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Hochkonig Ski Resort LogoHochkönig ski resort is one of The Best Austrian Ski Resorts for adventurous intermediates, with good nursery slopes for beginners, while for expert skiers there are ungroomed ski routes and some excellent off piste skiing. Snowboarders may find there are a few too many draglifts.

Hochkönig ski resort has 33 ski lifts and 150 kilometres of ski pistes connecting the mountain villages of Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach.

Altitude: 800 to 1900m.

Maria Alm at 802m, though small is one of the largest and liveliest villages in the Hochkönig area. All three villages are connected directly to the pistes by ski lifts and to each other by ski bus.

HochKönig Piste Map

HochKönig Piste Map

Large downloadable HochKönig Ski Resort Piste Map

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Getting To Maria Alm, HochKönig

19km to Zell am See, 163km to Innsbruck Airport, 63km to Salzburg Airport.

HochKonig Maismaisbahn Chairlift


The Königstour, the “King” of ski tours is one of the longest ski routes in the Alps, with a total altitude difference of 6,700m and 32 kilometres of connected pistes.

Snow Parks

Snowboarders and freeskiers have the chance to test their skills on 3 terrain parks featuring rainbow boxes, moguls hills, easy kickers, straight boxes and more.

Snow park Maria Alm - Snow park Schönanger

Located directly by the Schönanger lift.

  • Kicker (2m Flat)
  • Kicker (3m Flat)
  • Kicker (4m Flat)
  • Rainbow box (3m, without metal rim)
  • Straight box (3m, without metal rim)
  • Straight box (3m, without metal rim)
  • Mogul run

Snowpark Natrun by the Simmerllift

A small park for beginners directly in the village centre.

  • Straight box (3m)
  • Kicker (2m Flat)
  • Rainbow box (3m)
  • Show kicker (8m Flat)
  • Mogul run

HochKonig Skiing

Kings Park Mühlbach.This extensive terrain park, situated right next to the Kings Cab cabin lift;

  • Flat box 12m
  • Kinked box 12m
  • A-Frame 9m
  • Elephant 13m
  • Hand rail 8m
  • 2 Medium kicker
  • 2 Flat Box 5m
  • Kinked Box 6m
  • Rainbow box 6m
  • Butter box
  • 2 jib kicker

Kings Park Wood

  • Wood Kicker
  • 2 Step Down
  • Up Down, Rainbow
  • Deerstand ride
  • Little Wallride

Livingroom Snow park Hochkeil/ Mühlbach is next to the Arthurhaus.

  • Rainbowbox 6m
  • Straightbox 6m
  • Curvedbox 9m
  • Straight T-Profile 4m
  • Kinked T-Profile 7m
  • Walride 5m
  • Tube Walride 5m
  • Kicker 4m/6m/10m/16m
  • Cornerjump
  • Treejib
  • Handrail 3m
  • Double Kink 11m
  • Up Down 8m
  • 2 Riesenspiegel 1,5 x 3m
  • Soundsystem
  • Schneewutzel Kids Line
  • Beginnerline
  • Advancedline

Freestyle Coaching

Every Wednesday for snowboarders and Thursday for freeskiers! 2 hours of coaching with a freestyle pro from the Ski school Mühlbach.

Night Skiing

The Floodlit Slope, Simmerl lift in Maria Alm; Every Monday and Thursday between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm from mid December to mid March.

Off the slopes

  • Cross-county skiing & hiking
  • Toboggan runs
  • Snow shoe trekking
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice-stock
  • Geocaching
  • Ski touring

pop trivia: 'The Rocky Road to Dublin' is covered by many Irish folk bands, this version is from The High Kings; formed in 2008 and proving very successful at home and in the USA



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