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Omeshorn

By: Marco Toniolo
Area: Eastern Alps, Group: Lechtal Alps, Country: Austria, Region: Vorarlberg

If in the morning the sun is shining and fresh snow has fallen it's worth "attacking" east facing slopes such as those close to the Mittagspitze, visible from the Madloch chairlift.

GETTING THERE

By car: thanks to its central position Zürs can be easily reached from Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Train: The Eurocity trains stop at St. Anton. Continue by bus to Zürs
Villages nearby
Klösterle (ideal for cheap accommodation), St. Anton

ACCESS

Madloch chairlift

DESCENT

Immediately beneath the top of the chairlift traverse left (north). Snowshoes are recommended for snowboarders if the track isn't hard packed enough. The panorama is stupendous and helps to forget the effort. Take care surmounting two small but exposed shoulders, before reaching the start of the descent.

It is possible to ski the narrow gully beneath the first shoulder, but for those who prefer a bit more space the wide slope after the second shoulder proves to be a far more interesting option. Descend from here to the road that joins Lech to Zürs. A bus stop is located before the tunnel entrance and the trip to Zürs is included in the lift pass.

Finish: Bus stop is located before the Lech - Zürs tunnel entrance.

GEAR

The itineraries can only be skied in good, stable snow conditions by advanced riders. Highly recommended is a rescue beacon and shovel.
Snowshoes are recommended for snowboarders if the track isn't hard packed enough.

NOTES

Pay attention to the slopes above when traversing. Beware of sudden changes in temperature that make the snow wet and heavy.

MAPS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books: "Abseits der Piste rund um den Arlberg (Arlberg off-piste)" by Andy Thurner (also in English)
Map: Kompass nr. 33 Arlberg-Nördliche Verwallgruppe

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December to April.

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Very difficult

DESCENT ORIENTATION

East

DESCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

940m

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