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4-day Rauris Valley ski touring


Follow Gernot Lachmaier, an Austrian IFMGA mountain guide, on this 4-day ski tour through the dreamy mountains of the Rauris Valley.

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4 Days

Mar, Apr




The Rauris Valley lies in the middle of unbelievable mountains. In winter, the area fills up with snow and turns into the perfect place for skiers around the world. Come with me and enjoy a 4-day ski tour in this wonderful valley.

The Rauris Valley is located in SalzburgerLand in Austria, the biggest community inside the High Tauern National Park. It has a very long cultural history involving gold mining, trading and it is considered to be a natural treasure.

During this ski tour, you will enjoy one of the most incredible ski itineraries in the Eastern Alps. The Hocharn, with 3254 meters, is the highest mountain in the Goldberg Group. From the same group, you will also be able to discover the glaciated mountain called Hoher Sonnblick (3106 meters). You will find a more detailed itinerary of this tour at the end of this description.

Please consider that it is important to have a good fitness condition since we must walk on skins for 6 to 8 hours. A safe parallel skiing in all kinds of snow is also required.

So if you are planning to come to the Rauris Valley the next winter, do not hesitate and get in touch with me by clicking on the Request to Book button. It will be a pleasure for me to guide you there.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Plus own expenses and mountain guide’s expenses.

Rental equipment available if required.


Day 1: Welcome

First, we ascend to the Naturfreundehaus Kolm Saigurn (1,596 m). At 4 pm, we meet in the Gasthaus Bodenhaus (1,230 m). We will go up by car and have brief hike to the hut. There we’ll discuss the programe while we have dinner.

Day 2: Kolmkarspitz 2,529 m

Across the Durchgangwald forest we go to the forest road. We visit the Filzenalm (1,784 m). We hike briefly through the woods and get to the Seekopf (2,413 m). Then we continue until we reach the summit.

  • Ascent: 930 altitude meters

  • Walking time: 3 hours

Day 3: Hocharn 3,254 m

On this day, we go up near the Lacheggklamm gorge and we reach the Hocharn summit trough beautiful ski slopes in even acclivity.

  • Ascent: 1,700 altitude meters

  • Walking time: 6 hours

Day 4: Hoher Sonnblick 3,105 m

From the Melcherböden to the Naturfreundehaus, we go beyond the Rojacher Hütte (2,718 m). Then, we reach the Zittelhaus summit trough moderately steep slopes. Finally we go downhill via the Ochsenkarkees to the car lot.

  • Ascent: 1,505 altitude metres

  • Walking time: 6-7 hours




In mountain huts

Meeting point

Naturfreundehaus Kolm Saigurn

About the guide

I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.


German | English


Bad Gastein, Austria

What people are saying about Gernot Lachmaier

Kjetil Kjærnes


February, 2023

Perfect Day with an experienced guide.

Niccolo Giovannelli


August, 2022

Very kind guide

Rafal Warmbier


March, 2022

Perfect experience, full Professional and informative, great atmosphere and unforgettable time. It was our first but definitely not the last time

Jere Rantala


March, 2020

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Chloe Ong


October, 2018

The trip was rushed, and unfortunately the guide was impatient and at times I felt that he didn’t want to be there - which made the trip unenjoyable. The positives were, No doubt he is vey experienced, I have learnt a lot from him and was thankful for things he have shown me.

John G Mudd


December, 2017

I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.



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