Ostrinne

Innsbruck

Nordkette

A good place to start at Nordkette, this line is easier than its neighbours but still shouldn't be underestimated.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
609 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
42˚
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An excellent freeride line which is steep at the start but much wider than some of the other options around here. From the Hafelekar cable car station, at the very top of the Nordkette lift system, put your skis on at a metre wide gap in the stone wall to the east of the station.

Description

From here, ski the wide gully immediately beneath you. The pitch is pretty consistent so you can get into a nice rhythm and enjoy your turns. The gully narrows and then widens up again, at which point you should begin drifting rightwards, over the rounded shoulder to your right, underneath a series of avalanche barriers. Continue drifting right down nice, open slopes and through small trees to reach a traverse track which leads right to the Kurzes Tal piste, and then the 3er Stütze chairlift.

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, March, April

Features

  • Trees

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