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Downhill skiing variants

Downhill skiing variants close to the ski slopes of Pitztal's ski resorts

Ski down slopes covered in pristine natural snow

You will find an impressive choice of off-piste skiing close to the ski slopes of Pitztal’s ski resorts. This is ideal terrain for freeride beginners! 

Whole Pitztal
Region: Hochzeiger

Freeriding Hochzeiger

Explore Pitztal off-piste
Freeriding at Hochzeiger

Deep-snow skiing in Tyrol offers a special experience among pristine nature. Freeriding at Hochzeiger down beautifully snowy and untouched slopes will make every ski fan’s heart leap with joy. Newcomers to freeriding will find Hochzeiger ski resort’s broad, sun-kissed slopes perfect to carve tracks in the untouched powder snow. Deep-snow skiing in open terrain is a great adventure, but it requires skiing ability and knowledge of the alpine terrain off-piste as well as appropriate ski equipment including a back protector, helmet and an avalanche transceiver.


Freeriding at the Hochzeiger ski resort.

Freeriding Hochzeiger Pitztal
Freeriding with the professionals of the Hochzeiger ski school
Region: Gletscher

Best conditions for Freeriders at Pitztal Glacier

Freeride Eldorado Pitztal Glacier

As soon as the first snowfalls occur in lower regions, passionate freeriders literally "rock" the pristine slopes of Pitztal Glacier. Thanks to the unrivaled Alpine location of Hinterer Brunnenkogel at 3440 meters above sea level, Tirol's and Austria's highest Glacier Ski Area offers natural snow and powder slopes in abundance already in the early winter months.

When the "white gold" called snow reaches the lower valley, real glacier aficionados can enjoy skiing pleasures of a very different kind:
The Taschachferner  top-to-bottom ski run leads past mighty icefalls and glacier moraines from Mittelbergjoch through the Alpine Taschachtal side valley to the Gletscherexpress base station. You are strongly recommended to enlist a certified local mountain / ski guide for this exceptional but quite risky tour. Guided downhill adventures are available at the Bergführerbüro Pitztal / Mountain Guide Office or at the Ski School's Freeride Center Pitztal 


Freeriding at the Pitztal Glacier

Over many years, the downhill stretch from 3,173-meter tall Mittagskogel at the rear end of the valley has been a true insider tip. Since the world's probably toughest Freeride Race - Pitztal Wild Face  - is held here, more and more deep powder snow aficionados have come to Pitztal. The final part of the Pitztal Wild Face race course covers more than 1,500 altitude meters, but it's far not the only run made to measure for powder snow junkies in Pitztal: numerous magnificent lines are spread all over the ski region - just like the "Schweizer Abfahrt" downhill run with wide open slopes next to Mittelbergbahn lift or steep troughs next to the piste of Hinterer Brunnenkogel. Action-packed slopes and faces also await you in the Rifflsee Ski Area boasting hidden tree runs at Muttenkopf ski mountain. Both beginners and real experts appreciate the signposted Hirschtal variant route offering countless fabulous downhill stretches.

Rifflsee Freeriding Paradise
Rifflsee Freeriding Paradise
Free Touring at Pitztal Glacier
Free Touring at Pitztal Glacier
Freeriding - Pitztal Glacier
Freeriding - Pitztal Glacier
Freeriding at Pitztal Glacier
Freeriding at Pitztal Glacier
Region: Rifflsee

Freeriding Rifflsee

For passionate freeriders also the Rifflsee mountain boasts a number of pristine slopes and powder stashes off the marked ski area.  

Depending on the snow conditions, the freeriding terrain covers up to 150 hectares. And what's best, Pitztal Valley still ranks among the secret hot spots of the scene!

Useful advice and expert tips for a truly outstanding day off the beaten ski slopes are available from the local pros of Freeride Center Pitztal .

Rifflsee Freeriding Paradise
Rifflsee Freeriding Paradise





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