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.

Family tip: Lackenhof-Ötscher and Göstling Hochkar combi ticket. These two ski resorts clearly disprove that skiing with children is very expensive. Children  (year of birth: 2010) pay just €4 a day – but they must be accompanied by at least one parent.

Night skiing days - dates winter season 2020/21
(each 6 till 9 p.m. at the Almlift on the Hochkar)

  • 25 and 30 December 2020, 31 December from 6 till 10 p,m.!
  • 01 and 06 January 2021
  • 3,5,17 and 19 February 2021
Opening hours and prices winter 2020/21
Lift pricesLift prices Day ticket for adults € 40,-
Day ticket for children € 23,-
Snowman card (Schneemannkarte) for kids up to year of birth 2010 only € 4,- per day
-> Details about the lift prices
Opening hours

During the winter season daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Season start: 5 December  2020
Weekend operation from 7 - 29 November 2020
End of season: 05 April 2021 (depending on snow conditions)


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.

  • 27 February  2021: Guga hö morning skiing
  • 13 March 202: Guga hö morning skiing

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