Steep couloirs of Wanglspitz N Face

Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen Hippach

Steep challenging couloirs for experts only.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
2.9 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
712 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
45˚
Steep couloirs of Wanglspitz N Face Map

If you want to do really ambitious runs in steep terrain then these are your lines in Mayrhofen. Take the 150er cablecar to the top and when exiting follow the long ridge the N, this part is really flat so you need to hike or pole for a little way, but it will be worth the effort. When the hill beside the ridge turns to the right after 300 m, you can have a look down into the couloirs here and decide which one you are going to take. The steepness grows from the E to the N facing couloirs, some are tighter than the others, so might get quickly tracked out after not many skiers. If you are not sure about it because it’s too difficult, too tracked out or the avalanche safety doesn’t allow it, you can head over to the W and do an easier run down into the valley. Otherwise be prepared for an adrenalin kick, enjoy the snow in the couloirs and ski one at a time, regrouping in islands of safety to minimise avalanche danger. At the bottom the best spot to regroup is a few meters away from the small river in the valley. Then follow the E face of Wanglspitz in the direction of the 150er. The best days with powder are from January to March. If it is warmer it is possible to ski one of the sunnier more E facing lines in soft spring snow in the morning.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

  • Cliffs

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