Beasts in the East: Tirol's 10 Raddest Freeride Lines

So you've got 10 days in the Tirol and want to go big before you go home - this is the guidebook for you!

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Exiting the lower section of the line

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Perfect spring skiing on the mellow slopes down to the chairlift.

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Ripping down the lower slopes

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Heading in!

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Spring powder high above the Kemater Alm.

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Dropping in!

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Perfect powder on the top section.

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Heading towards the narrowing in the middle of the line.

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Sledges and a wonderful backdrop at the Ganalm.

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Great views across the peaks of Innsbruck from the top of the line.

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Hero skiing on the upper section

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Great skiing and a lovely ambience lower down the line

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Deep in the snow, and the clouds

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Ready to go!

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About as good as it gets!

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First into the line on a powder day.

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Finding a little air on the lower section

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Description

With so many incredible ski areas, figuring out where to ride in Tirol can be trickier than the skiing itself. This guidebook levels the scales by giving you 10 suggested freeride lines - all of which are tough challenges - in 10 different Tirolian resorts. Working your way gradually eastwards you'll start in the huge Ischgl area and then move out to the Zugspitze (on the German border) and then continue to the famous freeride zones above Innsbruck and finish your trip in the mountain mecca that is the Zillertal.

With just one line to tick off per day you'll have plenty of time to explore the other routes in each area. The crux of the trip will be getting the right conditions on the right days but if you pull it off then you'll have experienced the finest ski roadtrip in the Eastern Alps.

If you fancy doing something similar in the Western Alps, check out our guidebook to France's finest couloirs -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/8860/france's-finest-couloirs:-an-epic-skiing-roadtrip

Adventures

Neue Welt

THE classic freeride line at the Zugspitze

Kemater Alm

A variety of routes leading down to a stunningly positioned mountain hut.

Niederer Sud

A stunning run with one of the best hike:fun ratios of any freeride line in Austria.

Black Pan 1

This route is a classic line here in Hintertux. Easy accessible, there is only a short hike needed.