Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
Initially take the red piste no.
48, then head north into the forest.
After about 50m you reach the meadows of Gerstbodenalm.
Enjoy open turns, crossing a forest track a few times.
When you get to a hut you are at about 1482m.
Just below here where the forest thickens follow a forest road to the right into the woods and by a deep moat.
It has numerous hairpin bends.
With very good snow and good skiing technique, a few of the bends in the upper part can be shortened.
From about 1250m, the switchbacks are considerably closer.
Here its a necessity to remain on the forest road and not cut the corners, because this area is closed due to reforestation.
At about 1100m, you reach a usually open barrier at the last bend to the right.
Go straight through and then left towards the Pulvermacheralm hut, where you change at the tree line into a creek bed to the left side (south side).
Here its just a few meters to a prepared slope that leads to the ski hut for a stopover.
If the stream crossing as described above is not possible, it can be done after the Pulvermacheralm hut.
When crossing the north side of the creek, you reach about 1050m with a mostly cleared access road to the station.