Winter in the Hochkönig
A Schneeberg Winter…
In winter, Haus Schneeberg makes an ideal base to explore the local and regional Ski areas. If you are an Alpine skier, Mühlbach am Hochkönig has several lifts and runs that are part of the Hochkönig ski area with a total of 33 modern lifts and 120 km of piste with a vertical drop of 1,250m. The area benefits from a cold and snowy winter climate but is snow sure with 95% of ski runs being covered by snow cannons, if needed. There are 37 mountain restaurants in the area so you are never far from a coffee and cake or a hearty meal and a beer. There are also various free wifi access points around the resort. The Hochkönig ski area is part of both the larger Ski Amadé region (750 km piste and 270 lifts) and the enormous Super Ski Area (over 2500 km pistes and over 750 lifts) which includes the world famous resort of Kitzbühel. For more details on the ski resort click here.
There are also plenty of other activities to do in the Winter such as these:
Cross Country Skiing (Langlauf)
There are 2 Langlauf pistes nearby. The easier is Arthurhaus Loipe at Hochkeil which is 4.9km long with beautiful views of the Mandelwand. The second one is at Dienten Sattel, which is approx 7km long. Cross country skis can be hired from the ski hire shops.
For those expert skiers who are feeling more energetic, the Hochkönig offers a wide range of ski tours. We recommend that you take a guide, be fully equiped and trained in avalanche safety to partake in this sport. For a list of the different tours, click here.
Sledging / Toboggan
There are a number of Toboggan runs in the village, one floodlit. The longest is about 5km long and starts at Kopphütte, near Hochkeil, and finishes in the village. You can also walk up to Pausbauer restaurant, and sledge down after a meal. Click here to see our sledge down!
We have a number of old fashioned sledges that guests can borrow.
Snow Shoe Trekking
A fantastic way to see the beautiful scenery. You can hire show shoes from the ski hire shops and go out trekking for an afternoon. There are also guided walks organised by the local tourist office.
You get a 20% discount off the guided walks with the Hochkönig card.
Why not try out this traditional Austrian sport? Similar to curling, ice stocks have a gliding surface, to which a stick (ca 30 cm) is attached. There are 2 curling surfaces in Mühlbach village, down the skiweg towards the swimming pool.
Horse drawn Sleigh rides
A great way to see the area, and perfect after a days skiing! Whether it is a romantic trip for 2, or a family ride, you are bound to enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery of the Hochkönig.
Save 20% with the Hochkönig Card!
If you haven’t had enough of skiing all day, or if you arrive in the afternoon, how about an evening of night skiing? On Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in Maria Alm, the Natrun piste is lit up for you! Wednesdays only in low season.
You are entitled to a free night ski with the Hochkönig Card!
Ten Pin Bowling
There are 2 fully automated ten pin bowling alleys in the Alpenrose hotel in Mühlbach. Perfect for a day off the mountains, or for evening entertainment.
Apres Ski and Restaurants and Sundowners
There are plenty of mountain alms to either ski or walk to where you can sample the local produce, or enjoy a little apres ski.
There are also a number of restaurants in the village, and a couple of bars and a nightclub for those wanting to extend the evening.
Austria is renowned for it’s thermal spas. There are a few spas within 40 minutes drive from the house. Most have a children’s area, slides and whirlpools, sauna areas, outside pools. Our favourites are Alpentherme and Therme Amade.
Salzburg Christmas Market
Salzburg Christkindl market is one of the world’s oldest Advent markets.
Listen to the carol singing, taste all the local specialities on the food stalls, drink Glühwein, browse and buy the amazing Christmas decorations and traditional wares from a choice of over 100 stands, visit the beautiful Altstadt (old town), and take in the unique atmosphere!