Ski the Hochkönig
The Four Valleys of the Hochkönig – an undiscovered gem.
- Maria Alm • Hinterthal • Dienten • Mühlbach
- 33 lifts • 150kms of piste
- 52 easy runs • 83 intermediate • 15 difficult
The ski area has 150 kilometres of superbly groomed slopes stretching from Maria Alm to Mühlbach in the east, a distance of around 12km. Captivating powder snow plus tree-lined pistes provide all the variety you could hope for.
FOUR BECOMES FIVE
New lifts join system
The Sonnberg lift, opened in December 2018, now making it possible to take ski lifts directly from the village of Maria Alm, all the way to the top of the Aberg Mountain without a bus journey!
The Sonnberg 10-person gondola connects the Natrun ski area with the Aberg Valley Station, delivering skiers in around 4 minutes over 1100m, with a capacity of 2000 per hour.
This upgrade is great news for guests at the Chalet Panorama & Sonne, as it is now possible to start the Königstour ski circuit directly from Maria Alm village (approx 400m from either chalet).
Ski in / out of the beautiful Hochkönig ski area
High quality cafes & restaurants offering delicious regional specialities
Night skiing & shows, sledging, cross country skiing & showshoe hiking and more during winter
Mountain biking, crazy golf, hiking, climbing and more during summer
- Village Slopes: The nearest lift is around 700m (8 minutes walk) from Chalet Sonne and serves the Natrun beginners slopes. From the village centre there is a high speed gondola to the summit, the starting point of some intermediate runs through the pine forest or back down directly to the village. This area is recommended for beginners and for those first days on the slopes.
- Aberg Mountain: An efficient ski bus service provides the link to the Aberg gondola station up to the mid-station. From this point there are a good range of beginners runs down, or you can take a four-man chair from the mid-station up to the summit at 1900m, where there is a choice of blue, red or black runs including a red run to Hintermoos, the connection point for the other 3 valleys – Hinterthal, Dienten and Mühlbach.
The Königstour offers 32km of connecting-piste from the Aberg through to Mühlbach – ideal for skiers or boarders wishing to explore further. You can link to the circuit from the Aberg summit by taking the Blue 10 leading to Kröllalm.
- From here follow the red down to Hintermoos and connect with the new Sinalco gondola to the summit at Hinterthal.
- The linked circuit continues from here down to Dienten on Red 21, a long run which is excellent for skiers who wish to test their carving skills.
- The new high speed 6-man chair (replacing the never-ending T-bar) takes you from Dienten up to the summit at Burglalm, then continue on Blue 14b towards Hochkonigalm. Head up to the Sunnhütte summit and enjoy the variable blue options down.
FUN PARKS &
As well as having plenty of kilometres across the mountain to explore, snowboarders and freeskiers have the chance to test their skills on three terrain parks featuring rainbow boxes, moguls, easy kickers, straight boxes and more.
- Blue 11 on Aberg
- Blue 4 on Sunnhütte
- Blue 2 on Natrun
Night Skiing: Available on the village slopes near the chalet usually every Monday and Thursday (from March every Monday) from 06:30 to 09:30 pm at the Simmerlift on the Natrun slopes in the village centre. An experience of a very special kind, the slope is lit up brightly and promises boundless fun for all of you night owls. One evening is free with the Card.