Romantic winter hiking and snowshoeing in Salzburg
Sun and snow - a heavenly combination.
Enjoying the white of winter while feeling warming sunshine on your face: Over 100 km of cleared winter hiking paths await you on the Salzburg Sun Terrace. Our hiking trails are easily accessible and particularly easy to reach with the Sun Terrace bus, which connects our villages. Don’t miss out on a rest stop at a warm inn or cabin while winter hiking or snowshoeing in Salzburg. The Hochrainbergstubn, for example, impresses with its glorious, heavenly panorama, while the rustic Kathialm provides a cosy, genuinely heavenly alpine atmosphere.
Snowshoeing in Salzburg – a very special way of experiencing the Salzburg Sun Terrace. Walk on the alps in winter, enjoying the fresh air of the healing climate, the peace and the amazing view. Various hikes attuned to individual endurance with different walking durations (2 to 3 hours) are offered.
Winter hiking on the Salzburg Sun Terrace
Snowshoeing in Salzburg aside, you most certainly find the most beautiful winter hikes in all of Pongau on the Salzburg Sun Terrace. Our three sunny villages St. Veit, Schwarzach and Goldegg await you with both unhurried and sporty tours on constantly perfectly snow-cleared trails. Here are some of our favourites for romantic and challenging winter hiking in SalzburgerLand:
This unhurried walk through the region starts at the Kinderalm car park near the silent monastery of St. Veit. Numerous oases of tranquillity to rest and reflect await you during this approx. 1.5-hour-long tour – perfect to enjoy every aspect of the stunning nature.
Kinderalm – Arlberghof
Kinderalm is also the starting point of a slightly longer hike with a grand view. Enjoy the hike towards Rettenebenalm, then continue on a forest road to the Arlberghof in St. Johann. Public transport takes you back. You can also take a leisurely walk from Kinderalm to St. Veit in about an hour. Please note that we recommend snowshoes for parts of these routes in case of large quantities of snow – enquire with the Tourist Association for more on snowshoeing in Salzburg.
Short but intensive: Hike from Vorderploin farm in Goldegg along the road, then across forest and timber paths to Meislsteinkapelle in approx. two hours with a moderate incline. This route might carry a few challenges depending on the amount of snow, the view of the Hochkönig massif, however, is amazing.
Some stages of the Salzburger Almenweg are cleared of snow in winter. We recommend the route to Lend, which starts at Meislsteinkapelle and offers a great mountain panorama. There’s also a snow-cleared, yet more challenging path leading through the Hochegg.
Winter hiking in Salzburg for connoisseurs
There are even great routes of all kinds and difficulties beyond the Sun Terrace. We can recommend the region of St. Johann / Alpendorf in particular. Here are some of the paths worth hiking:
Along the two banks of the river Salzach in St. Johann im Pongau, there are several paths leading to Schwarzach or Bischofshofen. A whopping 25 km of snow-cleared winter hiking trails await you along the riverbanks. Numerous rest options and inns provide everything for a delicious stop during your tour.
Start in central St. Johann and walk unhurriedly to the northern crossroads. Take Steffelmoosstrasse passing chapels and farms, then cross the family slope of the Hahnbaum ski region before going back to the town centre. A staircase with approx. 200 stairs awaits you just before the end – what a finish!
Talking about family ski regions: This medium-difficulty approx. two-hour-long winter hike leads frdom central St. Johann through the small but nice winter sport region across mountainous terrain. The hiking trail to the Hahnbaumalm passes several picturesque farms. Best race back to the town centre for free with the toboggan run. It is partially illuminated at night.
Snowshoeing in Salzburg
Experience our fascinating winter landscapes in a unique way – only on snowshoes. Don’t miss out on snowshoeing in Salzburg.