An epic line that feels like a ski tour and takes you through some wild terrain.
Severe Freeride Skiing
- 8.5 km
- 245 m
- 1.3 km
The Härmelekopf's steep North couloir is a true Tirol classic.
Freeride Skiing Severe
Begin by heading east out of the top station of the Härmelekopfbahn and make a somewhat exposed traverse across and into the main couloir. Once in the couloir it's pretty tough to get lost!
The skiing is pretty steep as first so concentrate for the first few turns and try not to think about your audience of skiers watching you from the cable car! The line leads you down, via some great tight turns, to the tree line and the couloir opens up into a gully and mellows as it hits the tree line.
It's possible to ski just about anywhere in the trees but don't drift too far from the main gully - there are a few cliffs about and you don't want to miss the track that leads back to the pistes. Just keep with the gully and you'll gradually be pushed left onto a track that takes you skier's left down towards a river. Cross the river and carry on down the (usually moguled) track and it will lead you down to the Verbindungsabfahrt piste and then the Rosshütten Express chairlift.
Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.
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