The Hochkar in Göstling – where snow is guaranteed

The largest and most snow-reliable ski resort in Lower Austria – the Hochkar – is known for its excellent slope quality and unique views of the mountain landscapes.

The Hochkar in Göstling an der Ybbs offers something for every skier and snowboarder: easy sun slopes as well as steep mogul fields, a snow park and the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of freeride. 19 kilometres of top slopes, modern lift systems, rustic inns and huts as well as family-friendly lift pass prices make the Hochkar stand out.

Winter sports on the Hochkar have been "hip" for the past 50 years. Located between 1,380 and 1,808 m of altitude, the ski resort in Göstling an der Ybbs is home to skiing stars Thomas Sykora, Andreas Buder and world champion Kathrin Zettel. 19 kilometres of slopes, the "Kinderland" (children's land) and the snow park offer pure skiing pleasure from December till April. "Einkehrschwung", the pleasant stop at a mountain hut between or after skiing sessions, and après ski bars included.

The "Freeride Zentrum Ost" (freeride centre east) at the Hochkar offers plenty of options to make freeriders happy. In the highest located and most snow-reliable ski resort of Lower Austria, both beginners and advanced athletes will feel right at home in the back-country. Special skis as well as safety equipment can be rented for affordable package prices. If you are trying freeriding for the first time, it is best to book a try-out day at JoSchi's Schneesportschule (snow sports school).
Under professional guidance, you get a theoretical as well as a practical introduction into the world of skiing in open terrain.

Operating hours 2020/21

Season start with sufficient snow conditions!
Current information can be found at

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)

Lift pass prices & "Schneemannkarte" (snow man card)

The current ski pass prices can be found at

The Schneemannkarte - a treat for all families:
For children born in or before 2011, a Schneemannkarte for € 4.00 per day can be purchased when an adult ticket is purchased by a full-paying parent (without any discount).

Ski school and ski rental at Hochkar

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

On the way with the ski bus

Stress-free from mountain to mountain! Use the free shuttle service between the ski resorts of the Ybbstal Alps.

Information about the ski bus as well as the time schedule for the ski season 2020/21 you will find here soon. Webcams Hochkar