Guidebook

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!

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

Gampenbahn Rinne
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Gampenbahn Rinne

Ischgl
835 m
39 °
2 m
2.4 km
A brilliant couloir which is best skied in spring snow.
Severe
Private
Hohe Mut West Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Hohe Mut West Couloir

429 m
46 °
31 m
1.4 km
An easily accessible hidden gem!
Difficult
Private
Neue Welt
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Neue Welt

Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1,704 m
50 °
SW
126 m
4.5 km
THE classic freeride line at the Zugspitze
Severe
Private
Härmelekopf Nord Rinne
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Härmelekopf Nord Rinne

Seefeld - Rosshütte
723 m
41 °
15 m
2.5 km
The Härmelekopf's steep North couloir is a true Tirol classic.
Severe
Private
Kemater Alm
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kemater Alm

Axamer Lizum
580 m
39 °
0 m
1.6 km
A variety of routes leading down to a stunningly positioned mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Niederer Sud
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Niederer Sud

Schlick 2000
960 m
38 °
62 m
4.4 km
A stunning run with one of the best hike:fun ratios of any freeride line in Austria.
Difficult
Private
Hafelekarspitze South Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Hafelekarspitze South Couloir

Innsbruck
1,438 m
44 °
28 m
4.0 km
A truly epic ski descent through some huge terrain.
Severe
Private
Small Gilfert Southeast
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

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
Steep couloirs of Wanglspitz N Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Steep couloirs of Wanglspitz N Face

Mayrhofen
712 m
45 °
NE
5 m
2.9 km
Steep challenging couloirs for experts only.
Extreme
Private
Black Pan 1
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Black Pan 1

Hintertux
575 m
38 °
NE
42 m
2.1 km
This route is a classic line here in Hintertux. Easy accessible, there is only a short hike needed.
Difficult
Private