The touring area with uncountable posssibilities, whether you are searching for steep chutes, or relaxed descents, here you can find something for anybody. Even the romantic can find something, maybe the hut is the ultimate place to stay and experience a great romantic time.
Looking for a touring area for the winter 2013/14 we had to check the opportunities in East Tyrol and have found a very special place. The "Dolomitenhütte" above Lienz in the Lienz Dolomites at 1602m. The hut has been described by various acquaintances as "the place to be" and we wanted to know more about the qualities of the touring area above the hut.
Dolomitenhütte - Lienzer Dolomiten
The touring area:
South of the "Dolomitenhütte" the touring area extends in the Lienz Dolomites. All the tours begin with the ascent towards Karlsbaderhütte and up to the tour to Auerlingköpfel all start in the bowl to the Karlsbaderhütte.
Here are some route suggestions:
Auerlingköpfel 2026m ( 450hm )
Kerschbaumertörl 2285m ( 800hm ) about Ödkarscharte +300 hm
Ödkarscharte 2613m ( 1050hm )
Laserztörl 2497m ( 900hm + way back from Lienz)
Schartenschartl 2620 ( 1050hm + 400hm resurgence for Dolomitenhütte )
If you look at the tour descriptions discover that for high winter and spring tours all exposures are present and thus make this region excellent as destination for the whole winter.
The location of the hut overlooking the whole touring area could not have been chosen any better, because alongside the magnificent panorama even the last rays of sunshine in the evening can be enjoyed on the terrace.
Evening sun on the Dolomites hut
The Dolomites hut offers a very high standard compared to a conventional "cottage accommodation " because it mainly serves all evenings numerous sledders who take the short hike to have lunch and a good time over here. The rooms are decorated in a rustic country furniture style, they are well equipped and very clean. The special room in the basement offers a unique metallurgical overnight experience for romantics because of its location and the entire glass front. The price of this room is 55 € per person and leaves the room price of 35-45 € for the room without view seeming a little high, but no later than at the sight of the brilliant breakfast and the friendliest hosts we have experienced since long time the price changes immediately on a "best price " level.
Entry to the hut
The touring area is worth a visit all over the winter for beginners, ambitious splitboarders and skitouring friends. A trip to the Dolomites hut is highly recommended for non touring athletes as well, because the food is excellent and the lodge hosts very relaxed and enjoyable. Even in summer the area great, for an pleasant hiking and to enjoy the unique landscape.