Skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in the Alps Göstlinger. Winter holidays and skiing holidays at the Waldesruh is a versatile pleasure.

Enjoy the magic of the winter landscape in Göstling: snow-covered trees, glistening snow crystals in the winter sun. You hear the crunch of snow on a winter hike, you wag the slopes with ski or snowboard down, or take a snowshoe or ski on beautiful pastures. Of course you will find in the area and well-groomed trails for cross country skiing.

Winter at Hotel Waldesruh
Hotel Waldesruh - snow
Winter at Hotel Waldesruh


Hochkar Mountain

Just 150 kilometres away from Vienna, Hochkar Mountain has nine modern ski lifts, 19 kilometres of skiing slopes, the Senonerpark Hochkar and gorgeous countryside with spectacular panoramic views totally unique to the whole of Lower Austria!

The Hochkar is not only known for its legendary snow reliability, it has long been a true hotbed of Austria’s World Cup skiers too. Our ÖSV stars Thomas Sykora, Andreas Buder and Kathrin Zettel not only value the excellent training conditions and the Hochkar’s perfectly groomed slopes. For those in the mood for some après-ski, the diverse gastronomy scene on the Hochkar – from rustic ski huts to self-service restaurants and the après-ski temples JoSchi Bar and Latsch’n Alm – will leave nothing to be desired.

The very reliable snow conditions are naturally supported by a state-of-the-art snow-making system, so there’s really nothing to stop people from having pure skiing enjoyment from early December to late April!

Ski-lifts on Hochkar Mountain
With a capacity of 16,000 passengers per hour, 9 technically advanced ski-lift and cable-car facilities will take you all the way from Hochkar Valley Station (1,380 m) up to an altitude of 1,800 m. For you this means minimum waiting time and maximum skiing pleasure!

  • 1 four-seater chairlift, detachable
  • 4 four-seater lifts (3 with conveyer-belt access)
  • 1 two-seater chairlift with conveyer-belt access
  • 2 tow lifts and
  • 1 beginner’s/children’s lift
  • 1 Magic Carpet

Hochkar Skiing Slopes
The total length of Hochkar’s slopes is around 19 kilometres. From easy slopes for beginners (or those who haven’t skied for a while) to carving slopes and mogul slopes and the famous Thomas-Sykora slope – the wide range of different slopes provides for endless hours of fun and pleasure.

  • 5.5 km of blue slopes
  • 10 km of red slopes
  • 3.5 km of black slopes

Ötscher Mountain Ski Area

Ötscher Mountain Ski Area

Kinderbärenland - Sunny´s Kids Park

*** At ‘Kinderbärenland’ the youngest skiers will have their first experience on snow.***

Sunny´s Kids Park at the bottom of Ötscher Mountain features everything a young skier could ask for. Here children learn how to ski, snowboard and carve in a playful way.

Our ski instructors will help you child excel quickly while learning one-on-one.

Ski Area Ötscher:

Ötscher Mountain Ski Area is a very popular family holiday destination

This ski resort features excellent beginner terrains and the local ski schools offer great day care programmes. Bigger kids will enjoy the race course with time keeping, the cross trail or the snow park.

Sports enthusiasts have access to 9 very modern ski lifts and more than 19km of ski slopes. A top-of-the-line snowmaking system guarantees a high quality snow surface on the entire terrain of Kleine Ötscher (50ha).

Ötscher Snow Park
Freestyle skiers and riders just love the new snow park at Ötscher Mountain.

Designed for both expert and novice skiers and snowboarders

  • ‘Easy line’ - perfect training area
  • A 9m straight box, a kicker line and a curved box are waiting to be shredded
  • Pros can show Bs 720s, inverted 540s or rodeo flips on the kicker line.

Guidelines for Backcountry and Frontcountry Skiers and Boarders

  • We care about your safety!

All pistes are closed to everyone from 5pm to 8 am
due to ski slope grooming with wire rope and avalanche blasting.

Slopes are mainly designed for skiers who use the cable car.
Ski hikers should stay on the side of the ski run (Do not cross the piste!!!).
Exception: Riffel Piste No 2 (red) can be used daily until 8pm. Ski only on the left snow groomer track.

Please keep to these guideline and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Lifts (9 total)

  • 2 4-person chairlifts
  • Ötscherbahn lift: dist. 999-1414 m
  • Eibenkogel: dist. 812-1000 m
  • 1 2-person chairlift
  • Gr. Ötscher: dist. 847-1437 m
  • 3 T-bar
  • Fuchswald 1: dist. 851-1055 m
  • Fuchswald 2: dist. 851 - 1055 m
  • Kälberhalt: dist. 868-921 m
  • 2 rope tows
  • 1 magic carpet

Ybbstaler Solebad

Healthy swimming in up to 3% is rich brine bath

Relax after skiing in Ybbstaler brine bath and warm yourself up. We are a partner hotel. Enjoy the beautiful pool area - and that in 364 days year.

Sit in the toasty-warm waters of the landscaped saltwater pool and relax with the support of the many underwater massage jets and whirlpool benches. Let your mind wander here - you regain strength and energy.

Next door in the sauna area you are greeted by wonderful aromas, warmth and comfort.

Fun and action for the whole family brings a rapid slide ride on the 45-meter land Ybbstal Express and the smallest bath fans have fun in the pool and having fun Kids Zone cobras slide.

Cross Country Center

Experience in one of the most beautiful plateaus of Lower Austria skiing at its best

The Nordic Centre Panoramaloipe Hochreith. A paradise for cross-country skiers!

On the beautiful area between Hochkar and Dürrenstein at 800-900 m above sea level is the Ski Centre riding high.

Toughen up in the wonderful winter landscape physically to leave everyday life behind and enjoy the nature ...

The routes of various difficulty levels, all claims, from leisurely trail hikers met by professional runners.

Ice skating on Lake Lunz


Nowhere skaters can do their laps beautiful than on the Lake Lunz

The viable alternative: The skating rink in the town center Lunz / See or in Göstling / Ybbs.

Lunzer See

Ice skating and know themselves to be the resting Lunzer See - this is a special experience. Ice skating on Lake Lunz means skating on the largest natural ice rink in Lower Austria.


The small ski area

An ideal area for the whole family in the mountain village of Lunz.

The ski area is located in the mountain village Maiszinken Lunz am See and is an ideal area for the whole family. For the children there is a free magic carpet available for experienced skiers a challenging black run.

Spectacular panoramic views over the Lake Lunz, the sunny location and the affordable Lifkarten are only three reasons for a family trip to the ski area Maiszinken.

Holidays in the snow


Enjoy the winter forest

Winter holidays are the time to be outside. Off the slopes - so of skiing and snowboarding - there are plenty of ways to spend the winter holidays varied.

Guided snowshoe hikes
Now the snow shoes are attracted to walk through the winter wonderland!
On winter walks - or even in open space - the snowshoues good support and adequate security. Increasingly, therefore, guided hikes are offered not only with skins but with snowshoes. A refreshing experience for skiers.

Discover the winter holidays with snowshoes new!

Cozy for the winter holidays

Winterurlaub im Hotel Waldesruh

Stay inside where it's nice and warm and cozy

Winter vacation is also the time to enjoy the "inside".

In the hotel you are staying bill perfectly. Because the Waldesruh offers the perfect setting for your winter holiday. Enjoy our offer and make yourself comfortable in the rooms, the restaurant gentian parlor, at the bar, in the sauna or steam room. Of course, you can also find in the environment of Waldesruh ways to relax!