Gschwandtkopf Ski Areas in Seefeld
The Gschwandtkopf ski area is closer to the centre of Seefeld than the Rosshütte. Those of an active disposition can walk to it from the centre past the Olympia sports centre, although most skiers prefer to take the ski bus.
The mountain is both lower and smaller than its neighbour on the other side of the village. However, it is very popular with skiers and snowboarders attracted by the generally good snow conditions and the more forgiving nature of the ski runs. The main slopes are north-facing and the ski area has an excellent reputation for the standard of its slope grooming.
The Seefeld side
The Gschwandtkopf chairlift is a modern four-seater chairlift which rises 1500 metres to some spectacular views out over the Inn valley and the Stubai Alps.
The slope under the chairlift is wide and the runs are marked as easy, although more difficult variants can be chosen. Snow conditions are usually good because of the north-facing exposure.
From the top of the chairlift it is possible to ski either to the Seewaldalm on the Mösern side or to take a path through the trees to rejoin the main slope at the top of the Olympia draglift.
There are a number of draglifts at the bottom. The tiny drag by the Sportalm restaurant is normally used by beginner children's ski school classes.
Beginners moving over from the Geigenbühel area usually start out with the Happy Schleppi lift to the left of the chairflift (looking uphill). Once that short descent has been conquered, the Brunnental T-Bar to the left of the hill and the Olympia on the right both have wide open spaces to practice one's style on a blue run before heading up on the chairlift.
The Mösern side
Just past the Sonnenalm restaurant at the top of the chairlift, there is a short run down to a draglift. The run beside the lift is a good slope to practice technique but this is also the connection to the Mösern side of the Gschwandtkopf, which consists of a series of blue runs down to a parking area on the road between Mösern and Seefeld.
These runs are some of the most pleasant and scenic in Seefeld. Return to Seefeld is via the two Seewald draglifts and then through the trees to the top of the Olympia draglift.
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