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Snowshoeing in Austria: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Cruise through the Alpine scenery of Tyrol, Vararlberg, and the Eastern Alps on a snowshoeing extravaganza in Austria!

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. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Snowshoeing trips in Austria. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Snowshoeing in Austria

What should I know about Snowshoeing Austria?

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.

Why should I choose Austria for my Snowshoeing adventure?

Captivating Scenery!

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience first-hand the life-changing setting of the Alps. From the quaint mountain villages that define the region to the frosty peaks surrounding every step in the snow, you can see the winter wonderland that descends on this iconic country. Cloud-walking above Innsbruck is a once-in-a-lifetime Austrian expedition, as is the snowy serenity of Arlberg. No matter where you go, you will be blown away by the sheer force of nature's hold on Austria.

Low-Gear Adventure!

If skiing through steep and challenging terrain seems like too much, strap on your snowshoes and take an easier approach to the magnificent Austrian countryside. Touring the Silvretta Alps by snowshoe still allows you to look out from tall peaks (Piz Buin) and immerse yourself on a hut-to-hut tour through the Lesachtal Valley. It opens the door for all adventurers to see some of the most fascinating areas in the world on an outdoor adventure of unrivaled magnitude.

High Tauern!

This is the largest winter hiking area in all of the East Alps. It combines winter wonder with manageable activity to ensure you get the most from your snowshoeing experience. See epic glaciers like Venediger and peaceful valleys of white (see the Gschloss), all in a day's work. There are plenty of valleys to discover and a never-ending supply of nature to marvel at.

What can I expect from the weather in Austria?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Austria?

Austrian German

What currency is accepted in Austria?

Euro (EUR)

How to Get There

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.

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What’s the high season for Snowshoeing in Austria?

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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