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.
Freeride concept ‘Check your line’
The Kaunertal Glacier lift company and the Risk & Fun backcountry safety organisation have jointly developed a freeride program to inform skiers and snowboarders about the dangers of riding off-piste. For example, information boards have been installed on the Weißseejoch backcountry routes to direct freeriders safely from the lift down through a 682-meter run in unglaciated terrain.