Classic Couloir in Tyrol, approached from Mieders lifts.

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

1,090

m

1,823

m

45

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

North facing couloir in Serles, to be approached from the south face - probably the most iconic freeride line in Tirol.

Take Serlesbahnen lifts from Mieders until the top of the resort (Ochsenhutte T-bar) then traverse to Maria Waldrast on a mellow road.

Skin up the south face following the track, being careful of not hiking into an avalanche exposed terrain, especially when sunny and spring.

Once reached the shoulder, you can admire Stubaital from the top.

From here on, boot packing is needed untile the traverse leading into the entrance of the Couloir or until Serles' peak - reaching the summit of Serles is not required, the entrance of this line is lower.

The traverse to the entrance is exposed and might be dangerous according to the snowpack conditions, bringing crampons is highly recommended and a good avalanche evaluation knowledge is needed as well.

At the col, old ropes and carabiners are ready to be used as anchor for a first short rappel (7m approx.) - 60m rope is recommend since, according to snow conditions, a second longer rappel could be required. After the first rappel, traverse to rider's right until a parallel small couloir.

From here - when snow is enough - you are able to put skis on and traverse back to rider's left entering the couloir without abseiling anymore.

The traverse require confidence on skis, in case of snowboarders an ice axe might be very useful. Enjoy the run from here into this playful couloir, all the way down until you meet a forest road, which will take you to a sledging track.

The sledging track is leading untile the bottom of the ski resort, where you started.