Winter hiking

The Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region offers more than 400 km of ploughed winter hiking trails. Let yourself be enchanted and marvel at the region's unique winter scenery.

All of our localities offer hiking experiences of the highest order in summer as in winter. In addition to the popular national park ranger hikes, there is a plethora of tours you can tackle on your own. Information on the respective hiking routes is available from our tourism associations. Here is an excerpt from our range of tours to whet your appetite.

Wald - Krippenweg – Krimml

Starting from the centre of Wald, past Strasserfeld to the Kreidl settlement and the Schösserbrückebridge. From there it's through the forest along the Krippenweg trail to the Kaserer Hotel and the Bräuerbauer (brewer farmer). Along the Krippenweg trail from mid-December to 1 February, nativity scenes are put up and there are also some surprises for children. From the Bräuerbrückebridge, you can follow the ploughed winter hiking trail all the way to Krimml. 

Duration:

ca. 2 hours (from Wald till Vorderkrimml)

Level of difficulty:

easy

Accommodations:

Aktivhotel Wildkogel, Gasthof Schranz, Gasthof Marienhof

Wald - Piesendorf – Salzachweg

Wonderful winter scenery along the SalzachRiver. Enjoy a leisurely walk in romantic winter scenery.

Duration:

individual

Level of difficulty:

easy

Accommodations:

depends on route

Neukirchen – Dürnbachtal

From Neukirchen am Großvenediger, take the car along the Rossberg panoramic road to Rechtegg Alpine Inn (1,253 m). Continue on foot towards Dürnbachtal, past the little Taubenstein chapel, prefect for a short break, to the traditional Steineralm hut at 1,595 m, run by the Wanger family. The Steineralm is popular with locals for its Pinzgau delicacies and folksy evening get-togethers.

Duration:

ca. 1,5 hour

Accommodations:

Alpengasthof Rechtegg
(regional citchen and delicious cakes, marvellous lookout terrace, big parking facilities), Steineralm

Mittersill - Pass Thurn

Past Mittersill Castle you'll scale the town's sunny slope. Enjoy the warming sun and views across the entire Salzach valley ofUpper Pinzgau.

Duration:

ca. 2 hours

Level of diffculty:

middle

Raurisertal - Kolm Saigurn

Savour moments full of atmosphere in the KolmSaigurn head of the valley. The entry point for this hike is at the parking lot of the Bodenhaus Alpine Inn, from where a well maintained hiking trail leads to the KolmSaigurn head of the valley. After about 2 hours walk and having negotiated 370 metres difference in altitude, you'll reach the head of Rauris valley, KolmSaigurn. There, after some refreshments, you can rent a toboggan from one of the two landlords in the Ammererhof or Naturfreundehaus (House of Nature Lovers), and dash down into the valley or head back on foot. In addition to the breath-taking panoramas of the majestic 3,000-metre peaks, avid snowshoe hikers and ski touring freaks have numerous options for exploring the snow-covered scenery.

Duration:

ca. 2 hours (until Talschluss)

Accommodations:

Alpengasthof Bodenhaus, Ammererhof, Naturfreundehaus

Großarl Valley

Around 35 km of ploughed winter hiking trails in Grossarl Valley beckon to explore the valley on foot, in part along the river and in part uphill on the many agricultural roads with only moderate traffic. Having arrived at your destination, what's better than stopping off in a cosy lodge for a hearty snack, some mulled wine and the infamous Jägertee (tea spiked with fruit schnapps or rum). Getting back down to the valley is even faster, because those who haven't left their toboggan at home when going up can end their walk with a fun tobogganing session. But of course there's an even more comfortable option: Uphill with the taxi for a traditional cabin evening and back down into the valley on the toboggan. But look out: We shall not be held liable for any accidents.

Duration:

individual

Level of difficulty:

easy

Accommodations:

depends on route