Off-Trail Winter Hikes: Snowshoeing in Abtenau, Austria

Outdoor wintertime adventures in Salzburg’s tranquil Alps

For non-skiers and those looking for an alternative to downhill skiing, snowshoeing in the Alps is a great opportunity to discover Salzburg’s winter landscape. Take on winter hiking trails or go off-trail and up into the mountains while snowshoeing in Abtenau. After a few, often unsteady, steps in your snowshoes, you’ll quickly find your own rhythm. Walking sticks help you keep your balance.

Winter sport without great effort: snowshoeing in the Alps

You don’t need much to enjoy snowshoeing in the Alps. Just ankle-high winter shoes or boots and the sort of clothing you would also wear for skiing. Snowshoes and sticks can be bought or hired in Abtenau or other towns in Tennengau. The staff at local sporting goods stores will be happy to explain the different models for beginners, advanced and for passionate snowshoe hikers who want to take on more challenging terrain. Get plenty of tips for great trails at the Abtenau tourism office or from your hosts. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen – and off you go!

Guided snowshoe hikes: discover Abtenau

Mountain and hiking guides in Abtenau know the best viewpoints and winter hiking trails. Join a group hike or an individual tour with a hiking guide. Treat yourself to a well-deserved break while snowshoeing in the Alps: the ski huts in and around Abtenau are the perfect place to fill up on delicious food and many have a sun terrace where you can enjoy sensational views! Outdoor guides from the Outdoor Consulting Team and Outdoor Unlimited are available to answer any questions and can show you how to use snowshoes.


Rental of snowshoes in Abtenau

Intersport Schwaighofer

Markt 114
5441 Abtenau
Tel. +43 6243 3192

WM Sport 2000

Markt 113
5441 Abtenau
Tel. +43 6243 3644

Outdoor unlimited

Au 99
5441 Abtenau
Tel. +43 6243 28874

Outdoor Consulting Team

Au 66
5441 Abtenau
Tel. +43 664 30 12 007

Postalm Karkogl