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Wetterkreuzspitze II


Amazingly versatile starting point with plenty of options

Freeride Skiing Moderate

3.8 km
184 m
866 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.3 km
Wetterkreuzspitze II Map

The Holzalm Express Chairlift is an amazingly versatile starting point with plenty of options.


Take the KSB Holzalm lift, get out looker’s left and keep going, staying as high as possible and eventually put on the skins and hike up to the ridge up to Wetterkreuzspitze. Tree skiing is essentially forbidden in Austria if you just sneak off the pistes, but if you are ski-touring you are considered a pedestrian, with unlimited access to forests. You are considered Ski-Touring once you hike > 1 hour.

From Wetterkreuzspitze there are an abundance of options, some lead back to the lifts, others to the road. We describe four, but there are also epic tree runs for bad weather.

The first (https://fatmap.com/routeid/2774206/wetterkreuzspitze) and this one are truly obvious. There is now a fence protecting freshly planted trees.

Drop in on the other side, also epic. Both of those get you back to the base station if you don't miss the skier's left turn at the bottom. Worth face-checking the line from the bottom. III: https://fatmap.com/routeid/2774245/wetterkreuzspitze-iii?fmid=cp IV: https://fatmap.com/routeid/2774247/wetterkreuzspitze-iv



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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