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Valluga West

St Anton


Lech - Zuers

Classic for the local ski guides, starting out exposed with a cliff below and continuing with a scenic long run and some flat sections.

Also in Tirol, Austria

Freeride Skiing Difficult

6.2 km
218 m
1.1 km
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.8 km
Valluga West Map

This one is a classic for the local mountain guides. With a guide, they take you up with skis/board with Valluga II. If you are without a guide, you have to earn it. Time for heroes, put your gf into the gondola and hike carrying your and her skis/board. First climbing up west, then along the ridge. The ascent takes 30-40 minutes depending on how deep the snow is (the classic West face has a FatMap entry already, just drop over once you reach the ridge - and only if you haven't put your gf into the gondola to the peak :)). From the ridge there is a variety of options if the snow is good.


A beautiful one starts almost at the peak under the bridge, steep, but nothing crazy - needs good snow.

The classic north face starts actually right behind the peak. Find the route at: https://fatmap.com/routeid/2751492/valluga-north?fmid=cp You have to keep skiers left to reach a prominent ridge which spits you out eventually into Pazieltal (boarders disadvantaged, the traverse out is a little tedious). The first patch of the Valluga North is exposed with a cliff below. The rumour has it that they closed the second part for non-guide accompanied skiers due to accidents. Prior to the opening of the Flexen Gondola this (and Valluga West) used to be the way to get over to Lech/Zuers.

Now, with Warth/Schroecken connected, you can actually ski the entire north face of the Valluga as well down towards Kaisers and the Steeg and back to Warth. But - the exit is long. Only recommended if you don't mind long flat sections and get a kick out of purely nice scenery.



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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


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