Skitouring in Saalfelden Leogang

About 10 years ago skitouring was a sport for winter enthusiasts, who had to get up the summits even in winter. However, today it is totally different! There are so many people who love to recharge their batteries in the mountains and who find their power and energy while skitouring. In Saalfelden Leogang there are perfect conditions for skitouring, due to the many summits and natural routes. Every year there are more and more people who try out skitouring and this tendency is expected to increase in the next years. 

Be aware of your environment

It's like an inner longing for nature, which has always been inside us, but now awakens: We go out into nature, listen to the birds, and the rushing river, just moving in nature and breath in the fresh air. We are aware of the four seasons of the year with all their typical characteristics and we are simply happy about being in nature. Just calm down and enjoy your day. How beautiful it is that mountains and the idyllic nature exist!

The new trend: skitouring

In the last few years, sports brands specialized in equipment for skitouring. The cloths and the equipment are not only functional and professional, but especially stylish. The offer is tremendously big - the people, who are skitouring, are sporty, like nature and are up to date. No surprise that everyone wants to join this particular group. There are a lot of people who want to try it, gather experiences and then decide, whether they do like the sport or not. A few years ago, there were not so many possibilites. You either had to join someone, who did skitouring professionally and lend the equipment from friends or you had to buy the equipment immediately. Today you are spoilt for choiche. There are sports shops, skiguides, hiking guides and mountain guides, who are specialized in the new target group. Nowadays it's easy to try it out and see if you like it. 

First skitouring experiences in Saalfelden Leogang

In Saalfelden Leogang you have got several possibilities to try out skitouring for the first time. And even for advanced skitourers there are many possibilites. When you are a beginner, we recommend booking a tour guide to gather experiences, so that you stay safe and you can learn it step by step. Also have a look at the weekly program of the Tourist Office, there you can find various offers for guided skitours for beginners and advanced sports enthusiasts. Moreover, every Tuesday and Friday you can ascent the Asitz mountain between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.

Follow the experts' advice

Always keep in mind that skitouring is a dangerous sport. You must not forget that you are not on the safe slopes, but off the beaten tracks. Be sure to check the weather and snow conditions in advance and listen to experts' advice. It is essential for your survival to know your own skills, physical conditions and to have the right equipment. To be sure to know how to proceed in case of emergency, training is crucial. Before starting your tour, have a look at the local avalanche warnings. They are set by absolute experts of the mountain world and they provide important information, but they do not protect you from misjudgement. When doing sports off the beaten tracks, always remember: Never go alone, turn on your avalance beeper, choose different tracks and keep distance. For those who want to be completely sure, book a state-certified mountain or ski guide from the region. They know the local snow, weather and avalanche conditions and they can show you the most beautiful side of the region. 

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