Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures
- Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
- Visitor management in waiting areas (keep your distance)
- Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
- No Après Ski
- Staff testing on regular basis
- Daily disinfection measures
The Ski Resort
In the Ski area Hochrindl you can enjoy the winter with the wonderful panorama of the Carinthian Nockberge mountains in the background. Skiers and snowboarders will find nine runs of varying difficulty on 20 kilometres of prepared slopes.
For newcomers on the boards the nine kilometres of blue marked runs (8, II), which start at the Kegel at 1745 m altitude, are ideal for taking the first turns. If you already have more practice, you can explore the six kilometres of red slopes that start from Kegel towards Kruckenspitz. Experts feel really comfortable on the five kilometres of black marked slopes. They start on the 1888 meter high Kruckenspitz.
Thanks to the modern snow-making systems, good snow conditions on the slopes can be guaranteed throughout the winter. Eight lifts bring the winter sports enthusiasts comfortably to Kruckenspitz and Kegel, the two mountains of the ski area. The highest point of the ski area is 1.886 meters.
In the family skiing area the little ones are very big. In the Kinderpark "Känguru-Land" in the Hochrindl valley, the kids can learn to ski with great enthusiasm. They are supported by the teachers of the local ski school. At the end of the ski course there is a small final race.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1053 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2359 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6171 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 26 " at summit elevation and 17 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 29 " at summit elevation and 20 " at the base.
- Hochrindl Sirnitz features 42 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 37 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
In the Hochrindl ski area, several huts and mountain restaurants invite you to a stop for refreshments. In the rustic Hiasl Zirbenhütte at Kegel, winter sports enthusiasts can fortify themselves with hearty dishes such as Hiasl Zirbenjaus'n or beef goulash with dumplings. The Sonnenhütte at the top of Kegel mountain enjoys great popularity. Here you can enjoy the sun on the spacious outside terrace on beautiful days. The Herzl Hütte also has an outdoor terrace and is known for its roast pork from the wood-burning oven and the Kässpätzle, which are served in the rustic iron pawns.
Experienced riders should not miss the downhill on the Krucken (1), which can also be used for FIS races. It is the most demanding stretch of the ski area
Away from the alpine slopes, you can enjoy the wonderful winter landscape, for example on the winter hiking trails cleared for this purpose. Ski mountaineer can go on Hochrindl at an altitude between 1400 and 2400 metres and discover exceptionally beautiful destinations.
Cross-country enthusiasts will find a sporting experience on the 11-kilometre-long panorama high-altitude trail. A romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride leads through the snow-covered alpine landscape. It becomes sociable with ice skating.
There are three toboggan runs. Either you rush on the natural toboggan run or on one of the two illuminated toboggan runs on fast runners into the valley.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
With the car
From Salzburg to the north it is recommended to take the A10. Exit at Altenmarkt im Pongau and follow the B99 via Obertauern to Mauterndorf. Change there to the B95 and drive via Tamsweg to Ebene Reichenau. The L65 leads from there to the Hochrindl ski area. From Graz it is also about 180 kilometres to the ski area. Take the A2 to Klagenfurt am Wörthersee and then change to the B95, which leads to Feldkirchen in Carinthia. From there follow the B93 (Gurktalstraße) for about ten kilometres until the Hochrindl Landesstraße (L65) branches off to the right. This leads directly to the ski area.
With public transport
The nearest airport to the ski resort (Klagenfurt) is about 50 kilometres away. The nearest train station is in Feldkirchen (about 24 kilometers).