Ski Touring & Snow shoes

Ski Touring Nature Trail in the Salzkammergut

Good snow conditions and an untouched Nature, thrill all sportsmen who wish to experience off-piste conditions. Faistenau offers you, amongst other things, a unique ski touring nature trail which is to be found in the Tiefbrunnau at the Streitberg car parking area. Seven show boards including an acoustic check point for your avalanche gadget await all visitors.

The project “Tour Instruction on the Loiberbacher Höhe” offers the visitors interactive learning and information about avalanches on tour. This modern learning tool combines theory and practice in a perfected concept. The winter sports man can therefore learn new and interesting facts on his tour.

With the aid of the online platform of the Tourlehrpfad (Ski Tour Nature Trail) plan your ski tour in advance and you can read the important ground rules of a tour. The route is quite suitable for newcomers and is free to use any time. The Club Tourenskilehrpfad Salzkammergut also offers guided tours through the course (lasting approx. 8 hours including rest stop)

Ski touring Hotel Alte Post

The Hotel Alte Post in Faistenau is the ideal starting point for ski tours and snow shoe hikes. Take advantage of our attractive ski tour offer with hire skis and a guided tour with your host, Andreas Teufl, the chairman of the Club Ski Tour Nature Trail Salzkammergut.

Snow shoe hike – a great experience

For all those who search for pure nature off the beaten track, snow shoe hiking is the ideal alternative. Hiking with snow shoes was for hundreds of years the only method of walking in deep snow.

A snow shoe has a larger foot dimension than a shoe and therefore one does not sink into the snow. A hike over a long distance is therefore not as exhausting. Knowledgeable tips from your host and guide, Andreas Teufl, help you to learn the locomotion in deep snow. And soon you are stamping with two modern light metal snow shoes and two sticks without effort across the snowy fields.

On tour in Nature

The guided tours guarantee unforgettable moments in the peace of the untouched landscape of the Osterhorn mountain group, which excites every hiker. One hikes over deep virgin snow watching out for the footprints of wild animals on the way. Snow shoe hiking needs no experience and is for every man and women, easy to master. Snow shoe hikes through the Osterhorn Mountains take place every Tuesday and Friday. En route a stop is made at the rustic Grögneralm to warm up.

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