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Snowshoe hiking Kilometers of snow-shoe happiness at Feuerkogel

The tranquillity of the Feuerkogel high plateau in the Salzkammergut region and never-ending kilometres of pristine white splendour in front of you! Snow-shoe hikes and winter treks – especially when you go on a guided tour and put yourself in the safe hands of a guide - are probably one of the most relaxing winter sports there is.

On the Feuerkogel high plateau there are non-stop options for snowshoe hikes. Kilometres of pristine splendour and an experienced mountain guide make it possible for you to leave the daily grind behind, and be completely worry-free.

After relatively easy snow-shoe hiking on the flat, going uphill and downhill can become a challenge, and the Feuerkogel offers the right terrain for every ability level.

Snowshoe tour tips Snowshoe hiking on 5 marked trails

Discover on the specially signposted (yellow snowshoe signs on red poles, approx. 30 m apart) and groomed snowshoe trails the unique winter landscape of the Feuerkogel high plateau. 

The easy to moderately difficult snow-shoe trail on the Sattelalm is very well signposted and groomed and takes you to the Helmeskogel.

  • Difficulty: EASY to MODERATE
  • Duration: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours, 50 high meters 

The moderately difficult snow-shoe trail takes you along the marked and groomed snowshoe trail to Europe Cross on the Alberfeldkogel. 

  • Difficulty: MODERATE
  • Duration: approx. 2 to 2.5 hours, 200 high meters

The moderately difficult snow-shoe trail takes you along the marked and groomed trail through the 'hintere Edeltal' via the west side of 'Helmeskogel' back to the 'Sattelalm'.

  • Difficulty: MODERATE
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 hours, 150 high meters

TIP: Snowshoe circular trail

Total duration = appox. 4 to 4.5 hours

Enjoy a long snowshoe tour on trail 3 in the glittering winter landscape with breathtaking views of the Traunsee and into the Salzkammergut. 

The snowshoe tour on trail 3 'Hinteres Edeltal' can be combined with trail 1 'Helmeskogel' and trail 2 'Albersfeldkogel'. 


The intermediate to difficult snow-shoe trail takes you along the marked and groomed trail to the 'hintere Edeltal'. From this point is the trail no longer prepared and leads further direction Riederhütte, Totengrabenkopf and around the Hochschneid back towards 'hinteres Edeltal'.

  • Difficulty: MODERATE to ADVANCED (depending on snow conditions)
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours (depending on snow conditions), 200 high meters

The intermediate to difficult snow-shoe trail takes you along trail 4 over the 'hinteres Edeltal' until Totengrabengupf, towards Höllkogelgrube to Riederhütte. This trail is not prepared. WARNING: Riederhütte ist not always open. More infos - at Feuerkogelhaus.

  • Difficulty: MODERATE to ADVANCED (depending on snow conditions)
  • Duration: approx. 4 hours (there and back, depending on snow conditions), 205 high meters

Easy circular hike on the variant 'Edeltal' (via 'Ju Shuh' hut) for all beginners of the trend sport snowshoe hiking or just to get a taste and try it. 

  • Difficulty: EASY
  • Duration: approx. 1 hours, 50 high meters

This snowshoe tour tip is, of course, just a sample from the extensive range of tours on the Feuerkogel high plateau. The information provided is no substitute for careful tour planning! Of course, every tour can be individually designed.

NOTE! Snowshoe hikes without guide at your own risk!

Guided tour booking

Enjoy with experienced guided a fully organised snowshoe hiking tour at the Feuerkogel high plateau! And of course you can also hire the complete snowshoe equpiment at the mountain station. 

Non-binding enquiries + bookings:
> Snowshoe hike Skischule Neuhuber or
Capricorn Adventures 

Snowshoe rental

Skiverleih: Borrow at reasonal prices
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