Freeriding in Austria

    Our list of high-end ski and snowboard training camps that are run by Austrian snow experts and legends, plus the best resorts for freeriding in Austria.


    Grossglockner / Heiligenblut
    Deep powder skiers will love the Grossglockner / Heiligenblut ski area. Located above the tree line, this area features several specially marked slopes and checkpoint panels inform about the current avalanche situation. For further safety, avalanche training courses and guided freeriding tours are available throughout winter.

    Sportberg Goldeck
    Probably the most unique in all of Carinthia – a free ride area that measures over 50 ha / 123 acres, without a laborious incline.


    Freeriding in Hochkar
    How do you get from being a talented skier to a professional racer? You ski in Hochkar, one of Austria's freeriding Meccas. Perfect powder snow all around and local ski schools are there to teach you the ins and outs.

    There are more than 30 km of freeride variants and powder routes, plus a full 1500 meters (4920 feet) of altitude difference for you in Krippenstein. Its reputation of being the ultimate off-piste course on the Dachstein plateau has become recognized beyond the borders of the Salzkammergut region, bringing freeriders and powder snow fans from all over the world.

    Salzkammergut, Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein


    Sportgastein: approx 2.700 vertical meters (8,858 ft), with perfect off-piste opportunities set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Hohe Tauern.

    Kaprun / Kitzsteinhorn
    Fine powder, blue skies, and a fantastic environment await you on Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. Safety information for freeriders is provided at the start of each route, with information on snow conditions, any dangerous areas, plus tips on skiing safely and best routes.

    Challenging downhills and a great introduction to off-piste sking with many places to try out powder within a safe distance from the piste. More experienced? There are marked ski routes! Real pros take on the Schwarzwand, with dramatic drops, tree sections, and cliff jumps.

    Freeriding in Gastein / Gasteinertal


    Enjoy powder skiing at its best in the Dachstein glacier ski area. There are countless ski mountaineering tours, steep downhills, ski routes, and freerides from and to the Dachstein plateau. The most spectacular freeriding run is the Edelgrieß, quite a challenge even for experienced mountaineers.

    In order to wedel down this south-faced slope to Ramsau, you need to be an experienced Alpinist and skier. Enjoy great powder skiing with a fabulous mountain backdrop, a slope gradient of up to 45 degrees and a 1600 meter (5250 foot) difference in altitude. In between the steep rocks and limestone walls, there are cirques, gorges, and firn slopes. This spectacular freeride is 8 km (5 miles) long!

    Ski tours, Ramsau am Dachstein


    Freeride Center Sölden 
    For those who would like to learn freeriding, there are courses from beginner to expert at the Freeride Center Sölden.

    Snow & Alpine Awareness Camps (SAAC)
    Free 2-day camps providing background information and tips on how to stay safe when going off-piste. Camps start in the afternoon with a three hour theory block. On the second day, small groups go off-piste with certified ski and mountain guides from the area.

    Austria Racing Camps Hintertux
    This camp at the Hintertux Glacier (3.250 m / 10,665 ft) offers professional ski and ski race training. The camps give young & talented ski racers the opportunity to achieve their goals. Enjoy individual snow and race coaching in the morning and individualised fitness programmes in the afternoon.


    Freeriding Wiedersbergerhorn


    Ski Ride Vorarlberg
    This package allows skiers to explore Vorarlberg within one week, skiing open terrain from north to south. In small groups, participants master a fresh challenge every day, with bus and hotel-to-hotel transportation.

    The Kleinwalsertal is a real top tip for those in search of a freeride Eldorado. In winter, the valley is a unique white playground with plenty of opportunities to explore on skis or a board.

    Silvretta Montafon
    At the Montafon freeriding arena expect skiing and snowboarding in unrestricted areas. Varied freeride hotspots count among the best and most beautiful not only in Vorarlberg, but all of Austria.

    Freeriding at Arlberg / Vorarlberg / Lech am Arlberg