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Snowshoeing in East Tyrol

Snowshoeing in East Tyrol | AdventureAustria
Snow Shoeing | AdventureAustria

The East Tyrol Mountains where AdventureAustria is based, with the high peaks in the north and the Dolomites in the south are an insider’s tip for every winter holiday maker that enjoys pure nature.  In many valleys in East Tyrol, you’ll find largely untouched areas.  Another advantage of the region is the higher than average amount of sunshine hours.

Hiking with snow shoes offers an ideal mix of sport and nature.  You only need the equipment – which can be rented out and then off you go!  Guided tours are highly recommended where you’ll be accompanied by a local ranger who’ll show you the way.  Visit Defereggental or romantic Villgraten or further into the National Park Hohe Tauern.  Another good tip for romantics are the full moon tours.

Away from the ski pistes

Snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular.  Whoever wants to get away from the hectic ski pistes and enjoy nature will find snowshoeing just right.  Tours in the wonderful East Tyrolean countryside are available with or without a guide.

Snowshoeing on Zettersfeld

In the gondal, up to Zettersfeld and on with your snow shoes…..directly on the ski resort are lots of paths and destinations to head for, for example Faschingalm, Naturfreundehütte and Stoanamandl with fantastic views and sunshine guaranteed.  These gentle walking tours are ideal for first time tours and a guide is not normally required.


Everyone that has seen Villgratental is impressed.  This side valley counts as one of the most original and cultural in the Alps which are obvious to see and feel when you arrive there.  There is no mass tourism, no sign of hotel complexes and no ski lift.  You will simply enjoy the untouched beautiful landscape of Außervillgraten and Innervillgraten.  

Guided tours in the National Park Hohe Tauern

Treat yourself to a guided tour with a National Park Ranger and walk through endless white fields covered with snow.  With a bit of luck you might see an ibex.  Particularly romantic are the full moon tours also under the guidance of a park ranger.  


Also in Defereggental it is possible to go on a guided snowshoeing hike through hidden paths and tracks.  Of course a stop by a mountain hut for a Jagatee should not be missed as well as some traditional Tyrolean food.

If you are interested in adding snowshoeing to your holiday in East Tyrol please let us know and we’ll be happy to suggest some routes or organise a tour with a guide.


Snowshoeing in East Tyrol.  Snowshoeing in East Tyrol is generally available from mid December to the beginning of April.  Minimum numbers may apply for guided tours.  A guide is recommended for advanced tours or moonlight tours. If you are interested in snowshoeing during a winter holiday in East Tyrol then please contact us or complete our enquiry form.

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