Winter landscape in Neukirchen at the Hotel Steiger

Winter fun away from the piste

Zirbenhotel Steiger has all sorts of things to offer even non-skiing and non-snowboarding guests.

Cross-country skier during a winter holiday in Neukirchen

Cross-country skiing

Anyone who prefers to enjoy sport away from the pistes and the hurly-burly, can switch off while cross-country skiing and enjoy the natural surroundings - 55 kilometres of slopes in Neukirchen and Bramberg provide total winter fun. And anyone for whom that is not enough can let off steam on the "Pinzgau Loipe". A slope network spanning over 200km has even earned 4 stars from ADAC!

Access to the "Pinzgau Loipe” slope (from Krimml to Zell am See) is just 100m from the hotel.

Snow-shoe hiking in Hohe Tauern National Park

Stomping through the wild and romantic winter landscape in snow-shoes, only the crunch of the snow in the tranquil dreamy natural surroundings, catching sight of a wild animal here and there: This is pure winter magic! Snow-shoe hikes combine sport and the pleasure of nature in an almost perfect manner. In the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, there are lots of fantastic routes waiting to be explored by you. Dive into a winter fairy-tale landscape nestling in Austria’s Alpine region.

Snow-shoe hiking – gentle movement for everyone

Hike through the deeply snow-covered landscapes, enjoy the impressive views and do your body some good too: Snow-shoe hiking offers all of this. For anyone who cannot or don’t want to ski or snowboard, snow-shoe hiking is an alternative winter sport. This winter pleasure is ideal for beginners too, since no previous experience is required. Snow-shoe hiking is also suitable for young and old alike. Difficulty levels can be selected on an individual basis, depending on the route – from absolute beginner to high-performance athlete.

Group snow-shoe hiking in Neukirchen
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Group snow-shoe hiking in Neukirchen

Idyllic snow-shoe hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park

As soon as winter arrives in the country and the first snow transforms the landscape into a magical white natural stage, you can then explore the region wearing snow shoes. Snow-shoe hiking provides connoisseurs with the unique experience of being completely in harmony with nature. Even remote, idyllic places away from the pistes and the hustle and bustle can be explored. Nestling between the impressive Kitzbühel Alps and the Hohe Tauern National Park, at the foot of the Wildkogel, is your Hotel Steiger; an ideal starting point for extended snow-shoe hikes.

Snow-shoe hikes with National Park rangers

Those who prefer to explore the wintry natural landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region with National Park rangers than by themselves, have lots of different offers to choose from. A guided tour to Krimml Waterfalls for instance. Breath-taking, bizarre ice formations will inspire you there.

Or a snow-shoe hike to see animals in their wild setting in Habachtal – valuable knowledge and rare insights included. An exciting excursion for all the family!

Or how about a romantic moonshine tour with your loved one? Enjoy the fairy-tale winter landscape in an ambience of calm and tranquillity. Listen to the crunch of the snow in the moonlight.

A snow-shoe hike to the unspoilt Sulzbachtal valleys will inspire you and your family, with impressive views to the Großvenediger, wild animals, frozen water courses, forests with lichens and mosses, as well as a fairy-tale landscape.

Experience the wintry and versatile idyllic landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park in snow shoes! We are happy to receive your no-obligation enquiry or online booking for your winter holiday. Hotel Steiger in Neukirchen am Großvenediger looks forward to welcoming you!

If required, we can provide further, detailed information about snow-shoe tours.

The healthy benefits of snow-shoe hiking:

  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system
  • Boosts fat burning
  • Improves endurance & fitness
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Ideal sport for people who have vein problems