Schneeschuhwandern in Bad Hofgastein
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Snowshoeing in Bad Hofgastein

Probably the most intensive way to enjoy our snowy winter landscapes – trudging through Gastein valley with snowshoes on your feet. No one knows precisely when snowshoes were invented. What is certain, however, is that mankind had invented various ways to prevent sinking down into the snow thousands of years ago. Though without the rapid downhills, of course, snowshoeing represents the ideal alternative to a ski tour.

Snowshoeing is perfectly suited for guests who want to enjoy nature in a more intensive kind of way, yet don’t want to exhaust themselves completely. Whether sporty or leisurely, snowshoes are always a perfect companion to any winter getaway.

A brand-new snowshoe trail in Dorfgastein, which runs from the Fulseck to the lift mid-station, gets your winter vacation in Gastein Valley off on the right foot. With no prior experience necessary and with the right equipment, you can truly enjoy all that winter has to offer.

 

And with your hike “in the books”, there is nothing more wonderful than unwinding at the spa and enjoying the marvelous cuisine of our Thermenhotels.

In contrast to summer, when the picture before you is one of landscapes that have been sculpted over time by Mother Nature, the winter countryside takes on a whole new quality. A sun low in the sky, hoar frost, snow and ice bathe Gastein Valley in a very different light. Against the backdrop of a deep-blue sky, the snow-covered peaks of the Hohe Tauern stand out more distinctly than ever. Special moments are guaranteed when, out on your snowshoe hike, you encounter fresh animal tracks in the untouched snow. Nature lovers, of course, are always happy to rise to the challenge of identifying what animal had just recently crossed their path. And with just a little bit of luck, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the many creatures that call Gastein Valley their home.

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