Pfaffen East run

Hochfügen

Bumpy classic ride with a long descent, often crowded

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
497 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
37˚
Pfaffen East run Map

This route is one of the most skied here in the resort, it contains a 800 metre long run with bumps, small trees and bushes down to the Pfundsalm. Normally this route is really crowded, because it's easy accessible. You reach the starting point when you go to the top with the 8er jet and follow the piste number 10 until you reach the small tunnel near the Pfaffenbühel T-Bar. Go immediately to the right after the tunnel, you may need to pole a few metres over until you can have a look down the hill. Here you have the hill with the 800 metre long descent and a width of 250 metres, so if you have some close look and maybe stay more on the right of the slope, then you can find some fresh tracks. You just need to pay attention to the small bushes and trees and some bumpy parts and some small rocks here and there. On the last part, before you reach the Pfundsalm, there are some small gulleys you have to look after, because there could be less snow. After you reach the houses, you'll see a track leading out of the valley, follow this one and keep an eye on ski mountaineers, skinning up the road, which could be dangerous and annoying. Stay on the track and you'll be back at the parking lot at the cable car.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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