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 or rather Florian Jaccard at the BACK-COUNTRY 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: € 85 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:
A maximum Freeride day: 53 kilometres, 1,000 metre ascent and 4,000 metre descent. All this with hired Freeride equipment and a professional guide. For most of the ascents a lift can be taken. On a few of the slopes you will need to go up on your touring skis. At the end of the day you will be given a personal video in rememberance of this day and there will be a cosy dinner at the Scheppalalm and a get-together at the bar.
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!