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. 

Where beginners turn into pros

Lower Austria’s highest elevation ski resort has plenty to delight visitors: 10 lifts, 19 km of slopes. 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 2023/24
Lift pricesLift prices Flexible prices in the Hochkar online shop!
Opening hours From 8th December 2023 to 1st April 2024 
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 5 93049, info@ybbstaler-alpen.at
Snow information line: T +43 5 0138-281

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, that end in the warmth of the Ybbs Valley Saltwater Spa.

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