Pleisen Osthang

Axamer Lizum

A former classic run (when there used to be a piste where the Kögelsteig run goes) which is now rarely visited and as such, a good bet for finding fresh snow.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
337 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
39˚
Pleisen Osthang Map

From the top of the Pleisen chairlift, ski the Pleisen piste and then, when it cuts right, drop off to the left and pole across a flat area to find a wide bowl which marks the top of this line.

Description

Ski into the bottom of this bowl and the face that makes up the bulk of this line reveals itself below you.

Ski the face, hopefully in great snow, all the way until you reach 3 trees which break up this otherwise barren mountainside. At the trees, cut right and hold onto a high traverse all the way back to the foot of the Pleisen lift via some fun little bumps and gullies.

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

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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