A good place to start at Nordkette, this line is easier than its neighbours but still shouldn't be underestimated.

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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

An excellent freeride line which is steep at the start but much wider than some of the other options around here.

From the Hafelekar cable car station, at the very top of the Nordkette lift system, put your skis on at a metre wide gap in the stone wall to the east of the station. From here, ski the wide gully immediately beneath you.

The pitch is pretty consistent so you can get into a nice rhythm and enjoy your turns.

The gully narrows and then widens up again, at which point you should begin drifting rightwards, over the rounded shoulder to your right, underneath a series of avalanche barriers.

Continue drifting right down nice, open slopes and through small trees to reach a traverse track which leads right to the Kurzes Tal piste, and then the 3er Stütze chairlift.