Gaislachkogl to Wasserkar couloir

Sölden

Trentino-Alto Adige

A steep and narrow big mountain couloir on top of Gaislachkogl. For experts only!

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
373 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
269 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
41˚
Gaislachkogl to Wasserkar couloir Map

This line is for experts. It's a steep and narrow couloir top to bottom, until the mountain gets mellower and the face opens up. The difficulty of this line is finding the entry because at the beginning you need to find the right couloir. On this part of the mountains there are a lot of lines, but this one is a special one. It is totally straight after a little curve to the left in the beginning. To go for this line, make your way to the top of Gaislachkogl. Like many other lines, you'll need to follow slope number 1 before entering. Get to the 180 degree lefthand bend with the Gaislachkogl on the left side and exit the piste on the outside of the bend. For orientation: on the left side there will be wooden fences. On the outside of the left curve, there will be a yellow sign to inform you about the big mountain danger in this area, and that you are leaving the safe slopes. Behind this sign is the massive rocky ridge. Instead of going down here, follow the ridge for a few metres. The ridge will turn to the right approximately 100 metres after passing the yellow sign. Continue following for approx. 20 metres and then the entry comes. Get into the couloir and follow it. After the small curve on your left, you should see the whole line. A perfect straight line couloir. Of course, make sure to check it from the gondola first, the snow conditions need to be good. Also check if it is totally tracked, because if so it will not be that much fun. Ride it out and enjoy the rush of adrenaline, before coming down the mellow Wasserkar bowl under the gondola until you reach the pistes.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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