Skitour into a secluded valley

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

This one is for skinning or splitboarding only.

One can endlessly venture into the backcountry, as long as one respects the wildlife and is as quiet as possible.

It's also good to avoid getting too close to bushes and little trees standing exposed above the treeline, as these might be hiding spaces for wildlife. Put on your skins at the top station of the Alm 6er chairlift and walk a bit further up into the dead end valley, turn right after some bumps and work your way up the rather steep slope to your right with kick turns.

This face is pretty much the only way to get up onto this ridge but be prepared for the wind lip on top and choose your route wisely.

Most of the time there are no skinning tracks, so route choice is doubly important.

Up on the ridge you can take your skins off and turn left.

If you are a splitboarder don't pack your poles yet.

As in the whole area there is less snow on the west faces due to the wind, which is why we work our way around.

Traverse until you reach the middle of the Valley and start your descent.

If you are still motivated to walk more, you can also head further up and ride one of the north faces, but that's really depending on the snow layer.

If you attempt to do so, check the snow conditions and wind-lips carefully.

The stern mountain with the north face is called Hasenkarspitze (2284m), and a good possibility is to skin up with kick-turns on looker's left of the face, traverse over the ridge towards the summit and ride down the west facing face for a bit, before coming back into over the ridge to you right.

The snow-cover does vary heavily depending on the winter, and sometimes the face is not skiable at all. Back to our original descent through the valley.

As mentioned above, the least steep option is in the middle of the valley.

If you skip a part of the traversing and turn right, you will find some short west facing couloirs before reaching the a sloped snowfield above the terrain step.

The terrain step is best overcome skier's right.

There is also a small waterfall to jump and multiple pillows.

That was the last steeper section, from now on it's pure tree run joy.

Always try to have enough speed to get over flat sections.

Keep skier's right in the valley and you will hit a small forest road which leads you back to the resort.

The slope you get onto is Die Schönste (6), the blue section of the slope.