Snowshoeing in Salzburg and its surroundings

Amazing tours on crackling snow

The divine winter panorama, crackling snow beneath your shoes, fresh and clear air, becoming one with nature – snowshoeing in Salzburg and its surroundings alleviates everyday stress in no time. With this alternative to classic winter hiking in Salzburg you can rent snowshoes in one of the many local sport stores to easily reach even more remote spots in challenging terrain. Wonderful views across deeply snow-covered landscapes are an inspiring reward for your efforts. We have compiled the best tours for snowshoeing in Salzburg and its surroundings for you.

Koppler Moor and Gaisberg

If there’s enough snow, one of the tallest city mountains invites you on an awe-inspiring tour. A particularly beautiful snowshoe hike through Salzburg leads around the Koppl region east of the city. Don’t miss out on a brief detour to the Koppler Moor as well as a few kilometres on the Gaisberg trail. The latter is usually well-cleared in winter and shouldn’t pose a problem for snowshoeing beginners. Nevertheless, you should be in good physical condition.

  • Length: 8.8 km
  • Duration: 2.5 h

Faistenauer Schafberg

It’s not only cross-country skiers who love Faistenau’s wintery charm. Picturesque Salzkammergut makes snowshoeing in Salzburg tons of fun. Several introductory paths and themed hikes aside, there’s also the more challenging trip onto the Schafberg. Crossing forest roads and hiking trails, passing ski lifts, you make your way toward the Döllereralm and the Lanzenalm on an increasingly steeper route. Groomed winter hiking trails provide a bit of respite before another steep ascent leads you back into the forest. The snow ridge before the peak is narrow – you need to have a certain amount of experience to master it!

  • Length: approx. 9 km
  • Duration: 4 h


Find one of the more popular destinations for snowshoe hiking near Salzburg above St. Gilgen in the Salzkammergut: the Zwölferhorn. Starting in Tiefbrunnau, around 680 metres of altitude are waiting to be conquered. That sounds rather tough, but the terrain is mostly moderate with an even ascent – not really a problem even for beginners with a little endurance. The route across forest roads and paths is partially snow-cleared, shortcuts across steep alpine meadows are available at your discretion.

  • Length: 10.8 km
  • Duration: 2.5 h

Salzburg at night

Sporty and romantic at the same time: Several providers invite you to guided snowshoe hikes around the Mozart city – by moonlight, of course. Go on bespoke tours around Salzburg lasting two to three hours. After a brief introduction you can get going around the region. The GMACHL team will gladly organise your guide – for other snowshoeing adventures in the Flachgau, Tennengau and neighbouring Berchtesgadener Land as well.

Snowshoeing in Salzburg and the surrounding regions – thoroughly entertaining winter fun in glorious scenery. Look forward to amazing views, divine peace and quiet and a proper workout. Recharge your batteries after the tour in the GMACHL spa area and enjoy culinary delights, such as a Fondue Chinoise in the GMACHL restaurant (Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays per advance booking). We gladly accept your non-binding holiday enquiry!

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