For the ski tour to the summit, depending on the ascent, either 918HM or approx. 1250Hm are mastered. Most of the time we will be on terrain with a gradient of around 30°. This means open terrain and almost ideal steepness. The tour presents us with a good panoramic view of the summits.
Even from a distance, the invitation to visit the Plattkofel in the form of a ski tour beckons. Because of its beauty, this monument is a shooting star that has been snapped thousands of times. For ski tourers, the Plattkofel is all the more the freestanding mountain at the far end of the ski paradise of the Alpe di Siusi in South Tyrol.
We can even shorten the first part of the ascent by using a single ticket for the Florian lift. The ascent is thus shortened to almost exactly 918 metres. If the ski tour is started from the valley, from Saltria, there is about 1250 m of ascent to be done. This additional challenge is very rewarding, however, as the tour goes through largely untouched territory.
Finally escaping the hustle and bustle of the Alpe di Siusi ski area, the silence begins to expand. Now follows a persistent but entertaining ascent. First we walk across open fields towards the Plattkofel hut. Then we climb over the large plateau that gives the mountain its name, towards the summit of the Plattkofel.
Once you have reached the summit, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view. Let your eyes wander. From the rugged peaks of the Langkofel, to the Antermoia in the Rosengarten area. On clear days, even King Ortler, the highest mountain in South Tyrol, is visible.
After a hearty break, each ski tourer can now set his or her own line in the snow. The huge slab of the Plattkofel allows many variations in the descent. Later on, we can all meet at the Zallinger mountain hut and look back on the day together.