Winter hiking & snowshoeing Discover pristine nature

When a thick blanket of snow covers meadows, forests and mountains, snowshoe tours and winter hikes invite you to discover winter in Zell am See-Kaprun from its most beautiful side. 

On your own or on a guided tour, snowshoe hikes take you into a pristine winter landscape, through the forest and to vantage points. Where clearly marked hiking trails cover the mountain landscape in summer, you often have to make your own path with snowshoes in winter when there is a lot of fresh snow: this way you discover nature at your very own pace. Alternatively, walking and winter hiking trails are well cleared and also lead through idyllic natural landscapes. The best way to get an overview of the many winter hiking trails is to use the winter hiking map.

 Fantastic landscape in SalzburgerLand | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
The Top 10 winter hikes and snowshoe hikes
  1. Sonnkogel Schmittenhöhe: 2.2 kilometres, 146 altitude metres
  2. Filzmoos Trail: 4.7 kilometres, flat
  3. Köhlergraben Promenade: 1.5 kilometres, 150 altitude metres
  4. Dr. Müller Promenade: 1.0 kilometres, 104 altitude metres 
  5. Bruckberg Trail: 2.2 kilometres, 276 altitude metres
  6. Golf course circuit: 3.7 kilometres, flat
  7. Plettsaukopf circular walk: 2.2 kilometres, 44 altitude metres
  8. Lake promenade: 5.4 kilometres, 83 altitude metres
  9. Erlberg Trail: 3.5 kilometres, 502 altitude metres
  10. Salzach Trail: 5.3 kilometres, 19 altitude metres 

WINTER HIKING MAP

 Fantastic winter day in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Winter hiking and snowshoe hiking in Zell am See-Kaprun

Around Zell am See-Kaprun there is an extensive network of cleared winter hiking trails. Non-slip shoes with sturdy soles are sufficient here. Whether you want to walk along the lake or admire the region from above is entirely up to you: In addition to the promenades in the town and village, the sunny slopes around the Enzianhütte on the Ronachkopf or on the Mitterberg offer excellent views of the valley and the snow-covered mountains.

Winter holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Guided snowshoe tours on the Schmittenhöhe

The Schmittenhöhe is also a winter hiking and snowshoeing area covered in deep snow. The first altitude metres are managed by cable car, and you start your winter hike high up on the mountain. Then there are two hiking trails to choose from: Along the high-altitude promenade between the Hochzelleralm and the Sonnkogelbahn or around the Plettsaukopf reservoir.


On the Schmittenhöhe you can also take part in guided snowshoe hikes. Tours are available for beginners as well as for advanced snowshoe fans. 

GUIDED TOURS

 Winter hike in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Guided snowshoe tours on the Kitzsteinhorn

Kaprun also offers numerous options for winter hiking and snowshoeing. A leisurely circular hike in the Kapruner Moos, for example, leads through the Filzmooswäldchen forest and along field tracks along the Salzach river. The Ice Camp Trail on the Kitzsteinhorn is more alpine. After an ascent by cable car, this trail leads from mid-January to mid-April to the fascinating Ice Camp presented by Audi, an igloo world of snow and ice. This snowshoe hike on the Ice Camp Trail is also available as a guided tour.

GUIDED WINTER HIKES

Skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn
Rental equipment

You can rent the necessary equipment - from hiking sticks to snowshoes - for your day in the wintry outdoors from the following places.

Bründl Sports - Valley Station Schmittenhöhe
Bründl Sports - Valley Station Schmittenhöhe
closed Opening hours

daily
09:00 - 16:00

Schmittenstraße 119
5700 Zell am See | Austria

Bründl Sports Maiskogelbahn valley station
Bründl Sports Maiskogelbahn valley station
closed Opening hours

daily
09:00 - 18:00

Kitzsteinhornplatz 1b
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider
Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 21
5710 Kaprun | Austria