the Hochkössen region is a popular location for paragliders.
The Alpine region
from a bird’s eye view


in Kössen, on the Ötscher and in Hinterstoder

High up into the air – that’s the motto when paragliding at the skisport resorts. This flying sport is perfect for all those who crave something exceptional for their summer or winter holidays. If you want to take off, you can do so in Lackenhof on the Ötscher, in Hinterstoder or in Kössen

Due to the amazing thermal uplift at the three resorts, there’s hardly a better starting location for paragliders than from the regions’ summits. 

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Mit dem Sessellift den Berg hinauf. | © Faschingleitner Peter
In luftiger Höhe dem Himmel so nah – beim Paragleiten in Hinterstoder!
Beim Paragleiten in Hinterstoder erwartet euch ein traumhafter Ausblick auf die Berge.
Beim Paragleiten in Hinterstoder erwartet euch eine traumhafte Aussicht auf das Bergmassiv.
Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm! Die ruhige Natur liegt euch in den Morgenstunden beim Paragleiten zu Füßen.
 Bird's eye view during paragliding in Hinterstoder
Die Region Hochkössen ist ein besonders beliebtes Ziel bei Paragleitern.
Eine einmalige Fotokulisse erlebt ihr beim Paragleiten im Kössener Aufwind.
the Hochkössen region is a popular location for paragliders.
Alle Schnüre sind gelegt, der Schirm ausgebreitet und dann kann es losgehen.
In luftiger Höhe die Region Hochkössen genießen.
Das traumhafte Wetter beim Paragleiten in luftiger Höhe genießen.
Die Region Hochkössen aus der Vogelperspektive erkunden.
Gut gelandet!
Paragliding in the Hochkössen region

Paragliding in Kössen

The pioneer location in the Kaiserwinkl

You’re looking for the best paragliding conditions in Tyrol? Then consider yourself lucky, because you’ve found them! At the skisport resort of Kössen, there are perfect flight conditions thanks to the exceptional thermal uplift on the northern side of the Unterberghorn.

There are also two landing sites for paragliders where they can glide high above the Kaiserwinkl during beautiful sunshine and in close proximity to the valley station. 

Good to know: Kössen is THE pioneer location for paragliding in Austria and known far beyond the borders of the country. It’s not only the competition site for the European championship but also the training location of many top athletes of the flying scene. 

Paragliding on the Ötscher

Ready for take-off

The Ötscher offers several options to take off – quite literally. A ride with the chairlift to the Schutzhaus and a short ascent take you to the most popular starting location on the Hüttenkogel. Once up in the air, you’ll be in a state of awe! 

Numerous summits of the Mostviertel region surround you during your flight over the mountains. Add to that the amazing views of the neighbouring resort of Hochkar, the Gemeindealpe and the surrounding lakes. Fantastic and definitely worth trying! 

Walk and fly on the Ötscher: From multiple sides, additional hiking routes lead up the mountain and towards the Ötscher’s summit at 1,893 metres above sea level. Once you’ve reached the summit, you can take off and glide over the roofs of the Mostviertel region – with exceptional thermal uplift! 

You’re in the mood to climb His Majesty, the Ötscher, and to sail down towards the valley with your paraglider? 

Paragliding in Hinterstoder

Free as a bird in Upper Austria

Breathe it in, the crystal-clear mountain air, feel the wind and soak up the unique, picture-perfect mountain views. At the Phyrn-Priel resort, you can glide over the summits of Upper Austria both in summer and in winter. 

Additionally, Hinterstoder offers tandem flights with experienced pilots from the local flight training school. Go ahead and take part in a test flight! 

In Hinterstoder, you can go paragliding in summer and in winter: 
Whether it’s at the starting location north or west: In summer, you’ve got numerous opportunities to see the mountains from high above. In winter, you can glide over the snow-covered landscape – a truly unique feeling of freedom. 

The winter scenery is steeped in white, silence and peace all around, and you’re floating over it while gliding or sailing. Could there be anything more beautiful? 

Look forward to a one-of-a-kind bird’s eye view and discover the Pyhrn-Priel resort or book a paragliding lesson at the flight training school. One thing’s for sure: You’ve got to try paragliding! 

By the way: With the Pyhrn-Priel FlyCard, paragliding is even more affordable! 

Tip: The SunnyCard offers not just incredible ski joy at all skisport resorts but also includes the start and landing fee for paragliders. 

The flight training school in Hochkössen offers trial lessons for your first tandem flight. You don’t just want to brush up your flying skills but get a pilot’s license? You can do both at the flight training school. 

Be it in winter or in summer – in Kössen, you can pursue your paragliding passion no matter the season. At 1,500 metres above sea level, you can take off from the summit right next to the Bärenhütte and then glide over the roofs of Tyrol. 

The Kössen team recommends: Try it and let the wind and thermal uplift take you higher and higher.