Snowshoe trail in Dachstein West

Trail 1: Dachsteinblick (circular path)

Starting point: Mountain station of the eight-person Panorama Jet Zwieselalm lift (1580m) 
Difficulty: Easy to medium 
Path length: 2,2 km
Altitude: 240 m
Walking time: 1 - 1,5 hours 

From the mountain station, you descend past te eastern edge of the Sonnenalm, to the old lift route, and to the valley station of the 4-seater chairlift `Törleck`. From there, you continue to the mountain station of the Gosaukammbahn (operating only in summer) where a fascinating view of the rugged and snow-covered rocks of the Gosaukamm ridge awaits you. Then the trail leads in a westerly direction past the `Gablonzerhütte`and `Breininghütte`along the ski trail towars the 8-person cable car `Panorama Jet`. Shortly before crossing the slope, you come to a small hill, where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the impressive Dachstein glacier with the highest mountain in Upper Austria, the `Hohe Dachstein`(2996 m). Then pass the `Sonnenalm`and `Ausblick`and reach the starting point, the 8-person cable car Panorama Jet. 

Trail 1: Dachsteinblick (Rundweg)

Dachstein West Tip:

From the mountain station of the eight-person Panorama Jet lift, we recommend hiking just a few more metres up to the `Gosaunet-Platzl` (viewpoint) - a small hill next to the mountain station of the 4-seater chairlift `Aussichtsberg`. There you have a fantastic panoramic view of the `Hohe Tauern´range with the highest mountain in Austria, the `Großglockner`(3798 m), the `Hochkönig`, the `Tennengebirge`, the `Höllengebirge`, the `Tote Gebirge`, and the Dachstein massive, including Dachstein glacier and the `Gosaukamm`.

Stop for a bite to eat: Enjoy a hearty snack in the `Gablonzerhütte`, `Breininghütte`, `Sonnenalm`or `Ausblick`alpine huts.

 

Snowshoe-Ticket

Included: ascent and descent with eight-person Panorama Jet to the Zwieselalm and rent-snowshoes. (Snowshoes available after ticket purchase at Gosau ski rental (valley station Hornspitzbahn) and Sport Jirka (valley station eight-person Panorama-Jet Zwieselalm)

Price:

  • Adults: € 23,90
  • child: € 17,20

Safety notes for snowshoe hiking:

  • No liability is assumed. 
  • Each guest acts at his/her personal responsibility and should be able to properly assess their own fitness.
  • Watch out for any changes in the weather - signs include gathering wind, fog and a rise in temperature.
  • Please note information about the current avalanche situation (e.g. at www.lawinen.at)!
  • Observe avalanche warning lights and signs. 
  • Follow the instructions of the ski patrols and rescue services!
  • Never rely on existing tracks. They are no guarantee for avalanche safety and can lead in a completely wrong direction.
  • For emergencies, save the phone numbers of the lift company (+43 50 140) and the mountain rescue (140) on your mobile. Should you end up in a valley without reception, remove the SIM card and call 112!

Guided snowshoe-hike

Take a guided hike with Betty and her team. In addtition to trial tours and day tours, individual tours are also possible - simply contact Betty. Tours for clubs, schools, families and groups are also possible, 

Bookings and Information:  
Betty Jehle
+43 650 63 66 177
betty at betty-jehle dot at
www.betty-jehle.at 

Schneeschuh-Wandern auf der Zwieselalm in Dachstein West

Snowshoe-Rental

Gosauer Skiverleih - valley station Hornspitzbahn
+43 6136 200 58
verleih at skigosau dot at
www.skigosau.at

Sport Jirka - valley station Panorama Jet Zwieselalm 
+43 699 173 226 75
sportjirka@gmail.com
www.sportjirka.com