Winter hiking and snowshoeing in Tyrol's Kaunertal

Big feet and small through the snow

In the Kaunertal, hiking is a popular activity in winter, too!

The nature park and glacier region takes you step by step through the unique Tyrolean winter landscape! You decide whether you prefer to go big foot or small...

Winter and snowshoe hikes are not just a change from skiing. They can either be especially romantic or fun for the whole family. All depending on what you're looking for in your Tyrolean holiday. 

Winter hikes in the Kaunertal

In particular, the Kaunergrat Nature Park and Fendels offer winter hiking trails, including many that are accessible. For example, the 5.6 km Harbe trail. Parallel to the cross-country trails and surrounded by forests or snow-covered meadows, you can experience the magic of winter in Tyrol. Several mountain lodges provide culinary delights along the way.

Alternative tip: try Nordic winter walking in the nature park and glacier region. A dedicated Nordic walking school offers special courses! 

Guided Nordic Walking snowshoe & winter hiking tours
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Snowshoeing in the Kaunergrat Nature Park

Already familiar with snowshoes? At Harbe Weiher, it's a comfortable two hours and 2.5 km through the snow. The Feigwasser circular trail covers 3 km and is equally attractive. Beginners and experts will also feel at home on the 4.5 km route through the Görfen Moor bog and be done in just three hours. 

Also recommended: the circular trail at Piller Sattel. Would you rather make your way to a mountain hut? The ideal starting point for most snowshoe tours is the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum. 
 

Weekly program in winter
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The winter hiking trails in the nature park and glacier region

Many paths lead through the snow-covered Kaunertal! Glittering powder snow as far as the eye can see. The cold and clear air of the Ötztal Alps. Nothing more than peace and pure nature! Would you also like to hike and walk through the Kaunertal, Kauns, Kaunerberg and Fendels regions? This is best done on the following routes:

Always safety first when hiking in winter

Together we are strong! True to this motto, we recommend making your first attempts at snowshoeing in a group. During a taster course with experienced professionals, you will quickly get to know the special features of having "big feet" while always being safe.

The meeting point for the three-hour snowshoe hike is the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum. The cost is €6 for the course and another €6 for snowshoe rental. For more guided tours, check out the weekly events calendar.

Speaking of safety: Make sure to look at the Winter Hiking Service Checklist. It contains many useful tips and important information about first aid, tour planning, and proper equipment. 
 

Checkliste winter hiking

Sign description

During the winter months the pink signs are valid. The yellow information signs only apply to hikes during the summer months. These paths are closed without exception in winter.

Winter hiking trail status report
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© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Martin Lugger

Tips for snowshoe hikes in the Kaunertal holiday region

When the snow crunches under your feet. Snowshoe hiking in the Kaunertal Nature Park & ​​Glacier Region: probably the most enjoyable way to experience winter. You have the opportunity to experience organized tours with a local hiking guide or explore the snowy winter landscape on your own.

More tips for snowshoe hikes

 

Organized tours are offered by the Top Kaunertal Ski School, the Kaunergrat Nature Park or the Kaunertal mountain guides. You can find current offers in our winter weekly program. Snowshoe equipment can be rented in the Feichten and Fendels sports shops and in the Kaunergrat Nature Park House.

Please always pay attention to the current snow report and the avalanche situation when hiking in the snow!

 

  • Snowshoehike to Falkaunsalm: Begin in Nufels/Kaltenbrunn or Wiesenhof - Hike along the forest path through a beautiful spruce forest to the Falkaunsalm - duration: approx. 3-4 hours (same return route)
  • Snowshoehike to Verpeilalm: Begin in Feichten/Quellalpin - Hike along the forest path in direction to Aussichtsplattform Adlerblick up to Verpeilalm (not managed) - duration: approx. 3-4 hours (same return route)
  • Snowshoehike Harbe Naturparkhaus Kaunergrat: Begin at Nature park house Kaunergrat at Gachenblick - Hike along or next to the winter hiking trails through the forest in the "Harbe" - Duration: approx. 2 hours (circular hike)
  • Snowshoehike to Aifneralm - Kaunerberg: Begin in Kaunerberg/Falpaus/prking place Schnadiger Weiher - Hike along the forest path to the Aifneralm (not serviced), the first part of the path is groomed & toboggan run, the upper part of the path is untouched - Duration: approx. 3-4 hours (same return route, or return through the meadows)
  • Snowshoehike to ruin Wiesele - Fendels: Begin at Fendels Erlebnishotel - Hike along the Wiesele winter hiking trail through a romantic, snow-covered winter forest - duration approx. 3-4 hours (same return route)

Refreshments for winter and snowshoe hikers

Fresh and clear mountain air makes you hungry! After a winter or snowshoe hike, fortify yourself in the cozy dining rooms of the restaurants in Kaunertal, Kauns, Kaunerberg and Fendels.