Gernot, an IFMGA certified mountain guide wants to take you on a thrilling off-piste skiing adventure on the downhill runs of Graukogel in the Austrian Alps
Within the Alps of Austria, especially in the Gasteiner valley, there are a number of wonderful areas where the free ride skiing is superb. You really can’t lose wherever you choose. And that’s what makes the Alps such a skiers paradise. So the decision as to where to ski often comes down to what kind of experience you are looking for. At Graukogel, the runs are as exciting as they are difficult, so if what you’re looking for is a challenge, then Graukogel is for you.
The difference in altitude in Graukogel ranges from 1,079 metres to 2,007 metres. This provides nearly one kilometre of potential downhill skiing. Thus giving all visitors ample space and time to enjoy the slopes. However, as I previously mentioned, those downhill runs can be tough.
Off-setting the difficulty of the ski runs is that most of them go through forests. Along with being beautiful to look at, especially when draped in white snow, the forests also provide great shelter from wind, making it easier to ski on days where there is poor visibility.
As a result of the difficult presented by the runs of Graukogel, participants should have some prior experience. Also, as is usually the case with free ride skiing, participants should be in good physical condition as well.
So if you are looking for an exciting and challenging off-piste skiing adventure in the Alps of Austria then Graukogel is the place for you! I have no doubt you’ll end the day both exhausted and overjoyed. If that sounds like the type of day you want, just send me a request.
I can also guide you on this free ride skiing day at Sportgastein, which is also in the Gasteiner valley.
I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.
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The trip was rushed, and unfortunately the guide was impatient and at times I felt that he didn’t want to be there - which made the trip unenjoyable. The positives were, No doubt he is vey experienced, I have learnt a lot from him and was thankful for things he have shown me.
John G Mudd
I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.