Where is Hochfügen?
Hochfügen is a ski village and ski area located in the Tyrol Ziller Valley and is part of the Fügenberg municipality. The ski resort was established in the 1960s and 1970s and comprises several hotels, restaurants and weekend cottages as well as 31 ski lifts, 82 kilometres of piste and 9 kilometres of ski cross-country trails ranging from 1,500m to 2,500m. In 2004 Hochfügen and Hochzillertal ski resorts were connected.
Only about 15 people are permanently residing in Hochfügen, in winter, however, the population increases to a few hundred residents. The most famous resident is Alexander Fankhauser, a very popular Austrian TV chef. Alexander Fankhauser is owner of the highest gourmet restaurant in Tyrol.
Summer in Hochfügen is quieter and calmer and means hiking and climbing tours to the surrounding mountains such as Gamsstein, Gilfert or Kraxentrager.