C Snow Shoe Rambling on Bödele © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
While winter hikers usually stick to cleared or groomed trails, snow shoe hikers move in open terrain and ramble on special boots across deep powder. In the interest of safety, it is advisable to always set out in the company of a guide who is familiar with the local terrain.
Being out and about in the snow and enjoying the peace and quiet of a snow-bedecked landscape holds a special attraction. Don a pair of snow shoes and get off the beaten path.
Just marvel at winter’s beauty, how gentle and soft the landscape has turned. This haven of peace and serenity can best be discovered when walking. Now is the time to lace your sturdy walking boots, or ramble cross-country on snowshoes. Courses and guided tours are offered at many places.
Useful tips and Hints for Winter Hiking
A highly developed network of uniformly marked winter hiking trails criss-crosses all of Vorarlberg. Guided winter hikes are organised at many resorts. Mountain restaurants and lodges line many trails, ideal shelters to warm up and fortify yourself.
01 Snow Shoe Rambling across deep powder
While winter hikers usually stick to cleared or groomed trails, snow shoe hikers move in open terrain and ramble on special boots across deep powder. Guided winter hikes are organised at many resorts.Learn more
02 Snow Shoe Hiking Trails - Interactive
Here, you will find detailed winter hiking itineraries, also as interactive maps, from leisurely walks to demanding tours. The maps show the itinerary and provide information on length, walking times and altitude gain/loss. The maps also feature places to stop for a bite or a rest and noteworthy sites along the way, with photos for illustration.
03 Winter Hiking for You and Your Dog
The Lex Lupo team in the Bregenzerwald arranges Time for Two, i.e. for people and their dogs. The winter programme features guided walks, snow shoe rambles included, which can be booked individually. At given dates, snow shoe hiking days are organised for groups.
04 Families: Tracing the Footsteps of Silbi in Montafon
As its name suggests, silver used to be mined in the Silber (=silver) valley. Silbi, the mascot of Kristberg, takes hikers young and old in the footsteps of mining and miners. On this guided 2.5-hour snow shoe ramble you will stop at the St Agatha miners’ chapel and at the Ganzaleita lookout.Learn more