Let's Figl - the traditional firn gliding in springtime!
Spring is just around the corner, the temperatures are rising and with it the conditions on the mountain are changing. During the day the strong spring sun shines and melts the snow up to the high mountains. At night, temperatures are still below freezing and the snow solidifies again. The constant alternation of thawing and refreezing of the top layer of snow then creates the so-called "firn", which makes skiing in spring so special.
Strictly speaking, firn refers to the actual old snow that has persevered for a summer in high mountain areas. Thus, the term "firni" comes from Old High German and means "previous year". So when the ski resorts close in many places now, the Figl season starts at the same time! Especially here on the Innsbruck Nordkette, the Figl-Gaudi is celebrated from April. Fun for young and old!