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Snowshoeing

On snowshoes through the winter scenery of PillerseeTal

The snow crystals sparkle in the sun, the scenery is covered with fresh powder snow and the mountaintops shine in full splendour - snowshoeing in PillerseeTales is an exciting adventure for every winter holidaymaker. Away from the ploughed trails, you can explore the snow-covered alpine world at leisure, while also boosting your immune system and enjoying the pure nature. Experienced hiking guides will show you the most popular trails for snowshoeing in Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Waidring. And best of all: PillerseeTal is the snowiest region of Tirol, so enough snow for the most scenic tours is guaranteed! Here you’ll find useful information on routes, hiking guides and rental outlets for the snowshoes.

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  • Winter Steinplatte Durchkaseralmen © Anita Heigl (2)
  • PillerseeTal - Snowshoeing
    Snowshoeing in PillerseeTal, the snowiest region of Tirol!
  • PillerseeTal - snowshoeing on Steinplatte in Waidring
    Snowshoeing in PillerseeTal, the snowiest region of Tirol!
  • PillerseeTal - Snowshoeing
    Snowshoeing in PillerseeTal, the snowiest region of Tirol!
  • Scenery Winter Fieberbrunn Wildseeloder © defrancesco (1)
  • PillerseeTal: snow-covered Alpine lodge in Steinplatte ski area
    Snow-covered Alpine lodge in Steinplatte ski area in Waidring
  • Winter scenery Wildseeloder © Christof Willms

Hiking guides

Ever stomped through the powder snow away from the ploughed winter hiking trails and enjoyed the wonderful peace and quiet of a winter landscape in PillerseeTal covered in fresh snow? The local hiking guides will gladly accompany you to the most scenic spots in the valley and give you valuable tips and tricks for all things snowshoeing. Proper usage of the snowshoes has to be learnt and the right technique saves you time and energy. No matter if together among like-minded or a hike with a private guide: our local hiking guides will gladly lead you on a tour of exploration through the winter scenery in Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Waidring.

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Guided snowshoe hikes

A snowshoe hike through the fresh powder snow is fun and the fresh mountain air boosts the body’s defences and immune system. Among like-minded leisure hikers this is twice the fun. The weekly guided snowshoe hikes provide the perfect conditions for this. Under professional guidance you’ll discover hidden spots in PillerseeTal with fabulous views.

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Tips for the right equipment

Without the right equipment you can easily work up a sweat when snowshoeing. To ensure that the trip into the snowy winter scenery sticks in your memory for a long time to come, we have put together a couple of tips for the right equipment for you here.

  • Hiking outfit: Wear several layers above each other and adapt to the respective conditions. Make sure that the jacket is not too small. This will restrict your movement, is uncomfortable and will make you feel cold more easily.

  • Gloves and socks: Gloves are extremely important, as the hands and feet have cold receptors. Don’t use socks made from cotton; they will store moisture and increase dissipation of warmth. Better: Blends of all and synthetics.

  • Shoes: Good, sturdy and cold-resistant shoes with non-slip and stiff treaded rubber soles.

  • Gaiters: should ideally reach up to the knees; on unploughed trails the gaiters prevent cold wetness from getting into the shoes.

  • Underwear: Here, too, synthetic material has the benefit that moisture is transported to the outside and the body does not become hypothermic as quickly.

  • Trousers: Should protect against wetness, keep the wind out, warm the body and reach all the way down over the shoes. Jeans are not suited for winter hiking!

  • Jacket: Breathable and robust materials have proven to be the best here.

  • Pullover: Synthetic fibres have come out on top here, too. Fleece is very functional and light.

  • Poles: (telescopic) poles with large discs provide the necessary stability and foothold in the snow

Rentals / specialist retailers

The numerous sports shops in PillerseeTal provide the suitable equipment for your snowshoe hike through the snow-covered winter scenery! Renting snowshoes and poles locally is easy and the specialist staff with be happy to advise you. Get an overview of our rental outlets in Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob inHaus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Waidring here.

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