The 63rd most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.
Friday 16 February 2018 07:02 GMT
Southwest of Salzburg and northeast of Kitzbuhel, the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn ski area has 38km of pistes served by 11 lifts. Fieberbrunn is known as a freeriders paradise and annually hosts a World Freeride Tour event. And, more recently, it has gained notoriety for its lift interconnection with Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang. Overall, the lift connected network has 270km of pistes served by 69 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1200m.
In addition to the lift access with Saalbach, Fieberbrunn is also part of the Kitzbuhler Alpen ski pass which provides access to a half dozen other ski areas to the west. And, just east of Fieberbrunn, there is a smaller ski area worth checking out called Hochfilzen-Sankt Jacob/Flecken.
But, if you come for the freeriding, then you’ll want to head up Hochhorndl and explore one of the several ski routes to the south leading down to the Tirol S lift interconnect. These ski routes offer 900m of vertical desent. If you need more, there's also the off-piste terrain on the Reckmoos, or you can grab a guide and head to the top of Hochhorndl to start your hike west for 40 minutes to the summit of Wildseeloder to freeride the northeast face on a 70 degree face.
While many feel that the village of Feiberbrunn doesn’t offer much charm, they are probably referring to the actual lift base. The village has some authentic charm complete with an old church. The valley overall is well known for its consistently good snowfall since it is in some sort of snow pocket.
To reach the snowboarding at Fieberbrunn, there is a train line in the valley with stops just east and just west of the town of Fieberbrunn. Keep in mind that the actual lift base is about 1km outside of Fieberbrunn away from the train line.
Overall, Fieberbrunn is the 63rd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 67 snowboarding resorts in Austria.