The Hochfügen ski resort is located at the entrance to the Zillertal valley at between 1,500m and 2,500m above sea level. This ski resort with guaranteed snow has won numerous national and international awards for its quality and has something for every winter sports fan: high quality pistes, top infrastructure, a range of descents and the ultimate ski-in/ski-out feeling guarantee skiers an unforgettable experience. Hochfügen has developed to become one of the most popular backcountry destinations in Europe with its different slope angles, fast access and a comprehensive range of services, courses and events.

Despite its fascination, freeriding presents a number of risks which can only be recognised and assessed with experience. This starts with an awareness of one’s own responsibility in these areas outside of the lift operator’s responsibility and ends with a well-founded knowledge of avalanches, life-saving avalanche rescue skills and an appreciation of practising sport in harmony with nature and the animals. 

As a freeriding destination, Hochfügen is consistently investing in freerider offers. The focus is on developing awareness and recognition without losing sight of having fun in the powder snow. In addition to its infrastructure facilities such as info boards, electronic avalanche checkpoints and an avalanche search area, Hochfügen also offers a comprehensive range of services for safe and responsible freeriding fun: There is a new big info board for freeriding at the valley station of the 8er Jet. It allows off-piste skiers to monitor the situation themselves. Information is also provided about the sites from the info boards in addition to the avalanche checkpoints, avalanche search area and additional safety facilities in the resort.  

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. 

Freeride Point – your on-site partner.

The Freeride Point Hochfügen is a central contact, registration and information point for all freeriders. It provides avalanche reports, weather reports, equipment hire & purchase and special map materials. Mountain and ski guides, courses and training sessions at the avalanche search area can all be booked here. The team at the Freeride Point Hochfügen organise popular freeriding taster courses every Saturday from January. The Freeride Point can be contacted at freeridepoint@hochfuegenski.com. 

Training comes always first!

There is a comprehensive range of courses and training offers for freeriders available in all age groups and difficulty categories – from taster courses for beginners to individual and group tours, multi-day freeride camps, 2-day avalanche camps, training sessions in the avalanche search area, workshops for young people, camps for freeriding professionals and special preparation camps for heli skiers.