Back at Hotel Hochschober

Ever since the publishing in January 2013our article about Hotel Hochschober has been ranked among the most popular ones. Increasing number of our readers have been asking us about it therefore we have decided to pay the visit to Hotel Hochschober again to check what is new up there. Stay tuned to find out more…

This family run hotel located right on the border between two regions: Styria and Carinthia has welcomed us with well-planned agenda for the whole weekend.  We were ready to try new yoga programs, ski with professional instructor on the slopes of nearby mountain, try cosmetics procedure or simply indulge in the wonderful cuisine. Since our last visit they have reconstructed rooms, built a new lake sauna and added new programs. And this is what your weekend at Hotel Hochschober may look alike:

new reconstructed room at Hotel Hochschober


your spa basket

In the morning, stretch your body and muscles at yoga mat in Chinese pagoda which is directly connected to the hotel. Take a part in tea session on the top 9th floor right afterwards where you can read local and international newspaper while drinking green jasmine tea or Chinese alternative.

unique Chinese pagoda

tea room on the 9th floor

Afterwards, head to the breakfast room where you are can choose from hundreds of goodies in the buffet; from local cheese and salami, to salad bar; from different pastries and bread rolls to home-made butter. Due to the increasing popularity, gluten-free, lacto-free and vegan products can be found as well. On top of it, the kitchen gives you the possibility of making your own fresh squeezed juice.

Before heading to the slopes, meet in base camp area where experienced serviceman takes care of your ski equipment or even rent them out to you if you haven’t brought along. Afterwards, pay visit to the slopes of Turracher Hohe with professional instructor Flo Kofer who is famous Austrian freestyle ride and who owns his ski school called Flo will not only show you the entire area but also a new addition Snow & Fun park with newest attractions. As an adrenaline junkie, you should not miss it out!

For lunch, you can either go back to hotel Hochschober and have light snack such as soup, salad or main course or stay on the mountain and go to Almzeit Hutte which is Hochschober’s chalet offering local regional cuisine and great burgers.

Almzeit Hutte 


Nothing can beat relax in wellness after long day skiing, try the new attraction of Hotel Hochschober – Lake Sauna with steam, 60 and 90 degrees sauna. Each day at certain time, you can also experience sauna procedures with instructor. To fully enjoy the benefits of sauna, do not forget to spend some time between sessions in nearby relaxing room and drink plenty of water which can be found everywhere as well as snacks in form of vegetables, nuts and dried fruits.

new Lake Sauna

After long day, it is time for you to enjoy the 5-course dinner in the restaurant accompanied by glass of wine. Start with specialty which is different every day, continue with salad, soup, main course and conclude with delicious desert. Once you’re finished, you can spend the rest of your evening in library and choose from hundreds of titles or simply play boarding games with your loved ones.

salmon pate

ginger-carrot soup 

What can be a better way to start your perfect morning then plunge into the heated pool outside of the hotel? We guarantee you will not feel cold as the 27-29 degree temperature is ideal for swimming outside. You can also opt out for morning session in the gym while exercising or doing your routine.
outside heated pool

Sunday breakfast is special in terms of being served smoked salmon and glass of champagne by the owners Karin and Martin. Cozy atmosphere is accompanied by violoncello player and it’s up to you to decide where you are going next.

Your cosmetic treatment starts right after breakfast, let yourself being pampered with new cosmetics line called Balance Alpine or simply try some the new massages. You can easily spend time on pedicure or manicure without thinking while enjoying your wellbeing.

Go for lunch for some light snack or head outside to enjoy the atmosphere of winter wonderland and observe the present skiers and snowboarders. There is a plenty of activities to do during your time at Turracher Hohe. You can try the attraction called Nocky Filtzer where you sled down the toboggan with adrenaline in your blood.

If you still got some spare energy, spend some time in wellness area. This time, try Turkish hammam with variety of different rooms spraying with perfumes of rose, jasmine or mint. You can also head outside to the Jacuzzi which offers kids pool with 35 degrees and another two with 36-37 and 38 degrees.

Turkish Hammam

Your last night at Hotel Hochschober will certainly be a sad one as you are caught thinking you’d like to stay here forever. If you simply cannot, at least try to enjoy some of the delicious meals like Austrian famous dish called Tafelspitz, local dumplings or selection of fish. All of these accompanied by salad bar and concluded with sweets like ice-cream from wagon, crème brule and other goodies.

selection of desserts
ice-cream wagon

As a nice souvenir, you can take with you some of the products such as honey & milk body lotion, homemade bread and others which can be purchased in the little store next to the reception. Once you have crossed the door your countdown to the next visit already starts. It is not a secret to say that if you have ever been to Hochschober you will definitely come back again. For more information about Hotel Hochschober and reservation go to

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