The Schobertörl, as a high alpine crossing, unites the wild Ralftal and the extensive Debanttal. It is located to the north east of the impressive Hochschober and its legendary north-facing flanks. The ski tour to the Törl is variety-packed and is not especially difficult in any area. Fitness and the ability to assess the avalanche situation are nonetheless required to tackle the Ralftal, since at the start there is a trench, surrounded by steep slopes, which is to be tackled. The Schobertörl is also an ideal different route when conditions on the Hochschober are not ideal. Starting point is the village of Lesach, just before Kals. The road takes us between traditional buildings to a designated car parking area at a wooden shelter in Oberlesach (1415 m). The ascent to the closed barrier is not longer permitted and is truncated via the pastures on the mountain side, via the forest trail. The wide gravel road takes us into the valley to the lovely Lesachalm Hütte (1818 m, 1 ½ hours), which we get to in a downward crossing. Factor in a 60 metres altitude counter climb on the return leg. The ski track now pans behind the river and stops just at the forest trail, proceeding south into a hidden alpine valley (Ralftal). In the trench which is often filled with avalanche cones we arduously gain height until we reach the base of the Ralftal. Via broad base terrain areas and troughs we now head in a south-easterly direction, far below the impressive north flanks of the Hochschober, to get to the destination for our tour. This creates a deep insection between the Kleinschober (right) and the broken Debantgrat ridge (left). Only at the end does the gradient of the slope abate somewhat and after a few hairpin bends in a steep wind gap slope (NW, 30°) we get to a narrow wind gap area with its unmistakeably, large cairn. Descent along the ascent track to Lesach Hütte and via the forest trail back to Lesach. It is also possible to get up to Lesachalm Hütte via the summer trail to the right of the Lesachbach. This gets to the power station in Unterlesach and may also be used as another descent option (risk of avalanche).
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/