Warming sunrays, snow-covered treetops and glistening crystals as far as your eyes can see – the winter hikes in Saalbach show you the enchanting nature of the province of Salzburg at its most beautiful. Trudging through the deep snow or hiking on cleared paths, you discover places that remain barred to other wither athletes. This way, you take home very special moments as unforgettable memory.
140 kilometres of winter hiking trails from easy to medium difficulty in varying lengths await you between mountain and valley. These included loop tour trails as well as line paths – with those you walk back the same way you came from. Particularly romantic and fascinating spots await you during winter hikes on the mountains of the province of Salzburg – the sun flashes through the snow-covered treetops on narrow forest paths lighting up both your face and your heart.
The selection of winter hikes is vast. In order the make your decision a bit easier, here are three tips:
Hike directly from Saalbach along the Saalachpromenade to Jausern (Vorderglemm).
Length: 7.7 km
Walking time: approx. 2 hours
At the bridge in Jausern you turn on the Löhnersbachweg for a bit, then uphill to the Rammern Alm.
Length: 6.1 km
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours
The winter hike leads you from the mountain station of the Unterschwarzachbahn across a romantic mountain path to the Bergstadl with a cosy rest stop option.
Length: 1.5 km
Walking time: approx. 40 minutes
Winter hiking is a relaxing and very safe alternative to other winter sports. However, there are several notes to follow that are important for your safety and proper co-existence with other winter athletes:
- Caution on winter hiking trails – you could encounter skiers or toboggan runners at any time. Special caution is required when crossing slopes (ski slopes, cross-country ski runs).
- Please pay attention to the signposting of the winter hiking trails. Due to the partially deep snow layers the signposts of the summer hiking trails are invalid in winter.
- The marked winter hiking trails are cleared regularly. Special caution is necessary after fresh snowfalls as the paths might not yet have been cleared and gritted.