Winter at the Hochkönig: Endless possibilities

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THE HOCHKÖNIG REGION ATTRACTS GUESTS IN WINTER WITH 120 KM OF
PISTES, 33 LIFTS, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CIRCULAR SKI TOUR IN THE ALPS,
UNIQUE CULINARY DELIGHTS, AND MORE. WELCOME TO THE SNOW-
COVERED PEAK OF YOUR EMOTIONS!

Winter at the Hochkönig

Where fairytale snow-covered scenery and perfectly prepared pistes meet, skiers and
freestylers are just as elated as cross-country skiers and gourmet connoisseurs; it’s
the beginning of the Hochkönig winter season. In time for the start of the 2019/20
season, construction of the new Gabühelbahn lift in Dienten is complete, providing
even more comfort and skiing fun. The Hochkönig is an Eldorado for wintersports
enthusiasts and gourmet fans. This is a place where the heart of winter is most
certainly beating.

ENJOY HOLIDAYS IN WINTER’S HOME

Winter at the Hochkönig
Winter in the Hochkönig region is not a question of “either-or”, but rather one of “both-
and”. Skiers and snowboarders love the expanse of wide, perfectly prepared pistes,
whether making their first turns on a practice slope or rising to the athletic challenges
of the Marlies Schild training piste. Just a few metres away, cross-country skiers are
underway with the Hochkönig massif as their magnificent backdrop and with 40 km of
professionally prepared cross-country ski trails to enjoy. In Maria Alm, the night
cross-country ski trail is a highlight, and on the high altitude trails in Mühlbach and on
the Dienten saddle you can glide across the snow a step closer to heaven. There is
also great pleasure to be had by winter guests in the Hochkönig region tobogganing,
winter hiking, ski touring, or fat biking. The fresh powder and glistening untouched
deep snow slopes are pure delight to freeriders, and the fun factor is ever present
with the 1.8 km long Blue Tomato Kings Park in Mühlbach, one of the longest parks
in Austria, and a 850 m fun slope too.

OPEN FROM WINTER 2019/20: THE NEW GABÜHEL LIFT

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Modern ski lifts transport wintersports enthusiasts comfortably and safely to the
peaks of their emotions in the Hochkönig region. There are 33 lifts and 120 km of
fabulous pistes awaiting guests in the Hochkönig region. These enable skiing
between the areas of Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach, with all 3 resorts joined
seamlessly together. With several runs into the valley in the different resorts, there
are numerous places where you can access the ski area. From winter 2019/20, the
new Gabühel lift adds even more convenience and comfort.

After a construction period of 2 years, the modern 10-seater gondola lift is now
complete and ready to transport winter sports enthusiasts up the Gabühel mountain
in Dienten in just 5 minutes 42 seconds. This makes access to the Hochkönig nature
experience even quicker, quieter, and more convenient. After a long day’s skiing or if
legs are a bit tired, skiers and snowboarders can take the relaxed option of the new
gondola lift to get back down to the bottom of the valley.
THE KÖNIGSTOUR: 35KM OF TRULY MAJESTIC PISTES
6 peaks, 35 km of linked pistes, and 7500 vertical metres. These are the basic facts
about the Königstour, a tour that has been recognised as the best ski route in the
Alps by the world’s largest test portal. However, there is much more behind these
numbers themselves: amazing panoramas to take your breath away, perfectly
prepared pistes for limitless skiing pleasure. There are Alpine huts dotted along
beautiful pistes, romantic and interpreted in a modern way, inviting guests to take a
break. And unique Alpine views everywhere of the majestic Hochkönig massif and
the Steinernes Meer mountains.

DINE LIKE A KING: LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK IN THE HOCHKÖNIG REGION

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For many, stopping off for refreshment after a lovely ski day is an essential part of a
perfect winter holiday. Those who appreciate good food are in their element in the
Hochkönig region, beginning with the ever popular “Almer Bauernkorb”, a basket full
of all sorts of local delicacies. High up on the mountain the gourmet pleasure
continues, in down-to-earth mountain huts with simple dishes, noble award-winning
guesthouses geared more to haute cuisine, traditional huts with regional specialities
or trendy lifestyle huts with Austrian finger food: the culinary variety on offer is sure to
satisfy all wishes. What’s more, for years the Hochkönig region has been a leader in
vegan hut food, with a large number of vegan-certified huts and businesses proving
that wonderful gourmet delights are possible without meat too. Vegetarians and
vegans can order meat-free specialities for breakfast, as a hut snack, or an evening
meal. At certain huts, there is at least one vegan dish and a vegan drink on the menu
as well as local delicacies.

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE: THE NEW GOURMET KING’S TOURS

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For those who enjoy combining gourmet pleasure with skiing between various huts,
the “gourmet king’s tours” are just the thing. These specially selected tours follow the
famous “Königstour” route, taking connoisseurs and skiing fans on a remarkable
journey that is not only beautiful, but also has the culinary diversity of the region as its
focus. Any tour can be begun on any day: “Heimatliebe” (love of the homeland),
“Kräutergenuss” (herbal pleasure), or “Gipfelgenuss” (summit pleasure).

AMAZING OFFERS FOR CHILDREN: FAMILY WINTERS AT THE HOCHKÖNIG

Winter at the Hochkönig

In the Hochkönig region, the youngest guests are sensitively taught how to ski, whilst
older ones enjoy more of an action approach in the snow. This leaves parents free to
enjoy their ski day to the full. The Schneewutzel Kinderclubs in the ski schools in the
region have fun and safety as their main priorities when teaching children how to
make their first turns. Children under the age of 6 years can ski for free, or can be
looked after in the guest kindergarten from the age of 2. The ski lifts in the Hochkönig
region have special Schneewutzel entrances to make access easier for children. The
Schneewutzel diversions come as a welcome relief for children, offering alternative
routes on more difficult pistes, and enabling them to enjoy their adventures in the
snow safely and free of fear. Older children are brave enough to tackle the
Schönanger Funslope on the Aberg mountain with, amongst other features, little
jumps, a wave slope, and a snow tunnel to explore.

Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH.

Am Gemeindeplatz 7. A-5761 Maria Alm. www.hochkoenig.at.

region@hochkoenig.at. 06584 20388. Fax DW 25

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