Pleasant summer temperatures and winters with guaranteed snow delight guests on the Turracher Höhe at 1763 m above sea level between Carinthia and Styria in Austria. Paths lead to the three mountain lakes, through larch and pine forests, onto the Nockberge. Hotel Hochschober is situated on the southern banks of the Turracher See. It is easy to recognise on account of its Chinese tower and lake pool open all year round.
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Being active and finding peace, the Turracher Höhe invites you to do both. Hit the hiking trails and e-biking routes in summer. Through forests, to alps, up to the summits of the Nockberge and to picturesque mountain lakes. The Schwarzsee, which owes its name to the moor, is in close proximity to the Hotel Hochschober. The Grünsee, only a half-hour hike away, shines refreshingly green.
Top in summer: Hochschober guests can ride the cable cars for free with the Alm Butler Card and can use the Nocky Flitzer one day (from 10 to 11.30 am).
Thanks to the altitude, the temperatures on the Turracher Höhe are always pleasant. There are neither tropical days nor tropical nights. Perfect for recreation, particularly when it gets too hot in the valley. Moreover, the combination of altitude and exercise has an invigorating effect.
Solid ice covers the Turracher See in winter and skiers can glide across the surrounding slopes. 14 lifts and over 40 km of slopes can be experienced in the high-altitude ski region with guaranteed snow. Cross-country runs lead across the lake, through forests and across high plateaus. Winter hikers and snowshoe hikers will find numerous paths.
Mining was the most important source of revenue on the Turracher Höhe in the 17th century; limonite was predominantly mined. The first hikers and summer guests arrived in the late 19th / early 20th century. Hotels were built, such as the Hochschober in 1929. The first ski lift, initiated by British soldiers and now called “Engländerlift” (“Englishman Lift”), was constructed after the Second World War. The ski region has grown over the course of years, as has the number of guests and the number of hotels and holiday accommodations.
The Turracher Höhe was only connected to the public power supply in 1957. In contrast, the Turracher See was the first Carinthian lake to have a ring sewer system. However, the Hochschober drinking water comes from springs. A district heating plant on the Turracher Höhe went into operation in 1997 and the Hochschober has sourced its eco-friendly energy from there ever since.
The Turracher Höhe benefits from the invigorating mountain climate in both summer and winter.
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