• Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

    Posted in:

    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first train stop on my winter tour through Austria was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in fantastic Vienna, I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Moreover, the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps in late February, and there was abundant snow. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

    Read more

  • Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge, Vorarlberg, Austria

    Posted in:

    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge

    Winter hiking in a canyon was one of the things I wanted to do in Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg. Hence, I seized the opportunity and made a winter hike in the Breitachklamm Gorge. I have hiked in many beautiful canyons all around Austria, but never during winter. The snow-covered landscape offered a distinctly different atmosphere and a […]

    Read more

  • Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    Posted in:

    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. We picked […]

    Read more

  • Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Posted in:

    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Often you only reach pristine snow-covered places by snowshoes. Snowshoes are ideal for exploring the enchanting winter landscape and also perfect for slowing down the pace of your vacation and enjoying the fresh air. Find a quiet corner in the woods or the mountains without ski lifts and resorts. Take a break from the hectic […]

    Read more

  • Winter hiking in Austria

    Posted in:

    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter is by no means the same all over Austria. The amount of snow can of course vary from 0 cm to several meters. In the snow-free places you can of course use most of the regular hiking trails year-round. In the mountains, however, the selection of trails is naturally somewhat smaller. Nonetheless, even in […]

    Read more

  • Sunset over Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

    Posted in:

    Winter vacation in charming Seefeld

    What a change from when my college Arnold was here in the summer of 2017 (see the article Family fun in Seefeld). One of the snowiest winters in Austria in a long time had laid a thick white blanket, not just over Seefeld, but over the entire Tyrol. It did not take long from getting […]

    Read more

  • St. Anton, Tyrol, Austria

    Posted in:

    Snowtime on the slopes of St. Anton

    Arriving at the cable car valley station the first day to plan my runs was demanding. I could choose between a whopping 88 cable cars and lifts to take me to more than 300 km of prepared slopes and 200 km’s off-piste runs. For beginners or first-time visitors, it can be a bit overwhelming. Choosing […]

    Read more