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A gentle winter sport at austria's greatest ski paradise

Are you familiar with the following situation? The air is freezing cold, and with every exhale a little cloud forms in front of your face – that’s when winter shows its true colours. A thick blanket of snow covers the mountain pastures and slopes. The snow gently crunches underneath your feet and the sun is shining from the sky. Perfect conditions for a snowshoe hike after an eventful ski day in the wondrous world of Ski amadé! 

The route network branching out in all directions at the five regions lets you enter a breathtaking alpine setting that will have you in awe. What an amazing alternative to skiing or snowboarding! With snowshoes strapped to your feet, you’ll head out into the powder snow. Because once you’ve put them on, there’s no holding back in the snow! Time to explore the mountains of Styria and the Salzburger Land region step by step. 

Let go, relax and let your mind wander!

Your snowshoe experience in ski amadé

Brain: off; fresh air: in! That’s one of best experiences when ambitious snowshoe hikers wade through pristine natural landscapes. It’s the perfect sport to clear your head and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. 

A total of five regions can be explored on foot: from the Salzburger Sportwelt to Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, the Hochkönig and Grossarl Valley. And at every resort, beautiful snowshoe routes await winter sports enthusiasts. 

On the Loosbühelalm  in Grossarl at 1,769 metres above sea level, in Filzmoos, in Flachau or in Gastein: The snowshoe routes are accessible for everyone. You don’t have the right equipment at hand? There are sports rentals  at every village where you can rent your snowshoes.

The most beautiful snowshoe routes …

… await you in the Salzburger Sportwelt: Ten routes have snowshoe hikers flocking to the beautiful Salzburger Land region every year. As a participant of a guided tour or on your own: Walking through the powder snow is an absolute highlight either way.

… await you in Schladming-Dachstein: In the Untertal, in the Obertal or towards the Rossfeld: You can hike over the glistening snow cover on the routes along the toboggan runs or cross-country. Your constant companions: the sun and a smile on your face. 

… await you in Gastein: 18 different routes with a total of 60 kilometres: From the Elisabeth Promenade to the mountain station on the Stubnerkogel and the snowshoe trail in Dorfgastein, you can choose from a number of exciting options. 

… await you in the Hochkönig region: The educational snowshoe trail leads winter hikers through a winter wonderland on the Hochkönig – accompanied by a guide. 

… await you in Grossarltal: Equipped with snowshoes and poles, you’ll be hiking past snow-covered trees, bizarre looking rock formations, and you just might see a deer. Tip: Keep your eyes peeled during your hike through nature! 

Culinary joys at the mountain restaurants and huts

Snowshoeing is an adventure in nature, and it’s great for your body too.

However, it’ll also make you expend a lot of energy. How convenient that the countless hosts at the huts of Ski amadé are serving their guests delicious hearty meals. From a rustic Styrian Brettljause (cold cuts and cheese served on a wooden board) to a warming soup, there’s lots to choose from. Just plop down at a table and let the hosts treat you to their specialities! 

...but none is as special as the tom alpine cabin. Maybe that’s because there is no other cabin around Maria Alm, even around Salzburg, that has a pug as a mascot. But it might also be because of the way we run the cabin.

In addition to a spectacular mountain panorama, here you will find a certain portion of good taste: modern architecture meets rustic alpine charm, the fizziness in the sundowner is especially made and the menu holds what an alpine cabin promises. However, those who expect a classic mountain cabin will be surprised – and that’s how we like it.

Skiing & Wine Enjoyment Week – 14th to 21st March 2020

  • Regional dishes compared with great wines every day.
  • 14th to 21st of March: Culinaric at the tom ski hut
  • 15th of March: Live music "Restlguat" – Music & Enjoyment
  • 20th of March: Wine tasting with winemakers at the hut – DJ and surprise guest
     
  • 20th of March: Gondel.Alm.Genuss.Dinner – Menu in the gondola with wine
  • 26th to 29th of March: Craft Beer Week – daily changing dishes with craft beer

The mountain restaurant 'Berggasthof Scharfetter' is located right beside the top station of the Schladming-Tauern gondola lift. You can eiter choose the cosy mountain restaurant for food, or the 'Umbrella-bar" and enjoy a tasty titbit prepared in the giant pan.

