Municipality: Oberstdorf

Superb two-day tour with overnight stay in the winter room of the Rappensee hut. From there, in good conditions, many other (ascent) possibilities.

Splitboard Skitour - Eselweg to Rappenseehütte
Difficulty SAC: ZS
Summit altitude: 2.091m
Start altitude: 909m
Vertical height: 1.182m
Walking time h:min: 7:00
Exposition: West,Nord-West,
Best season: Ganzer Winter
How to get there:

By car to Oberstdorf, then towards the Fellhornbahn bottom station. Follow the road into the valley until you see the bottom station of the gondola on the right. Pass the turnoff and after 50 metres, park on the left-hand side in the large car park.

Route description
Starting point:

Parking lot below the Fellhornbahn valley station, Oberstdorf Faistenoy. NOT Fellhornbahn car park. Free of charge.


From the car park follow the path into the valley. First through Anatswald and Birgsau to the bus turnboard, from there you can usually start to strap in.
Follow the path along the Stillach and later the Rappelalpenbach for about 10 km to the Schwarzer Hütte. Most of the time, there is no need to track here at least until the game feed just before the Schwarzer Hütte.
At the Schwarzer Hütte, turn left and follow the signs to Rapenseehütte into the forest. At first, ascend quite steeply through the forest until the path leads out of the forest and over an open stretch to the middle Rappenalpe.
Pass it and continue uphill. At the bottom left the Enzianhütte becomes visible. Leave it on the left and traverse to the right over a steep part. Take off your skis and hit the stairs with the boots if necessary.  This is a bit of a difficult spot in bad conditions, but then you reach easier terrain again. Follow the signpost to the left. After a while you will see the summit cross, which is located slightly above almost next to the Rappensee hut (about five minutes on foot). The entrance to the winter room can be reached from behind in the left building.


Like ascent. If the conditions are very good, you may be able to use the gully at the bottom of the forest to the right of the ascent route (not tried yet!).

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    25. February 2015 - 13:27 Log in or sign up to post comments.
    Date of Tour: 23. February 2015 - 0:00
    Group Size: Trio
    Kind of Tour: SplitboardSchneeschuhe & Board
    Avalanche Warning Level: 2
    Comment / Trip report:

    Mehr Neuschnee als im Lawinenlagebericht angegeben. Deshalb Vorsicht geboten! Vor allem im unteren Bereich schwerer Schnee, der auf einem Harschdeckel leicht ins Rutschen gerät! 

    Aufstieg nur schlechte gespurt, durch Neuschnee in der Nacht jetzt wieder ungespurt! Ins Tal bis zur Schwarzen Hütte durch Jäger mit Skidoo fast komplett gespurt. 

    Oben der Schnee traumhaft, bei guter Sicht ideal!!