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

The current ski pass prices can be found at


To ensure the safest possible arrival at the ski resort, the desired ski resort is to be visited only with tickets purchased online in advance. Both at Ötscher and Hochkar, only contingent tickets will be offered for the time being: "The tickets can be purchased conveniently from home and then easily picked up at the vending machine in Weitental in Lackenhof or at the "pickup machine" on the ascent to the Hochkar Alpine Road," explains managing director/procurator of Ötscherlifte and Hochkar Bergbahnen, Andreas Buder, and adds: "Corresponding videos on our websites provide information on how online booking works."

Ski school and ski rental at Hochkar

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