Hochkar

February 9, 2012 Austria Write a Comment 8,082 Views

Hochkar – A Great Skiing Area Not Far From Vienna.

This winter has been really strange in all of Austria (and the rest of Europe). From November until the middle of January it was nothing close to a typical winter. + 10° Celsius, sunny days, no rain or snow. I already thought that this was it for the 2011/2012 season … but I was wrong – very wrong! By January 14th, it started snowing and getting (much) colder. For the last week, we’ve had temperatures between -5° and -18° Celsius in and around Vienna! Brrrr.

So since winter hit us after all, I really felt like going snowboarding & skiing again. So last weekend we were off to our cottage in Göstling. Why Göstling and not one of these fancy areas like Kitzbühl or Schladming?

1.) I can’t stand all these wannabe society people.
2.) I would never pay up to 100 € for a single day of skiing or snowboarding.
3.) I like a manageable skiing area.
4.) Hochkar is only 1 1/2 hours away from Vienna, so this is perfect for the weekend.
5.) The locals in Göstling are super friendly and they don’t give a damn how much money you have!

Anyway, enough said … here are some impressions (GoPro videos are coming up soon):

Our "little" cottage in Göstling.
Our “little” cottage in Göstling.
"Los banditos" on the slopes in Göstling.
“Los banditos” on the slopes in Göstling.
No one was crazy enough to go skiing with -20° ... except us of course.
No one was crazy enough to go skiing with -20° … except us of course.
Glorious weather conditions up on the mountain.
Glorious weather conditions up on the mountain.
One day snowboarding, one day skiing.
One day snowboarding, one day skiing.
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