Overnight stay on the mountain

Also, the 'Berggasthof Scharfetter' offers the possibility for overnight stays, according to the slogan: Feel good and be spoiled in a relaxing and individual atmosphere, in a holiday region high above the everyday life!

Recommendation

  • Styrian 'Kasnockerl' (Cheese spaetzle)
  • Kaiblinger Hüttengröstl (savoury traditional dish)
  • Kaiserschmarrn mit Zwetschkenröster (Austrian style pancake with stewed plums)
  • Traditional dishes prepared in the giant pan at the Umbrella bar.

Après ski bar, café, snack bar, right on the 8 Königslehen train and at the end of the 6km-long toboggan run Königslehen!

Valeriehaus

Nassfeld 5, 5640 Bad Gastein

Enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere of the rustic dining room at the Valeriehaus in Sportgastein. Liene and Otto treat you to local specialties and delicious, hearty favorites. Out on the sunniest terrace in Gastein valley (with loungers available for free), the imposing scenery of the Hohe Tauern reveals itself before you.

Im Land des Kaiserschmarrns und Wiener Schnitzels spielt die Kulinarik eine besondere Rolle. Im Wachtelhof bekommen die Gäste eine österreichische Fusionsküche serviert, die Kindheitserinnerungen wieder neu entdecken lässt. Hier werden ehrliche und unverfälschte Gerichte serviert aus hochwertigen, frischen Zutaten - vornehmlich aus der Region. Im Sommer sowie Winter verführt der Chefkoch seine Gäste mit einem Mehr-Gänge-Menü. Das Frühstück und Abendessen kann im Schmankerl-Restaurant des Hotels eingenommen werden oder in der Zirbelstube, einem urigen, sehr privaten Séparée mit Platz für 20-25 Gäste. Die Stube strahlt Historie und Gemütlichkeit aus und eignet sich für festliche Anlässe.

Zur Haustür hinaus, Ski anschnallen und los geht`s – während die anderen im Tal noch auf den Lift warten wedelst du schon durch den frischen Pulverschnee!

Seit Winter 2013/14 haben wir – Sandra und Hans Peter Gruber – das traditionelle Wagrainer Haus übernommen. Es liegt nur wenige Meter von unserem Almstadl entfernt.

Wir begrüßen Sie auf 1750m Höhe im Ski- und Wandergebiet Flachau-Wagrain. Aufgrund der einzigartigen Lage erreicht man uns im Winter nur mittels  Gondel oder Skiern (bis 16.00 Uhr) – ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.

Freundlichkeit und Gastlichkeit kombiniert mit Standards die in unserer Region üblich sind. Nicht zu vergessen, unser aus Amerika importierter Barbecue-Smoker, aus dem wir ab sofort wieder die legendären und schmackhaften Spare Ribs servieren.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!

Skiing & Wine Enjoyment Week – 14th to 21st March 2020

During this week "regional Schmankerl" is our motto. For the Ski & Wine Enjoyment Week we are offering a special menu for our guest. For an example we are going to serve beef roulades and homemade doughnuts (sweet & salty). Added to that we are going to provide suitable wines and other drinks.

Highest farmer's market in the Alps

On the 14th and the 15th of March 2020 you will be able to try and purchase the following local products at the Waldgasthof market stands:

  • Schnaps, jam and bread (selfmade by Waldgasthof)
  • Tasty wild game specialities (made by buchery Scharfetter)
  • Organic cheese specialities (made by Rettenbacher Nick)
  • Tea varieties (made by Kocher Ernst)

You will be able to purchase these products the whole week – while stocks last.

Live music
For two days (14th and 15th of March) we are offering live music next to great and tasty food – great atmosphere is guaranteed!

We are looking forward to welcome you at the Waldgasthof!

