Municipality: Ettal

Easy tour in the foothills of the Alps. At first the trail climbs slightly uphill along a forest path, then steeper through sparse mountain forest and finally over a free ridge. Several downhill variants.

Very crowded, is done even in the worst weather! The difficulty rating refers to the route to the ski depot, the summit ascent over a ridge is often icy and tricky!

Splitboard Skitour - Scheinbergspitze
Difficulty SAC: L
Summit altitude: 1.926m
Start altitude: 980m
Vertical height: 940m
Walking time h:min: 2:30
Exposition: West,Nord-West,
Best season: Ganzer Winter
How to get there:

Coming from the A95 in Oberau, turn right onto the B23 towards Oberammergau. After Ettal turn left into the Graswangtal and follow the road. After the turn-off to Schloss Linderhof, you will find a large, cleared car park for hikers on the right after about 1.9 km. Information board "environmentally friendly ski touring - Scheinbergspitze".

Route description
Starting point:

Parking at the entrance to the Saegertal


From the car park, follow the path into the Saegertal " signpost Hochplatte" over a bridge. After a few metres you will reach a wood yard.

Follow the forest path on the left over a bridge towards Scheinbergspitze. After the first few bends you have the possibility to take a shortcut to the left through the forest (DAV signpost). Both routes meet again later. After crossing another bridge, you reach a wood yard. At the end of the yard, a cart track branches off to the right (DAV sign), which you follow into the forest. After a few metres you reach a forking - follow the path to the left following the signs, steeper into the forest. After reaching a ridge, follow it in the woods, which becomes lighter and lighter, until you reach the shoulder below the summit. There is a ski depot.

The summit is reached over a ridge, which can be tricky in icy conditions.


Like ascent or (more beautiful) one leaves the ridge on the left side into one of the many forest aisles and follows it to the bottom of the valley. There you reach a path that leads you back to the ascent track.

Warning: In the eastern and southern slopes avalanche accidents happen again and again. As tempting as the slopes look, they are "hot" and should be avoided at all costs, especially after fresh snow and when the day is getting warmer. 2 days before our tour, someone was rescued from the east side...after 40 - 50cm of fresh snow had fallen 2 days before!


Ammergebirge West - Topographische Karte 1:25.000 (Alpenvereinskarte)

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    20. December 2017 - 13:54 Log in or sign up to post comments.
    Date of Tour: 17. December 2017 - 0:00
    Group Size: Trio
    Kind of Tour: Splitboard
    Avalanche Warning Level: 2
    Risk potential: Mäßig
    Comment / Trip report:

    Im Wald weitestgehend wenig Wind Einfluss, dafür oberhalb der Baumgrenze umso mehr. Exponierte Stellen oberhalb der Baumgrenze dürften recht verblasen sein, haben wir aber wegen der schlechten Sicht nicht gesehen. Die Schneelage im Wald ist jetzt mehr als ausreichend um ohne größere Schäden am Board davon zu kommen. In flachen Passagen war es stellenweise zuviel, dürfte mit Setzung der Schneedecke besser werden.

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    14. January 2016 - 17:53 Log in or sign up to post comments.
    Date of Tour: 14. January 2016 - 0:00
    Group Size: Solo
    Kind of Tour: Splitboard
    Avalanche Warning Level: 3
    Risk potential: gering
    Comment / Trip report:

    War heute mal wieder schauen was sich in meinen Hausbergen getan hat.

    Lawinenwarnstufe: unterhalb 2000m - 1
    oberhalb 2000m - 3

    Rücken abgeblasen. Ab ca. 1500m traumhafter Pow, der sehr vereinzelt bis auf den Grund reicht.

    Achtung bei eingeblasenen Mulden - alle Himmelsrichtungen!