4* FWQ Zillertal valley
Big Mountain Hochfügen on 28 January 2017
The renowned 4* FWQ Big Mountain Hochfügen presented by Dynastar/Lange – a tour highlight of the Freeride World Qualifier Tour – is taking place at the end of January. The start of the popular FWQ stop in Hochfügen, Zillertal valley is set for Saturday 28 January 2017.
It is the daunting Hochfügen Ostwand with a gradient of over 40% that they need to overcome. The spectacular face provides the 70 competitors from all over the world with countless opportunities to show off perfect lines and impressive jumps. The entry level is a 4-star qualifier, so only the very best qualify for Hochfügen. Spectators can look forward to a vast array of tricks, innovative and creative styles and skills at the highest level. In Hochfügen, the athletes are competing for important Freeride World Tour points, the Big Mountain Hochfügen trophy and prize money. The winners (skiing and snowboarding) take home a cash prize of 10,000 euros.
70 riders battle it out for coveted trophies
The start is scheduled for 9am on 28 January 2017. The competition can be comfortably and easily watched in the auditorium at the 8er Alm, without the need for binoculars. In the neighbouring Expo Area, the exhibitors and sponsors will be presenting the latest freeriding equipment and accessories which you can try out on-site. The freeriding competition will be rounded off with cool parties and other events. The weather window in which the regulations allow the Big Mountain Hochfügen to be held runs until 31 January 2017.
Strong partnerships between the industry and region
Riders, the freeriding community and sponsors appreciate the on-going hosting of the contest and its welcoming, down-to-earth family atmosphere. Sponsor Dynastar/Lange has its home in Austria with its Dynastar base camp in Hochfügen ski resort and has been presenting Big Mountain Hochfügen for many years. It is down to the continued support of other sponsors such as Ing. Hans Lang, Erste Ferienregion Zillertal Tourist Board, Stiegl Beer, Julbo Eyewear, Leki Austria, Doppelmayr and Bellutti, that we are able to organise Big Mountain Hochfügen at such a professional level.