Hottinger Alm

Innsbruck

Nordkette

A brilliant journey into some amazing tree skiing and big terrain.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
11 m
Descent
532 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

Although not difficult, this line feels wild and takes you onto some huge south facing slopes. As such, pick your days carefully because the avalanche danger can be significant here. In good conditions, this is a fantastic ski line. Start at the top of the Frau-Hitt-Warte chairlift and traverse west onto the huge open face immediately in front of you as you get off the chairlift. Ski across the top of one gully to reach a second one. Drop into this wherever looks best and enjoy the ride through open trees followed by a narrow gully below. All too soon you will reach an established track leading back left onto the lower pistes of the Nordkette area.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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