Ski tour to the Leobner & Blaseneck
The best mid-winter classics for tours in the Johnsbach Valley.
The Leobner and the Blaseneck Mountain are real classics. Who in the region hasn’t heard of the Saugasse to the Leobner or the Ploden Alm at the foothills of the Blaseneck? Located on the southern side of the valley, both summits feature marvellously shady slopes, providing powder snow bliss for superbly long stretches. If you’re in good shape, you will probably reach both summits. For those who want to decide between the two: the Leobner is more popular, the Blaseneck is less frequented. Perhaps the reason for that can be found in the cold wind that “blows” fiercely around the skiers’ ears, which is referred to in the German name Blaseneck Mountain.
The track to Leobner & Blaseneck
What you need for your ski tour:
- Warm clothes to change into
- Weather protection clothing
- Beanie, gloves, ski helmet
- Sun glasses and ski goggles
- Sun screen for your skin
- In spring: crampons (the paths may be frozen)
- Safety equipment including avalanche transceiver, shovel and avalanche probe
- Sufficient food and liquids
- Information on weather conditions and avalanche warnings
- Maps and information on the tour
- Mobile phone, camera, perhaps binoculars
Ski tour fact box
|Best time for a tour:|
Mid-winter until spring
|Cumulative elevation gain ascent:|
approx. 1,000 metres each from the parking lot to both Leobner & Blaseneck
|Cumulative elevation gain decent:|
approx. 1,000 metres
Flat and relatively easy technical approach. Near the summit, a few kick turns are required.
Tour with medium difficulty. Good basic condition is required for the ascent of 1,000 metres in height
No – it is slightly steeper near the Blaseneck summit
Great slopes, easy to manoeuvre. Leobnerkar and Schneekar are real treats – "avalanche warning!"
North to west
|Parking and stops:|
On the big parking lot above the Gscheidegger. Obligatory use of snow chains in the winter!
North to west
Impressionen von Leobner & Blaseneck
The Kölblwirt insider TIP
If you would like to avoid the masses walking up the Saugasse trail from the Leobner, you can ski down via the Moseralm located on the western side of the summit. Great powder snow slopes will await you there especially in mid-winter. From the Blaseneck, you can ski down directly to Johnbach’s ski lift via the Plodenalm and carve down the last metres of your tour on a prepared slope. If you don’t want to drive your car up to the parking lot, you can also start your ascent to the Blaseneck directly from the Kölblwirt. Up the Sebringgraben to the summit and back down via the Ploden and the drag lift. A special version.
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