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Schwalbenwand Ski tour

An alpine experience on the Schwalbenwand

The Schwalbenwand is a mountain within the Hundsteingruppe range, located very close to Saalfelden. Anyone wishing to try this ski tour should already have experience in an alpine environment, as this tour is considered a difficult alpine tour. Make sure you bring the correct equipment and take the right safety precautions! 


  • Length: 6.6 km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Elevation gain: 1,320 m
  • Highest point: 1,986 m
  • Season: November until March
  • Difficulty: hard

Description of the ski tour on the Schwalbenwand

The starting point of this ski tour is the Gerlingwirt in Saalfelden. Here you can park your car and start the ascent. The ascent begins on an easy forest road but gets much more difficult for the second half. After the second alpine hut, the tour continues through a treeless landscape up to the summit of the Schwalbenwand.