Sunday Tour

February 25, 2024  |  Hochfügen, Austria
Skinning up Sonntagsköpfl.

Skinning up Sonntagsköpfl.

These snow-blobbed mountainsides look like something in Alaska. It looks like enormous pillows have formed from a massive snow...

These snow-blobbed mountainsides look like something in Alaska. It looks like enormous pillows have formed from a massive snow season; but actually there's not really a super huge snowpack - the mountains are just contoured that way.

Jürgen skis some powder, with some of the slopes of the Hochfügen ski area in the background.

Jürgen skis some powder, with some of the slopes of the Hochfügen ski area in the background.

Looking back at Sonntagsköpfl, the peak we had just hiked and skied down. We started skinning from the cluster of huts at the...

Looking back at Sonntagsköpfl, the peak we had just hiked and skied down. We started skinning from the cluster of huts at the bottom left corner, then skied the long slope on the looker's right side of the mountain. At the top you can see an array of avalanche fences.

The ski area powder is all beat up after Saturday, so today my new ski buddy Jürgen took me on a ski tour up a peak just outside the Hochfügen ski area. As always it felt great to get on the skin track, get the heart pumping, and use some different leg muscles for a change. And of course, the fantastic powder on the way down was a nice perk too!