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									        The Ultimate in Skiing Fun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gliding and Hiking from Farm to Farm
        Hochkar is a versatile ski resort and frequent venue for ski races,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Hochreit High Plateau has three particularly
        racing camps and training camps. You can choose between nine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       beautiful cross-country skiing trails. They have two
        modern lifts and 18 kilometers (11 miles) of well-groomed runs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lanes each (one for classical and one for skating
        Nature and the snow guns make sure you always have ample                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           style) and range from 3.5-kilometers (approx.
        snow. You can ski down the runs on Hochkar from November to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.2-miles) to 12-kilometers (approx. 7.5-miles)
        the end of April.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in length. The best departure point is the Ablass
                                                                                                   Hochkar Racing Camp                                                                                                                                                                                     Hof run by the Zettel Family. In addition to ample
                                                                                                   The racing camps staged by the Skiing and                                                                                                                                                               parking and rental skis, it has a winter children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           playground with a bobsled and wave run. The trail
        Selected Runs                                                                              Snowboarding School are in heavy demand.
                                                                                                   They are geared to everyone, from novice to                                                                                                                                                             costs €3 to use.
        The longest:                        The standard descent from the 1770-meter               expert.
                                            (5807-foot) high Vorgipfel to the bottom station                                                                                                                                                                                                               There is a 50-kilometer (approx. 31-mile) trail
                                            on Hochkar is 2.1 km (1.3 miles) long.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         system for winter hikers. Cross-country trails
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and the cleared trails all lead to farms that serve
        The steepest:                       The 0.5-kilometer (0.3-mile) long Sykora slope is                                                                                                                                                                                                              tasty most (the local cider) and bacon to guests in
                                            the steepest. Thomas Sykora, the former slalom                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cozy rooms inside or a sunny spot outdoors. How
                                            champion, trained on the final stretch of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The cross-country ski trails traverse one of the most scenic high plateaus in Lower Austria.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           practical! The “Bacon Snack Trail” is one of the apt
                                            black Scheiterkogel downhill run.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nicknames of this trail.
        The most demanding:                 The steep Häsing run is 1.1-kilometer (0.7-mile)
                                            long from the 1700-meter (5577-foot) high
                                            Häsing to the bottom station. This descent
                                            combines all levels of difficulty. It is quite wide,
                                            making it ideal for carving.                           Hochkar Fun Park
        The most relaxing:                  The 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) long family run from      Hochkar Senoner Park is the best snow park
                                            Hochkar or Hochkar-Vorgipfel.                          in eastern Austria. Free riders and free stylers
        The most moguls:                    The 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) long Kar run from         can take their pipes on the runs or off them.      What a View!
                                            Vorgipfel to Draxlerloch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tip: The 2-kilometer (approx. 1.25-mile) long
                                                                                                                                                      Hochkar is famous for more than its great runs. The snow-covered                                                                                     floodlit ring near the Ablass Hof is groomed for
                                                                                                                                                      countryside is so enchanting, dotted with iced bushes sparkling and bent                                                                             classical and skating styles and is lit up every
        Tip: There is night skiing on floodlit Run 2 (Almhang) every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                      to the wind. The open vistas are so impressive.                                                                                                      Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           It can also be lit up for groups of five or more if
                                                                                                                                                      One of the best outlook points is the Geischlägerhaus on the 1770-meter                                                                              arrangements are made in advance.                             Guided snowshoe hikes are offered regularly, also in the evening.
                                                                                                                                                      (5807-foot) high Hochkar Vorgipfel. The view from there extends over the
                                                                                                                                                      Central Alps and Alpine Foothills to the Bohemian Forest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mountain Summer in the Göstling Alps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What would a day of skiing be without stopping at a ski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hut? A little rest and fortification, a little sun and you are
                                                                                                                                                      The cozy ski huts and inns are welcoming places for a break. Most of them           all set to hit the slopes again. What a great feeling!
                                                                                                                                                      also have sunning terraces. The two après ski bars are cheery spots to get
                                                                                                                                                      together after a day on the slopes.                                                                                                                                                             In the summertime, Hochkar and Dürrenstein attract people interested in scenic hiking and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mountain bike tours. Two nature areas are especially worthwhile. One is the Wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Region, the largest remaining section of Central Europe’s primeval forests, which is
                                                                                                                                                      Hochkar Kids’ Land                                                                                                                                   Dürrenstein is nearly 2000 meters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      accessible only on a guided hike. The second is the Leckermoor Nature Area, one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (6562 feet) high.                          most extensive and beautiful highland bogs in Lower Austria.
                                                                                                                                                      Children three and older can practice on the Magic Carpet, Baby Lift and
                                                                                                                                                      Fairytale Forest Run. The team from the Skiing and Snowboarding School                                                                                                                          “The Lumber Trail” in the Mendling Valley is an adventure trail that takes visitors through
                                                                                                                                                      provide optimum supervision and child-care. Children are also invited to take                                                                                                                   the last fully functional lumber driving operations in Central Europe. The cycling and hiking
                                                                                                                                                      beginner’s lessons at the skiing school.                                                                                                                                                        trail through the Steinbach Valley also has a special theme: “The Power of Water.” Rafting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Little tikes out on the slopes learn the art of skiing                                                      and canyoning are two great ways to enjoy the streams and rivers of this region. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          so quickly.                                                                                                 Göstling Children’s-Summer provides all kinds of fun and games for kids.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           On the Lumber Trail through the Mendling   The Wasserlochklamm in the Salza Valley near Palfau is an impressive experience. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Valley                                     fact, with its narrow canyons and five magnificent waterfalls, it is one of Austria’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                     New: The Ybbs Valley Brine Bath Complex with Therapy Center in Göstling                                                                                          breathtaking natural spectacles.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Imagine warm water caresing your body and relaxing your muscles. A swim in brine water does
                                                                                                                                                                                     such wonders after a day of winter exercise. The new baths complex in the center of Göstling                                                                     Tips for outings: Lunzer See / Iron Road Cultural Park with forges and hammer mills /
Tow-lift                    Restaurants                                                                                                                                              offers four different pools for swimming: an indoor and outdoor pool, a sports pool and a children’s                                                             Five Element Museum in Waidhofen/Ybbs / Erzberg near Eisenerz / Abbey of Admont /
Two-seater chairlift                B&B                                                                                                                                              pool. Guests can also look forward to a slide, steam bath, three saunas, massage, therapy, water                                                                 Gesäuse National Park / Mariazell / Most Road in the Mostviertel and the Most Pear House
Four-seater chairlift   Training Center                                                                                                                                              gymnastics, aquatic courses, a restaurant and a shop.                                                                                                            at the Abbey of Ardagger / Renaissance castle Schallaburg / Wachau with the Abbey of Melk
Fun Park                      Rental skis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The exhilaration of rafting
Floodlights                 Sports shop
Panorama camera           Skiing school              Hochkar Alpenstrasse
Parking                     Information
                                                                                                                               Winter Fun for Sports and Nature Lovers
                                                                                                                               Göstling and the Hochkar ski region are just 160-kilometers (100-miles) from Vienna.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Göstling Alps – Hochkar
                                                                                                                               Hochkar is the highest Alpine resort in the Eastern Alps. Excellent snow conditions
                                                                                                                               are guaranteed there from November until the end of April. Skiers have their choice of
                                                                                                                               nine lifts and 18-kilometers (11.5-miles) of runs featuring all levels of difficulty. There

