Nockspitze

Axamer Lizum

A chance to stand on top of one of Tirol's most visible peaks, and enjoy an excellent ski run in the process.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1 km
Ascent
377 m
Descent
11 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
41˚
Nockspitze Map

From the top of the Birgitzköpfl chairlift, put skins on and make a rising traverse south-east for 100 horizontal metres towards a wide gully descending from a col. Skin up the gully (which narrows and steepens at the top but should be skin-able all the way) to the col. This ascent should take about 30 - 40 minutes and the terrain is 35 degrees maximum. Once at the col, continue climbing, slowly swinging round to the left, following natural shape of the ridge you've just reached, and climb easily to the summit of Saile (the name of the Nockspitze's higher of 2 summits). The whole ascent takes about an hour from the chairlift and the view is extraordinary. Soak it all in and then ski down the way you came up. At the foot of the wide gully, either traverse leftwards back to the Birgitzköpfl chairlift or carry on straight down and join the Götzens Linkup freeride line. Bear in mind that the Götzens Linkup deposits you in the village of Götzens and not at Axamer Lizum.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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