Black Pan 2

Hintertux

A short hike for long and joyful descent

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
9 m
Descent
476 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

You reach the line using the four man chairlift up to Tuxerjoch and then follow the flat blue slope Tuxerjoch until it turns to the right at the Tuxerjoch Haus. You need to pass the restaurant on the left side and follow the road leading into the wide valley in front of you. Follow the road for 300 metres, it’s pretty flat here and you may need to shift all over the track on deep days. Turn to the right after 300 metres and hike up the 100 metres to the ridge. On the ridge you have a beautiful view out of the Tuxer valley. This is the perfect spot to take a deep breath, a picture and get ready for the freeride. You see the big cirque in front of you; the first 250 metres are quite steep, so think of leaving a safety gap between each other and be aware of avalanches. Look for the best entry at the top, looking for one without rocks and cliffs. After the first part it gets flat again and you have a nice spot on a ridge to wait. From here you see the crossing of the piste leading from right to left, when you look down. Go to the piste and cross it, following the flat part for 250 metres until it gets steeper. Now you have 2 options; going on the left side gives you a wide hill with some steep steps in it, going on the right provides you a nice tree run. The hill is about 500 metres long and ends at a small river, try to get past the river and follow it until a road appears, which leads you back up for 50 metres until you reach to the Schwarze Pfanne piste. At the end you will stop on the piste and follow it to the bottom station of Gletscherbus 1. This route is a good idea when there is fog on the top of the glacier, because it’s often sunny down here. That said, it is better to stay only in the tree run when the weather isn't that good.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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