When ski touring in the Gesäuse there’s simply no way to avoid the mountaineering village of Johnsbach. Thanks to its fantastic location and the great snow conditions it’s a true ski touring paradise. That’s why at Kölblwirt Inn they came up with the idea of establishing a ski touring test centre where you can test out equipment. So, Johnsbach is a popular starting point for skiing tours, which is why we recommend visiting it on a weekday or outside the holiday season.
Something that makes the Gesäuse special when it comes to ski touring are the National Park Routes, which are signposted even in Winter in order to not disturb the deer during the dormant season – and also to make sure that you don’t get lost! Be prepared to be wowed by the views of all the winter wonders, small and large, on your descent.
If you don’t feel entirely safe ski touring on your own, you should take somebody along that really knows his or her way around and understands how to read the snow conditions. And that brings us to the mountain guides, because they also offer their services during the winter when the snowy mountains are calling us. And let’s not forget about the BaseCamps, where you can receive complete training for ski touring in small groups.