Lower Austria’s highest ski resort and the one with the most reliable snow cover is a big draw to visitors with its varied slopes and countless highlights on and off the runs.

Scenic Hochkar is Lower Austria’s highest ski resort at 1,800 m above sea level. It is a place where families have a blast on 19 km of slopes and freeriders beam while deep powder enthusiasts get a charge of adrenalin.

Happiness in the snow for skiers and snowboarders

Snow cover is reliable at 1,800 m above sea level, so ski bunnies and ski pros will each find just the right downhill run for them. Hochkar has everything skiers and snowboarders could want. From the varied Fun Park and wild mogul runs to a small fairytale forest, there is something for everyone. Our tip for accommodation: The 3* JUFA Hochkar right next to the slopes.

Where beginners turn into pros

Lower Austria’s highest elevation ski resort has plenty to delight visitors: 10 lifts, 19 km of slopes and exciting nighttime skiing. Snowboarders, freeriders and novices love skiing here but so do Austrian ski greats like Thomas Sykora, Andreas Buder and Kathrin Zettel. They all discovered their love for skiing on these runs.

Opening hours and prices winter 2021/22
Lift pricesLift prices Day ticket for adults € 40.50 (online) or € 43.50 (on the spot)
Day ticket for children (2007-2016): € 24.- (online) or € 27.- (on the spot)
Kids Card - for Kids born in 2010 and younger only € 16,- (online) or € 17,- (on the spot)
Opening hours December 2021 till beginning of April 2022 (depending on the snow situation)
During skiing season, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Hochkar ski resort: T +43 7484 2122-0, www.hochkar.com
Tourist Information Ybbstal Alps: +43 7484 93049, info@ybbstaler-alpen.at
Snow information line: T +43 7484 7222

Beyond the slopes

Hochkar is not only a fantastic ski resort; it also offers plenty of action beyond the slopes. Visitors can look forward to wonderful snowshoe and winter hikes, 32 idyllic km of cross country skiing trails and 10 skating km, a natural sled run or romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides that end in the warmth of the Ybbs Valley Saltwater Spa

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