Difficult and alpine ski tour to the Mittagskogel.
This challenging tour starts either with a forest road or a steeper forest path to the Bertahütte and then you have to take the main tour to the summit of the Mittagskogel.
Also try out the skitour to the Ferlacher Spitze - especially, if the weather is not absolutely perfect.
Mittagskogel, 2141 m
Forststraße, 1036 m
Best time of year
We recommend to do this tour in spring and it requires alpine experience, very good physical condition and ski technique, safe snow conditions and your assessment of the avalanche situation. A very early start is also recommended.
Forest road to Bertahütte - depending on the snow situation (1035 m)
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Sometimes, depending on the snow situation, the forest road to the Bertahütte is accessible in also in winter months. Therefore, the described tour starts a little below the parking area on that road. Follow the forest road until you reach the barrier. From there you can either take the forest road or the steeper forest path (path no. 680) to get up to the Bertahütte. From here, follow the signposted ascent (path no. 680). At the beginning you have to cross some smaller gorges until you get to the east flank of the "Hühnekogel". From there follow numerous serpentines upwards to the 2,070 m high saddle. To the north-west, you can reach the Mittagskogel. For the descent take the same way back.
Unteraichwald can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.
Coming from Villach or from the Rosental Valley take the B85 (Rosentalstraße) to Unteraichwald and then turn southwards at the Hotel Mittagskogel into the Kopeiner Straße. At the junction in Kopein, leave the paved road and turn right towards Bertahütte.
Depending on the snow situation, you can park along the forest road.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Kompass Nr. 062 - Villach / Faaker See (M 1:25 000)
Skitour equipment (avalanche probe and shovel etc.), ski crampons, changing clothes, hot drinks, firs aid kit and smartphone.