The Marchkinkele has a few more climbs than other tours, yet like the Gruberspitze, is one of the steeper ski tours around Kalkstein, which is why both mountains should only be tackled when conditions are safe. Up to the Marchkinkele we remain in the bottom of the Marchertal valley, keeping to the right of the river and cutting across the slightly ascending north-facing slopes of the Blankenstein and Marchkinkele. At around 2000 m we change to the opposite side via the Bachgraben. Passing a derelict inn after several hairpin bends we once again come to flat terrain. There is once again a little step in the terrain, which we circumvent in a right-hand loop. The destination is a little col, in the south-east, where the summer trail also climbs to the ridge. Beneath this saddle we walk through a small base area before we reach the ridge via a few hairpin bends. Be mindful of the risk of avalanche! To begin with ascend slightly to the left of the ridge, in a south-westerly direction up to the highest point. Descent along the ascent track.
Additional ski tour tips can be obtained in the ski tour guides by Thomas Mariacher. These are available here: http://www.grafikzloebl.at/verlag/buecher/