Kögelsteig

Axamer Lizum

Formerly a piste, this is now a classic off piste run down to the village of Axams.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
4 km
Ascent
6 m
Descent
1.2 km
Low Point
922 m
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
39˚
Kögelsteig Map

From the top of the Pleisen chairlift, follow the Pleisen piste until it bends right. At this point branch left off the piste and hold a high traverse just below a ridge crest and cross over a blunt shoulder. From here, follow the wide ridge straight ahead, soaking in the amazing view and your newly won solitude. The pistes and chairlifts suddenly feel a long way away!

Description

Continue down the ridge crest on lovely open slopes and carry on into the trees. From the days when this used to be a piste a line is cut through the trees so staying en route isn't difficult.

Keep skiing down through the trees, detouring anytime you see some decent terrain, all the way down to the fields at the southern end of Axams village. Cross these to Kögelestrasse street and catch the bus back up to Axamer Lizum from here.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Bowl
  • Trees

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