The idyllic, almost magical winter scenery of the Salzburg Sun Terrace truly brings heaven a bit closer. Uplifting winter hikes lead through the deeply snow-covered land, step by step through snow and ice on cleared paths. But what if you want to hike a bit higher? Where the most beautiful vantage points of the region are the chosen destination? Snowshoeing in Pongau leads you cross-country beyond beaten paths to the panorama of your dreams.
Floating toward the summit
As the name suggests, you’ll be hiking with snowshoes on your feet. This special slope device with a wider contact surface distributes body weight more evenly, thereby reducing the impact of force when treading in the snow. The result is palpably less sinking even in larger snow masses. Non-cleared areas with a decisively taller layer of snow can now be walked on and explored. Snowshoes can be rented directly in the Sun Terrace villages. The winter sport schools even offer brief introductions and a few tours with experienced local professionals.
Snowshoe hiking on the Hochglocker
But what’s the actual destination of your tour? A winter holiday on the Salzburg Sun Terrace offers numerous options for this slightly more demanding winter sport. Ascents onto the Hochglocker are particularly popular and regularly offered by the St. Veit Tourism Association. Start at the Kinderalm near the silent monastery. It takes about an hour or 300 altitude metres across old mining terrain to reach the Hochglocker at 1,588 m with its breathtaking panorama. Descend the mountain either the same way or via the Pfarriachsteinkapelle chapel, where in 1732 the final mass took place before the Protestant banishment by prince archbishop Leopold Anton Firmian. Take the hiking bus back to St. Veit.
The Salzburg Sun Terrace turns snowshoeing in Pongau into true winter entertainment, with numerous paths plus many additional active and enjoyable sports and leisure options between mountains and valleys. Have you already booked your accommodation of choice?