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Ultimate in Skiing Fun
                                                                                                                               are also cross-country skiing trails and winter hiking trails plus an ice-skating rink and
                                                                                                                               accommodations in all categories. The fund and inviting Wellness Brine Baths Complex
                                                                                                                               was opened in December 2009.

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                                                                                                                               Distance between Göstling                                                        Distance between Göstling and Vienna:
                                                                                                                               and Salzburg:                                                                    160 km (approx. 100 miles)
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                                                     Hochkar is the highest Alpine resort in the Eastern Alps and has the                                      St. Georgen
                                                     best guarantee of snow cover in the winter months. It is located in                         Gesäuse          GÖSTLING
                                                     the Lower Austrian region called the Mostviertel above the town                                             Lassing                            Steinbach   Mariazell
                                                     of Göstling/Ybbs at an altitude of 1800 meters (5905 feet) above                                                                              Hochreit

                                                     sea level.                                                                                                           Hochkar
                                                                                                                                                        Hieflau       Palfau
                                                     Accommodations are available for guests on Hochkar or in                                                   Distance between Göstling and Graz:
                                                                                                                                                        Graz    130 km (approx. 81 miles)
                                                     Göstling. Göstling is a picturesque village with all categories of
Göstling is especially proud of its World Cup
                                                     accommodations: from rooms in private homes and farm holidays to
ski stars: world champion Kathrin Zettel and
downhill specialist Andreas Buder. Both still live
                                                     a four-star hotel. Guests who stay in Göstling are closer to the many
in Göstling and regularly train on Hochkar.          recreational facilities. The Ybbstal Brine Baths Complex is a welcome     We are happy to advise you!
                                                     addition to the village. Göstling also has an ice-skating rink and a      Tourismusverein Göstlinger Alpen
                                                     curling rink, 50 kilometers (31 miles) of cleared winter hiking trails,   Göstling 1, A-3345 Göstling an der Ybbs, Austria
                                                     snowshoe hiking, a natural sledding run and a bowling alley. The                                                                                                                                   Winter with flair: Enchanting snow-covered landscapes,
                                                                                                                               Phone: +43(0)7484/50 20-19 or -20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fast runs and wonderful Alpine vistas.
                                                     many local inns in the area treat guests to culinary specialties from     Fax: +43(0)7484/50 20-18
                                                     the Mostviertel and the Iron Road Cultural Park.                
                                                     The convenient Hochkar Ski Express operates a shuttle service to the
                                                     ski slopes from Christmas to the end of March.

                                                                                                                               Printing information: Publisher: Tourismusverein Göstlinger Alpen with the support of the Tourism Department of the
                                                                                                                               Province of Lower Austria. Photo: Archive of the service providers, Copy: Kinz Kommunikation.
                                                                                                                               Graphics, Production: Printed by: radinger.print, Scheibbs. Produced in: 2009                                                                                       

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