More than 100 years ago academics from Munich were the first winter athletes here to leave their tracks in the snow around the Spitzingsee. The picturesquely located mountain lake is a small fine winter sports paradise where you can not only ski well on the slopes of the Stümpfling but the Valepper Almen are especially well-suited for cross country skiing too. A little bit off the beaten track of the Spitzingsee this picturesque landscape rewards visitors with great snow conditions and a stunning mountain backdrop. Stümpfling, Rosskopf, Rotwand and Taubenstein are popular summits for hikers and touring skiers. And on the meadows below the Valepper Almen the cross-country trail loops back on itself a few times and was also one the training courses for the former Olympic Silver medal winner Peter Schlickenrieder from Schliersee.
Idyllic winter between the Rotwand and Stümpfling
Whoever comes by car should park near the church at the Spitzingsee and then walk a little bit along the Valepper Straße towards the Albert-Link hut. It’s also easy to reach the lake by public transport, first take the BOB (Bayerischen Oberlandbahn) train to Fischhausen-Neuhaus and then the local bus RVO service 9562. And the journey’s worth it. The cross-country ski trail doesn’t lead you straight across the meadows, but leads you over the mainly flat and open countryside with lots of wide turns. It follows the course of the Roter Valepp stream, makes a short detour towards the ski slope on the Rosskopf, crosses over a lift and then makes another turn over the snow-covered meadows.
A great advantage of this loipe is its location at more than 1,000m. You can still do cross-country skiing up here, even when the flowers down in the valley below are in bloom. The possibility to stop for a bite to eat in the Albert-Link hut is especially pleasant, as you can refuel with a hearty Bavarian snack and their popular home-made bread there. The hut is also a centre for cross-country skiing and offers shower facilities as well.
How to get here by public transport
Take the BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) train from Munich towards Bayrischzell and then get off in Neuhaus on Schliersee. From there you can catch a local RVO bus directly to the Spitzingsee.
Car parking facilities
There are pay & display car parking spaces available in Spitzingsee, the village.