A steep and incredibly well positioned line perched high above Innsbruck city.


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.

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


The most popular of the Nordkette classic lines, this is a really exciting, steep couloir which should not be underestimated. From the Hafelekar cable car station, at the very top of the Nordkette lift system, put your skis on at a metre wide gap in the stone wall to the east of the station.

Ski through the gap, and then immediately drop down and skier's right to traverse underneath the station.

This is quite an exposed traverse with some steep ground underneath it, so be careful and don't rush.

The traverse ends at the steep entrance to the main Seilbahnrinne itself.

Enter the line via a steep and committing little drop.

Once in, the line is steep and narrow, but gradually widens throughout its length.

The bottom section is a huge, wide slope where it is possible to really open up some big turns if conditions allow.

From the bottom slope, traverse back onto the pistes of the Nordkette ski area and ski down to the 3er Stütze chairlift.