Snowshoeing in Salzburg

Across the glistening snow and along snow-covered forests: on a snowshoe hike in the Gastein Valley, you will experience the magnificent winter world of Austria.

The snow crunches under the sturdy snowshoes, the sun shines from a dark blue sky. The breath forms small clouds and the imposing mountain world welcomes you. Trudge along leisurely circular trails and experience unique snowshoe tours in Salzburg.

 

Nature. Recreation. Time out.

 

The almost untouched winter landscape in the Austrian mountains beckons with its rolling hills, wide plains and steep slopes. You can really let off steam on a snowshoe hike and find the right winter hiking route for every level - from a leisurely hike to more challenging snow tours. Whether it's your first time snowshoeing in Salzburg or this sport is a fixed part of your winter vacation : In Gastein, beginners as well as advanced hikers will be happy.

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Rent equipment and get started
When snowshoeing, equipment is of great importance. Be sure to take a backpack with drinks, because when hiking through the snow or up a mountain, it's easy to work up a sweat.


You want to try snowshoeing in Austria for the first time, but you don't have your own snowshoes? No problem. You can rent snowshoe equipment easily and conveniently - for example in the store Top Rent in Angertal and at Sport Schober in Bad Gastein there is rental equipment.

Breathtaking views over the Gastein Valley.
Hike across the glittering snow cover without sinking into the snow. When snowshoeing, you are very close to nature and can experience the winter landscape up close.

 

Once you arrive at the tour's destination, breathtaking views of the Gastein Valley and the surrounding mountains await you. Enjoy this moment before heading back down to the valley. Perhaps in the evening after your snowshoe hike you will treat yourself to a bath in the hot thermal springs of Gastein - the ideal end to an all-around perfect winter day in the Gastein Valley!

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Leisurely snowshoe hike in the Angertal

Skicenter Angertal - Bad Hofgastein
27.02.2024 | 13:00
Hike with snow shoes from the skicenter Angertal towards valley.
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Leisurely snowshoe hike in the Angertal

Skicenter Angertal - Bad Hofgastein
05.03.2024 | 13:00
Hike with snow shoes from the skicenter Angertal towards valley.
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The snowshoe hiking guide for Gastein

  1. Inform others about your route before you start
  2. Always take enough to drink
  3. Watch out for wildlife and young trees in open terrain
  4. Evaluate terrain and snow conditions correctly
  5. If you are inexperienced, do a snowshoe hike with a guide
  6. Do not forget sunglasses
  7. Use the "onion technique" and wear several layers - snowshoeing is more athletic than most people imagine.
  8. Don't forget cell phone in case something unforeseen does happen.
  9. Emergency number:
    112 EURO-emergency call
    122 Fire department
    133 police
    140 Mountain rescue

Strap on your snowshoes and off you go on untouched trails or prepared snowshoe tours. Enjoy the fantastic mountain landscape of Austria alone or on a guided snowshoe hike. During the winter months these are offered in the Angertal, on the Fulseck and on the Graukogel .

 

Just ask at the tourist office in your vacation resort for the suitable tour and the respective starting point or register right away:

How strenuous is snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing should not be underestimated, but is a sport for people with much or little condition. Snowshoe tours should be tailored directly to your wishes, needs and sporting activities. For people with little condition, a small winter hiking trail in the valley or a leisurely hike through the snowy landscape is suitable. But there are also more demanding tours, such as to a mountain station. The best way to find out is to contact the tourist office.

What shoes do you need for snowshoeing?

For snowshoeing in Austria are best suited waterproof and warm winter boots or mountain boots. So-called snowshoes with a larger tread surface are strapped onto your own footwear. This allows you to hike through the magical snowy landscape without worrying about sinking in. You can rent these snowshoes in Gastein.

For those who prefer to enjoy the beautiful snowy landscape without additional snowshoes, winter hiking is just the thing.

Snowshoeing for beginners?

Would you like to go snowshoeing for the first time during your vacation in Salzburger Land? The best way to do this is to visit one of the Gastein ski schools. Here you can rent the necessary equipment and book a tour with a local guide. This way, the snowshoe hike will be a fun and, above all, safe experience.

Weekly guided snowshoe hikes

Ski center Angertal

every Tuesday from 1 pm

Registrations under Tel: +43 6432 3393 260

Fulseck circular hiking trail

every Wednesday 1 pm

Registrations under Tel: +43 6432 3393 460

Swiss stone pine magic Graukogel

every Friday 11 am

Registration under Tel: +43 6432 3393 560

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