The Hochfügen webcams have been quite distracting this week. The lift company have been working hard. At one point, earlier in the week, I wondered if the lifts would be open this weekend but then they announced that they will open on 30th November. However, the area looked so inviting that I decided to take my touring skis and go and have a look. The day dawned foggy and dismal down in the valley but Hochfügen was above the cloud.
|Looking down Finsinggrund towards Zillertal|
A lot of people had gone earlier than me, so as I got higher up the mountain some of them were starting to ski down. Lower down there was man-made snow which was pretty solid and sounded quite scrapy as people skied past. Higher up it was better with more natural snow.
A benefit of being one of the last people walking up was that there was no-one around on the ski down. There was a mixture of hard, icy man-made snow, man-made snow with a breakable crust (nice!), perfect piste – hero snow, and some fluffy natural snow that made it all worthwhile!
|Empty pistes – just the way I like them|