About Hochfugen - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Hochfügen - in midst of the skiing fun!
In the heart of this wonderful mountain landscape lies the Hochzillertal with the resort Hochfügen - one of three districts that form the community Fügenberg. Hochfügen's speciality lies in its perfect location in a high Alpine valley with wonderful views and pistes which nearly end at your front door. Via the panorama road you can access the resort via Fügen and from here you can start directly into world of skiing. At an altitude of 1,500 m the resort is known as snow-sure and additionally provides a magnificent view of the Zillertal Alps. Here, you are in the middle of it all: directly from your hotel door it is only a few steps to the ski lift, to cross-country or winter hiking trails - and the valley run ends directly at the parking lot. You couldn't come any closer!Ski
With the "Zillertaler Superskipass" you can choose from 506 kilometres of piste in Hochfügen, at the Spieljoch, in Hochzillertal, in the Zillertal Arena (Zell, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Wald, Krimml and Gerlosstein), at Penken, and Ahorn, at the Horberg, in the "Ski and Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000" (Finkenberg, Eggalm, Rastkogl, Hintertux Glacier) and at the Wildkogel-Arena at Bramberg. The ski areas are all excellently linked to one another by a free train and shuttle bus service. Since a few years, the Zillertal Arena offers free-of-charge Wi-Fi in all of its ski areas!
Access to the ski hotspot Hochfügen/Hochzillertal is possible directly from Hochfügen. Its perfect location in a high-alpine valley guarantees snow coverage until the end of April. Every winter sports fan is sure to find a favourite piste here. In the lower part of the ski area, located at the Lamark tow lifts, soft, blue runs are ideal for beginners and ski school groups. If you prefer to venture higher up, the 8-person chair lift Pfaffenbühel, or the 8-person jet gondola takes you up to 2,100 m altitude where there is good selection of blue, red and black pistes to try out. The tow lift Pfaffenbühel II offers access to a challenging mogul piste, which is ideally only tackled by experienced riders, but there is also a long, blue piste (No. 13) that runs from the jet right back down into the valley.
At the end of the piste you jump off your skis and cross the road, only to explore more Hochfügen slopes on the other valley side. The chair lift Holzalm takes you up to a wide, red run which is nice and sunny in the afternoons. Another piste to be found there is No. 2 which is actually a SkiMovie run, where you can have yourself filmed whilst you speed down the slope. At the end you can download your film and times to take back home. This side of the valley is also home to the highest mountain peak of the ski area, which is the mountain station Zillertal Shuttle, at 2,378 m altitude. From there you can descend a sporty, black run (Obitraudi) which offers a significant decline and ends in the valley. Alternatively there are many more pistes to explore, as the Zillertal Shuttel and the Wedelexpress are also the connection between Hochfügen and the Hochzillertal, where you can find further 77 km of piste, among them a lit valley descend, and 39 lifts to enjoy.
Hochfüger is further a great ski area for freeriders, as there are many open terrain routes and various freeride checkpoints. Beginners will find a starter-freeride-area at the Holzalm, where a gentle slope and professional tuition provide perfect conditions to practice deep powder snow riding. The "Bretterpark" snow park in the ski area Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach is the perfect place to go for all freestylers, even offering a half-pipe.
Although Hochfügen is not all that large, it has a diverse selection of apres ski to choose from. Be it a romantic ski gut, lively umbrella bar, or a cosy guest house - apres ski wishes are not left unfulfilled here. The cosy atmosphere, e.g. in the Holzalm or in the Montana Alm can be enjoyed already on you piste breaks. More luxurious flair can be found in the Kristal or Wedel huts in the ski area. There you can benefit from star-class cuisine. Stylish dining with panorama views, sun decks with lambskin-covered loungers, relaxation with classical or Jazz music and excellent food are standard here.
Those looking for some party fun will find apres ski to their liking in the Gogola-Alm. Later in the evening you can venture on to Fügen's various discos, where the party extends late into the night. If you can part from your skis even after dark, there is night skiing on an illuminated piste. Winter hikes, tobogganing, and a cosy horse-drawn sleigh ride for relaxation seekers round off the totality of the offer.
Cross-country skiers will find a real treat in Hochfügen. Directly at the parking lot there is access to a wonderful high-altitude track, which runs over 9 km towards Gamsstein (Loassattel). Along the way you will find the cosy Alpine guest house Loasie, where you can take a break before you turn back again. Thanks to its high altitude location the track is known to be snow-sure and it can be used for free.
The wide and sunny lower part of the valley is also ideal for cross-country skiers. The entire Zillertal offers a total network of approx. 200 km of trails. The holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach alone has 65 km to offer, running between the resorts Bruck, Fügen, Kaltenbach, Strass, Stumm, Ried and Uderns. Some of the trails are even illuminated in the evenings. Especially pretty is the promenade trail along the stream Ziller between Kaltenbach and Aschau over approx. 10 km.
|Highest point ski area||2378 m|
|Lowest point ski area||560m|
|Number of lifts||39|
|Number of drag lifts||22|
|Number of chair lifts||12|
|Number of cable cars||5|
|Total pistes||77 km|
|Green/blue pistes||32 km|
|Red pistes||32 km|
|Black pistes||77 km|
Hochfugen | In the heart of this wonderful mountain landscape lies the Hochzillertal with the resort Hochfügen - one of three districts that form the community Fügenberg. Hochfügen's speciality lies in its perfect location in a high Alpine valley with wonderful views
and pistes which nearly end at your front door
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