Our backcountry hikes are rated according to the Swiss scale of difficulties (SAC). Each of our routes is linked to the difficulty level, like that you can check, before entering an unknow route, what might be found on the way.
- The overall rating of the backcountry hikes is related to the most difficult part of each hike.
- The indication is made at good weather-, snow- and visibility conditions.
- The evaluation refers exclusively to the part of splitboarding / skiing.
- Alpine challenges (e.g. , hikes to the summit, climbs) are described in the text part of the hike. For climbing sections will be used the UIAA-Scale.
|Rating||Steepness||Exposed Areas||Terrain Uphill/Downhill||Narrow sections|
|up to 30°||No exposed areas|
Soft, hilly, flat ground
No narrow sections
|WS (+-) beginner||over 30°||Short slides in case of a fall|
soft tapering Mostly open backcountry with short scarps, obstacles with possibility to avoid, (kickturns necessary)
Short narrow sections, not steep
|ZS (+-) intermediate||over 35°||Longer slides in case of a fall, possibility to stop (danger of injuries)|
Short scarps, without possibility to avoid, obstacles in moderate steep areas, requires good splitboarding/skiing, (safe kickturns necessary)
Short narrow sections, quite steep
|S (+) advanced||over 40°|
Long slides in case of a fall, sometimes straight to scarps (Danger to Life)
Scarps without possibility to avoid, many obstacles in steep area, requires very good splitboarding/skiing
Long narrow sections, short turns can be done by good riders
SS (+-) experts
Long slides in case of a fall, straight to scarps (Danger to Life)
Overall very steep area with lots of obstacles and rocksteps in between
Long, very steep and narrow sections, short turns, will be followed by “jumping turns” sometimes no turns possible
Very exposed, a fall can cause death easily
Really steep faces or couloirs, no possibility to relax during descent.
Long, very steep and narrow sections, as well as rock steps “jumping turns” necessary
Extremly exposed, absolutely forbidden to fall
Extreme Faces and Couloires
Rappeling can be necessary
Alpine-technical challenges (e.g. climbs to the summit, climbing sections,...) will be described in the text. For climbing sections we use the UIAA-scale.