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 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.

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

You can also make use of the free-of-charge Ötscher-Hochkar ski bus. Information and German ski bus folders are available at the Göstlinger Alps tourist association: t +43 7484 93049, e

Offers & Slopes

  • 1 covered chair lift, 4-lined
  • 4 chair lifts, 4-lined
  • 1 chair lift, 2.-lined
  • 2 ski tows
  • 2 conveyor belts (kids world)
  • 5,5 km blue slopes
  • 10 km red slopes
  • 3,5 km black slopes

Opening times

Start of winter season on weekends from 3rd November 2018 (weekends 3./.4.11., 10./11.11., 17./18.11., 24./25.11.)
Continuous in operation from 1st December 2018 to 7th April 2019
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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

All lift pass prices can be found on the website: All lift passes are valid in the Hochkar as well as the Ötscher ski resort!

A bonus for all families: Children (born between 2012 and 2002) accompanied by a paying parent (except season passes) only need a "Schneemannkarte" (snowman card) for € 3.00 per day (family card required!).


Hochkar Bergbahnen GmbH
Göstling 46
3345 Göstling an der Ybbs
T +43 7484 2122-0
Ticket office: t +43 7484 7214
Snow-phone: t +43 7484 7222
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