Spieljoch Bahn Fugen

Fugen – Spieljoch – Hochzillertal Trail Map

Spieljoch Bahn Fügen, in Austria’s Tyrol, is the first ski area on your right as you enter the Zillertall Valley. Just a 10 minute bus ride from the larger interconnected Hochzillertal-Hochfügen. 

Spieljoch Fügen is very family-friendly and convenient, emanating for just above the town of Fügen. There’s free parking at the Gondola base. A modern ten-person gondola whisks you up to the 1835-meters to the spectacular Mountain-Loft Spieljoch for panoramas, lunch and skiing.

The modern Sundeck and Mountain Loft on the gondola summit station’s upper floor has a great sit-down pizzeria restaurant.

Near Spieljoch’s summit are several east facing lifts and a couple of modern six passenger chairs. These lifts service a few red and blue runs, intermediate terrain on wide groomed runs.

Spieljoch has a dozen trails that are groomed/prepared, one of them is super long from the top to the gondola base Trail #5, its 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and over 4,000 vertical feet descent, past farms and chalets.

Spieljoch’s Panoramabahn serves the west flank of the mountain up to the highest point of skiing at 2,050 meters, 6,725’ feet. The Panormabahn GEOLS is a beautiful, less skied lift with a one long black diamond Trail #3, plus some gorgeous snow fields for great off-piste skiing on a powder day, but watch out or the farmer’s fences, the valleys and drop offs. The Geolsalm was a charming hut here, but appeared closed during our 2024 visit.

Kohlersalm is a lovely hut, where local skiers go, by the Speiljochbahn middle station, for a lunch, a café, or a beer. Sit in the chalet or on the sundeck before heading down the long slope back to the base.

Rodeling (sledding) is big at Spieljoch, a 5.5 kilometer rodel run (on a wooden sled) starts at Mountain Loft and descends on a twisty turny snow run to Spieljochbahn middle station. This fun, sometimes wild, ride is popular with families. You can also enjoy winter wandering on marked snow paths riding the gondola up to access the alpine snow-covered terrain, and enjoying the on-mountain huts for a drink or lunch along your snowshoe or walk.

One place to stay in Fügen is Wohlfuhl Hotel Schiestl, a four-star hotel, an easy walk to the ski slopes and gondola. This large hotel dates back to an original farmhouse in 1927, and became a guesthouse in 1960 with ten guests, now it has grown to accommodate 250. The 3-generation Schiestl family includes son Christian as Chef, and mother Marianna. The Schiestl family calls theirs a “feel good hotel,” with its convenient ski room with boot dryers, a family pool, and a beautiful adult spa.

The Spa Erlebnistherme in Fugen is a huge family-oriented water park if you brought the kids, with waterslides, pools with water features. Essentially its a municipal pool for family with rides and slides and baths.

Après Ski in Fügen  go to the Pizz Pub– a typical Austrian après ski bar next to the Spieljochbahn gondola  – part of the Kohlerhof Hotel, the party goes late here, after the in-house pizzeria closes.

You can ski nearby Hochzillertal- HochfügenHintertux Glacier, Zillertal Arena, and Mayrhofner Ahorn and Penken – all within Zillertal Valley’s ski region totaling 540 kilometers of skiing, with 180 lifts.

Fugen Spieljoch Ski Stats:
Summit elevation 2,050 meters, 6,725’
10 lifts, 21 kilometers of pistes
Vertical 4,658’
Zillertal Ski Region, in Tyrol Austria