Easy snowshoeing

Deep snow hiking for spontaneous adventurers

You are on winter holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and want to experience something special with little effort and without too much hassle? How about a snowshoe hike at 2,000 meters? You could venture on an expedition in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt, at the foot of the snow-covered Dachstein. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the unspoiled nature on the Dachstein plateau and immerse yourself into the magical winter wonderland far from the hustle and bustle.

Enticed?

Then why not give it a try! The snowshoe rental from Sport Janu, located at the base station of Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in Obertraun, makes the trendy winter experience easy! Arrive, rent some snowshoes, take the cable car up the mountain, try the first steps and then go exploring.

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Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

Impressions from the Dachstein Hiking World and Free Sports Arena Krippenstein: View from the top station to the Dachstein glacier during a vacation in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria.
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For example, to the breathtaking FiveFingers viewing platform, which hangs 350 metres above the precipice, and can be reached in under an hour. Well marked routes for snowshoers help with orientation in the deep snow-covered landscape above Lake Hallstatt. Winter fun for young and old. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or in a group – you can round off the experience with a visit to the cosy ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’ mountain hut. An unforgettable winter’s day without much preparation! Quite simply relaxing!

By the way

Ask for the Yeti Snowshoe Ticket at the base station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car: Here, snow shoes, poles, and ascent and descent with all three sections of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car, are combined into one price. Adults pay 34,80 Euro and children 20 Euro. This way you will save a lot! It does not get easier!

Still have questions?

For more information, contact the hire company (Dachsteinsport Janu Hallstatt, Telephone: +43 6134 82 98-0) or the cable car operators (Dachstein Tourism AG, Tel: +43 (0) 50 140). We wish you an exciting day on a snowshoe hike on the Krippenstein in Obertraun.

Snow boot hiking

Do you love to experience unusual original nature? Then you should definitely give snowshoeing a try. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the untouched nature and immerse yourself into the enchanted winter wonderland far from the crowds and hustle and bustle.

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How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?

The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!

More time to enjoy!

To save you unnecessary searching on various websites, we have summarised all relevant information for you below: contact details, opening times, travel times of cable cars, links to public transport and much more. In this way, you get all the information at a glance and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains of the Salzkammergut.

Information at a glance

  • Prices
    Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket 
    Season 2017/18
    Adults: 34,80 Euro
    Children: 20,00  Euro

  • Opening times:
    Winter season 2017 / 2018 in the FreeSportArena on Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt in Austria: We are starting on 24th of December 2017 and have then open right through to 2th of April 2018 (Easter Monday)7.