Thrilling tours through nature

Stroll leisurely through the freshly snow-covered nature, forget everyday life, and concentrate only on one thing: the beauty of the area. Winter hiking in Kaprun offers many facets: a breathtaking mountain panorama, quiet places to pause and watch the fascinating natural spectacles all around you. Whether you want to walk, snowshoe or ski tour, every undertaking is possible on the Kitzsteinhorn in the midst of the Hohe Tauern.

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Winter hiking in Kaprun with snowshoes through dreamy forests in hibernation is a wonderful change from the colorful skiing at the Kitzsteinhorn. Winter hiking with or without snowshoes depends on the amount of snow but when hiking through the freshly snow-covered deep snow landscape, snowshoes are worth their weight in gold.

Winter & snowshoe hiking – routes:

  • Filzmoosweg: forest hike through the Filmooswald, which is a protected landscape, below the Jakobskapelle chapel past Kaprun castle to the Salzachweg, 4.7 km
  • Brunnwiesenweg: circular trail from the center of Kaprun in the Kapruner Moos, 4.2 km
  • Grossentalweg: moderately difficult hike on partly asphalted road and through a small piece of forest, 4.2 km
  • Güterweg Maiskogel: on the Schaufelbergstraße the hike leads uphill to the mountain inn Stangerbauer, stop for refreshments at the snack station Unteraigen, 3.4 km

Ski mountaineering

Breathe in – breathe out – pause. When ski touring in Kaprun, you are also assured of picture-perfect motifs on your ski tour. Can’t wait to put on your touring skis? On the Kitzsteinhorn from Langwiedboden, the ski touring season starts already in autumn and is possible until late spring.


Ski mountaineering routes

  • Icebreaker route: 899 vertical meters, destination: Maurerlift
  • Snow Queen: 474 vertical meters, destination: Alpincenter.


Route descriptions:

Rules for safe ski touring on the Kitzsteinhorn:

  • Observe warnings, closures and local regulations
  • Observe closures in case of avalanche danger and avalanche blasting
  • Bring your safety equipment: Avalanche transceiver (LVS), shovel, probe.
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Only ascend at the edge of the slope and one after the other
  • Cross the slope only at clear places
  • Do not take dogs on the ski slope

Mountain guide Kaprun

Explore the mountain world in the Hohe Tauern with experienced mountain guides. They will show you the best slopes, most beautiful routes and have many an insider tips to make your experiences in the snow extra special.

Snowshoe rental

You don’t need much for a snowshoe hike: waterproof shoes with good soles, plenty of snow and a large portion of anticipation. Hiking poles make trudging through deep snow easier and ensure safety. You can rent snowshoes and telescopic poles at Bründl Sports in the Maiskogelbahn valley station.

Tel. +43 6547/838 88 83 or

Ski touring set rental

You don’t want to miss out on ski touring during your winter vacation, but you don’t have the right equipment? No problem: in the rental stations of the winter destination Kaprun, you can get everything you need for an unforgettable ski touring experience.


  • Bründl Sports: At the Maiskogelbahn valley station you can rent touring ski sets and get tips on how to use them properly, Tel. +43 6547/838 88 83 or
  • Ski Dome Oberschneider: Whether on the mountain or in the valley, rental sets consisting of touring skis, poles, boots, and skins are available in the stores in the center of Kaprun and directly on the glacier, book online:

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the two secured routes are also suitable for beginners. Follow the tips!

Yes, the number is: +43 6565 39800.

The Tauern Spa trail and Brunnwiesen trail are ideally suited for cross-country skiing beginners.