Analysing terrain data
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.
If there is excellent snow cover all the way down into Innsbruck, this add on to the Höttinger Alm line is well worth doing.
The skiing is great, and the novelty of skiing all the way to town is lovely.
The skiing is initially in a wide gully and then leads you out rightwards into a beautiful and seemingly never ending track through forests which leads down past the Höttinger Bild church and down to the village of Hötting itself.