Winter hiking & snowshoeing in the Salzburger Land

Enjoy a winter holiday in Austria at a leisurely pace

Hiking is not just a pleasure during the months with no snow, in winter you experience the whole thing in white. Numerous hiking trails in the valley and up the Gastein mountains invite you to explore the wintry landscape. All the paths are prepared and signposted so that there is nothing standing in the way of your off-piste winter adventure.

Winter hiking vs. snowshoeing

Winter hiking is similar to a walk and is basically possible on any cleared hiking path. Snowshoeing calls for a bit more of an adventurous spirit and better level of fitness: You stamp along the paths on large soles and can therefore reach really beautiful spots surrounded by nature. With modern snowshoes that are strapped under fixed shoes, you can even walk on deep snow without sinking in. You will see: winter dreams come true with winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Gastein Valley. 

A group going snowshoe hiking in Gastein
Showshoeing through a winter wood in Gastein

Snowshoeing and winter hiking in the Gastein Valley

Discover the bizarre ice formations and twigs covered with white frost along the Gasteiner Ache, keep an eye out for shy animals and warm up with a cup of tea in one of the rustic mountain inns at the end or enjoy relaxation at the Alpen.Veda.Spa in your Alpenhaus Gasteinertal afterwards. 

Guided snowshoeing tours

Hiking is much easier with the right technique and together in a group. The winter sports schools in the Gastein Valley invite you to join guided snowshoe hikes through the valley. All the theory and practice that you need is taught in these courses. Besides the technique, you also have to know certain basic rules which are essential for any kind of sport in this terrain, for example selecting the right route, the time of day, knowledge about the weather and avalanche report. 

Hiking map for your winter holiday in the Salzburger Land

Take a look at the Gastein Valley’s winter hiking map – map (c) Gasteinertal Tourismus – to plan your next walk or hike. With a description as well as information about the length and how long it takes, you will find your way around easily and can already select your next route around Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein.

Your winter dream of a holiday in the Salzburger Land could soon be a reality! All you have to do is send a no-obligation enquiry to the Alpenhaus Gasteinertal, your 4-star hotel in Bad Hofgastein. The team will be delighted to put together a suitable offer for you straight away.