Saalbach - Schattberg Ellmau

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang

Long 1000m descent

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
18 m
Descent
923 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
38˚
Saalbach - Schattberg Ellmau Map

A great descent that leads onto the N facing slopes of the Schattberg-West summit. This exit is reminiscent in its lines (avalanche barriers, vegetation etc.) to the famous variant Rendel North Face from Arlberg. The route described here can be extended to the left and right in the upper part, as there are many lines to choose from. After the ascent with the Westgipfelbahn, head over to the nearby summit (2096m). Diagonally right behind it, begin the descent. The peak area is usually free of snow, so here you need to carry the skis a few meters before you get to the northern slopes, at the right side of the metal avalanche barriers. After the avalanche barriers, the forest begins (at about 1800m) and can be well travelled on a wide swath, through a deeply cut creek. At 1470m you reach a forest road. On this, you cross the stream to the left and after 100m you can continue. Follow the forest road (1400 m), while the creek remains on your left. You should be oriented to the left edge of the forest, because the stream bed is suddenly very steep and interspersed with rocky slopes. Cross the forest road at 1300m and head down a fairly steep bit through a spruce forest, before arriving at 1150m on a flat clearing. Follow this, while keeping to left and arrive at the valley station of Bergfried lift (1040m).

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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