Saalbach - Gerstbodenalm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang

Fieberbrunn

Great descent with one tricky section

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
3.2 km
Ascent
34 m
Descent
676 m
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
38˚
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Saalbach - Gerstbodenalm Map

Description

Initially take the red piste no. 48, then head north into the forest. After about 50m you reach the meadows of Gerstbodenalm. Enjoy open turns, crossing a forest track a few times. When you get to a hut you are at about 1482m. Just below here where the forest thickens follow a forest road to the right into the woods and by a deep moat. It has numerous hairpin bends. With very good snow and good skiing technique, a few of the bends in the upper part can be shortened. From about 1250m, the switchbacks are considerably closer. Here its a necessity to remain on the forest road and not cut the corners, because this area is closed due to reforestation. At about 1100m, you reach a usually open barrier at the last bend to the right. Go straight through and then left towards the Pulvermacheralm hut, where you change at the tree line into a creek bed to the left side (south side). Here its just a few meters to a prepared slope that leads to the ski hut for a stopover. If the stream crossing as described above is not possible, it can be done after the Pulvermacheralm hut. When crossing the north side of the creek, you reach about 1050m with a mostly cleared access road to the station.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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