Snowshoe hiking through the snow-covered Maria Alm

Winter holidays in Maria Alm: winter fun even off the slopes

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Discover the Hochkonig holiday region with active wintry outdoor sports even when you are away from the pistes

During snowshoeing tours or with an ‘almwalking’ tour the cold season will reveal its most beautiful side.

Snowshoe walking is one of the oldest ways to move through snow and ice. Thousands of years ago humans already walked through the snow on snowshoes - although on rather more primitive versions of today’s modern equipment - to reach chalets and villages. Today, snowshoeing or snowshoe hiking has become a very popular sports trend in Austria and, alongside Nordic cruising and cross country skiing, is a fixture on the winter programme of the AlpenParks Resorts.

Paar beim Schneeschuhwandern in Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Individual support and the best tips from locals for your winter holidays in Austria

 Conquer the winter wonderland Maria Alm in a gentle way: The large tread surface of the snowshoes keeps you from sinking into the powdery snow. So you can also cover longer distances through the snow. The most important thing: with the snowshoes you can reach places that are reserved for walkers. We will be happy to advise you! So: Let's go! Discover Maria Alm, Saalfelden and the Hochkönig region while snowshoeing.

Our tour tips:

  • Snowshoe hike to the Bürglalm
  • Snowshoe hike Riedingtal
  • Snowshoe hike to the Hirscheggalm

Winter ‘Almwalking’: walking from one Alpine chalet to the next

Winter ‘almwalking’ means: walking from one alpine chalet to the next. But instead of walking on hiking paths and meadows, you walk on snow. Wrapped up warmly in functional clothing you will soak up the fresh wintry air and enjoy some soft cardio exercise while walking. And once you have reached your next stop you can look forward to a hot tea in the rustic Alpine chalets scattered throughout the Hochkonig holiday region.

With a certified winter walking guide an ‘almwalking’ tour or snowshoeing tour is almost twice the fun! Spending your next winter holidays in Austria’s Maria Alm will provide the proof. Look forward to conquering a deeply snow-covered Hochkonig holiday region in Austria on snowshoes.