The Hochkönig Ski Resort
Hochkönig ski resort
The Hochkönig ski resort has 120km of pistes and 33 lifts and is suitable for all levels of skiing and boarding ability. With over 95% of runs covered by snow cannons, so you are always guaranteed top to bottom riding. The ski area lies between 860 and 2000m, and it is possible to ski the famous Königstour in both directions. This takes in the 6 mountain peaks and 5 villages between Mühlbach am Hochkönig and Maria Alm.
Haus Schneeberg is approximately 750m from the main gondola lift at the edge of the village. There is a free and frequent ski bus which stops just 100m outside the front door and will whisk you to the gondola in just a few minutes. Snow conditions allowing, it is possible to ski back to within 100m of the accommodation. You can return to the village by taking a beautiful 7km blue run winding down the flanks of Schneeberg. Alternatively, an exhilerating black run underneath the gondola, followed by the Skiweg (ski path) back to the village. To see a video of the ski weg, click here!
New for 2018 and 2019 – The Königstour is extended from Dec 2018! 2 new gondolas have been installed to connect the bottom of Abergbahn to the top of Natrun. This means that you can ski directly into Maria Alm village, stop off for lunch, and ski back again!
A new 10 seater gondola will replace the lovely romantic, but slow, 2 seater chairlift in Dienten. This is due to open Dec 2019!
Hochkeil Ski Area
As well as the main ski area of Hochkönig ski resort, there is a smaller ski area called Hochkeil, situated just above Mühlbach am Hochkönig. This can be reached via the ski bus. Hochkeil ski area is great for beginners with a beginners tow, and a gentle beginners piste with T Bar. It also has some fantastic red runs running through the trees, and is popular with ski tourers for the off piste areas. All the lifts are either T bars or button lifts. In good snow conditions, you can ski down to Bischofshofen in the valley on an off piste itinery, and take the ski bus back up to resort. This however, is only recommended for expert skiers with off piste experience.
Snow Parks in Hochkönig Ski Resort
There are 3 major snow parks available in the area with a variety of lines to choose from depending on experience. There are also several mini-parks dotted around the mountains for the freestyle novices to experience this fast growing sport.
The Blue Tomato snow park at Kings Park in Mühlbach is 1.8km long, with over 50 jumps and obstacles, and a snow park app.
Ski School in Mühlbach am Hochkönig
The local ski schools provide excellent tuition for all abilities and ages. Children from 3 years old can enjoy the Ski Play daily from 10:00-12:00. Furthermore, there are wide ranges of courses available for adults and children above 4 years age. Whether you are a complete beginner, or want to improve your on piste technique, or take specialised lessons such as off piste, moguls, carving turns, there is something for you.
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Your lift pass incorporates Ski Line technology which enables you to view online where you have been and how much vertical you have covered in a day. Thanks to the modern and efficient lift system, you will be quite amazed how much skiing you can accomplish in a day! Click here to check out your mileage!
Early Morning and Night Skiing
Fancy making fresh tracks on the newly pisted slopes? Every Wednesday during peak season at 7.15am you can join a guided group to take advantage of the freshly pisted snow. Or, if you are more of a night owl, you can ski on a floodlit piste in Maria Alm in the evening (included in Hochkönig card).
The pistes close at 5.30pm, however, there are a few of the alms that stay open later on some evenings for ski touring event. Therefore, if you have your head torch, you can stay for a meal and ski down later.
Ski, Snowboard, Boot Hire
In Mühlbach there are a number of rental companies to choose from. The cheapest way is to book online at least 2 weeks before arrival as you will get a discount for doing so. You can reserve in advance at Sport Klaus and Juss, both based at the base of the gondola station, or at Sportstadl, in the centre of the village.
We have a ski and boot storage room in the cellar with a boot drier to keep your equipment safe and dry. You can also leave your ski equipment in a locker at the base of the gondola station.
Lift Passes in Hochkönig Ski Resort
There are various levels of lift pass pricing depending on the extent of the Ski Area you wish to use.
Full details of the Hochkönig and Ski Amadé pricing structure can be found on the Hochkönig Website. Under 6’s are free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
The Hochkönig area has a special promotion for families. For families with 3 children or more, the 3rd child and all additional children get to ride for free within the Ski Amadé. This offer is also available to teens. However, at least one parent must purchase a ski pass valid for the same time period as the children’s.
There is an Easter special promotion every year. From the middle of March, children up to 15 ski for free, when accompanied by an adult who buys a 6 day ski pass.
Ski Amadé area
The Hochkönig area is part of the much larger Ski Amadé region. This area has 760km of piste and 270 lifts with 88% of slopes covered by an extensive snow making system. The Ski Amadé area includes the following areas: Hochkönig, Schladming Dachstein, Salzberger Sportwelt (Flachau, Wagrain and Alpendorf), Zauchensee, Gastein and Großarltal. There is glacier skiing available at Dachstein. All ski areas can be accessed by arrangement with your hosts or by using the excellent local transport services.
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Super Ski Card area
The Hochkönig area is also part of the enormous Salzburg Super Ski area. This region covers many top Austrian resorts such as Kitzbuhel, Saalbach/Hinterglemm, Zell am Zee, Kaprun, Obertauern, Zillertall Arena and includes over 2500km of piste and over 900 lifts. The SuperSki pass is available as an alternative to the Hochkönig or Ski Amadé pass for a small additional premium. For further details please see here.
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