Schattberg West

Schattberg West is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.087m (6,847ft) above the sea level, located in the state of Salzburg in Austria.

Schattberg West
Schattberg West

The road to the summit, in the Kitzbühel Alps, is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The journey offers a 360° panoramic view towards Kitzsteinhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, Wilder Kaiser and Hochkönig.

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%. At the summit there’s a mountain refuge called Westgipfelhütte.
Pic: Roman Mihalik