Offer valid from 6 May 2017 to 18 June 2017
When you ride on the Powder Department Runs you leave the secured ski area! These runs are NOT groomed, have NO avalanche protections (nor for any other alpine dangers) and are NOT checked. The Powder Department Runs are (as is always the case in the open ski area) not closed nor declared being “open”.
You act exclusively at your own risk and are outside of the liability area of the lift operators, who only provide the open, groomed pistes and ski routes and do not assume any liability.
The Freeride Runs should only be entered with a certified mountain and ski guide.
The Stubai Glacier makes high-alpine terrain which offers plenty of space for fantastic runs accessible. Access of these areas demands for experience and training and for a appropriate behaviour.A specifically designed off-piste-map shows 13 freeride runs in the open ski area. The downhills can also be accessed as GPS-tracks on your smartphone. They are integrated in the Stubai App. This way also people, who are not insiders, have the opportunity to enjoy rewarding downhill rides.
A printed version of the POWDER DEPARTMENT OFF PISTE MAP is available at the base station ticket counter, at the Neustift ticket office, at the Eisgrat information and at the glacier’s Intersport shops.
Note that even the routes that are listed as easy, are considerably more difficult than a black piste. They are only for good skiers! Here you find a GPS track for every run, detailed information and a POWDER DEPARTMENT TRACK BOOK (=detailed description of each run incl. numerous sketches, pictures, information on dangers, etc.) to facilitate orientation and conquering of the cruxes.
An overview of all runs, detailed route descriptions, GPS-tracks for download etc.
To use the Powder Department GPS-tracks we recommend using the outdooractive-app by ALPSTEIN Tourismus/outdooractive.com, the leading outdoor and tour portal in Europe.
DOWNLOAD OUTDOORACTIVE AT THE APP-STORE (iPhone)
DOWNLOAD OUTDOORACTIVE AT GOOGLE-PLAY (Android)
Download Powder Department Track to your mobile and locate your present position with the position button (bottom left). This way you can check any time whether you are still on the route.
With a fully-operational app it is easy to find the right access point or to return to the save pistes. A track in the snow does not mean that the slope is safe at the time! Even a slight deviation from the route can increase the risk.
THE POWDER DEPARTMENT GPS-TRACKS CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED WITH THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE:
Find here an overview over the Powder Department runs.
In the Off-Piste Map you find all Powder Department runs in the ski area Stubai Glacier
When riding on the Powder Department Runs you leave the secured ski area! The slopes are NOT groomed, there is NO avalanche protection (and no protection from other alpine dangers) and they are NOT checked. Powder Department Runs are not barred (open ski area) or declared as being open.
You act exclusively at your own responsibility and are outside of the liability area of the lift operators. The operators offer the open, groomed pistes and ski routes and assume no liability whatsoever.
If you are not sufficiently informed on alpine dangers and avalanches, please book a training session with a pro (e.g. guided mountain or ski guide) before going into the open area on your own.
More information at: SAFETY FIRST
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE STUBAI GLACIER
All 13 freeride runs on one map.