This is a relatively easy ski tour with beautiful views and conditions dependent a nice descent.
A fun ski tour with a relatively short ascent and quite a long descent. In good conditions the descent from Chaiserstuehl to Buelenboden can be very good. The further descent to the valley is nice with good snow conditions, but quite a lot of work if the snow gets crusty and tracked out.
This is a nice half day tour that can be extended to a full day tour by making it a round tour into Grosstal
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The ascent to Banalppass is over 30deg, and the slopes overhead while going from Kreuzhutte to Buehlenboden are also over 30deg.
Normal skitouring equipment is sufficient for this route.
This can also be done as a round tour descending into Grosstal and then taking the lift to Egg, Then skinning over the Schoeneggpass and descending to Oberrickenbach again.
A2 to Stans, then follow signs for Engelberg until Wolfenschiesen. Here turn left and follow signposts for Banalp. Drive through Oberrickenbach and the lift/carpark is about 500m past the village.
There is parking available at the valley station of the Banalp lift.