Marchkopf Tree Run

Hochfügen

Kaltenbach

Long descent through bushes and small trees, a good choice in poor conditions.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
282 m
Descent
1 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
50˚
Marchkopf Tree Run Map

This route is a classic of Hochfügen/Kaltenbach, it is easy to access and provides a long descent with no big effort.You reach this route when you exit the Zillertal Shuttle from Hochfügen and go immediately to the left under the Zillertal Shuttle crossing the Northwest Hill in a southern direction. Normally, if you are not the first skiing into this area, there should be a track which is easily to find. Follow this track for about 500m, there are some short parts of it where you may have to pole over some small rises, but try to stay as high as possible. After 500m there is a big ridge cutting through the hill. you need to follow the track around it for 500m until you can have a look down your face. Stop at a point where some big cliffs are above you. From here you can ski downhill. If you go straight ahead, the first part is a 500m long open slope, until you end up in an open wooded section with small trees and bushes. You can easily choose a nice fun line through the obstacles. The hill is 600m long, you have a lot possibilities to choose your own line. Don't go too far to the right side of the hill, because there you can end up in a small couloir and get stuck. Try to access this face early because if there are too many tracks in it it could get pretty hard to ski here. At the end of the hill you will end up in a small wood, at the bottom of the valley there is a small river, which you follow until you cross a small bridge. When you reach the other side you need to step up to the piste for about 20 meters. Follow the piste back to the Hochfügen carpark. This route doesn't need really good conditions, but they should not be too bad, because otherwise it is really difficult to find the entry to the face.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

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