Snowshoe Trail in Dachstein West

The snowshoe trail leds through alpine terrain and should be used only by experienced hikers with appropriate equipment in good and safe conditions. The trail is marked with red poles and yellow signs, distance between poles approx. 30-40 m. Please be careful when crossing the slope - walk on the trail at your own risk! Last descent with eight-person Panorama Jet Zwieselalm gondola at 4:00 pm. 

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