Stopselzieher Freeride

Ehrwald Wettersteinbahnen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

A classic line below the 'Tiroler Zugspitzbahn'

Also in Tirol, Austria

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
21 m
Descent
1.7 km
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
45˚
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Stopselzieher Freeride Map

Description

Leave the summit station of the Zugspitze towards Austria and start walking/skiing the ridge until a mellow col right after the abandoned 'Grathotel' on the right. Start skiing the steep northwest side keeping slightly right, always following small couloirs. Be aware of the via ferrata rope below the snow; in some places it is well visible and in others it is hidden below the snow! Keep right towards the little natural tunnel called 'Stopselzieher' (note that sometimes walking down is a better option.) Ski down into the big bowl and traverse towards the Wiener-Neustaedter Hut. Pass the hut on the right side and traverse heading left on the summer path until you reach the entrance of the 'Viererkar' - the final section of the descent. Ski down until you reach the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn. The line is only skiable a couple days per year when there is enough snow and the avalanche hazard is low enough.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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