Snow Shoe Hiking

Snow shoe hiking is an unforgettable experience that will take you off the beaten track (literally) and is available on request at any time! Walks can be in the open sunshine, or take you into the woods, far from the pistes, where only the hunters and the wild animals go.

Guided snowshoe hikes with Erwin

Guided snowshoe hikes with the National Park Rangers

WASENMOOS - INSIGHTS AND VIEWS IN THE HOHE TAUERN
27th December till 4th April

During an easy snowshoe hike through the Wasenmoos at the Pass Thurn, you can really guess the impressive mightiness of the Hohe Tauern. The National Park rangers provide insights and views into this unique habitat, which in winter seems inaccessible and threatening to peoples. 

  • Meeting point: 9 am viewing platform Pass Thurn
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours (level of difficulty - easy)
  • Charge: adults € 12.00 | children and youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by parents free of charge
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. feeder service)
  • Bring with you: winterproof shoes with nonskid soles, winter clothing, food & drinks
  • Registration not required! 
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

WINTER DREAM TANNWALD
28th December till 5th April

Mountain forests provide habitats for wildlife and plants. Furthermore, they are considered recreational areas for people, form an important climatic factor and take on a decisive role in the protection against avalanches or mudflows. Discover the forest habitat with the Natiuonal Park Ranger.

  • Meeting Point: 10 am parking lot Moosen children ski lift
  • Duration: approx. 4,5 hours (level of difficulty -easy)
  • Charge: adults € 18.00* | children & youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by parents free of charge
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. fares for lift tickets in case of bad weather)
  • Bring with you: winterproof shoes with nonskid soles, winter clothing, food & drinks
  • Registration required! Until 12 noon the day before in the NP administration tel. +43 6562 40849 33 or per mail np.bildung@salzburg.gv.at
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

KITZSTEINHORN EXPLORER TOUR
28th December till 22nd March


Intriguing insights into nature, including glacial ice, native eagles and the function of barrier forests, explained by an experienced National Park Ranger. This new winter theme tour for visitors interested in nature leads from the valley all the way up to the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform at 3,029 m. 

  • Meeting point: 9.30 am Kaprun Center / Valley station MK Maiskogelbahn 
  • Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • Charge: per person € 10.00 excl. cable car ticket | Children born 2015 and later for free 
  • Registration required at kitzsteinhorn.at
  • Extension Tip! 1 pm "Nationalpark Gallery Tour" 

NATIONALPARK GALLERY TOUR
28th December till 22nd March


In the mystical informative tunnel of the National Park-Gallery, the ranger conveys interesting fact about the formation of mountain crystals and the Hohe Tauern, he talks about gold and silver, the natural phenomenon of permafrost, but also about fauna, flora and the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern. You will experience stunning views to the pristine natural wilderness of the Hohe Tauern National Park, with 1,856 m² the largest nature reserve in the Alps, from the viewing platform at the end of the tour. 

  • Meeting point: 1 pm Panorama platform "Top fo Salzburg"
  • Duration: approx. 45 minutes
  • Participation free of charge - cable car ticket required
  • Bring with you: sturdy winter shoes & warm clothing
  • Registration not required

WINTER ADVENTURE IN THE HOLLERSBACH VALLEY
29th December till 6th April


In the winter months, the Hollersbach valley is particularly enchanting. Snow-covered alpine meadows and forests blanketed in hoar frost as well as glistening, icy streams make this excursion especially rewarding. Animal tracks tell of the winter life of the local fauna. 

  • Meeting point: 12.30 pm parking lot entrance Hollersbach valley
  • Duration: approx. 3.5 hours (level of difficulty - medium)
  • Charge: adults € 12.00 | children & youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by parents free of charge
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. feeder service)
  • Bring with you: winter proof shoes with nonskid soles, winter clothing, food & drinks
  • Registration required! Until 12 noon the day before at the NP-administration tel. +43 6562 40849 33 or per mail np.bildung@salzburg.gv.at
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

MAGIC WINTER EXPERIENCE IN RAURIS
29th December till 6th April


The snow-covered landscape in the rear Rauris valley - called Hüttwinkltal - is excellent for hiking on snowshoes. On this moderate tour you can enjoy magnificent views of the Sonnblick and the Ritterkopf. In the snow-covered winter landscape you will discover again and again the most diverse animal tracks, which tell you about the winter life of the local fauna.

