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Freeridecamp Pitztal

Skiing on the glaciated high mountains of Tirol - freeriding & freetouring

The king discipline freetouring around the highest mountain of Tyrol, the Wildspitze 3770m. The King Lines in the Pitztal are high alpine freeride runs in steep gullies, which lead partly over fissured glaciers, partly over exposed ridges into hidden valleys. The terrain offers endless possibilities and the descents are more varied than in any other area. With lift support and short ascents with skins you can reach untouched slopes and downhill variants. The highlight is the ascent of the Wildspitze, Tyrol's highest mountain, and the spectacular descent over the Taschach glacier.

Date:

February - April

Price:

€ 810 per person

Age:

from 14 years

Duration:

4 days

All important information

Date

Requirement

Program

Included

Organization

FAQs

Date

  • 24.02. - 27.02.2022
  • 10.03. - 13.03.2022
  • and on request

Requirement

You already have ski touring experience. You are a safe skier in changing terrain and snow conditions. You are familiar with all ascent techniques. The ski touring requires a good physical condition for ascents up to 3 hours. The average speed will be between 300 - 400 meters per hour.

Program

Day 1:
Arrival at the Hotel Garni Andreas Hofer by 09:00 am. Welcome of the participants by the mountain guide & ski guide and hotel check-in. Check of the safety equipment, avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, avalanche backpack. All day freeriding and practical training for freeride runs on glaciated mountains. In the evening lecture weather and avalanche.

Day 2:
Current weather and avalanche situation report. Update avalanche awareness, full day freetouring and practical training on the mountain. Safety measures, terrain assessment, creation of an ascent track, safety measures for freetouring in high mountains.

Day 3:
Current weather and avalanche situation report. All day freeriding and practical training for freeride runs on glaciated mountains.

Day 4:
Highlight of the week, the ascent of the Wildspitze at 3.774 m. With the lift uphill, followed by a long descent over the Taschach glacier. Goodbyes and journey back home around 16:00 pm.

Included

Included:

  • Organization and guiding by a state certified UIAGM mountain & ski guide
  • Individual program
  • 3 nights with breakfast in a double room
  • Rental equipment, avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel
  • Glacier equipment, crampons, harness, ice device
  • Lecture Weather and Avalanche

Not included:

  • Lift ticket
  • Catering
  • Surcharge for single occupancy € 30, - per person/day
  • Ski equipment

Accommodation:
Hotel Garni Andreas Hofer
 

Organization

You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Pitztal and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

FAQs

How does a freeride day work?

We start at the Mountain Sports Alpine School at 08:30. Meeting up and distribution of avalanche equipment - ABS backpack, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver. We will choose the skiing area according to the avalanche report and head off for the slopes. Your mountain guide will of course brief your safety equipment before the first descent. You ski until your feet get tired. You can take a lunch break in one of the many beautiful mountain huts. At the end of the day, you will hopefully have enjoyed many beautiful descents in untracked powder. To get the most out of the whole day, it is particularly important that you assess your skill level correctly. Freeriding Basic - Advanced - King Lines - if you are not sure what suits you - we will be happy to inform you by email or phone!

What should I bring?

If you have your own ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver equipment (is included), skis and poles, helmet. Please check prior to your tour whether your insurance includes off-piste mountain rescue. You will also receive a packing list with your booking.

Is the lift ticket included in the price?

No, you can get a valid lift pass before the meeting, or together with your mountain guide in the morning.

Is lunch included?

No, but we will have a lunch break at one of the many huts.

Do I get a discount if I bring my own equipment?

You are of course welcome to use your own equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot grant a discount as we generally provide the necessary safety equipment free of charge.

What kind of ski should I use for a freeride tour?

Freeride skis with big rockers in the tip and a flat tail are good for more control in deep powder. We recommend a width of at least 100mm below the binding. We will be happy to advise you and you can rent the right pair of skis together with your mountain guide in the morning in one of our partner shops.

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