Niederer Rinne

Schlick 2000

A beautiful freeride couloir.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
588 m
Ascent
183 m
Descent
183 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
53˚
Niederer Rinne Map

This is a great run and is almost guaranteed to be un-tracked. Ride the Zirmachbahn chairlift and from the top (2240 metres), make a 450 metre descending traverse, holding as much height as possible, to reach the foot of the line. Put skins on and skin up the line. It is a couloir but a wide (10 - 15 metres) and quite gentle one (25 - 30 degrees) so provided you are good at kick turns you can skin all the way up it. If you are happy to do the additional kick turns, skinning up one side of the couloir and leaving the other side "blank" for the ski down is advised. The couloir goes straight up and then narrows and goes left. This is a good point to ski from because above this is a lot of rocky outcrops and no good skiing. The ski down is just as good as you will have imagined when skinning up!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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