We – Stefan, his brother Tim and his girlfriend Lisa, Thomas and me – went out for a little overnighter in the area of Lechquellengebirge in Austria. Though we still had to walk a little along the road to get to the starting point, we were lucky enough to literally get the last parking lot. Following the massively used track, we went up to the winter room of the Biberacher Hütte at 1846 m which meant a climbing of around 800 m. Tim and Lisa decided to stay and Thomas, Stefan and me dropped most of our stuff – which was quite a lot, winter room always means being self-contained – to go on for some little fun riding. First we jumped directly into the hill in front of our hut, got up the opposing hill (the flank of Glattjöchlspitze) the fast we could to ride that as well before the sun goes down. That additional 250 m were definitely worth it. I would go that far to say it was the 2 days best ride for the snow being quite nice and consistent on that slope ..
Well, the snow – maybe the worst part of this tour. Though we had 2 days of bright sunshine – which normally makes you ignore not so perfect things – it hasn’t been snowing for quite a while and the conditions varied from quite powdery to hard as rock areas within a few metres .. And from simply looking at it, nobody would see the difference. I had to struggle a lot the next day riding down to our car. Before that, we packed our things and went up the Hochkünzelspitze (2397 m), another 600 m of altitude. The peak itself is not ridable so we left our boards and stuff, took out the ice axes and climbed the rest which was definitely worth it. We could even see the Feldberg which is a 150 km air-line distance ..
All in all it has been a great weekend I would not have missed. The area, though maybe a little crowded in summer time, is definitely worth a visit.