The Staller Sattel is the junction area from East Tirol’s Defereggental into South Tirol’s Antholzer Tal and is closed to traffic in the depths of winter. However the ascent to the 2000 metre pass is cleared, which means that this wonderful ski tour area is opened up to leisure-oriented skiers and is snow-assured right through to spring. With the Nordstau weather system, ski tours on the Sattel are prone to be windy. Anyone who is not a fan of crusted snow would be better to head for the more southerly area. The parallel to the ‘Kunke’ is the Hinterbergkofel (2727 m). From the car park we follow the closed road (slope) to Obersee and bear left shortly before the border crossing area into Weißenbachtal. Initially the ski track proceeds through the light forest and slowly gains altitude. Hairpin bends now take us through open terrain, while at the head of the valley our gaze is already drawn to the Halsscharte. It is the crossing area into Gsieser Tal, yet we disregard it. We branch off beneath the wind gap in a south-westerly direction to the destination of our tour and head for the summit via the west ridge which is often windswept. 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/