Kaserer

Hintertux

Trentino-Alto Adige

A short but intense line

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
496 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
224 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
37˚
Kaserer Map

This line is short but you have a easy entry and are near the six man chairlift, so you can do a lot runs in a short time. You can already watch the face from the chairlift and choose your favourite line. To reach the lines you exit the lift to the left and then you can enter the hill where you want. There are some rocks in the hill so pay attention to them and check them before you jump into it. Enjoy these 500 metres powder down here but only go there when there is enough snow, because you are on glacier ice and don't want to fall into a crevasse or destroy your beloved skis. You are on a glacier so make sure you are equipped, prepared and have practised crevasse rescue, however unlikely you think falling in a crevasse is- it is possible! A minimum would be axe, crampons, an ice screw, a 30m rope, prussiks, several screwgates, a pulley and a couple of slings. A more modern simple solution might be a Petzl RAD system. If you have any doubts about this ski with an IFMGA Mountain Guide. The avalanche forecast should be checked before going here and skiing one at a time is recommended. Enjoy!

Description

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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