Guidebook

Hochfügen's Most Epic Freeride Lines

Less than 2 hours south of Munich is Hochfügen - a freerider's paradise with skiing to suit all tastes and conditions.

Description

Hochfügen is a hidden gem of a ski area, unknown even to many residents of nearby Munich and Innsbruck. The "village" (which is little more than a couple of hotels) can either be reached by driving up to it on a snowy track, or by skiing in from the main Hochzillertal ski area. Either way, Hochfügen is not the kind of place you stumble upon by accident and this may explain its relative anonymity.

Once you do find yourself there, you will be welcomed by some of the best freeride terrain in Austria, with everything from open faces to narrow couloirs and perfectly spaced trees. These 6 lines will take you to the main zones around the resort and will give you a sample of what can be found as you explore further and deeper into the Hochfügen backcountry.

If you dive deeper into the Zillertal there is yet more freeriding to be had -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/4188/the-best-freeride-lines-in-mayrhofen

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/4189/high-mountain-freeride-adventures-in-hintertux

Small Gilfert Southeast
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Small Gilfert Southeast

Hochfügen
858 m
34 °
49 m
4.8 km
Long joyful route in a big area without any lifts and a kind of Alaska feeling.
Difficult
Private
Pfaffenbühel East Couloir
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Pfaffenbühel East Couloir

Hochfügen
879 m
44 °
E
70 m
4.2 km
Steep and difficult route in a wide couloir of the Pfaffenbühel, good snow conditions required.
Severe
Private
Marchkopf Tree Run
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Marchkopf Tree Run

Hochfügen
1,048 m
50 °
W
282 m
4.4 km
Long descent through bushes and small trees, a good choice in poor conditions.
Difficult
Private
Metzen East Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Metzen East Face

Hochfügen
395 m
49 °
86 m
1.5 km
The Big Mountain Contest face and THE extreme line in Hochfügen
Extreme
Private
Gilfert Southeast Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Gilfert Southeast Ridge

Hochfügen
442 m
41 °
SE
134 m
2.5 km
Amazing route near the Metzen east face, hike required.
Difficult
Private
Pfaffenbühel North #3 (woods)
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Pfaffenbühel North #3 (woods)

Hochfügen
309 m
32 °
N
0 m
0.9 km
Wide slope in the woods, nice run for bad weather days.
Difficult
Private