FIS Snowboard European Cup, 7 to 8 December 2013

The attractive racing series in Hochfügen begins at the start of the season with the FIS European Cup for Alpine snowboarders. For a number of years now, the races in Hochfügen have been an integral part of the international racing calendar of the FIS. The runs take place on the slope of the Lamark lifts. 

ORF Safety Day on 14 December 2013

The ORF Safety Day will be taking place in Hochfügen at the start of the season on 14 December and will include workshops and practical exercises run by safety experts to provide a wide range of information on the issue of safety on and off the pistes. Participants should register via the ORF regional studio in Tyrol – start of registration not yet announced. 

Lösch-Zwerg Schneebeben comes to Hochfügen / Zillertal valley on 28 December 2013

The popular Lösch-Zwerg Schneebeben is coming to Hochfügen. Winter sports fans arrive at the ski resort in the morning and have the whole day to let off steam on the slopes. The popular Schneebeben après-snow party starts at 14:00 with the event’s own DJ to warm up the crowd with some of the best hits and mixes. Guests head home again at 19:00 after a perfect day in Hochfügen. Information on prices and booking options at www.schneebeben.de.

 

Freeriding taster courses beginning at the start of January 2014

The freeriding experts at the Freeride Point Hochfügen (TOPprivate ski school) will again be offering their popular taster courses for off-piste skiing every Saturday from 4 January to 26 April 2014. There will also be a further training day each month. The 1.5 hour taster classes provide the basic safety and equipment information needed to go off-piste skiing. Participants can then practise what they have learnt with some skiing exercises at the Hochfügen Starter Freeride Area at the Holzlam. The Saturday taster courses start at 11.30 and 13.00. The course fees include a day ski pass for the Hochfügen/Hochzillertal resort, supervision by a qualified mountain or skiing guide and lunch at the Restaurant Panorama. On Saturdays and Sundays, the 8erJet and Hochfügen 2000 also open from 8.00 for some Early Bird Skiing. 

Big Mountain Hochfügen on 8 February 2014

At the start of February 2014, the up-and-coming international freeriding elite will flock to the 4* FWQ Big Mountain Hochfügen for the fourth time. The contest will take place on Saturday 8 February 2014 starting at approx. 8.00 (possibility of postponement to 12 February). The high-calibre Freeride World Tour Qualifier (FWQ) Big Mountain Hochfügen will see some of the best up-and-coming freeriders and many of the Freeride World Tour riders perform perfect lines, breath-taking cliff jumps and acrobatic tricks to a 4-star level. The showground for this spectacle will be the untouched powder snow of the famous Hochfügen Ostwand. Only riders with a suitable FWQ ranking and Freeride World Tour (FWT) qualified riders are entitled to take part.After the high-calibre sporting event, side events and parties such as the big After Race Party on Saturday or the traditional Warm-up Party on Thursday ensure that the Big Mountain Hochfügen is a popular winter celebration for fans, riders, sponsors and spectators alike.  

In-depth camp and freeriding course offers all season long

Hochfügen offers a wide range of courses and training opportunities for freeriders of all ability levels, all season long. Off-piste skiing is only possible with well-founded avalanche awareness and in-depth knowledge of life-saving skills in the event of an avalanche accident. Infrastructure and services are available in the area and the Freeride Point Hochfügen is available as a contact point and registration office for those who favour variety. 

Snowdown Hochfügen from 17 to 20 April 2014

The season finale takes place in April as part of the Snowdown Hochfügen. The Snowdown Hochfügen will bid farewell to winter in Hochfügen from 17 to 20 April. The last days of winter can be enjoyed to the full with family and friends during the winter countdown with live concerts, parties, an early morning pint, children’s festivals, the 2nd rope race for kids and the 51st Hochfügen Rope Race with its traditional winter burning. Guests can take advantage of an ever-increasing programme offer at fantastic weekend prices.

2nd Children’s Rope Race on 19 April 2014

Following a successful premiere last season, the Children’s Rope Race for children aged 6 to 12 will be continued in 2014. During this race, kids show off their skiing skills on the slope of the Lamark lifts as part of a team. During the rope race, participants do not ski alone but rather team up in threes, whether three girls, three boys or mixed. Children aged 6 to 11 are eligible to take part with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. The organiser provides any equipment required such as the ties. Of course, all the children are winners and everyone receives a medal and prize. And the fun kids’ party offers lots of fun and games too! 

51st International Rope Race in Hochfügen on 20 April 2014

It’s not just racers and former top skiers who take part in this traditional Hochfügen race – numerous teams of 3 will also be heading to the starting line. Here it’s all about sticking together – this is not a competition for individuals! Participants ski in teams of 3, all tied together with ropes. Only a team can be declared the winner. While seconds determine victory and defeat in the racing category, most teams of three simply focus on the Olympic spirit and having fun. Teams which want to win the sought-after trophy should include men and women but otherwise are free to choose their team composition. The rope race is accompanied by live music and the traditional winter burning custom.