Freeriding & freetouring - short hikes for powder slopes - the best powder runs in the Zillertal
If you want to discover the new world of freeriding in the Zillertal, you should pack climbing skins in your backpack. When all the lines in the ski area have been tracked, countless powder runs are waiting for you, which are easily accessible with skins. The ski areas in the Zillertal offer slopes full of powder and the runs are more varied than almost any other area. Your local mountain guide can filter out the right area for every snow and weather condition: Hintertuxer Glacier, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Zillertal Arena, Hochzillertal;
January - March
from € 450 per person
from 14 years
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.
- 20.01. - 23.01.2022
- 10.02. - 13.02.2022
- 03.03. - 06.03.2022
- and on request
08:30 am meeting point at our alpine school, welcome and itinerary information from the mountain guide. Update safety equipment. Update snow and avalanche awareness. Full day freeriding and practical training on the mountain.
Planning based on the current weather and avalanche situation report. Choice of route and terrain, sweeping technique, tips and tricks. All day freetouring and safety measures in the terrain. Lecture Snow and Avalanche.
Planning based on the current weather and avalanche situation report. All day freetouring and recognize avalanche relevant factors in the terrain. Emergency management.
Planning based on the current weather and avalanche situation report. The highlight of the week. . .
- Organization and guiding by a state certified UIAGM mountain & ski guide
- Individual program
- Loaner equipment, avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel
- Loaner Glacier equipment, crampons, harness, ice device
- Lecture Weather and Avalanche
- Lift ticket
- Ski equipment
You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley 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.
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.