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Sports & activities in winter on the Hochkönig

Hochkönig ski region

Fun in the Hochkönig winter region

Sportive on the wide pistes or rather off-piste in the snow, on the Hochkönig you will find a wide range of activities for your winter holidays in Salzburgerland.

Skiing & snowboarding

150 kilometres of pistes promise diversity and lots of opportunities to enjoy the winter on your skis or snowboard. The highlight for leisure skiers is the 32 kilometres long Königstour (King's Tour) located at the foot of the Hochkönig that leads you through the whole ski region with a total altitude difference of 6,700 metres. Snowboarders can practise their moves in the Livingroom Snowpark or in the Kings Park with various cool elements.

There is a ski rental directly at the Bergheimat Hotel; the free ski bus will pick you up right at the hotel and will take you to the piste within a few minutes.

Cross-country skiing

Enjoy the feeling of gliding through the snow in the fresh winter air. At the foot of the Hochkönig two perfectly groomed high-alpine trails lead through the winter landscape – the Arthurhaus trail and the Birgkar trail. In total there are 40 kilometres of cross-country ski runs in Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach, for all levels.

Ski tours

At the Arthurhaus you can access a 4.5km long natural trail, which is especially recommended for beginners. You will ascend all the way up the Hochkeil, where a stunning panorama is waiting for you. Discover more ski tours in Maria Alm and Hinterthal.

Snowshoe hikes

Take a hike through the snow with the majestic Hochkönig Massif in the background – a snowshoe hike lets you experience Mühlbach's winter idyll with all your senses. Various prepared paths are perfect for relaxed or brisk hiking tours in the snow. We gladly organise a guided snowshoe hike for you – an adventure by day as well as by night.

Winter tobogganing and horse-drawn sleigh rides

The hearts of nostalgic and romantic people will leap for joy during a toboggan run or a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Close to your Bergheimat Ski Hotel, starting at the Kopphütte hut, a 4.5km long natural toboggan run leads down to the valley. The Kniegut and Elmaugut farms invite you to horse-drawn sleigh rides in Mühlbach am Hochkönig.


Not only in summer, but also in winter, treasure hunters are on the right track on the Hochkönig. Almost 20 winter caches are hidden in Mühlbach alone, and there will be more ... there are caches from easy to difficult, and you can discover them on a winter hike, on the piste, during cross country skiing or on a ski tour. GPS devices for the treasure hunt in the snow can be borrowed at the Bergheimat Hotel and in the tourism offices on the Hochkönig.

Flying Fox Park Hochkönig - also in winter

Fly through the snowy wood on rope slides of different difficulty levels. In winter, the Flying Fox Park Hochkönig is open on one day per week. Information and sign-up at Sport Klaus in Mühlbach.

Enjoy the snowy Salzburgerland during your favourite activity. Choose the wide Hochkönig ski region for your winter holiday. In the middle and yet very quietly located you will find the 4-star Bergheimat Hotel in Mühlbach: send your no obligation holiday enquiry to the reception team today!

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Our Hotel Bergheimat is currently closed. We are always available for you (   +43 6644110158) and from 30 May 2020 we will start again fresh and lively in the summer season.

All further information on the current situation in the hotel can be found on our  blog. We look forward to see you again soon at the Hochkönig!