|resort altitude:||from 800m|
|ski area:||Hochkoenig Area|
|height at summit:||2000m|
The picturesque Austrian villages of Maria Alm, Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten and Mühlbach combine to provide a sizeable ski area, known as the Hochkönig, on a par, in terms of area with much better known Kitzbuhel.The area is named after the spectacular mountain that overlooks it and offers a wonderful choice of activities for winter or summer holidays.
The area has 150kms of piste, and although not all linked, there is a good bus service linking the various areas. Maria Alm is one of the largest villages, and has the main tourist office. It is a charming, typically Austrian-style place, with a lovely old church and pretty chalets.
The Hochkönig is also covered by the Ski Amade lift pass - which opens up an enormous ski area for visitors. Zell am See and Kaprun area also within easy driving distance.
The whole area offers an enormous choice of activities for everyone, with glorious scenery, fabulous views and a chance to really de-stress and enjoy!
Winter activities include:
Summer activities include:
|Eating out:||reasonable choice of places to eat out|
|Apres ski:||very Austrian style, Maria Alm has the most animated bars and restaurants. Variety of restaurants for eating out.|
|Non skiers:||the area comprises a few villages, of which Maria Alm has possibly the most of slope entertainment such as curling, toboganning, swimming, sleigh rides, bowling and nice walks.|