Snowshoeing in East Tirol
Snowshoeing in East Tirol

Snowshoe
Lucknerhaus Lodge

This wonderful snowshoe walk weaves through a gorgeous winter wonderland at the base of Großglockner, Austria’s tallest mountain. This is premiere terrain for snow enthusiasts and offers plenty of winter recreation for snowshoers. You may spot chamois, ibexes eagles and other winter wildlife that thrive in this wilderness area. On this walk, you don’t want to forget your binoculars!

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Starting point  

Car Park at Lucknerhaus Lodge

Finishing point

Car Park at Lucknerhaus Lodge

Mountain chain

Granatspitz Mountains

Length

3.8 km

Features

  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,200m 1,920m

Elevation uphill 320m
Vertical metres downhill 320m

Parking

Car Park at Lucknerhaus Lodge

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Trail description

After strapping on a pair of snowshoes head toward Glorer Hut along the groomed track, equipped with binoculars. Marvel at the power of nature in the swath of wind-snapped larch trees beside the trail. Along the way, keep an eye out for winter wildlife that thrives in this wilderness area. After about one hour of walking you will reach Gratzwinkelalm Alpine Pasture Hut. This is where the forest is thinning and the terrain levels out. Take it a little slower and soak in the views by snowshoeing beneath wind-scattered cliffs and slopes rife with winter wildlife. Chamois and ibexes often can be seen taking cover when there’s movement on the horizon. A telescope gives you incredible up-close views of these animals. Farther along the trail, look nearer and examine the animal tracks in the snow as you venture along. As this route traverses an area where avalanches are prone, it can vary depending on how much snow is on the mountain, so be sure you know your avalanche warning signs before heading up to Rübezahlhüttl Cabin or to Tinkawinkelalm Alpine Pasture Hut. This is another good point to pause with binoculars or a telescope, spotting wildlife. As you continue along this trail, you’ll have plenty of views of snowy Großglockner Mountain, and you may even spot people climbing to the summit of Austria’s tallest mountain.

On your way back to the trailhead, enjoy the winterscape. Warm up with hot cocoa and call it a good day at Lucknerhaus Lodge.

Please Note: Be prepared to adjust your activity based on current conditions. As a general rule, if there is fresh snow, conditions may be better suited for snowshoeing; if the snow is old and well-travelled, it may be better for winter walking. For avalanche conditions visit lawine.tirol.gv.at.

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Your destination address: Glor-Berg 16, Kals am Großglockner

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