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Winter activities

Winter hiking
in Saalbach Hinterglemm

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Winter idyll off the slopes

Winter hiking in Saalbach is about simply letting your heart and soul unwind and to feel everything fall away. Finding yourself and a new awareness step by step. To feel the genuine, the beautiful and the good. Who doesn't dream of quietly enjoying nature, letting your gaze wander, inhaling the glitter and sparkle of the snow crystals and letting the clear air form little clouds? Romantic, idyllic and unique in its diversity: winter hiking celebrates winter with everything it has to offer.

Those who like to discover the landscape off the slopes during their winter vacation will find many alternatives in Saalbach-Hinterglemm to enjoy the idyllic side of winter.

Winter hiking in the Glemmtal

Sun hiking in Saalbach

Leave your trails in the glistening snow. Breathe in the fresh alpine air, leave everyday life behind and recharge your batteries. In Saalbach Hinterglemm, 22 cleared winter hiking trails with a total length of 140 km await snow-stomping enthusiasts. From the beginning of January until the end of March, you have the opportunity to participate in a guided winter hike every Tuesday at 10 am. With a minimum of four people, you start your unforgettable vacation experience with a trained mountain guide directly from the Saalbach Infocenter. The walking time is around three to four hours, which are packed with unique impressions of the beautiful alpine scenery in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

  • Particularly beautiful is the Baumzipfelweg, which - as the name suggests - leads along above the treetops and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the evening even with Illumination.
  • The Sun Card is perfect for winter hikers and includes 2 rides per day in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn (2 x uphill and downhill, without ski equipment).

Winter hiking and its benefits

Snowshoe hiking in the province of Salzburg

Snowshoeing evenly revs up the body and thus vitalizes the immune system. In addition, it promotes stress reduction, thereby strengthening the entire organism and health in a holistic way.

Snowshoeing and winter hiking in Saalbach is an excellent endurance training with positive effects on the cardiovascular system. It is a non hazardous sport that anyone can learn in just a few hours. Especially snowshoe hiking already has a long tradition in the Alps. For hardly any crossing of the Alps would have been possible in the cold season without snowshoes.

Winter hiking is very individual. As with all hiking sports, everyone can choose their personal favorite pace for winter hiking and snowshoeing. The important thing is that the movement is steady, so that the positive effects of the clear mountain air can fully unfold. Because in the mountain region the environment is free of allergens, the basic metabolic rate of oxygen is higher and the production of red blood cells is increased.

In addition, the winter vitamin D of the high altitude sun is good for body and mind. Through the UVB radiation, the vitamin is formed in the body and the absorption of calcium is enforced. In addition, the bright light has a positive effect on the psyche - and snowshoeing is pure stress reduction and de-acceleration.

Snowshoe hiking as a sporty alternative.

The magnificent nature of the Saalbach mountains and forests fascinates with its deep snow-covered landscape and inspires you to wonderful winter and snowshoe hikes. Enjoy the impressive view of the alpine range and experience winter from its gentle side. Due to the constant movement in the fresh air with or without snowshoes, just as you like it, you will not get cold even during extensive winter hiking tours. Winter vibes on the mountain for inner peace and a new sense of freedom inspire a zest for more.

Basically, walking with snowshoes is learned quickly. You walk wider and the similarity with the duck walk is undeniable, but the important thing is to always move diagonally. Whereby the foot is never lifted all the way up and placed back on the snow surface, but the snowshoe is guided through the snow parallel to the ground.

Snowshoeing means going uphill, directly in the fall line. This involves kicking the claws of the snowshoes into the ground. Crossing sideways is not recommended, as it is far too easy to slip away. It is also best to walk downhill in the direction of the fall. In any case, all muscles are used, the arms and legs - body tension helps immensely.

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