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Hochoetz Ski Resort Guide

Hochoetz, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length34km21 miles
Highest Lift2,179m7,149ft
Resort Height814m2,671ft
 Nearest AirportsLinz and Salzburg
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Hochoetz ski area is the first major winter-sports-centre that you reach as you ascent the longest valley in Tyrol towards Solden and Obergurgl above. The comfortable Acherkogelbahn gondola links resort to ski area in just eight minutes.


The Austrian ski resort of Hochoetz is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 814m2,671ft, with 34km21 miles of marked runs.

Hochoetz has direct access to 34km21 miles of downhill skiing, with 12 marked pistes, served by a total of 11 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,179m7,149ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Hochoetz is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Hochoetz.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Hochoetz?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 29 June.

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Ski Area Stats

Hochoetz Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 17km11 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 13km8 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
34km21 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Hochoetz Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,179m7,149ft
Lowest Piste814m2,671ft
Resort Altitude (Hochoetz)814m2,671ft
Max Vertical1,365m4,478ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Hochoetz
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Hochoetz Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Hochoetz is 4km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'N8.81'.

Location and Map

Where is Hochoetz?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Mitterkirchen im Machland, Perg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Hochoetz is Linz, 55 minutes drive away.

Salzburg, Vienna, Bratislava, Graz and Brno airports are all within three hours drive.

Linz is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 11 ski lifts are able to uplift 8,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 7km4 miles of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Hochoetz open?

 Opened : December 24, 2020.

 Closed : April 3, 2021.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Hochoetz, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Hochoetz Tourist Office for the latest.

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