Höttinger Alm extension

Innsbruck

Nordkette

A great extension which is possible only in the snowiest of conditions.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
4 km
Ascent
56 m
Descent
742 m
Low Point
784 m
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
31˚
Höttinger Alm extension Map

If there is excellent snow cover all the way down into Innsbruck, this add on to the Höttinger Alm line is well worth doing. The skiing is great, and the novelty of skiing all the way to town is lovely. The skiing is initially in a wide gully and then leads you out rightwards into a beautiful and seemingly never ending track through forests which leads down past the Höttinger Bild church and down to the village of Hötting itself.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February

Features

  • Trees

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