Ski Resort Stubai Glacier in Stubai: Position on map

Review Stubai Glacier: Backcountry Skiing

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Freeride 10 / 10
Overall: 85 / 100
  • Off-piste area
  • Patrolled off-piste runs
  • Information on avalanches available
  • Avalanche training offered
  • Guided tours for freeride skiers

In the “Kingdom of Snow” real snow is in plentiful supply

Freeride

One of the most important factors for freeriders is the quality, and indeed quantity, of natural snow. In February 2016, the average snow depth on Stubaier Gletscher was 245 cm. In addition, 5 cm of fresh snow fell on average every day. These figures can’t be topped by any other ski area in the country. It’s no wonder then that Stubaier Gletscher has developed an outstanding reputation among freeride skiers and tourers.

12 freeride runs across the ski area

Stubaier Gletscher is one of the few ski areas with its very own “freeride trail map”. We have included the map in the images accompanying this test category. In fact, there are marked off-piste runs down from seemingly every key lift station alongside the groomers back down to the valley. However, before you take to the deep stuff, please ensure that you stop by the freeride checkpoint on Eisgrat or at Gamsgarten. These checkpoints provide information boards with detailed descriptions of the routes and current avalanche warnings. You can get more information, videos on the freeride runs as well as GPS tracks for downloading at www.stubaier-gletscher.com/en/activities/freeride/

Freeridecenter Stubai

If you are unsure of your abilities in powder or if you are having trouble assessing the current avalanche situation, the Freeridecenter Stubai should be your first port of call. The centre is located in Neustift im Stubaital (Dorf 16) and offers freeride and ski tour courses for all levels of ability. You can get more information and prices at www.freeride.center/en/

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Martin Bauer
Category Freeride: Review by User Martin Bauer
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Scores:
Freeride 8 / 10
Overall: *52 / 60
*6 out of 10 categories rated

    Optimal terrain for Pros thanks to the resort`s numerous ski routes!

    At the “Stubai” glacier the Pro will find great excellent conditions. The four difficult (black) runs and the four ski routes offer some nice thrills. Particularily the 10 kilometers long “Eilde Grub’n” (ski route 14) offers plenty kilometers of slope, which can also be ridden off-piste (Please be aware of the avanalanche situation).As big parts of the ski area are located above the timberline you can often take a powder-run right next to the groomed terrain. The numerous easy (blue) runs are nice for some carving action, as they are very wide. Apart from the black runs we recommend that pros certainly check out run Nr. 2.The race-training run at the “Eisjoch” as well as the chronometer run right next to slope Nr. 17 are also a nice alternative for very skilled skiers.

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