Snowshoeing & Winter Walking in the Kitzbühel Alps

Hiking in the wintertime through evergreen forests draped in a fresh blanket of white, glittering snow is a terrific way to experience the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel Alps.

A snowshoeing adventure gives the opportunity to take a break from skiing in Kitzbühel. Take in the stunning winter scenery from one of the many winter walks along the 400-kilometer system of trails that are cleared and designated for winter walking—winding around open meadows, through thick pine forests, and past gurgling creeks. Trained naturalists will accompany you on guided tours and share their knowledge about the area’s hidden treasures, such as Windau Valley near Westendorf, Kelchsau near Hopfgarten, Kaiserbach Valley near Kirchdorf, Pillersee in St. Ulrich am Pillersee, Angerberg and Mariastein. Embrace winter’s romance with a horse-drawn dinner sleigh ride or light up the night as you walk through winter wonderland with torches in hand. Warm up, fuel up, and socialize in a rustic lodge afterwards. Kitzbühel Alps is where all your wintertime fantasies will be fulfilled.

Recommended Experience - St. Johann: The village of St. Johann is offering a special experience this winter. Guests are invited to take part in a guided walk to the Hundsbichl plateau overlooking the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. After a stop for a hot drink in the farmhouse on the plateau, it's time to make your own fireball! These fireballs are then lit by participants and cast a beautiful orange light on the surrounding landscape. The activity is on offer every Wednesday from 26 December 2018 until 27 März 2019. Meeting point: tourism office St. Johann in Tirol, 15.30 (€15). Information: info@kitzalps.cc, +43.5352.633350, www.kitzbueheler-alpen.com

Recommended Experience - Pillerseetal: The Winter Pleasure Moments walks are all about enjoying the landscape and taking time to really appreciate the beauty of nature. Througout the winter months there are a number of guided walks to the Seestüberl hut on the shores of the Pillersee lake. There, participants can look forward to outoor fires, cosy seating, a hot meal and fantastic views of the starry night sky. Mascot Tatzi is on hand to keep children entertained. These torchlit walks are held every Thursday. There is the option of a taxi transfer back to the starting point. 19 December 2019 until 9 April 2020, meet at 19:00 at the tourism office St. Ulrich am Pillersee. Cost: €7 adults with guestcard, children €6. Information: info@pillerseetal.at, Tel.: +43.5354.56304, www.kitzbueheler-alpen.com

Kitzbühel Alps: Winter hikes in the region


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