Easy snowshoeing on Lake Hallstatt - © DAG/Schöpf

Snowshoeing for spontaneous adventurers

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.


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.

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 shoe hiking on Mount Krippenstein

Tour of discovery through the snow

Winter hiking becomes a true nature experience in the remoteness of the snow-covered Dachstein Plateau, in the winter wonderland of the “Höhenloipe Predigstuhl” in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt or in the beautiful deep snow covered landscape on the Zwieselalm in Gosau. Due to the impressive and inspiring, effect they have on all nature lovers, those who have ever strapped on the lightweight snow shoes, will never want to take them off again. Discover Snowshoeing during a winter holiday in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and let yourself be enchanted by the breathtaking natural scenery between mountains and lakes. We look forward to seeing you during a holiday in the snow - a very special kind of holiday.

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Snowshoe trail "5fingers"

Snowshow trail "Dachstein shark"

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Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.