Freeriding on the Hochkönig - Pure freedom
Powder snow and glistening deep snow slopes
Freeriding is more than just a sport, it is a feeling of unlimited freedom. More and more often, skiers and snowboarders are heading out into the wilderness in search of unprepared slopes where there are no limits - aside from your individual ability level.
Powder and glistening deep snow slopes: the Hochkönig ski region has much to offer when it comes to freeriding. The Aberg is a freeriding hotspot that attracts skiers with numerous ski routes. Perfect for an active winter vacation and adventure!
The Hochkönig ski region is equipped with RECCO secure system.
Freeriding takes place away from the slopes and comes with its own natural dangers. You have to take into consideration such things as avalanche alert levels, exposure, slope gradient, snow cover, and emergency equipment. In classic ski areas, information for freeriders is in short supply. Not so in the Hochkönig ski region. Find out about the most popular freeride routes on the mountain and the up-to-date avalanche risk at the freeride info point at the summit station of the Aberg gondola. With the help of the built-in avalanche beacon checker, you can make sure that your avalanche transceiver is working. Safety is thus guaranteed while you are out and about.
Ski routes are routes for freeriders that are marked but not prepared. They are checked for avalanche danger and are accordingly approved or not.
The following ski routes can be found in the Hochkönig region:
- Perme ski route: slope no. 12, start: summit station of the Abergalm lift
- Grießbachhütte ski route: slope no. 17, start: summit station of the Abergalm lift
- Schreinerloch ski route: slope no. 20, start: summit station of the Abergalm lift
- Fasching-Hochmais ski route: connection from the Fasching lifts to the Hochmais lift in Hinterthal
- Sonnleiten-Hochmais ski route: connection from the Sonnleiten lift to the Hochmais lift in Hinterthal
- Fellersbach ski route
- Knappensteig (Hochkeil - Bischofshofen)
On the DYNAFIT ski touring trail on the Hochkeil in Mühlbach, beginners will receive tips for correct technique for the ascent and pointers for proper conduct in open terrain. A wonderful panorama awaits you after an hour's ascent.
The ski run then follows either via the prepared natural snow slopes or one of the Salewa ski routes through the deep snow. Once you have skied down, you have the opportunity to practice on a search field with an avalanche transceiver.
The guides at the Markus Hirnböck Alpine Ski School will show you the most secret runs and will find the best snow for you. You will also learn the latest about risk management, equipment, and rescue.
Of course, you will also receive tips and learn tricks to help you perfect your technique in the powder snow.
Also included: training with emergency equipment!
The freeride info point on the Aberg will help with decision making and risk analysis.
When: every Tuesday Price: € 80 per person Meeting point: at 9:30 am in the Hintermoos/Intersport ski center
Included is a tour with a mountain and ski guide and emergency equipment. Everyone will also receive a risk checklist.
Information and booking:
Maria Alm Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0) 6584 20388 20 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Alm Alpine Ski School
Tel.: +43 (0) 664 4411206 | email@example.com
A pair of ski, 15 huts, 120 connected slopes and a day of traditional live music, that's the Hochkönig Skihüttenroas.From hut to hut accompanied by traditional music, culinary delights and a lot of nostalgia. That's the Skihüttenroas with wine and ski enjoyment and live tradtional folk music, Schnalzer and nostalgia skiers.
Laid-back, enjoyable, and tons of fun is the motto for the ski tour race in Mühlbach am Hochkönig.
The average time wins!
All participants can look forward to great prizes.
The name says it all for this ski touring event hosted by Mühlbach Mountain Rescue: laid-back, enjoyable, and tons of fun, because it’s not the fastest that win but those with the best average time!
Start: 1 pm at the Scheppalalm
Destination: Fellersbachalm 4.5 km / 500 vertical meters
Entry fee: adults €20, children up to 15 yrs. old €12
Registration deadline: March 17th, 2017
Starter packet and prize giveaway for all participants.
Grand prize for the best average time for kids, women, and men.
Small accolade for the fastest.
On March 18th, Mühlbach Mountain Rescue is organizing the 4th ski touring event for all ski touring lovers.
Awards are awaiting those with the best average time, participants can try out new touring equipment, and everyone can look forward to the raffle with top prizes.
The fun starts at 9 am in the area of the Scheppalalm near the valley station of the Hochkönig lifts in Mühlbach, where you can test equipment from brands such as Dynafit, Blizzard, and Atomic.
For this race with over 500 vertical meters and a length of 4.5 km, it’s not about who’s the fastest by a hundredth of a second, but the focus is having fun with touring. At the refreshment station, there is food and drinks for participants, and because the prize goes to the best average time, you can indulge in a break along the way.
The huge awards ceremony takes place at the Fellersbachalm right after the race. There is a small recognition of the fastest racers, and for the tourers who are the closest to the average time in their category, there is a grand prize. Of course, everyone can look forward to the raffle with high-quality prizes from Hervis, Dynafit, and many other sponsors.
