Freeriding at the Kaunertal Glacier
Freedom and adventure on the Kaunertal Glacier
Who knows the feeling? It’s a perfect winter day: bright sunshine and bluebird. You’re one of the first to reach the summit of a powder-coated mountain. Peering over the edge you’re treated to an incredible panorama, and the first view of your line. You feel the perfect consistency of the snow and drop in – into adventure, and untouched powder.
It’s hard to believe: But the Kaunertal Glacier is still something of a secret spot for freeriding! To keep your adventure memorable for the right reasons, remember safety first! Skiing and riding off-piste requires experience, caution, and taking responsibility for your actions.
Bernhard Braun shows you his favorite lines on the Kaunertal Glacier
You always wanted to look over a freeride professional?
Bernhard Braun has moved his main residence to the Kaunertal Glacier during the winter season.
He shows you in his spectacular videos and pictures his “favorite lines” on the Kaunertal Glacier.
New from winter 2019/20 - #mywildside weeks at the Kaunertal Glacier
The new event series for freeriders and for all those who want to become one promises lots of fun and action.
Numerous workshops with professional guides show you how to behave properly in the free ski room.
And best of all: During the #mywildside weeks you have the chance on 2 weekends to test the latest material for the upcoming season for free!
02 - 06 JAN 2020 // Workshop with risk'n'fun
Every year in January we hold a multiday training course with the coaches and mountain guides from Risk’n’Fun on the glacier. Participants on the course work towards their Level01, developing individual freeride strategies, including methods to help in decision-making when riding off-piste.Events
29 FEB - 01 MAR 2020 // Snow How Workshop Lawine
A SNOWHOW mountain and ski guide explains the basics of planning your freeride or touring day, as well as making sensible decisions in the backcountry.
- Terrain and slope exploration
- Avalanche situation report and interpretation of warning levels
- Use of digital tools in avalanche science
- Standard measures and off-road behavior
- emergency management
14 - 15 MAR 2020 // Kaunertal Freeride Days
Test the new material of Scott, Faction, DPS and ARVA for 2 days.
Numerous side events, workshops and specials are waiting for you!
There's nothing standing in the way of a cool freeride weekend!Events
21 - 22 MAR 2020 // Freeride Testival presented by BMW xDrive
The FreerideTestival in cooperation with BMW xDrive offers in March the opportunity to get to know the Kaunertal Glacier off-piste.
Lots of side events like SAAC's free safety training are waiting for you. Freeride stars like Felix Wiemers are also there to accompany you on your Powderrun.
If you take the Nörderberg variant over the Gepatschferner to the Fernergries with an altitude of 1,350 meters, you will be taken back to the glacier ski area free of charge by the BMW shuttle service on the days of the Freeride Testival.
27 - 29 MAR 2020 // Choice Split Board and Freeride Camp
At the end of march we go up again into the high alpine terrain of the Kaunertal Glacier Area. Good and very good Splitboarder with a good fitness condition come at this camp fully at their expense.
Starting from our base camp in the cozy alpine club hut Gepatschhaus, there are countless opportunities to shred the possibly best powder of the season.
The best freeride lines at Kaunertal Glacier
- Nörderberg: start at the top of the Nörderjoch II lift, then down the Gepatschferner glacier. Vertical descent: 1135m
- Fernergries: start at the Ochsenalmbahn middle station. Vertical descent: 270m
- Langtaufers to Melagg in South Tirol/Italy: Start at Karlesspitze (top station of Karlesjochbahn). Vertical descent: 1360m
- Variant of Langtauger Valley to Melagg in South Tirol/Italy: start at the Weißseejoch pass. Vertical descent: 1144m
- Wiesejaggl: start at Wiesejaggljoch and ski past the black piste running through the tunnel. Vertical descent: 350m
- Variation of Weißsee: start at Wiesejaggljoch. Vertical descent: 680m
- Variation of Weißseejoch: start at Weißseejoch. Vertical descent: 625m
- Zollhaus: start at Weißseejoch. Vertical difference: 895m
Finally some must-know information for your freeride adventures at Kaunertal Glacier:
- All the official routes are marked on the piste map.
- Every freerider should be aware that the freeride routes are in uncontrolled offpiste terrain. They are not marked on the ground, nor pisted, patrolled or controlled for avalanches.
- Current avalanche bulletin
- Freeride events in Kaunertal
- Locals know the best lines – find a Mountain Guide to freeride with here