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Winter- and snowshoe hiking in Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl & See

Winter hiking & Snowshoe hiking

Snowshoeing and winter hiking on hidden trails

You’re looking for some peace and quiet on your winter holiday? Then turn your back on the hustle and bustle of the slopes and hike through the breathtaking winter landscape of Tyrol on remote hiking trails! The holiday resorts in the Paznaun valley boast numerous marvellous trails for snowshoe hiking and winter hiking. Put on your snowshoes and conquer the deep snow!

Winter hiking in Paznaun valley

The network of winter hiking trails at the Paznaun in Tyrol spans more than 60 kilometres – from 1,060 metres up to 2,036 metres above sea level. Winter hiking offers the unique opportunity to breathe some Alpine air away from the slopes and to enjoy the wintery landscape at a casual walking pace. Leave your everyday worries behind and relax! If you would like to prolong your winter hike, you may hike the nearby valleys surrounding Ischgl – away from all the hustle and bustle. 

Good to know: The neighboring town of Samnaun in Switzerland can also be explored on foot via Ischgl. 

Are you ready to discover the snow-clad landscape of the Paznaun? A winter hike will be a special highlight during your holiday – with or without snow shoes. Book your accommodation now and start getting excited about your holiday! 

All winter hiking trails in the interactive map

Long-distance winter hiking trail in the Paznaun valley

„Weiße Weiten“

The “Weiße Weiten” (“white expanse”) long-distance winter hiking trail in the Paznaun valley covers a total distance of 43.6 kilometres and runs from See to Lake Zeinissee in Galtür. On three stages, the trail takes you through the entire valley. The easy hiking trail for nature lovers with good stamina leads through a magical, snow-covered mountain landscape. Expect impressive winter scenarios and fascinating views!

the stages

The first stage of the long-distance winter hiking trail from See to Kappl is a feast for nature lovers. Starting at the valley station of Medrigjochbahn cable car in See, the 15.9-kilometre-long, easy trail runs through the picturesque hamlet of Oberhaus towards Kappl ski resort, where numerous cosy mountain lodges await. Just before the end of the trail, at the mountain station of Diasbahn cable car, you can either take a Snooc (sit-on ski) back down to the valley or hop on the cable car.

Important information: A Snooc can be hired from the Sunny Mountain Restaurant for 5 Euro. After use, the Snooc must be sent back up in the cable car at the Diasbahn valley station. When travelling by cable car, the single ride ticket for Medrig/Dias must be purchased at the ticket office of the Medrigjochbahn valley station in See.

The 18.8-kilometre-long second stage of the trail starts at the valley station of Diasbahn cable car and takes you through the picturesque village of Kappl. Passing by alpacas and traditional barns, the trail continues towards the Nederle district in Kappl. From there, you can catch the bus and travel from “Kappl Nederle” to “Ischgl Ebene”, where the trail continues towards Silvretta Therme and through the hamlet of Paznaun to Brandli in Mathon. Shortly afterwards, on the opposite side of the road, you can see Silvretta Wildlife Park, which provides you with fascinating insights about the local animals. From there, follow the trail to Waldkapelle chapel and Tschafein in Galtür. Continue towards Galtür Dorf, where this stage of the trail ends.

The 8.9-kilometre-long third stage of the long-distance winter hiking trail starts in Galtür Dorf and continues towards Wirl. From there, follow the trail to Lake Zeinissee and Kops reservoir. The Zeinis winter hiking trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the Paznaun valley, and many stories revolve around it. It marks the border between the provinces of Vorarlberg and Tyrol as well as the main water divide between the rivers Rhine and Danube. In addition, it connects the Verwall and Silvretta mountains. Along the winter hiking trail, you can find numerous restaurants serving traditional Tyrolean treats. Please note that Alpengasthof Zeinissee is closed during winter.

guided snowshoe hikes

Seel at one with nature and experience the unique atmosphere of a snow shoe walk.
Dive in and explore the forests and snowy slopes under the expert guidance of the mountain guides and ski schools of the Paznaun.

Do you fancy a very individual snowshoe hike?

The ski schools and mountain guides in the Paznaun have a great offer for snowshoe hikers in the winter season. The experts on site give recommendations for the most beautiful tours or put together individual hikes for you. Experienced snowshoe guides accompany you through the alpine Paznaun - always safe on the way!

Don't have snowshoes? No problem! Snowshoes and sticks can be rented on site.

All dates

Tuesday in See - snowshoe hike to the Versingalm

  • When: duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Where: Meeting point valley station Medrigjoch cable car See
  • Price: 45 Euro per person (incl. snowshoes), the price does not include travel costs for cable cars
  • Registration: at all tourist offices in the Paznaun, by 17:00 pm the day before
  • Number of participants: min. 4 persons

To the event

Tuesday in Galtür- Snowshoeing for Beginners - First Steps

  • When: 15:30, duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Where: Meeting point: Galtür village square
  • Price: 35 euros per person (incl. snowshoes & poles)
  • Registration: Ski school office until 18:00 pm the day before,,,
    T +43 5443 20046

Register now!

Wednesdays in Ischgl - snowshoe hike in the evening

Wednesdays in See - Night ski tour or snowshoe hike

  • When: from 19:30
  • Where: Meeting point valley station Medrigjoch cable car See
  • Price: 40 euros (excl. equipment)
    Rental equipment at Sport Narr: Snowshoes with poles and avalanche transceiver: 30 Euro
    Ski touring set with avalanche transceiver: 48 Euro
  • Registration: until 18:00 pm the day before, Phone +43 676 7232829

Thursday in Kappl - snowshoe hike with torches

  • When: at 6:00 pm | duration: approx. 2-3 hours | ascent: 200 metres in altitude
  • Where: Meeting point valley station Diasbahn Kappl
  • Price: adults 42 Euro, children 32 Euro (incl. snow shoes & torches)
  • Registration: at Guide Patrick, by 6:00 pm the day before
  • No. of participants: minimum 4 people
  • Requirement: winter boots, warm jacket, gloves

To the event

Thursday in Galtür - Snowshoe hiking in the evening

  • When: every Thursday, 7:30 pm, duration approx. 2 hours
  • Where: Meeting point Galtür village square
  • Cost: 35 Euro (incl. snowshoes and poles)
  • Registration: Ski school office by 2:00 pm on the same day,,, T +43 5443 20046

Friday in Ischgl - showshoe hike in the morning

  • When: every Friday, duration: approx. 3-4 hours
  • Where: Meeting point ski school office, Silvretta cable car
  • Price: 59 Euro per person (incl. snowshoes), the price does not include travel costs for cable cars, no price reduction for snowshoes you bring yourself.
  • Registration: Ischgl Ski School, by 4:30 pm the day before
  • Number of participants: min. 3 persons

To the event

Fridays in Kappl - individual snowshoe hike

  • When: every Friday at 13:00 | Duration: approx. 2.5 hours 
  • Price: adults 42 euros, children (up to 16 years) 32 euros 
  • Registration: until Thursday, 17:00 at the Kappl Ski School 
  • Number of participants: min. 3 persons
  • More: Skischule Kappl Aktiv: T +43 5445 20063