The Hochkar in Göstling – where snow is guaranteed

Visit the Hochkar with its excellent slope quality, guaranteed snow safety and unique view of the mountain landscapes - only 2 hours away from Vienna.

The 2022/23 ski season starts on 14 December 2022, provided there is sufficient snow, and is expected to last until 04 April 2023!

Due to its high alpine climate, the home mountain of many World Cup skiers is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Eastern Alps. Eight ski-lifts, 20 slopes, a children's area and the Freeride Center East, outside of the prepared slopes, offer pure skiing pleasure. Not only at the Hochkar summit at 1,808m above sea level, you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view. The entire ski area offers magnificent panoramic views and postcard motifs as far as the eye can see.

A mountain for all needs

Not only for top athletes and Olympians like Kathrin Zettel, Thomas Sykora and Kathi Gallhuber the Hochkar holds its slopes prepared. Both beginners and professionals will find their winter happiness on these slopes.

Experienced skiers and snowboarders can try Route99: steep turns and a fast cross-country course spices things up. If that's not enough for you, you can plunge into the powder and roam the wild terrain off-piste.
If you're not confident in deep snow yet, we recommend a freeride course with the skilled ski instructors on site. Under professional guidance, JoSchi's ski school gives you both a theoretical and practical introduction to skiing in open terrain.

Culinary pampering on the mountain

Taking into consideration the Covid safety measures, this season 2021/22 is back with serving food and drinks in the catering establishments and après-ski bars. Alpine hut classics such as Kaiserschmarrn and Käsespätzle can be found in the gastro houses of the Hochkar as well as the best wines and fine dining.

Offers & Slopes at Hochkar

1 covered chair lift, 4-lined / 4 chair lifts, 4-lined / 1 chair lift, 2.-lined
2 ski tows / 2 conveyor belts at Kinderland.
5,5 km blue slopes (easy) / 10 km red slopes (medium) / 3,5 km black slopes (hard)

Operating hours during season 2022/23

Starting on Dec. 8th, daily from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

The current ski pass prices can be found at

OUR TIP: For full skiing pleasure we especially recommend the Ybbstaler Alpen WinterCard!

Ski school and ski rental at Hochkar

JoSchi Schneesportschule
Lassing 80
3345 Göstling an der Ybbs
t +43 664 4201412
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