Winter Hiking in the Lammertal Valley in Salzburg

Winter hiking in the province of Salzburg
Winter hiking in Salzburg

More than 15 Tours around Berghotel Lämmerhof

Hiking is a pleasure even in winter! Explore the winter wonderland that surrounds your holiday residence, the Berghotel Lämmerhof. The Lammertal Valley offers winter travellers a large number of well-tended winter hiking trails. Special moments in the snow are waiting for you while winter hiking in the Lammertal near Salzburg in Austria!

The holiday region of the Lammertal Valley offers ideal conditions for hiking in the winter. Make the Berghotel Lämmerhof your winter holiday residence and enjoy a winter as if it were in a picture book. Our 3 star hotel in the Lammertal is the ideal starting point for the most beautiful winter hiking in Austria.

Winter Hiking Trails in the front of the Lämmerhof

Put some warm clothes on and let's go! For these hikes you won't need a car:

Winter hikers in front of the Tennengebirge
There's always a path on the Aualm

On the Aualm

  • Distance: 8,5 km there and back
  • Ascent: 340 m
  • Difficulty: easy - moderate
  • Restaurants: no

The Aualm is the valley head of the Lammertal. The path is not groomed, but hunters use it to feed wild animals. At the end of the valley you are surrounded by the imposing mountains of the Tennengebirge.

Neubachtal Lungötz in winter
View on the Bischofsmütze in the Neubachtal

From the Lämmerhof into the Neubachtal Valley

  • Distance: 13 km there and back
  • Ascent: 200 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes, reservation needed!

You can use the winter hiking trail from the Lämmerhof to Lungötz. Then you go on the little-used road from one valley to the other. You can start the tour also in Lungötz, then it is about half as long.

Winter view on St. Martin in Salzburg
St. Martin am Tennengebirge

From the Lämmerhof to St. Martin

  • Distance: Lämmerhof –> St. Martin 6 km
  • Ascent: 250 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

There are different ways. You can hike to St. Martin, stop there and then go back. Or you can take the bus (make sure you ask before, when it is leaving) to Lungötz and then hike 2 km through the Lammertal back to the Lämmerhof. If we have time, we will also pick you up in St. Martin (please make an appointment the day before).

High up with the lift

Up on the mountain tops with the cable cars around the Lämmerhof!

Rottenhofhütte in Annaberg Salzburg
Enjoying a nice meal on the Rottenhofhütte

Rottenhofhütte in Dachstein West

  • Ascent: 85 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

The Donnerkogelbahn takes you up to 1,475 m. The hut can be reached via the winter hiking trail in about half an hour. There you can meet up with loved ones who prefer to go skiing.

Hornspitz Winter (c) Bergbahnen Dachstein West
View from Hornspitz (c) Bergbahnen Dachstein West

Hornspitz to Edtalm Hut

  • Distance: 6 km there and back
  • Ascent: 50 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

The Hornspitz Express takes you to 1,400 m. Then you hike partly next to the ski slope, partly through the forest to the Edtalmhütte. A perfect meeting point for lunch when part of the family goes skiing.

Summit cross Rossbrand, Bischofsmütze and Dachstein
Summit Cross at Rossbrand


  • Distance: 8 km round trip
  • Ascent: 150 m
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Restaurants: yes

The Papagenobahn in Filzmoos takes you up to 1,600 m. From the Schörgi Alm you reach the first foto point after about 2 km. We recommend the loop to the Radstätter Hütte. The panorama is overwhelming and there is also a summit cross.

Down with a sledge

What's better than a nice toboggan ride after a hike?

Höllalm in St. Martin in Winter by sledge
Cosy Höllalm in St. Martin a. Tgb.


  • Distance: 5 km there and back
  • Ascent: 200 m
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Restaurants: yes

From the center of Sankt Martin you can reach the Höllalm in less than an hour. On the sunny terrace you can enjoy the panoramic view and let yourself be spoiled with culinary delights. The quickest way down is with the sledge, which you can rent directly from the hut.

Südwienerhütte in Winter
Fam. Hedegger on the Südwienerhütte

Gnadenalm – Südwiener Hütte

  • Distance: 11 km there and back
  • Ascent: 530 m
  • Diffitculty: moderate - hard
  • Restaurants: yes

Follow the hiking trail from the Vorderen Gnadenalm to the end of the valley. Then it's 500 m up. The path is shared with snowshoe hikers and tour ski tourers. The winter landscape is beautiful from start to finish! If you don't want to walk down, you can rent a sledge.

Angerkaralmhütte in Winter
Angerkaralm in Russbach (c)

Rinnbergalm & Angerkaralm

  • Distance: 4 km / 10 km
  • Ascent: 430 m / 600 m
  • Difficulty: moderate - hard
  • Restaurants: yes, in both huts but they are not open every day!

From Rußbach to the Rinnbergalm you follow the Rinnbach through the forest. Here you can either stay in the very idyllic Alm pasture or go on to the Angerkaralm. You can rent a sledge from both huts.

Short, but nice!

A nice stroll through the winter landscape can be a delight. The following hikes are relatively flat:

Bluntausee near Golling (c)
Bluntau Lake near Golling (c)

Bluntautal Valley

  • Distance: 4 -10 km round trip
  • Ascent: 0 – 100 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

The Bluntautal is worth a visit at any time of the year. In winter it is very quiet and idyllic. From the parking lot it is almost 2 kilometres to the first lake, then you can walk a little further to the Bärenwirt and even further to the waterfall. Be sure to dress warm! The route is most of the time in the shadow.

