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.
From top station, the Albonagrat chairlift, head west towards the restaurant then turn left to start the climb to the Mariokopfe summit.
Skins or snowshoes are highly recommended for this ascent which can take approximately 30minutes. After enjoying spectacular views from the summit, head west over the saddle which will take you to an awe-inspiring wide bowl called Krachel.
From here decisions will have to be made if to drop directly into the bowl or traverse a bit further, either way fabulous terrain exist wherever one decides to drop into this large stupendous bowl.
The first section being moderately steep, then the bowl levels out enabling the skier/rider to enjoy some large open turns in often superb deep powder. The valley then narrows where there is a waterfall which is a steep narrow section which may require sideslipping.
Once through this section the slope levels and opens out again towards a mountain hut.
From here the track snakes its way through the trees eventually finishing up at Langen railway station where a bus can take you back to Stuben or the train to St.Anton. The lower section can become quite rutted as this is a popular run with ski guides.