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The Top 10 Freeride Lines in the Zillertal

The absolute finest ski descents in one of Austria's most famous valleys!

Description

Picking only 10 descents from the 1000s of possibilities in the Zillertal is a tricky assignment - but someone's got to do it! The valley is home to a lifetime's worth of adventures on skis, foot and bikes but if you've only got a few winter days - rather than a few decades - to explore, these routes are the ones to do.

The Zillertal is probably best known for being home to Mayrhofen - a truly legendary ski town for good reason - and home to this little lot - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/4188/the-best-freeride-lines-in-mayrhofen.

Even further down the valley is Hintertux - one of the only 2 resorts in the World (the other being Zermatt - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/13004/freeride-beneath-the-matterhorn-:-zermatt's-king-lines) which offers skiing 365 days per year - and is and a great place for some high altitude, mellow freeriding - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/4189/high-mountain-freeride-adventures-in-hintertux.

Perhaps the least known of the valley's resorts is Hochfügen but for those in the know (which now includes you - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/4076/hochfugen's-most-epic-freeride-lines) it's arguably the best off-piste ski area in Zillertal.

Suffice to say that if you make it to the Zillertal, you won't be short of ski adventures, whatever the weather and wherever you go!

Kleegrube
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Kleegrube

Hintertux
970 m
44 °
N
8 m
3.5 km
A breathtaking route here in Hintertux, the biggest and longest adventure in these parts.
Severe
Private
Olperer 1
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Olperer 1

Hintertux
448 m
46 °
SE
0 m
1.7 km
A sunny, nice ride with a small channel at the end.
Difficult
Private
Horbergjoch North
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Horbergjoch North

Mayrhofen
772 m
33 °
N
2 m
3.9 km
Long and delightful route down the Horberg Valley
Difficult
Private
Wanglspitz North Valley Ride
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Wanglspitz North Valley Ride

Mayrhofen
716 m
26 °
N
6 m
3.9 km
Delightful ride from Wanglspitz onto its' North face into the Hoarbergkar
Difficult
Private
Wanglspitz East Face
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Wanglspitz East Face

Mayrhofen
711 m
45 °
E
1 m
2.4 km
A spectacular run on the E face of Wanglspitz
Severe
Private
Beilspitz NW Face
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Beilspitz NW Face

Mayrhofen
747 m
39 °
NW
45 m
3.2 km
Beautiful route on the Beilspitz NW face
Difficult
Private
Small Gilfert Southeast
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Small Gilfert Southeast

Hochfügen
858 m
34 °
49 m
4.8 km
Long joyful route in a big area without any lifts and a kind of Alaska feeling.
Difficult
Private
Metzen East Face
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Metzen East Face

Hochfügen
395 m
49 °
86 m
1.5 km
The Big Mountain Contest face and THE extreme line in Hochfügen
Extreme
Private
Pfaffenbühel North #3 (woods)
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Pfaffenbühel North #3 (woods)

Hochfügen
309 m
32 °
N
0 m
0.9 km
Wide slope in the woods, nice run for bad weather days.
Difficult
Private
Hot 8er Ride
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Hot 8er Ride

Hochfügen
663 m
37 °
NE
20 m
2.0 km
Secret spot on bad days here in Kaltenbach/Hochzillertal
Difficult
Private