Thrilling moments in powder snow

The feeling of gliding through deep powder snow is one that only those who have experienced it can truly understand. Nassfeld has a number of freeride areas where advanced skiers and snowboarders can hone their off-piste skills and enjoy the feeling of total freedom.

“You get into a slope and all of a sudden you float on a blanket of powder snow. This feeling of freedom is a rarity and gets you through everyday life for a long time. “

Alex Huber, one of Austria’s bestfreeriders, knows why he has made Nassfeld his adoptive home. 

Winter wonderland away from the pistes

Thanks to the its unique microclimate, Nassfeld enjoys snowsure conditions throughout the season. The cold fronts that move in from the south and bring heavy snowfall with them are famous among freeriders, who flock to this corner of Carinthia for legendary powder sessions in the Nassfeld backcountry. Many of the powder runs can be accessed using the lifts and cable cars, while traditional off-piste skiers can "earn their turns" by skinning up to the top and skiing back down. In fact, the region has so many powder areas that even those who don't want to be first in the lift queue in the morning and would rather sleep in a little can still find pockets of untouched snow where they can lay down first tracks.

“Nassfeld is an insider tip in the scene. The terrain is perfect because pristine deep snow
slopes in two countries can be reached after just a few short ascents or shortcuts across. And yet, the density of freeriders is astonishingly low. The advantage is that there are many days of freeriding when it has been snowing. And thanks to regular Adriatic lows, Nassfeld gets plenty of snow.“

Alex Huber

Freeride heaven

Freeriding is all about turning the  mountain into a huge funpark. Nassfeld, with its diverse landscape, is the ideal playground for powder-hungry skiers and boarders. Long, wide slopes to carve out wide powder turns? Check! Forests for adrenaline-pumping tree skiing? Check! Cliffdrops for some major airtime? Check! And all that in a resort which enjoys on average 100 more hours of sunshine per season than ski areas north of the Alps? Check! What are you waiting for?

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