Nordwand

Axamer Lizum

A great little run down a north-east face which is usually either powder snow or moguls.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
973 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
346 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

From the Hoadlhaus restaurant (2340 metres), descend down the Olympia Herren piste for 10 metres, past the top of the Hoadl 2 chairlift and then turn right and drop into the 30 - 35 degree face that the chairlift comes up. Ski under the chairlift cable, or anywhere 30 metre either side of it, heading for a small 10 metre runnel between rocks, right underneath the chairlift cable. Pass through the runnel and ski the lower angle slope below (drifting first right and then back left) to reach the foot of the Hoadl 2 chairlift.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

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