The high-altitude beauty resting above the clouds in Austria isn’t just reserved for skiers and snowboarders. Grab your showshoes and head into the iconic scenery that includes Kitzbuhel and the Otztal Alps, as well as Stubai. Frozen waterfalls, immense glaciers, and gentle walks through the Hohe Tauern National Park are all awaiting you in this mountainous country with Europe’s most sought after and picturesque sights.
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Austria has a deep history in winter sports and athletics that reaches across many disciplines of activities. Snowshoeing has become one of the easiest and compelling ways to experience the stunning countryside of this European country. Carinthia in the south is home to the Lesachtal and a plethora of peaks with fantastic views. Towards Salzburg and the northern border with Germany, you will find the Lungau with a vast network of trails to explore – more than 115 kilometers on 15 routes! The western reaches of the country have some of the most iconic places to discover in Austria, and the local communities cater to snowshoeing. Regions like Tyrol and Vararlberg have in-depth programs of every shape and size to serve everyone interested in a snowshoe tour during winter.
An Alpine climate dominates Austria, with cold and severe winter and weather. Summers are cool to warm, with some storms. Winter weather can also be fairly unpredictable at higher altitudes.
Flying into Vienna is always an option, as it connects both to major European cities like London, Paris, and Moscow, but also New York and Cairo. Vienna is a major stop on Eurail and other train services, which also connects Innsbruck in Tyrol and other regions in the country.
December through March are the best months to visit, but you may be able to squeeze a trip into either November or April as well.
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