Good sedate carvers & wrinkleys resort with a excellent snow record.
Obergurgl Vista / Markus Auer
Freeriders who like jagged and rough mountain slopes with big chutes and long gullies may find things around here a little on the tame side. There are tree runs on the lower slopes and when there is enough snow, some good off-piste and powder areas that can be ridden at speed.
Hochgurgl has the best freeriding terrain. When its open take the Wurmkoglift and sektion t-bars to access the best and steepest off-piste, but getting up the Wurmkoglift itself is a ball breaking effort. There's a nice gulley directly under the top of the Hochgurglbahn II gondola (pictured). In 2007 they opened 3 new gondola. Hohe Mut Bahn 1 and 2 open the area beneath the summit of the same name at 2670m. In Obergurghl the new gondola is Top Schermerbahn. I suspect the area accessed by this lift is going to be developed a bit more. If not it seems an expensive solution to opening some limited runs.
In obergurgl the ski route 1 takes you right into the Ferwalltal valley and with the right conditions you can board all the way to the base, but you can drop into the valley from various points off run 3.