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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tirol, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.04018°N / 10.51289°E

Object Title: Furgler

Elevation: 9865 ft / 3007 m


Page By: Dries Desmet, Lodewijk

Created/Edited: Aug 6, 2004 / May 24, 2015

Object ID: 152900

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Beautiful Furglersee
Beautiful Furglersee

Furgler East-Face
Furgler East-Face

Furgler is the northernmost 3000-meter peak in the Samnaun Group. It is often referred to as the home mountain of the village of Serfaus (1427m). Furgler is 3007 meters high and therefore a popular objective for collectors of 3000meter peaks. Furgler is mostly climbed from the east. This is because of the easy access from the village of Serfaus. A cableway takes you up to 2300 meters to shorten the ascent. Furgler is an easy 3000 meter peak. There are two main routes up to its summit. Both routes are graded T3+. Furgler has a very large summit cross (10 meters in height) which can be seen clearly from as far away as Komperdell.

The first route starts at the end of the Lazid cableway (2300m) and passes the Tieftalsee (a small lake) and goes over the south side to the summit. The other route starts at the Komperdell (2000m) and leads over the east side of the mountain and includes passing the beautiful Furglersee, a small lake. Furgler is a popular destination for many hikers who are staying in Serfaus or the surrounding area. Especially in the summer months with good weather, there are quite some people on the mountain.

Furgler is a great mountain to climb in a single day due to the presence of the Komperdell and Lazidbahn (cableway). Especially a round trip using one of the two main routes up and the other one down.

Views from the summit are excellent. You can see the whole Samnaun Group in the South. Towards the west you can see the Otztal Alps with peaks like Watzespitze, Rofelewand and Wildspitze. To the north you can see as far as Zugspitze in southern Germany.

Getting to the top.

Furgler Route Map

Route1: South Face

Take the Komperdellbahn and the Lazidbahn to lazid at 2300 meters. (from the villageof Serfaus)
From there follow the marked trail towards the Scheid (2370m). You canrecognize it by the top station of a chairlift. Behind this station the trailbecomes somewhat steeper but is stays well-marked by red-white-red stripes. Youwill eventually reach the Tieftalsee, a small lake. Walk around the lake andascent the final part to the summit of Furgler. The trail is visible at alltimes.

See Map Above: Routes 712 and 25

Be careful: Sometimes falling rock, avoid this path by rain!

Route 2: East Face

Take theKomperdellbahn and the Lazidbahn to Lazid or only take the Komperdellbahn. Fromboth points a marked trail (red-white-red) goes towards the Furglersee lake.From both points the time to get to Furglersee is about the same.
At the Furglersee follow the marked trail (red-white-red) to the Furgler. The trail goes overthe East side of the mountain. Before the summit there is a small, but easypassage secured by steel cables.

See Map Above: Routes 702 and 21 (from Komperdell); 712, 25A and 21 (from Lazid)

Be careful: it is a very steep path through rock and sometimes there lies still snow.

Personal Experience:

The best combination to climb Furgler is to take the first route up and the second one down (Traverse Route). The climb is best done in dry weather. Otherwise the rocks are very slippery and there is the danger of falling rock! My (Dries) third time was the good one!! I had to turn back the other two times due to the weather (white out and a lot of rain and wind). I (Lodewijk) was more fortunate, I climbed the mountain 3 times and all in good and dry weather conditions. If this is the case it is an relatively easy tour (T3+),look out at the steep part secured with steel cables.

Tieftalsee (2700m)
Tieftalsee (2700m)

Furgler South Face (3007m)
Furgler South Face (3007m)

Komperdell and Lazid Cableway

For information about the Komperdell and Lazid Cableway including prices and operation hours follow this link

What to take + When to climb

Rotpleiskopf from the summit
View into Otztal
View into Otztal from the Summit

If you plan on climbing Furgler, take good 'hiking-shoes' and if the wetter is not to good, also take a (rain)coat. On the ridge to the summit it can be windy and therefore a bit cold, even in summer.

The best time to climb is in the summermonths: june,july,august,september
But also winter ascents can be done!

Weather in Serfaus

Summit Cross
Summit Cross

Furgler (3007m) Close Up
Furgler (3007m) Close Up

With te following links you can see ther weatherforecast for Serfaus for three days.

Forecast for Serfaus at 1427m

Forecast for Serfaus at 2056m this is the endstation of the Komperdellbahn

Forecast for Serfaus at 2684m this is the endstation of the Lazidbahn

Places to stay

Furgler & Meandering River
Furgler & Meandering River
Furlger (3007m)
Furlger (3007m) from Tieftalsee

Staying in a hotel is the easiest option in Serfaus. Serfaus is a well know Wintersport place in Tirol and therefore holds a lot of hotels where you can stay during the summer. For hotels in Serfaus: check: Hotels

A beautiful campground in the Serfaus-area is camping Prutz. This campsite is situated in the village of Prutz, about 20 minutes (by car) aay from Serfaus. The campsite lays along the beautiful river Inn and from this campsite you have a good starting position for hikings in Serfaus and many other places (like Kaunertal) check: Camping Prutz

Find a place to stay
With the following link you can find a place to stay in Serfaus.
On the map you can see the pensions, hotels, appartments.
You can also book directly online.
Find a place

Weather and Webcam

For the weather forecast for the Serfaus-area and for Webcam views of this area click HERE

Getting in Serfaus.

Getting in Serfaus
Getting in Serfaus

The Tieftalsee (2783m). July...
The Tieftalsee (2783m)
The summit. July 2004.
The summit. July 2004.

By Car

From Germany and Benelux:
München - Garmisch - Fernpaß - Imst - Landeck - Ried -Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Autobahn München - Innsbruck - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Ulm - Lindau - Bregenz - Arlberg - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Ulm - Kempten - Fernpaß - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Bozen - Meran - Rechenpaß - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

From Switzerland:
through the Arlberg Tunnel, then take direction Landeck.
In Landeck follow the roadsigns to Serfaus/Fiss/Ladis.

From Italy:
via the Reschen Pass or Brenner Pass.

By Train
The nearest train station is Landeck. From there via Post bus or taxi via Ried to Serfau oder Taxis über Ried nach Serfaus.