Romantic winter hiking in Salzburger Land
Sun and snow – a perfect combination.
Enjoy the white of winter and feel the warming sun rays on your face. More than 100 km of cleared winter hiking trails await you on the Salzburg sun terrace. Our hiking trails are easily walkable and particularly easily accessible by the sun terrace bus that connects our villages. A stop in the warm parlour is not to be missed during the extensive winter hiking in Salzburger Land. Impressed by the magnificent, heavenly panorama, one returns to the cosy and rustic Kathialm.
Snowshoeing is a very special form to experience the Salzburg sun terrace. In winter, walk the alpine pastures, enjoy the clear air of the healing climate as well as the tranquility and the magnificent views. Depending on the condition, different hikes with different walking time (2-3 hours) are offered.
Winter hiking on the Salzburg sun terrace
The most beautiful winter hikes in the Pongau can of course be found on the Salzburg sun terrace. Our three sun resorts of St. Veit, Schwarzach and Goldegg await you with comfortable and quite sporty tours on always well cleared paths. Here are some of our favorites for romantic and challenging winter hiking in Salzburger Land:
Quiet oasis path
At the Kinderalm car park near the Schweigekloster in St. Veit, this leisurely walk through the region begins. During this one-and-a-half hour tour, you will find numerous havens of peace to rest and pause – perfect for enjoying the beautiful nature to the fullest.
Kinderalm – Arlberghof
The Kinderalm is also the starting point of a slightly longer hike with a magnificent view. Hike in the direction of Rettenebenalm, then continue along a forest path to the Arlberghof in St. Johann. Return by public transport. From the Kinderalm you can also walk comfortably to St. Veit in about an hour. Attention: In case of large amounts of snow, we recommend snowshoes for parts of this route – check with the tourist board.
Short but intense: In about two hours you hike on a moderate incline from the farm Vorderploin in Goldegg along the road and then over forest and forest paths to the hiking trail in the direction of Meislsteinkapelle. Depending on the snow conditions, this route can bring smaller challenges, the view of the Hochkönig Massif is beautiful.
Partial stages of the Salzburger Almenweg are also cleared in winter. We recommend the section towards Lend, which starts at the Meislstein chapel and brings with it a great mountain panorama. A cleared, if somewhat more challenging path also leads through the Hochegg.
Winter hiking in Salzburger Land for connoisseurs
Even outside the Salzburg sun terrace, you can expect great routes of various types and levels of difficulty. Especially the region of St. Johann / Alpendorf we can recommend you especially. Among other things, walk the following paths:
Along the two Salzachufer St. Johanns im Pongau, several paths lead in the direction of Schwarzach and Bischofshofen. In total, there are 25 km of cleared winter hiking trails on the river banks. Numerous rest stops and inns have everything for an enjoyable stop in between.
You start in the centre of St. Johann and enjoy a walk towards Knot Nord. Via the Stefflmoosstraße you walk past chapels and farms, then across the family slope of the Hahnbaum ski area and back towards the centre. Shortly before your finish, a staircase with approx. 200 steps awaits you – what a final sprint!
Speaking of the family ski area: This medium-heavy, approx. two-hour winter hike runs from the city centre of St. Johann over mountainous terrain in the middle of the small but fine winter sports region. The hiking trail in the direction of Hahnbaumalm passes several picturesque farms. By the way, you can race back to the centre for free with the toboggan. This is also partly illuminated at night.
Experience our fascinating winter landscapes in a unique way. This can only be done by snowshoeing.
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