  • Meeting point: 10.10 am parking lot Bodenhaus (accessible by valleybus)
  • Duration: approx. 4.5 hours (level of difficulty - medium)
  • Charge: adults € 18.00 | children & youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by their parents are free of charge
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. feeder service)
  • Bring with you: winter proof shoes with nonskid soles, winter clothing, food & drinks
  • Registration required! Until 12 noon the day before at the NP-administration tel. +43 6562 40849 33 or per mail np.bildung@salzburg.gv.at
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

PRISTINE SULZBACH VALLEYS
30th December till 7th April

The winter transforms the Ober- and Untersulzbach Valley at the foot of the Großvenediger with its snow-covered forests and icy watercourses into a fairytale landscape. On this snowshoe hike you will learn interesting facts about the Sulzbach valleys. 

  • Meeting point: 10 am Gasthof Schütthof (entrance Untersulzbach Valley in Neukirchen)
  • Duration: approx. 5 hours (level of difficulty - medium)
  • Charge: adults € 18.00 | children & youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by parents free of charge
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. feeder service)
  • Bring with you: winter proof shoes with nonskid soles, winter clothing, food & drinks
  • Registration required! Until 12 noon the day before at the NP-administration tel. +43 6562 40849 33 or per mail np.bildung@salzburg.gv.at
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

WINTRY PRIMEVAL FOREST IN RAURIS
31st December till 8th April


Participants are shuttled to the starting point at the Lenzanger car park, then a magnificent snowshoe hike awaits you in the Rauris primeval forest. The hike through snow-covered old arolla pine and spruce trees brings the magic of winter to life. The way back is on a toboggan.

  • Meeting point: 10.10 am parking lot Bodenhaus (accessible by valley bus)
  • Duration: approx. 5 hours (level of difficulty - demanding)
  • Charge: adults € 18.00* | children & youths (10-16 years) in accompanied by their parents are free of charge (*excl. rental fee for toboggan and transport costs)
  • Free of charge with the guest card (excl. rental fee for toboggan and transport costs)
  • Registration required! Until 12 noon the day before at the NP-administration tel. +43 6562 40849 33 or per mail np.bildung@salzburg.gv.at
  • Snowshoes can be rented from the NP-administration - If necessary, please let them know directly at the registration.

KITZSTEINHORN EXPLORER TOUR
28th December till 22nd March


Intriguing insights into nature, including glacial ice, native eagles and the function of barrier forests, explained by an experienced National Park Ranger. This new winter theme tour for visitors interested in nature leads from the valley all the way up to the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform at 3,029 m. 

  • Meeting point: 9.30 am Kaprun Center / Valley station MK Maiskogelbahn 
  • Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • Charge: per person € 10.00 excl. cable car ticket | Children born 2015 and later for free 
  • Registration required at kitzsteinhorn.at
  • Extension Tip! 1 pm "Nationalpark Gallery Tour" 

NATIONALPARK GALLERY TOUR
28th December till 22nd March


In the mystical informative tunnel of the National Park-Gallery, the ranger conveys interesting fact about the formation of mountain crystals and the Hohe Tauern, he talks about gold and silver, the natural phenomenon of permafrost, but also about fauna, flora and the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern. You will experience stunning views to the pristine natural wilderness of the Hohe Tauern National Park, with 1,856 m² the largest nature reserve in the Alps, from the viewing platform at the end of the tour. 

  • Meeting point: 1 pm Panorama platform "Top fo Salzburg"
  • Duration: approx. 45 minutes
  • Participation free of charge - cable car ticket required
  • Bring with you: sturdy winter shoes & warm clothing
  • Registration not required