated: August 16, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Dobratsch, 2,166 m
Lowest point
Bad Bleiberg, 904 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

This tour should only be done when the snow conditions are perfect and if you have alpine experience, perfect ski skills and know about the danger of avalanches.

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Bad Bleiberg - parking area near ORF cable car (904 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.624624, 13.685748
DMS
46°37'28.6"N 13°41'08.7"E
UTM
33T 399386 5164290
w3w 
///drain.negotiable.gloomier

Destination

Dobratsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Start this tour in Bad Bleiberg. Opposite the fire brigade and east of the cable car follow path (no. 295) which branches off southwards towards Dobratsch. Over a meadow and after short climb you will come past a small chapel, where the trail leads into the forest. Follow the trail on a pleasant slope. You will cross a forest trail and come into ever steeper terrain. At about 1250 meters above sea level, the forest becomes less dense due to past avalanches. In some bends you cross a steep part of the trail and then crosses the so-called Alpenlahner. Continue through tree-free terrain. The last 200 meters at the exit of the Alpenlahner are quite difficult!

At nearly 2000 meters above sea level you will reach the Dobratsch plateau the alpine trail coming from the restaurant Rosstratte. This trail is popular as a route up to the Dobratsch. From here head westwards and after a few minutes you will reach the top with its chapel (Windische Kapelle). Enjoy the magnificent view of the Julian Alps with Triglav, Razor and Prisank as well as the Gailtaler Alps. Follow the same way back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Take the bus to Bad Bleiberg and exit at the bus stop at the restaurant "Zum Mohren". You can find the timetabe here.

Getting there

From Villach drive to Obere Fellach and then take the Bleiberger Landesstrasse via Heiligengeist to Bad Bleiberg to the tourist information office.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces available at the tourist information office.

Coordinates

DD
46.624624, 13.685748
DMS
46°37'28.6"N 13°41'08.7"E
UTM
33T 399386 5164290
w3w 
///drain.negotiable.gloomier
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 064 - Villach Alpe / Unteres Drautal (M 1:50 000)

Equipment

Skitour equipment (avalanche probe and shovel etc.), ski crampons, changing clothes, hot drinks, firs aid kit and smartphone.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
1,253 m
Descent
6 m
Public transport friendly One-way route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Forest roads suitable for snowboards Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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