Wanglspitz East Face

Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen Hippach

A spectacular run on the E face of Wanglspitz

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
711 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
45˚
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Wanglspitz East Face Map

Description

Take the 150er cable car and from the lift check out the face, where you are going to do your line in a few minutes. From the top of the lift follow the ski track to the west, taking a sharp left turn to get on the red piste number 66. Here you have a great opportunity to take some snapshots of the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains or carve some turns into the snow! Stay on the slope for about 200 m but before reaching the steeper part you need to head off the piste on the left. You can ski straight onto the hill, but keep your eyes peeled because there are some cliffs here which are not so visible from above. In a few places it is also possible to jump over these big cliffs, if you are brave enough! Following the the cliff section after about 300m the hill gets splits in two. The S part on the right is a big 35° slope. It is nice to do some long and fast turns, but especially in spring there is less snow than in other spots and the snow softens really early. The left split on the E contains some steep couloirs and you can ski between some rock ridges. Again there are also some big cliff jumps possible, but be sure of the landing and the snow is safe! All the lines meet in a flat part directly under the 150er and you head easily back to the lift.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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