Snowshoeing in Salzkammergut

Winter and snowshoe hikes in the snowy Gosau valley

Snowshoe hiking on the Dachstein Five Fingers
Snowshoe hiking on the Dachstein ©Mandi Schöpf

Nature can be enjoyed in its full glory and in total peace when winter hiking and snowshoe hiking in Salzkammergut. Whether it's as an alternative to the ski slopes or for a day trip in between, hiking in snow requires practically no special requirements and is ideal for families too.

Winter hiking

Numerous cleared winter hiking trails invite you to explore the snow-covered landscape in a sedate way. One of the most popular trails leads along the Gosau brook from Vordertal to Hintertal.

Snowshoe hikes

Snowshoes, which are simply strapped onto hiking boots, allow you to leave the cleared paths and stamp out into the countryside. Untouched nature, silent fields of snow and tucked away viewing points are revealed to the keen snowshoe hiker – a priceless winter adventure. At the end of a tour take a break at one of the rustic mountain inns and enjoy the local speciality sweet Kaiserschmarrn and a hot tea and you will be totally happy.

Snowshoe hire and guided snowshoe hikes

If you don't have any snowshoes with you, you can hire some at the Gosau ski hire shop. A guided snowshoe hike is recommended for beginners' first outing: a hiking guide is available for you on request.

We have put together some suggestions for your snowshoe hikes around Gosau, if you want to set off on your own:

  • From the Hornspitz lift's middle station to the top station
  • Up to the Zwieselalm
  • Various hiking options on the Dachstein plateau, e.g. to the 5fingers viewing platform
  • To Hütteneck in Bad Goisern
Snowshoe hiking on the Dachstein Krippenstein
Snowshoe hiking on the Krippenstein on the Dachstein ©Dag Schöpf

Snowshoe hiking on the Dachstein made easy

The Yeti snowshoe ticket, which is available from the Dachstein Krippenbahn cable car bottom station in Obertraun, is your entry ticket to snowshoe hiking on the Dachstein. It doesn't include the snowshoes and poles but it does include the return trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car over all three sections.

Up into the snow, directly from Hotel Sommerhof

With the right equipment, information about the distance and route and a check of the current snow report, there is nothing standing in the way of your snowshoe hike any more. You can stride out directly from Hotel Sommerhof in Gosau: send a no-obligation enquiry to the Sommerhof team now for your holiday.

 

 

 

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