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Schaufelspitze II


Stubaier Gletscher

Trentino-Alto Adige

This one is amazing. And serious. Experts only.

Freeride Skiing Severe

1.7 km
179 m
466 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.3 km
Schaufelspitze II Map

Check it out from below, you need stable conditions. North facing, so the snow stays fresh long after a storm. You will be watched.


Take the Schaufeljochbahn, you see the ridge you will hike looker's left. The ascent is often best with crampons, you might need a rope to get into the couloir, the first patch is about 50 degrees. Would love to see Jeremy Heitz straight-line it... Ski down the couloir just right of the cross. When the chute opens up, stay skiers right all the way to the end of the bowl before turning left into the next obvious couloir straight down.

There is a few alternatives depending on the snow conditions. You have the luxury to be able to inspect from below, the one above is the most obvious one. The second line has a mandatory in less deep years. Be aware: You can quite literally not afford to fall in the top section.

There is further obvious lines on the east face. Steep as well. Chocolate chips to navigate two thirds down. Rarely gets tracks.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between March and May


  • Bowl
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit