The dual summits of the Lasörling dominate the south side of Virgental and are the focal point of the mountain range of the same name. Rugged rocky ridges proceed to the highest point, making an ascent not that easy. The cone-shaped peak of t he main summit is a weak point on the south side. A steep, south-west oriented flank proceeds, more or less, to the summit without much difficulty. For fit, experienced ski tourers the Lasörling is among the real treats. The best conditions prevail in the spring when the steep slopes in the narrow Mullitztal have lightened. Starting point for our ski tour is the hamlet of Welzelach (1220 m), 4 km to the west of Virgen. Turn off to the left at Gasthof Neuwirt in Virgen heading to Niedermauern, Rain and Welzelach (pay attention to the signposts). Car parking is available at the start of the lodge access road at the uppermost farmhouses, after a chapel. We now follow a wide track into the over 6 km long Mullitztal. The first hairpins are truncated in the precipitous forest area along a cart track before we head inwards via a steadily climbing forest road. Passing Stadler and Rainer Alm after around 2 hours we get to the start of the goods cable car (2030 m). The slope to the alpine lodge which now starts (north-east, 30°) is the first key avalanche section and its gradient is not to be underestimated. In several hairpin bends we get to the original, 6-cornered Lasörlinghütte (2296 m). The track now swings in a north-westerly direction through a 2.5 km long high alpine valley, which is known as the ‘Glauret’. The steep, summit ascent on the south-west flank (35°) only comes into sight at the finish, increasing the excitement. In numerous hairpin bends and also carrying skis we toil in just 300 metres altitude to the heap of rubble, before we deviate via flatter terrain to the left of the main slope (west). We come to a ridge shoulder (approx. 3.000 m), from where we climb, mostly on foot, via the track to the short, not difficult summit ridge. Mindful of cornices, we proceed via short blocks to the highest point which has a large wooden cross (6 hours from the valley). Descent along the ascent track.
Additional ski tour tips can be obtained in the ski tour guides by Thomas Mariacher. These are available here: www.grafikzloebl.at/verlag/buecher/