The 55th most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.
Tuesday 9 January 2018 07:01 GMT
South of Salzburg and east of Saalfelden, the Hochkönig ski area has 77 pistes totalling 120km that are served by 32 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 1050m. To get oriented, a popular grand tour route is called the Königstour, which follows a 32km loop with 6700m while interconnecting the villages of Maria Alm, Dienten, and Mühlbach.
If you're looking for some freeriding, head to Aberg which has numerous ungroomed ski routes. The popular ski routes include: Perme Ski Route #12 from Abergalm summit station, Griessbachhutte Ski Route #17 from Abergalm summit station, Schreinerloch Ski Route #20 from Abergalm summit station, Fasching-Hochmais Ski Route from Fasching Lift to Hochmais Lift in Hinterthal, Sonneleiten-Hochmais Ski Route, and the Fellersbach Ski Route.
To get between the villages, there are free ski buses interconnecting Maria Alm, Dienten, Hintermoos and Mühlbach.
The Hochkönig ski area is within the Ski Amade ski arena, which has over 860km of pistes served by 270 lifts spread among 5 ski regions interconnecting 25 villages. The five ski regions include Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Grossarltal and Hochkoenig. After a long morning of snowboarding at Hochkonig, make sure to grab lunch at one of the amazing huttes including Karbachalm, Muhlbauerstub’n, Alpengasthof Kopphutte, or Postalm Jausenstation.
In the Hochkoenig ski area, there are four main villages including Hintermoos, Maria Alm, Dienten and Muhlbach. The nearest train stations with service to Salzburg are Saalfelden and Bischofshofen. From the train stations, there are shuttle buses up to the base villages.
Overall, Hochkonig is the 55th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 66 snowboarding resorts in Austria.