Snow Shoeing with friends in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH
Snow Shoeing with friends in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH
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Winter hiking

& snowshoe hiking

This is pure slowing-down. The sun is shining, everything glistens, you have time and you take your time. No pushing and shoving, no stress and no time pressure. "In harmony with nature" - this is how you feel when winter or snowshoe hiking between glacier, mountain and the lake in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.

with or without snowshoes

This depends on the amount of snow and the chosen hiking tour. When it is snowing heavily and the Pinzgau turns into a deep-snow landscape in winter, then it's best to put snowshoes on your feet. The many well-known hiking trails that cross the landscape in summer are often difficult to find in winter. This is of course different with the many cleared footpaths or winter hiking trails. The snow clearing service ensures good conditions there. Sturdy winter footwear, with thick lining and anti-slip sole, are an advantage in any case.

Top 10 Winter and Snowshoe hiking tours:
  1. Sonnkogel Schmitten: 2.2 km, 142 altitude metres
  2. Filzmoos Trail: 4.7 km
  3. Köhlergrabenpromenade: 1.5 km, 171 altitude metres
  4. Dr. Müller Promenade: 1.0 km, 104 altitude metres
  5. Bruckberg Trail: 2.2 km, 276 altitude metres
  6. Golf Course Tour: 3.8 km, 9 altitude metres
  7. Circular Path Plettsaukopf: 2.2 km, 47 altitude metres
  8. Seepromenade: 5.4 km, 83 altitude metres
  9. Großental Trail: 4.2 km, 149 altitude metres
  10. Salzach Trail: 5.3 km, 19 altitude metres

Get going ...

... and let nothing stop you. Many beautiful winter hiking trails are waiting for you, your hiking boots and sticks around Lake Zell. Diverse promenades wind their way through the villages around the lake and take you into wintry nature in no time at all. Anyone who wants to get higher up and enjoy the great views to the town and the lake, should take the sunny slopes around the Enzian hut at Ronachkopf or the Mitterberg - a better panoramic view to Zell am See and the Hohen Tauern will be hard to find.

At the Schmittenhöhe, take the cable car and start your winter hike on the mountain. Along the sunny promenade between the Hochzelleralm and the Sonnkogelbahn or around the Plettsaukopf reservoir. There you will experience breathtaking views over the valley and Lake Zell. Here you will find the prices for uphill and downhill tickets to the Schmittenhöhe for winter hikers.

In Kaprun, there are comfortable circular hiking trails in the Kapruner Moos, through the Filzmooswäldchen, along the Salzach and through other beautiful field paths. The ICE CAMP TRAIL on the Kitzsteinhorn is also spectacular and breathtaking. From January to mid of April, the fascinating ICE CAMP awaits you at the end of the trail - an igloo world entirely made of snow and ice. Here you will find the prices for uphill and downhill rides to the Kitzsteinhorn for non-skiers.

Guided Snowshoe hikes

Enjoyment at 2,000 meters above sea level, enjoy the fresh air and landscape even more intense on a guided snowshoe hiking on the Schmittenhöhe. There are guided tours for both beginners and advanced snow shoe hikers. The equipment is available for hire, you only have to put on your sturdy shoewear, warm with good profile slip, take your hiking poles and the tour can begin.

On the guided snowshoe hike on the Kitzsteinhorn, you can experience the legendary ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro - a wonderland made entirely of ice and snow. After a short training in hiking with snowshoes the tour starts on the ICE CAMP Trail to the ICE CAMP, prior knowledge is not needed here.

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Snowshoe rental

Bründl Sports AreitXpress Talstation

09:00 - 17:00

Salzachtal-Bundesstraße 22
5700 Zell am See

Bründl Sports Maiskogelbahn valley station

09:00 - 18:00

Kitzsteinhornplatz 1b
5710 Kaprun

Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 21
5710 Kaprun

a must on Winter & Snowshoe hiking tours: 
  • Sturdy footwear and hiking sticks
  • Warm clothes, hood, gloves
  • A small jause and plenty of beverages
  • Tour information & map material
  • Avalanche safety equipment (if required) 
  • Mobile phone, emergency numbers
  • Camera & binoculars (optional)
  • Make time for breaks, enjoy the landscape

Convinced yet? You don't want to wait any longer and are determined to explore the Zell am See-Kaprun region in winter hiking boots or on snowshoes very soon? Then book a suitable accommodation or hotel now or contact us directly. We are happy to help you planning and we look forward to welcome you!