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Winter hiking in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut

Snow-covered mountains, which are reflected in the crystal-clear water of the lakes. Challenging ascents, both around the adventure mountain Loser or the Tauplitz, reward you with magnificent views.

And wintry trails through fantastic natural scenery - from Altaussee to Bad Mitterndorf. Guests experience unforgettable moments while winter hiking through Ausseerland.

Discover the most beautiful winter hikes in Ausseerland.

Leisurely in the valley from town to town, or high up to the alpine pastures. Winter hikes in Ausseerland are as diverse as nature itself.

Along the Traun river to the glittering Grundlsee lake

The panoramic tour to the largest lake in Styria starts in Bad Aussee. On the so called " Waldruhe-Promenade", the hike leads along the Traun river up to the Grundlsee lake. During the tour, taverns invite you to warm up and enjoy regional delicacies.

Straight up into the winter alpine pasture area of Tauplitz

The winter hike through the snowy Tauplitzalm village starts with a chairlift ride. The high plateau of the Tauplitzalm at its 1,650 meters above sea level, enchants all guests. During the round tour, winter hikers feel the power of nature. Having a break in one of the rustic huts above there, is absolutly necessary.

Discover more winter hikes

Winter rund um den Ödensee | Theresa Schwaiger | © Ausseerland
Pichl-Kainisch easy Open
Route 2,3 km
Duration 0:45 h

Winter hike Ödensee

Winterwanderung Blaa Alm | Katrin Kerschbaumer | © Ausseerland
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Closed
Route 4,6 km
Duration 1:20 h

Winter hike from the Loser Ski Arena to the Blaa Alm

Das Panorama | Hermann Rastl | © Ausseerland
Bad Aussee easy Open
Route 2,7 km
Duration 0:50 h

Winter hike on the sunny plateau Bad Aussee

Blick Richtung Grimming | © TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut/T. Lamm
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Open
Route 8,0 km
Duration 2:00 h

Tour de Kur - Winter pure

Gipfelkreuz Lawinenstein | Hermann Rastl | © Ausseerland
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Closed
Route 2,6 km
Duration 1:30 h

"Lawinenstein - Tauplitzalm"

Accessible by public transport
Im Rösslern | Hermann Rastl | © Ausseerland
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Open
Route 16,0 km
Duration 4:15 h

Winter hike from Grundlsee to Gößl

Accessible by public transport
entlang der Traun | Hermann Rastl | © Ausseerland
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Open
Route 8,1 km
Duration 2:20 h

Winter hike from Bad Aussee to Altaussee

Accessible by public transport
© TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut/H. Rastl
Ausseerland-Salzkammergut easy Open
Route 7,4 km
Duration 2:00 h

Winter hike Bad Mitterndorf

Four tips for winter hiking in the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region

1. choose the right equipment

In order to enjoy the refreshing winter air, the right equipment is essential. Warm clothing and winter-proof shoes are a good basis. Even for winter hikes away from cleared paths, snowshoes play an important role. If you don't have any of your own, take advantage of the rental shops in Ausseerland.

Snow shoeing rentals

2. plan winter hikes carefully

What will the weather be like, what are the snow conditions like and is there a danger of avalanches? All questions that should be answered before the hike.

Important: When snowshoeing in alpine terrain, it is essential to carry an avalanche kit consisting of a shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver.

Ausseerland weather

3. mastering the right technique

Even those who have no experience with snowshoes can enjoy winter hikes. On guided snowshoe hikes by specialized providers, beginners learn everything they need to know about the proper use of the feather-light boots.

Guided hikes

4. respectful treatment of nature

In order for everyone to enjoy nature equally, it is important that each individual treats it with respect. This includes avoiding trash on the trails as well as behaving towards animals.

Winter ideas in Ausseerland