The Wengeralm is located directly on the ski slopes in the Gastein Valley at 1,650 m and offers guests a spacious restaurant, a cozy bar and a sun terrace. In the summer, right in the walking area near the middle station of the summit lift Fulseck located, it is a popular destination for hikers and families.

Our cozy lounge with an open fireplace and comfortable seating invites to social evenings, atmospheric après-ski and enjoyable celebrations and festivities.

Culinary treats with regional delicacies

You should definitely not miss out on the regional dishes of the Wengeralm menu.

  • "Brettljause" wit beef and sausages by Hutegger from Bad Hofgastein and Urban from St. Johann im Pongau and also home made products.
  • Baked potatoes (Roman Schmidt from lower austria) classico wit salad from marchfeld

We are located directly at the ski and hiking area of Aberg. From the terrace, the view of the Steinerne Meer with the Hochkönig is a feast for the eyes. At only 950 m above sea level, we offer hikers and cyclists a snack, warm home cooking and home-made pastries in summer. In the winter, we offer hearty and regional mountain food for lunch and dinner. Parking available, directly at the hut.

Skiing & Wine Enjoyment Week – 14th to 21st of March 2020

  • 20th of March: Wine tasting with wine from the winery Beyer from Pinzgau
    From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
     
  • 14th to 22nd of March: Skihüttenroas and marketplace
    From 11 am to 7 p.m. Traditional Schihüttenroas and farmers marketplace
     
  • 22nd of March: Live music with "Almer 6 Musi"
    From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Skihüttenroas and Highest Farmers Market in the Alps
     
  • 28th of March: Craft beer festival

Culinary treats with regional delicacies

You should definitely not miss out on the regional dishes of the Wiesenstadl menu.

  • Pinzgauer "Kasnock´n": Home made quenelles and cheese from the regional diary factory „Pinzgau Milch aus Maishofen"
  • Blueberry "Kaiserschmarren": Kaiserschmarren made with Eggs by Fritzenwanker, milk by diary factory „Pinzgau Milch" and hand-picked blueberries from the local mountain the „Aberg“

The highest farmer's market in the Alps

From the 14th to the 21st of March 2020, you will be able to try local products and purchase these tasty products from local producers at the Wieslechalm Planai market stands.

You can buy and try the following products:

  • Cheese and beef from the own production 
  • Bread by Fiedlerhof
  • Schnapps and liqueurs by Moserhof
  • Wood by the wood working shop Schrempf

 

Die Zachhofalm lädt zum Entspannen, Aufwärmen und Genießen in uriger und gemütlicher Atmosphäre ein. Direkt an der Zachhofalmbahn bzw. Piste gelegen.

Die Zapfenhütte liegt auf 1320 m Seehöhe direkt an der Bergstation der 8er Kabinenbahn Hochbrand.

Die Zapferlalm ist die perfekte Alm für Ihren Einkehrschwung! Direkt an der Kabinenbahn Kings Cab gelegen.

Mit guter Stimmung, Live Musik auf der Terrasse und Produkten aus der eigenen Landwirtschaft lockt der Zirbenwirt ins Tal. Aber Achtung, wer gewagt hat eine der erst beschriebenen Leckerei auszulassen, bekommt keinen Burger vom eigenen Angus oder Kalliste Rind! Kleiner Scherz, natürlich steht dieses Highlight allen zu. 

Holzhackerstube – direkt an den Pisten der Planai bietet echte Handwerkskunst "vom Brat'l bis zum Hummer". Ganz besonders empfehlen wir uns allen Genuss-Menschen, die auch im Urlaub auf erstklassige Qualität aus Küche und Keller Wert legen. 

 

Gerichte der Ski amadé Genuss-Trilogie:

  • Rösti mit geräuchtertem Seesaibling, Ei & Krenobers mit Kartoffeln vom Biobauern Lebenbauer in Hartberg, Seesaibling von den Österreichischen Bundesforsten & Kren vom Steirerkren
  • Hausgemachte Kasnockerl mit Steirerkas aus der Region Schladming-Dachstein