So schön ist winterwandern in saalbach-hinterglemm!

Crunching step through the white splendor

Can it be something other than skiing and snowboarding? Saalbach-Hinterglemm puts a smile on winter fans’ lips even off the slopes. Glittering winter landscapes, sugared trees and fantastic hiking routes invite you to explore the region on foot. Ideal for those who want to experience nature from its quiet side in winter.

Our 3 favorite winter hikes

Whether cosy, exciting or sporty: a hike in the fresh winter air always does well and keeps you fit even in the cold season. Warming sun rays, pleasant silence and the enchanting mountain panorama of Saalbach-Hinterglemm around you. Holidaymaker’s heart, what more do you want?

We, your hosts Katrin and Roland Steger, have summarized the most beautiful winter hikes for you. There is guaranteed to be the right route for everyone. Boots on, hood on and off you go!

By the way: All those who prefer to conquer the mountains on skins, best take a look at our ski touring guide. This offers fantastic tours in Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

1. Promenade 1 to Hinterglemm:
for pleasure hikers

The leisurely hike along Promenade 1 leads along the creek from Saalbach to Hinterglemm. Since the trail is relatively flat, it is perfect for families or less sporty walkers. In winter, the route is regularly prepared. To strengthen, hard-working hikers can then stop in one of the numerous restaurants in Hinterglemm. If you don’t want to walk back, take the bus to Saalbach.

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Length: 7.2 km
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Start: Saalbach parking garage

2. The SpielbergHouse Round:
for ambitious people

This medium-heavy tour requires some perseverance. However, the efforts are rewarded with fantastic views and a delicious refreshment in the Spielberghaus. The tour starts near the town centre and leads along the village road towards Oberndorf. Once at the dam, the Spielbergweg runs up to the Spielberghaus. Attention: It could be up to you to bogs or skiers.

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Length: 6,4 km
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Start: village square Saalbach

Tip: As a crowning conclusion to the tour, you can rent a toboggan at the Spielberghaus for the downhill run.

3. The closing round:
for snowshoe fans

This easy to medium-heavy tour leads snowshoe hikers along the cross-country ski run to the end of Saalbach. Over picturesque streams and alpine pastures and through snow-covered forests, hard-working hikers with the bear tacts stagger to the Lindlingalm. Once there, they can strengthen themselves on a hut stop for the return journey. Downhill, you can either walk, toboggan or take a horse-drawn sleigh.

  • Difficulty: easy to medium
  • Length: 4,5 km
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Start: Valley end parking lot in Lengau
winter hiking in saalbach-hinterglemm is so beautiful!

Bonus Tip: The Tree Zipper Path: for Families and “Wipfelstürmer”

The highest top hiking trail in Europe also makes a difference in winter. The “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps” leads directly to the beginning of the tree zip path and offers breathtaking views. Then we walk along the nature trail from treetop to treetop through the forest. By the way, the trail is open daily from 11:00 to 21:00 and even illuminated in the evening.

Perfectly equipped for hiking in the cold season …

… you are wearing the following garments and helpers:

  • sturdy, waterproof footwear – best ankle-high
  • warm, breathable clothing (clothes to change if necessary)
  • Hood, gloves, scarf and sunglasses
  • Hiking sticks with large plates
  • Spikes/Grödeln for icy terrain
  • Mobile phone or camera for reminder photos

So what are you waiting for? Visit us in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and explore the winter hiking trails of the region! The team at Hotel Barbarahof will be happy to give you further recommendations for fantastic routes and helpful tips for hiking in winter.

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