Since the concept of laid-back, leisurely sporting events has become very popular over the last few years, the number of people at the starting line is limited to 600 participants this year. The Mühlbach Mountain Rescue team lead by Peter Gamsjäger has already launched a successful advertising campaign, and all the slots are currently filled up. The ski tour race is one of the largest touring events throughout the state of Salzburg.
You can still register at www.skitourengaudi.at, where there is a waiting list.
Mühlbach Mountain Rescue is looking forward to seeing all the participants as well as a fun and enjoyable ski touring event on the Hochkönig.
04.04.2017 10:00 am Mogul slope champs at the Arthurhaus, a popular sporting event for this discipline, introductory training with our local hero Melanie Meilinger. Info at +43 (0) 664 8985219 or firstname.lastname@example.org
05.04.2017 1:00 pm Mogul slope champs at the Arthurhaus, a popular sporting event for this discipline, ca. 120 km long mogul slope with a small jump on the last third of the slope, where participants can show off their skills to a jury.
Speed: 24 km / Marathon: 48 km / Endurance: 85 km
3 June 2016
12 am to 11 pm - Get your starting number
6 pm: Start Obstacle run competition
8 pm: Presentation ceremony of Obstacle run competition
at midnight start Endurance Trail
4 Juni 2016
6 to 9 am - Get your starting number
8 am - Start Marathon Trail
10 am - Start Speed Trail
8 pm Uhr - Presentation ceremony
app. 9 pm - Hochkönigman After Hour Party
Saturday, 04.02.2017 Hochkönig Erztrophy
Start and finish at the Arthurhaus.
Elite ski mountaineers from home and abroad will participate in this ASTC (Austria Ski Tour Cup) competition, which is a part of the Austrian national championship in ski mountaineering. Registration for the Erztrophy is now open.
Sunday, 05.02.2017 Hochkönig Erztour
Start and finish on the Hochkeil. With this vertical competition, amateur skiers and teams have the opportunity to experience this route under racing conditions.
There is a combined score for participants in both competitions.
In addition, you have the opportunity to collect vertical meters for a good cause with the Dynafit Snow Leopard Day on Saturday, 04.02.2017.
More info at www.erztrophy.at
This freeriding training by the Alpine Association is a MUST for ambitious off-piste riders! We have the perfect powder runs here at the LIVINGROOM Hochkönig park! For the training sessions with mountain guides and trainers, we have developed strategies for fun and safety away from the slopes focusing on the key words “sensing – evaluating – deciding”.
Short hikes near the slopes, many decision-making situations, and ski runs in open terrain enable skiers to acquire know-how when it comes to appropriate conduct outside the secured ski areas. After the training session, skiers can finally apply what they have learned on freeriding tours.
One part of training involves "hard skills" - the handling of emergency equipment, interpretation and utilization of avalanche warnings, and standard precautions on ski runs.
The second part of training includes "soft skills" - contemplation of risk behavior, insight into the relations of group dynamics, and the essentials of decision making. All of these aspects factor in to the development of personal freeriding strategy.
Hochkönig – a gathering place for freeriders. Have fun - feel free!
Information and registration at: www.risk-fun.com
The Ziachschlitten - a traditional wooden toboggan - wa earlier used by hill farmers to transport wood and hay out of the snowy mountains. Today, it continues to be used for traditional Ziachschlitten races. A spectacle for participants and spectators alike.
11.30 am: meeting point of all participants at Gasthof Jufen.
approx. 1 p.m. program at the target area.
1:30 p.m. Start of the "Ziachschlitten".
Free shuttle starting from 12:30 p.m. from guest house "Bachwirt". Free entry!
On 14.01. & 15.01.2017, the 32 km of slopes along the Königstour are the highlight of the sport of skiing. Top-Events like the Fridge Festival and the Ö3 Pistenbully will guarantee a feeling of exhilaration!
Several free interactive stations will make your skiing day an unforgettable experience. You will feel like a real king or queen along the route from Maria Alm to Mühlbach or vice versa.
At our Atomic ski test center, the choice is yours when it comes to the newest ski models, which you can put to the test by carving down the slopes. In addition, our ski instructors will reveal the secrets of formation skiing. With registration at the ski test center, you can participate in a workshop.
The deep snow pros of the Maria Alm Alpine Ski School are also on-site, and at the Freeride Safety Camp, they will share their extensive knowledge about avalanche warning levels, slope position, snow conditions, and equipment with you. Awaiting those looking for a kick of adrenaline in the Blue Tomato Kings Park is the huge landing pad of the Progression Tour, where you can try out the latest tricks.
On Hochkönig Days weekends on the Marlies-Schild race route, you have the unique opportunity to learn from the experienced experts of the renowned racing school. Experience professional race training with Schild Skiracing.
Learn about the lifts
Take a look behind the scenes of a lift company with the mountain lift "Inside Tour" in Dienten. Experience the fascinating world of technology up-close and learn about the world of cable cars or snow making equipment first-hand. The snow-grooming vehicle garage and workshops on the Aberg are also open to guests. Inspect the slope equipment and Skidoos and get to know our team. Never has such insight been available to guests before!
You definitely shouldn't miss out on the finale of the "Big Air" contest in Maria Alm on Saturday evening with floodlighting and entertainment.