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Snowshoeing weekend in the Rax (Northern Limestone Alps) to the Höllentalaussicht in Austria

Snowshoeing in the Rax Mountains
Snowshoeing in the Rax Mountains
Snowshoeing in the Rax Mountains
Snowshoeing in the Rax Mountains

Join UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Lukas on this snowshoeing weekend in the Rax plateau (Northern Limestone Alps), discovering beautiful winter scenery and hiking to the Höllentalaussicht.



2 Days




* Enjoy a great snowshoeing trip hiking on the Rax plateau

* Go on simple walks on the snow and get a basic avalanche rescue training

* Spend an amazing weekend in a magical winter paradise


Join me on this snowshoeing weekend in Austria and enjoy a relaxing trip,  surrounded by the magical winter landscapes of the Rax Mountains, in the beautiful Northern Limestone Alps.

This trip is suitable for people with no previous snowshoeing experience. This a moderately demanding program that anyone with basic fitness level can easily do. We usually spend about 6 hours a day outdoors and walk up to 600 meters.  

I will guide you on simple snowshoe hikes through beautiful snow-covered landscapes and you will get a first introduction to avalanche issues and the basics of safe movements in winter terrain.

One of the longest cable cars in Austria will take us to the Rax plateau, located at an altitude of about 1,500 meters. Early on Saturday morning,  we board the cable car to the plateau with our backpacks. Our goal will be the Höllentalaussicht (1,620m), a lookout tower offering spectacular views.

We will walk on incredible snow, working on snowshoeing techniques. You will get a basic avalanche rescue training and we will talk about the basics of safe movement in avalanche prone terrain

The upper station of the cable car is also a mountain guest house, Raxalm – Berggasthof (1547m), where we qill quickly accommodate and refresh ourselves before setting out for an afternoon hike. A short briefing about avalanches will be held at the cottage in the evening .

On Sunday we will capitalize or newly acquired snowshoeing experience and set out for a day-long hike on the Rax plateau to the cross on top of the Preiner Wand (1783m). If we have time and strength left, we can overcome another 1,900 meters tall summit. In the afternoon (around 3:00 pm) we go back to the top station of the cable car, pick up things and go down to the valley.

Don’t hesitate to send us a request if you want to discover this winter paradise! Just book your place and get ready for an amazing snowshoeing experience in the Rax.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

The prices includes guiding fee and avalanche equipment


More info

Transportation to the meeting point is individual. In order to reduce costs, we usually arrange a ride together (approx. CZK 1,000 from Prague).

Meeting point

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I have been surrounded by mountains all my life. My parents took me hiking even before I could walk. Later on, as a teenager, I started cycling at a very high level for almost 10 years. And then, in 2013, my passion for the mountains drove me to sign up to become a professional Mountain Guide.

In 2015 I got my Rock Climbing Instructor certificate and finally in 2017 I graduated as a UIMLA certified mountain leader. Every day I fulfil my childhood dream of living in and for the mountains.





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