One of the world’s steepest groomed ski routes
Anyone who dares to tackle the ski route on Rüfikopf in Lech should not only have great skiing skills but also quite a bit of courage. Because the 4.7-kilometre downhill run has an 80 percent gradient at its steepest section! The extreme ski route doesn’t allow for any mistakes – but you will be duly rewarded with a first-class skiing experience.
Convenient: At the end of your ski day, you can ski all the way to your car at Schlosskopf day car park.
Facts at a glance
- Total length: 4.7 km
- Elevation loss: 370 m
- Maximum gradient: 80 percent
- Start: Rüfikopfbahn mountain station, at 2,362 m, via ski route 181 or ski route 215 in the direction of Schafalplift
- Finish: day parking Schlosskopf / Schlosskopf lift valley station
Langer Zug infopoint
If you’d like to find out more about one of the world’s steepest groomed ski routes, the Langer Zug infopoint is the place to go.
Located in a former warehouse of Rüfikopf-Seilbahn AG right next to Schafalplift mountain station, the info point offers both impressive views and insights. On a spectacular plateau at 2,350 metres above sea level – which leads you directly to the ski run – you’re welcome to immerse yourself in the world of the Langer Zug before you head out and tackle it.
Inside the info point, you’ll be invited to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary "Langer Zug": How do you even groom a downhill run with an 80 percent gradient? How did speed racer Harry Egger manage to reach a speed of 248 km/h on this extreme route? Fascinating info charts and informative video material provide answers to these and other questions.