Winter holiday in Salzburger Land: Gastein activities
Sporty and fun activities away from the ski pistes
A winter holiday in Salzburger Land is so variety-packed that it would be a shame to spend it wholly on the ski pistes. Discover the deep snow-covered alpine winter landscape during snow-shoe hikes, or practice an elegant pirouette while ice-skating. Do what you like!
More and more guests want to experience the tranquil aspect of Gastein Valley during leisurely winter hikes, or while ice climbing. Your hosts in the Fuchs Apartments have compiled a few worthwhile tips for sporty activities for you to sample during your winter holiday in Bad Hofgastein.
Winter hiking – leisurely or performance-oriented through Gastein Valley
Throughout Gastein Valley a total of 100 km of winter hiking routes tempt you outside and are prepared in such a way to be accessible to those wearing standard winter shoes. The routes often run parallel to the cross-country slopes – dreamy views included! Tip - during a stop-off along the winter hiking trails why not sample Salzburg's specialities.
Snow-shoe hiking while on holiday in Salzburger Land
As a sporty alternative to skiing, a snow-shoe hike is offered, which you can do in the company of hiking guide or head out on the snow shoe trail in Dorfgastein.
- Book your hiking guide in the snow sports school in Bad Hofgastein,
Telephone: +43 6432 6339 or head out on a
- Snow-shoe hike with a National Park ranger, who will give you an insight into interesting facts about the wintry natural surroundings.
Telephone: +43 6432 3393 260
- Snow-shoe hike every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m., hire fee for snow-shoes 5.00 Euros
Huge fun - tobogganing and night-time tobogganing in Gastein Valley
Tobogganing fun during your winter holiday in Bad Hofgastein is but a snowball's throw away. Take the Schlossalmbahn to the intermediate station, then it's just a few metres to the Aeroplanstadl, where the natural toboggan run starts. Other (night-time) toboggan runs can be found in Dorfgastein and Bad Gastein.
- Tobogganing on the Schlossalm when snow conditions are good, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Toboggan hire and ascent via cable car, for a fee
Ice sports – ice-skating and ice climbing in Salzburger Land
In Bad Hofgastein an ice arena, artificial ice rink right on the Kurpromenade await you. In Bad Gastein you get to practice your skills on the natural ice rink – and unbroken freezing temperatures means you get to enjoy ice-skating on many of the lakes too. Ice-climbers have a high regard for the exceptional quality of the ice in Gastein Valley.
Even more tips are available when you arrive in Fuchs Apartments: Send your no-obligation holiday enquiry right now!