Through the snow to the Stubalm-Speikkogel
The alpine pasture area around the Salzstiegl is a popular hiking area in both summer and winter. Numerous winter sports enthusiasts will find the right offer here, ranging from skiing, tobogganing and cross-country skiing to snowshoeing.
A2-Südautobahn: Abfahrt Modriach
Modriacher Landesstraße L 344 Richtung Hirschegg fahren
In Hirschegg: Weiter Richtung Salzstiegl (ca.14km) fahren
Gradually it starts to climb again and we finally reach the two wind turbines and the reservoir for the Salzstiegl ski area.
We hike around the reservoir and once we have reached the other bank, we start our ascent to the Stubalm, which will demand a lot from us in heavy snow conditions.
We follow the marker poles and reach the highest point of the Speikkogel on the Stubalm. This 1,993m high point is NOT marked with a summit cross but only with a marker pole.
We take the same route back, but then make a short detour via the summit cross, which stands at 1,979m above sea level. We leave the hiking trail at another marker pole and keep left. Now we have the unique opportunity to make tracks in the snow. We continue a little below the wind turbines parallel to a small ditch until we reach a forest road, we keep to the right and after a while we come back to the long-distance hiking trail 505, which takes us straight to the Salzstieglhaus parking lot.
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