SNOWSHOEING IN THE EAST TYROLEAN FAIRY-TALE WORLD Up close and personal with chamois & ibexes
When it comes to snowshoeing, Matrei in East Tyrol has a lot to offer, from a walk to multi-hour stages. Those who don’t just want to trudge around the holiday accommodation but actually aim to immerse themselves properly in the alpine panorama, venture on a guided tour with a National Park ranger. They will accompany you through the wintery world while offering interesting knowledge.
- During the snowshoe hike “Im Banne des Großglockners” (“Under the spell of the Grossglockner”), for example, you start at the Glocknerwinkl parking ground trudging along the hiking trail toward the Lucknerhaus. Impressive chamois and ibexes frequently show themselves in their original habitat on the steep slopes.
- There’s also an easy-going snowshoeing tour around the Matreier Tauernhaus. The hut itself at 1,512 metres is both the start and the finish. Plan about two hours for these three kilometres – and, obviously, plenty of time to marvel at the unique alpine panorama.
Snowshoeing at sunset
A guided sunset hike is a genuine highlight. Starting at the Faschinalm parking ground, the first destination is the Steinermandl using the Lienzer Bergbahnen cable car. Afterwards you explore the national park, side by side with the evening sun. On top of that rangers report exciting facts from the lives of chamois, fox and mountain hare, and you can analyse their tracks in the snow. A mythical full moon snowshoeing hike around the Matreier Tauernhaus is another genuine experience.
Sunrise or sunset, in the middle of the night or during the day in bright sunlight – while snowshoeing in Matrei in East Tyrol you’ll quickly feel tranquil and serene. Feelings of bliss also have priority in your comfortable holiday accommodation at AlpenParks Montana Matrei. Experience relaxed winter moments in the south of Austria!