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Snowshoeing at Pass Thurn in the Kitzbühel Alps

Are you looking for peace, relaxation, untouched nature and want to get your body moving at the same time?

You can experience all of this at the same time on our snowshoe hikes!

A snowshoe hike is the best way to get to where the snow-covered nature is at its most untouched. Wonderful insights into the dreamlike winter world right where your heart beats faster. All this is best enjoyed together on a guided snowshoe hike.

Snowshoeing in the Kitzbühel Alps

Snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing or skating in the high moor at Pass Thurn


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Snowshoeing, a varied alternative to skiing

Our area of the Kitzbühel Alps and the entire backdrop of the Hohe Tauern National Park offer variety, every level of difficulty and breathtaking views.

Snowshoe hiking, a varied alternative to skiing: Here, the experienced mountain hiker and also the beginner get their money's worth!

On wide soles it goes almost effortlessly through the deep snow, whether powdery or hard. Who hikes on snow shoes by the winter mountain world, learns fast to estimate the large advantage of this locomotion kind: Snowshoes make you independent of cleared hiking trails and let you dive deep into nature even where you would sink into the high snow with normal shoes.

What there is to consider, you learn on a guided tour with one of our guides!

Tours specifically designed for beginners who have never stood on snowshoes and benefit from tips on proper walking technique.

Other tours are more suitable for advanced walkers and sometimes lead several hundred meters up the mountain, for example to a hut or to an easy summit.

Since you are often in natural terrain, away from cleared winter hiking trails, typical winter alpine hazards such as avalanches must be considered. The current avalanche report should therefore be studied before each snowshoe tour and taken into account when choosing a tour.

So book one of our guides - not only for this terrific experience, but also for your safety!

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Pass Thurn - our offer for snowshoe hikes

Hochmoor Wasenmoos

Our beginners' tour, but also an experience for advanced hikers!

In between, a stop for refreshments in the cozy restaurant of the Hochmoorstüberl.

This special kind of moorland experience offers young and old an intensive encounter with nature. On the 2-10 km long paths you will discover many a special feature and a wonderful backdrop.

Start:

  • Monday from 1 p.m., by individual arrangement

Meeting point:

  • The best place to start the tour is at the Tauernblick Pass Thurn parking lot

Duration and prices:

  • 2h - tour package 160€ for 1-5 persons excl. equipment
  • 3h - tour package 220€ for 1-5 persons excl. equipment

Moonlight hike through the Wasenmoos

Feel the evening mountain air. All around: untouched, glistening snow and silence. Strap on your snowshoes and set off through the enchanted forests. And the feeling of happiness increases with every step. By now you have arrived in the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern.

In between, take a break together in the cozy restaurant of the Hochmoorstüberl.

Start:

  • Depending on the weather, on a weekday from Tuesday to Friday from 6 p.m., but can also be arranged individually

Meeting point:

  • The best place to start the tour is at the Tauernblick Pass Thurn parking lot

Duration and prices:

  • 2h - tour package 160€ for 1-5 persons excl. equipment
  • 3h - tour package 220€ for 1-5 persons excl. equipment

Customized tour

Depending on the weather, on a weekday from Tuesday to Friday from 6 p.m., but also by individual arrangement, you can choose from a large repertoire of possible tours, tailored to your ability, with one of our guides.

Find and plan a tour together with us that meets your expectations.

Start:

  • On request and by appointment

Meeting point:

  • Depending on the tour, completely individual

Duration and prices:

  • 3h - Tour package € 220 for 1-5 persons excl. equipment, excl. shuttle
  • 4h - Tour package € 280 for 1-5 persons excl. equipment, excl. shuttle

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Questions and answers about snowshoeing

  • How exhausting is snowshoeing?

    Depending on the tour and duration, this is of course also correspondingly strenuous. Therefore, choose and plan your tour with our guides so that you can also enjoy each tour.

    Our beginner tours are generally designed for enjoyment!

  • How to walk with snowshoes?

    As with any sport: Once you have the technique under control, it's a lot easier! Especially when going uphill you should use the prongs - similar to a crampon. When going downhill, shift your weight to the heel, so you stay stable and have full control.

    Our guides will support you in every situation.

  • What equipment do I need for snowshoeing?

    When it comes to equipment, pay particular attention to the length of the poles. These vary depending on body size. The height depends on whether you are hiking uphill or downhill! Therefore, telescopic poles are ideal for this. These can be adjusted individually depending on the situation.

    What belongs in my backpack:

    • pack enough liquid. Any sport is strenuous and our body needs enough water!

    • A snack for in between: In case you get a little hungry!

    • Don't forget a change of clothes and a tour map: Pack dry clothes, and never hike off the official routes without a guide!

  • What size snowshoes do I need?

    Snowshoes come in different sizes (22 to 30), which have nothing to do with the normal shoe size, because the binding is flexibly adjustable.

    The decisive factor is the weight of the hiker including equipment.

    Rule of thumb:

    • Size 22 for up to 70 kilos

    • Size 25 for 70 to 100 kilo

    • Size 30 for over 100 kilo

  • Which snowshoe suits me?

    It is best to strap the snowshoes to mountain or hiking boots with sturdy, torsion-resistant treaded soles.

  • The binding of snowshoes?

    It should be easy to open and close by means of a quick-release fastener - even when wearing gloves. Bindings that allow a lateral tilting movement reduce the load on the ankles. Adjustable bindings have the advantage that they can be adjusted for different shoes.