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Plenty of options, all of them fun! Amazingly versatile starting point

Freeride Skiing Difficult

3.1 km
104 m
790 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.2 km
Wetterkreuzspitze 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 (this one) and the second one (https://fatmap.com/routeid/2774210/wetterkreuzspitze-ii?fmid=cp) 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. It's 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



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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


  • Face

Equipment required

  • Glacier kit

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