A great, narrow couloir and then some brilliant tree skiing.









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From the top of the Zirmachbahn chairlift, take your skis off and start hiking up the broad ridge to the south-west.

Hike up the ridge for 10 minutes to just before the vague, wide col where Hoher Burgstall Sud 1 and Zirmachbahn Rinne begin.

The line is now on the left and stays nicely open (around 10 - 15 metres) all the way.

It is around 35 degrees all the way so make sure you are happy with the avalanche conditions before you commit to skiing it.

At the foot of the line, hang a left and enjoy the wide open slope with nicely spaced knee high bushes to skip between.

After a couple of hundred horiztonal metres of nice mellow skiing the ground steepens for 300 vertical metres of great tree skiing and leads down to an almost horizontal hiking track.

Turn left and follow this downhill.

If you are the first skier on the track you will need to pole a bit but once the track has been established you can simply ski along it for 5 - 10 minutes all the way to the Galtalm, a stunningly positioned mountain hut with panoramic views of the Stubai valley.

The Spinatknödel (spinach dumpling, served with olive oil and parmesan) at the Galtalm is one of the finest in the region, and that's saying something! From the hut, ski down a clear jeep track north-east for 10 minutes back to the station which separates the Kreuzjochbahn 1 lift and Kreuzjochbahn 2.