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Freeriden ist in den letzten Jahren bedingt durch die Entwicklung immer besseren Materials, das auch weniger Geübten ein entspanntes Fahren im Tiefschnee ermöglicht, regelrecht explodiert. Konflikte können hier auf Grund der intensiven Befahrung in Schutzwäldern entstehen, vereinzelt entstehen Konflikte mit jagdlichen Interessen bzw. anderen Naturraumnutzern. Lösungsansätze werden für die Wintersaison 2015/2016 vorbereitet.

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hellblau dunkelblaue Schräge mit Skifahricons zur optischen Gestaltung.

Protected sites and species/signposting

The outdoors signposting shows particularly important protection forests and wild animals’ habitats which are threatened by freeriders. Responsible freeriders choose not to ski in the areas marked.

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Signposting site-protecting forest
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Signposting black grouse/wood grouse
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Signposting red deer.
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Signposting ibex
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Übergang von Dunkelblau auf Weiß.

Freeriding - who does it affect?

Everyone can visualise them - pictures and video sequences of the flow in the untouched powder snow - what’s so bad about that?  We want to show you that this is possible if you respect a few simple rules and exercise consideration.

In the designated conservation areas which we have established together with the locals, you should not ski downhill.


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Snowboarder on his way down through a forest.
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One woman and two men looking at a cellphone.

Kitzbühel Freeriding Pilot Project

Kitzbühel - a legendary place for all ski fans and also a top destination for freeriders. Now known as freeriding, formerly as deep snow skiing, it has enjoyed a long tradition in the region and is becoming more and more popular.

However, because of the wide variety of uses of the outdoors and the increased number of visitors, this is not always conflict-free. So that freeriding can be enjoyed with minimal adverse effect on nature, the local users of the outdoors, communities, tourism experts, landowners, lift operators, hunting representatives, the local ski schools, ski and mountain guides, forestry representatives as well as local representatives of the Austrian Alpine Association have all come together in a pilot project.

The opening event took place in the presence of the highest ranking representatives in the Rasmushof in Kitzbühel on March 30, 2015. In the course of the event the "Bergwelt Tirol" project was presented and the basic conditions for the Kitzbühel Freeriding Project were discussed. Representatives of the individual outdoor user groups were delegated to establish the working party and set up the project.

During the summer individual workshops were held to locate the various protected sites and species in the region. In addition to the protected sites and species defined by the “Bergwelt Tirol- Miteinander Erleben”, the working party agreed to include landed property as a protected site.

At the present moment the project is being finalised, with the first results expected for the winter season 2015/16.


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Dieter Stöhr

Province of Tyrol Section Forestry

Bürgerstr. 36, 6020 Innsbruck


Tel.: +43 512 508 4501