Fügen ski resort guide & reviews Ski area, apres-ski, things to see & do in Fugen


Ski holidays in Fügen - this ski resort is one of the oldest settlements in the Ziller valley with life pre-tourism focused on mining. These days, tourism is the main business and its not just ski holidays in the winter. Fügen and all the resorts along the Zillertal Valley are open throughout the year with the summer season being the busiest! There are 4 main areas along the Ziller Valley...

Together, these 4 regions offer some fantastic holiday options including skiing 365 days a year on the Hintertux glacier at the Southern end of the valley.


Après-ski in Fügen revolves around cosy cafes, excellent restaurants preparing traditional and international food and many bars to guarantee you entertaining evenings and nights.

Key information (local area)
Altitude 630m
Top lift 2100m
Piste (km) 100
Longest run km
Off piste
Cross country 40 km
Season Dec - April
Snowboard parks 1
Heli Skiing
Summer skiing
Glacier skiing
Apres ski Relaxed & Lively

Fügen ski area guide

The closest ski area to the resort is called Spieljoch and reached by gondola directly from the resort. Its a good place to start your skiing career but has limited terrain with only a handful of lifts and pistes. However, due to some significant spend and improvement in infrastructure across the Zillertal valley, the ski areas are more inter-connected.

Hochfügen (the main ski area of Fügen), at 1500m is linked to Kaltenbach, itself a small village in the Ziller valley which in turn, is linked to the Hochzzillertal area (5 gondolas, 10 Chairlifts and 22 Drags). The point is that there is a serious amount of ground to cover if you fancy touring and most of it is geared to the intermediate skier and boarder.

ski holiday guide to fugen, ski area, apres-ski


Beginners and children are very well catered in Fügen. Access to the ski schools and beginner area is via the Spieljochbahn gondola.

Further up the mountain, near the mid-station of the Montana gondola, there are more gentle slopes to try out and up there, you get a better feeling of what skiing is all about.


After one or two days on the Spieljoch area, intermediates should head for Hochfügen and Kaltenbach where there are plenty of inter-linked reds and blues.


Expert skiers do not have much to challenge them in the Fügen area and are better to head on the free shuttle up to Mayrhofen and the Hintertux glacier.


Fügen has a specialised boarding park and halfpipe for snowboard fans.

Things to see & do in and around Fugen

There are 9km of cross-country trails at HochFügen that range in level from medium to challenging and if you like sledging, Fügen has a 1.5km natural toboggan run which is floodlit every evening.

A few suggestions...
Spend a day at the luxurious "Erlebnistherme Zillertal" thermal spa in Fügen
Husky sleigh riding
Ice climbing
Skiing on the mighty Hintertux glacier at 3250m
spa and wellness

Our view on Fügen

A delightful family friendly ski resort with easy access to all the ski areas of the Zillertal Valley including the high altitude glacial trails on the Hintertux glacier. If you like Fügen, you may also want to look at Samoens in the Grand Massif area of the French Alps and Canazei in the Italian Dolomites.