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Skiing areas in the Oberallgäu

Bavaria, Germany

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In addition to the classic ski slopes, the Oberallgäu offers numerous freeride runs in open terrain. In hip-high powder snow, you descend the untracked slopes of the Hochgrat, the Nebelhorn or the Schlappoltkopf. In the Allgäu Alps, especially along the slopes of the Nagelfluh chain, ski freeriders get their money's worth.
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The most beautiful ski slopes in the Oberallgäu

Powder satt am Hahnenköpfle
Backcountry Skiing · Kleinwalsertal
Hahnenköpfle Freeride in the Ifen Ski Area
Premium content Difficulty moderate
2.8 km
1:45 h
66 m
528 m
In the middle of the small Ifen ski area is a great opportunity for freeriders. Without much effort. The panorama is tremendous.
Powder vom Feinsten
Backcountry Skiing · Allgäu
Freeride Ski Run at the Hornbahn Hindelang
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1.4 km
0:30 h
0 m
512 m
When the snow conditions are good, the freeski run at the Hornbahn Hindelang is an insider tip. So far only for insiders. Possible at any avalanche danger level.
View from the mountain station towards Fellhorn
Backcountry Skiing · Allgäu
Hochgrat - Allgäu freeride area at its best
recommended route Difficulty moderate
3.3 km
1:00 h
0 m
849 m
The Hochgrat is a real insider tip for deep snow skiers and freeriders. At 1833 m above sea level, the Hochgrat is the highest and most prominent peak in the region. Provided the conditions are safe and good, freeriders will get their money's worth here.
Freeride am Nebelhorn
Backcountry Skiing · Allgäu
From the Nebelhorn to the Giebelhaus
Premium content Difficulty moderate
6.2 km
0:30 h
22 m
1,056 m
Dreamlike and at the same time not too demanding freeride descent almost from the top of the Nebelhorn to the Giebelhaus with subsequent bus connection back to the skiing area.
On the far left you can see the descent from Schlappoltkopf
Backcountry Skiing · Allgäu
Freeride descent from Schlappoltkopf to Riezlern
recommended route Difficulty moderate
3.5 km
1:15 h
131 m
900 m
Accessible 900 hm descent with a short hike from the Fellhorn.
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Optimal free-riding conditions including fantastic views

A real insider tip among free-riders is the 6 km long descent to the 1833 m high Hochgrat in the Nagelfluh chain. The starting point for the subsequent 860 m run can be reached with the Hochgratbahn. Once at the top, there is a fantastic panoramic view over the Allgäu to the Säntis in Switzerland.

One of the most popular freeride routes also lies on the Nebelhorn. It leads from the Edmund-Probst-Haus down the flat eastern slope for about 1,000 m through the valley basin to the Giebelhaus near Hinterstein. If you also want to enjoy a wonderful summit panorama, you should definitely start the short ascent to the Great Thumb.

For border crossers, the descent from Schlappoltkopf to Riezlern is worthwhile, as free-riders have the opportunity to ride in two countries at the same time. Via the Fellhornbahn you reach the mountain on the German side, after a short ridge hike you are already at the start at the Schlappoltkopf. The following descent runs over steep western slopes to Riezlern in the Kleinwalsertal in Austria.


Warmatsgund by Ralf
February 12, 2017 · Community
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From the Nebelhorn to the Giebelhaus by Gunnar
February 06, 2016 · Community
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Warmatsgund by Nino
February 09, 2015 · Community
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