Freeriding – skiing in open terrain
Enjoy a true sense of freedom and adventure!
Snowboarding, or skiing on natural open terrain, freeriding, is how skiing originated. Originally, pistes didn’t exist and today the exploring of the challenges of unspoilt and off-piste terrain to create the perfect track for yourself has become quite a trend.
Listen to the crunchy powder under your skis, push your adrenalin levels to their limits and experience the perfect run! For this, the “Home of Lässig” in Saalbach Hinterglemm offers 25 ski freeride descents of all difficulty levels to choose from.
Camps, workshops and offers of local ski schools and mountain guides ensure many possibilities for freeriders of all ages and levels to learn, practice and enjoy freeriding.
Enter the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn only 50 m from the Hotel Oberdanner and experience freedom!
Safety and equipment
For responsible freeriding ...
The following safety tips are essential for survival before and during each ride:
- Never go out on your own!
- Check and enquire about the avalanche report
- Check the weather forecast and ask locals!
- Check your equipment!
- Carry out an avalanche transceiver check and practice frequently so that you know what to do in an emergency!
- Know your limits and what you are capable of and avoid risks!
- Book a professional freeride guide for unknown terrain!
- Keep sight of everything!
- Keep distances and always descend individually!
Ensure you have complete safety equipment with every ride out on deep snow. A freerider’s basic equipment includes:
- Avalanche transceiver
- Mobile phone
- Airbag system also recommended
Summary of the most important freeriding rules:
- Danger of avalanche in new snow and/or rain.
- The first fine day after snowfall is particularly dangerous.
- New and powder snow can be easily triggered.
- Fast rise in temperature or strong sun can increase the risk of avalanches.
- Orientation and assessment of avalanche situation is impeded in poor vision (fog).