Mariokopfe-Langen.

Arlberg

An Arlberg classic run for experienced skiers and riders.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
7.4 km
Ascent
244 m
Descent
1.4 km
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
43˚
Mariokopfe-Langen. Map

From top station, the Albonagrat chairlift, head west towards the restaurant then turn left to start the climb to the Mariokopfe summit. Skins or snowshoes are highly recommended for this ascent which can take approximately 30minutes. After enjoying spectacular views from the summit, head west over the saddle which will take you to an awe-inspiring wide bowl called Krachel. From here decisions will have to be made if to drop directly into the bowl or traverse a bit further, either way fabulous terrain exist wherever one decides to drop into this large stupendous bowl. The first section being moderately steep, then the bowl levels out enabling the skier/rider to enjoy some large open turns in often superb deep powder. The valley then narrows where there is a waterfall which is a steep narrow section which may require sideslipping. Once through this section the slope levels and opens out again towards a mountain hut. From here the track snakes its way through the trees eventually finishing up at Langen railway station where a bus can take you back to Stuben or the train to St.Anton. The lower section can become quite rutted as this is a popular run with ski guides.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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