Schneeschuhwandern im Salzkammergut

Magical winter and snow

Winter holiday in Salzkammergut

When the snowflakes dress our natural jewel anew, the cool winter temperatures make our breath visible, and the fireplaces are fired up again nature gladly reveals its romantic side. The surrounding mountains and lakes set an even more special atmosphere.

Idyllic. Sporty. Snowy. Faistenau is known as a so-called "snow hole". In addition to classic winter sports such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and ski touring, the Salzkammergut offers a variety of wonderful winter experiences in nature. Whether you prefer sportive or gentle activities – our natural jewel has it all.

Cross-country skiingCross-country skiing
Gaißau-Hintersee ski resortGaißau-Hintersee ski resort
Ski touringSki touring
Snowshoe hikingSnowshoe hiking
Winter hikingWinter hiking
Horse-drawn sleigh rideHorse-drawn sleigh ride
Langlaufloipe in Faistenau
Langlaufen im Langlaufparadies Faistenau
Skifahren in Gaißau Hintersee

Welcome to your cross-country skiing paradise

Cross-country skiing in Faistenau

Faistenau is a paradise for cross-country skiers - and for those wanting to become one.

Whether classic or skating style, in daylight or under floodlights: we specialize in cross-country skiing and are ready to assist you. Guests of the ****Hotel Fischerwirt can use the trails around Faistenau & Hintersee free of charge. Discover many more amenities!

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Small and fun

Gaißau Hintersee ski resort

Family-friendly, unspoiled, and nearby.

The ski resort Gaißau-Hintersee is only a few minutes' drive from the **** Hotel Fischerwirt. In this small but beautiful resort ski enthusiasts will get their money's worth.

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Schneeschuhwandern im Salzburger Land
Genuss-Skitouren in der Osterhorngruppe

Winter hiking. Breathe tranquility.

Enjoy deep snowy landscapes on a leisurely stroll or a winter hike through the valley. Find numerous beautiful walking routes starting from the hotel. You can unwind and let your thoughts wander whilst enjoying the peaceful nature of Faistenau. For more information and insider tips please contact the reception.

Calling all summit heroes

Ski touring in Faistenau.

If our region is called "Hiking Valley" in summer the name "Ski Touring Valley" is spot-on in winter.

Get closer to the sky and feel nature more intensely. Away from the hustle and bustle of ski slopes the deep snowy forests and numerous peaks around the Osterhorn mountain range invite on extensive ski tours. Numerous tours of varying lengths and difficulty levels let you enjoy the snowy slopes that sparkle in the warming rays of the sun. Passing snow-filled gorges and forests you can enjoy the up- and the downhill.

Beware that there are several factors to consider. It is important that your equipment fits you properly and that you monitor weather conditions. Be sure to ski tour with at least one other person and talk to locals along the way. Be cautious on unsecured slopes, as there may be a risk of avalanches. It is best to venture into unknown territory with a guide.

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Blick im Winter auf den gefrorenen Hintersee

Tracking nature's path

Snowshoe hiking

"Stomp" your way through the untouched white snow. By doing so you will quickly become one with the power of nature. The destination is clear: one of the many alpine huts in the area.

With sturdy footwear and lightweight ski clothing – snowshoes and poles are available free of charge at the hotel – you arere ready to go! Remember, the path is the goal. You decide whether to walk in the deep snow alongside marked paths or venture up high into the open mountain world.
Once a week, our hiking guide Wolfgang accompanies you on an unforgettable tour to Loibersbacher Höhe.

Magnificent panorama and a feeling of being cushioned by white cotton are guaranteed wither way. Maybe you will even ancounter a deer or two in the midst of the deep snowy landscapes.

A fun sled ride


The ideal activity for families, friends, and groups: sleds await you at the hotel.

Faistenau offers three toboggan runs: Lidaun, Sausteigalm, and Schafbachalm. Don't miss out on a great experience and have fun on these natural toboggan runs.

Winterwandern in Hintersee
Rast bei einer Skitour
Pferdeschlittenfahrt im Salzkammergut

Nostalgia & romance

Horse-drawn sleigh ride

Gliding through picturesque landscapes and enjoying the winter magic whilst being wrapped in warm blankets.

Explore our wild and romantic valley in the most classical way. A beautifully crafted carriage is harnessed right behind the horses. The sleigh ride is a highlight for families, maybe even let your children sit next to the coachman and hold the reins themselves. Try it, pause, and enjoy!

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