Little Well at Gosausee in Autumn
Autumn & Winter: Lake Gosau without Mass Tourism

Around Lake Gosau

  • Distance: 4 km round trip
  • Ascent: 0
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes, most of the time open

The Gosau lake is nestled between the imposing mountains of the Gosaukam with a view of the Dachstein massif.

View on the Eiskogel mountain in Werfenweng
View on the Tennengebirge (c) TVB Werfenweng Bethel/Fath


  • Distance: 3,5 km from the village center Werfenweng (one way)
  • Ascent: 100 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

Wengerau is practically on the other side of the Lammertal. A small alpine area that is also beautiful in winter.

Lake at the Gnadenalm in Winter
Winter hiking on the Gnadenalm

Gnadenalm near Untertauern

  • Distance: 5 km round trip
  • Ascent: 50 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

In the Gnadenalm Valley you can either go up to the Südwiener Hütte (see "Down with a sledge") or you can enjoy the beautiful winter landscape in the valley bottom. After the loop you can still enjoy the sun on the terrace of the Gnadenalm.

Snowy Hofalm Hut near Filzmoos in Salzburg
Snowy Hofalm Hut near Filzmoos

Hofalmen at Filzmoos

  • Distance: 10 km there and back
  • Ascent: 200 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restaurants: yes

A road leads from Filmoos to the two Hofalmen, which is cleared during the winter months, but closed to cars. This makes it a very easy, but slightly long hike. If the distance is too far for you, you can also travel one (or even both) direction(s) in a horse-drawn carriage. You can get more information on this at our reception.

Cheers! after a hike on the Postalm in winter
You have to make a choice between the numerous restaurants on the Postalm


  • Distance: from short up to 10 km
  • Ascent: from nothing up to 400 hm (if you hike up a summit)
  • Difficulty: from easy to hard
  • Restaurants: up to 8 open huts

The classic winter hike on the Postalm is 8 km long and has 200 vertical meters. However, there are numerous abbreviations or extensions. Ideal for families.

Far, but rewarding

Experienced hikers and mountain climbers will enjoy these tours for sure:

Ostpreußenhütte near Werfen in Winter
You will be rewarded with an excellent cuisine on top!


  • Distance: 11 km there and back
  • Ascent: 690 m
  • Difficulty: hard
  • Restaurants: yes

A hike for all ambitious amateur athletes. A well-prepared, but here and there very steep path leads to the bottom of the Hochkönig massif. The view and the food are a dream and definitely worth it! We recommend taking snow-shoes or a light sledge with you.

Goiserer Hütte in Winter (c) Goiserer Hütte
Alone in the mountains (c) Goiserer Hütte

Goiserer Hütte

  • Distance: 7 km one way
  • Ascent: 700 m
  • Difficulty: hard
  • Restaurants: yes

The hike towards "Iglmoosalm" begins at Pass Gschütt (between Russbach and Gosau). The path is mostly well prepared. Snow-shoes are recommended!

Winter Hiking Tips from Berghotel Lämmerhof

Please contact us at reception to find out about the current conditions. We can (fortunately) not influence the weather, but we know where things are going well at the moment and where caution may be needed. Some routes can be dangerous in rare cases. However, most of the paths are secured and well prepared. You will need the following equipment on all of the tours:

  • Sturdy shoes: Even if you don't need any special equipment, the shoes are still very important! They should have good soles and be waterproof. Boots are better suited so that the snow won't fall into the shoe so quickly.
  • Warm clothing, preferably several layers. In winter it is often difficult to estimate how cold it is or how cold it will be on the mountain.
  • Sunscreen and/or hat: Never underestimate the sunrays in winter. Hiking poles: You can rent them at the reception.
  • Drinking bottle and emergency snack: If it takes longer than expected.
  • First-aid package: For us it is part of every hike.

Thanks to the poles you have, hiking in winter is like having all-wheel drive - safely allowing you to explore the Lammertal. After an extensive tour, the Hedegger Family awaits you in the warm dining room at the Berghotel Lämmerhof with hearty and refreshing cuisine. After an invigorating, warming soup, fresh salads from the buffet and the main course, you can enjoy the delicious dessert with a clear conscience - because with winter hiking, you've burned plenty of calories.

Hiking in winter in the province of Salzburg - leave your tracks in the snow

Waterproof boots and warm clothes are all you need to go hiking in the winter in the Lammertal. Long walks through the enchanting winter landscape of the Lammertal Valley allow you to approach total well-being step by step. Roam Salzburg's snow-covered winter landscape and make unforgettable memories during a winter hike in Austria.

Experience winter in the snowy Lammertal

The Tennengebirge, the Gosaukamm and the Dachstein are a wonderful backdrop for your winter hike. Don't forget your camera so that you can take what may be the best photos of your family on your winter hike through Austria's winter wonderland, the Lammertal.

Hiking during your winter holiday - a pleasurable sport that keeps you warm in the cold months, as well as healthy and fit. Send a no obligation booking enquiry or a simple online booking to the staff at the Hotel Lämmerhof and look forward to winter hiking in the province of Salzburg.

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