Step by step, from hut to hut, and at your own pace – that’s how you can explore the region around Hochkönig on snowshoes. It’s no wonder that this winter sport enjoys great popularity among nature lovers of all ages.
Mühlbach in the Hochkönig holiday region amidst the Salzburger Land is considered a true paradise for snowshoers. Many beautiful tours through this breathtaking Alpine world start right on the doorstep of your AlpenParks apartment. The charming holiday apartments also boast a cosy atmosphere where you can recharge your batteries after a wonderful winter day in nature.
The exact origin of snowshoes is still unknown today. But what we do know is that people in snowy regions used special footwear many hundreds of years ago already to avoid sinking in on the thick white snow cover. In the beginning, it was mainly about survival in frosty temperatures, but today snowshoeing has become a popular sport. That’s no surprise since it requires hardly any previous knowledge. And yet, you shouldn’t underestimate this unique pastime – snowshoeing is an endurance sport, and it requires quite a bit of strength. At the same time, you’ll strengthen your immune system and boost your vitamin D levels without even noticing, as you enjoy your time between mountain peaks and bright, warm sunshine. Fluffy powder snow or a crunchy ice blanket – snowshoeing is possible almost anywhere. And the best part: You’ll discover places you would otherwise never get to see while skiing or hiking.
Beginners might want to start in Mühlbach at Arthurhaus in the Livingroom Snowpark Hochkeil. From there, a signposted snowshoe trail of about two kilometres leads you through the wonderful winter world around Hochkönig. It runs from Troiboden at around 1,500 metres above sea level to the Rudolph ski jump and back. In case you didn’t bring your own equipment with you, you can rent snowshoes right on site. Snowshoe newbies can also book tours with certified mountain guides. And there’s a wide variety of other tours that invite you to explore the picture-book winter landscape around the Steinernes Meer mountain range. Advanced snowshoe enthusiasts can go on a winter adventure on Hochkeil, for instance. This rather demanding tour leads you from the parking lot of Arthurhaus am Hochkeil to Alpengasthof Rapoldsberg – across snow-covered slopes and through picturesque forests.