Medium-difficulty ski tour to Villach's local mountain.
Ski touring equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, avalanche shovel), change of clothes, warm drink, first aid, mobile phone
From the parking lot Heiligengeist you start in a pleasant gradient to the right of the former ski slope until from the right the so-called "family descent" tires in. Here you turn right and in a few minutes you reach the turn-off to path no. 291. After the forest ascent, the path leads back into the flat slope at Waagtal. From here, one follows the free areas in one's own choice of track and passes the unmanaged Ottohütte at 1543 m. Exactly 200 metres of altitude difference are from here to the Rosstratte with its panoramic views, which becomes a pleasure in easy terrain. The descent leads to the Waagtal via the ascent track. From Waagtal you can choose between the former V73 piste and the already mentioned family descent to return to the starting point.
Heiligengeist is best reached from Villach main station by bus from the companies Ebner and Wiegele.
Please enjoy your ski tours on the prepared ascents and descents, away from the natural zones. The NATURZONE (see table at the starting point) should not be entered because of the capercaillie, snow grouse and black grouse populations. Driving on young forests (under 3 m trunk height) is forbidden according to forest law!