On tiptoes at Mount Krippenstein
The tranquillity of the Innere Salzkammergut and endless kilometres of pristine white splendour opens out before you! Snow-shoe hiking is probably one of the most relaxing types of winter sports – especially when you head out on a guided tour and can really put your trust in your guide ...!
Give it a go
So many inveterate boarding fans have, according to Wikipedia, already been convinced by this "tennis racket like" winter sports equipment! The possibilities on offer in the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein are endless on snow shoes! Hundreds of square kilometres of non-tracked splendour and the best guides make it possible for you to have an almost meditative experience on what is the most fascinating of all the mountains. Afterwards snow-shoe hiking on the flat is relatively easy, however going uphill and downhill can provide a challenge; Krippenstein provides the right terrain for every ability level.
Trail No. 3: Snowshow trail "Dachstein shark"
The trail starts at the mountain station on the Krippenstein, where the signposted snow shoe trails begin. The path first takes you along the ski slope for about 15 minutes towards the chairlift valley station where you’ll come to a platter lift in the hollow. After you cross the lift path at the top end, you’ll be leaving the secured skiing area.
It now goes first downhill slightly over open terrain before you then go up again, gaining approx. 15 metres of altitude. At this point you’ll also find the little Krippenstein ice cave, which you can explore for yourself when the snow conditions are reasonable. About 50m beyond the ice cave, the path branches off semi-left and you follow a slight inclination for approx. 20 min. in a northeasterly direction until you reach the Dachstein shark. And it’s back the same way. When you walk back, the ‘Lodge on the Krippenstein’ is always well worth a visit. Don’t miss: coffee and home-made apple strudel on the viewing terrace.
Note: For high-alpine snowshoeing on the 2000 meter high Krippenstein in Obertraun, in addition to the right snow shoe equipment, you will need sturdy, high and water-repellent footwear, plus warm clothing such as ski jacket and ski trousers
Our tip: For bargain hunters, we recommend the Yeti ticket. In addition to the ascent and descent of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car, the price also includes all the required equipment of snow shoes and poles. More information can be found here...
More Trails on Mount Krippenstein
Level of diifficulty: easy
Duration: 45 min. (there and back)
Distance covered: 0.5km
Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1 hour (there and back)
Distance covered: 1km
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Uncomplicated winter fun in the World Heritage
Do you long for unspoilt landscape, making your own tracks in the fresh powder snow with not a soul in sight? For those looking for a real adventure during their winter holiday in the Salzkammergut, then the special "Easy snowshoeing" on the Krippenstein, in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt is just for you: Simple, straightforward and always the complete adventure! Without obligation, simply browse through the accommodation directory of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and enjoy the anticipation of a wonderful winter holiday.
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