A mountain pass is a route through a mountain range or over a ridge. If following the lowest possible route, a pass is locally the highest point on that route. Since many of the world’s mountain ranges have presented formidable barriers to travel, passes have been important since before recorded history, and have played a key role in trade, war, and migration. Many Mountain Passes across Europe are closed in winter due to the amount of Snowfall. Skiing in these areas are very popular if you can gain access. Some mountain roads are kept clear using huge machinery which pours the snow to the side of the road allowing traffic to gain entry to the ski resorts, where they will find the perfect conditions for skiing or snowboarding. Due to the climate, the correct Ski-wear must be worn and for safety reasons as well. Many resorts offer lessons if you wish to learn to ski or learn to snowboard.
Kaunertal is the fifth highest road in the alps at 2750m. It has 29 180 degree bends and leads to the main ski area of Kaunertal which is home to 35km of slopes and 10 ski lifts. The ski area, due to its elevation 2200 – 3050m is able to operate from October to late June. Kaunertal is located 15km southeast of Landeck in the valley of the same name at the upper c ourse of the Inn River.The Inn river being a tributary for the Danube.
Location – Kaunertal, Austria
Height – 2750m
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