Seilbahnrinne Hafelekar

Innsbruck

Nordkette

A steep and incredibly well positioned line perched high above Innsbruck city.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
697 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
397 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

The most popular of the Nordkette classic lines, this is a really exciting, steep couloir which should not be underestimated. 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. Ski through the gap, and then immediately drop down and skier's right to traverse underneath the station. This is quite an exposed traverse with some steep ground underneath it, so be careful and don't rush. The traverse ends at the steep entrance to the main Seilbahnrinne itself. Enter the line via a steep and committing little drop. Once in, the line is steep and narrow, but gradually widens throughout its length. The bottom section is a huge, wide slope where it is possible to really open up some big turns if conditions allow. From the bottom slope, traverse back onto the pistes of the Nordkette ski area and ski down to the 3er Stütze chairlift.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

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

  • Face
  • Couloir

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