Snowshoe hiking in the Dachstein West ski region
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Snowshoe trail

Trail no. 1: circular trail “Dachsteinblick”

Winter fun away from the ski slopes can be found by all winter sports enthusiasts and hikers when snowshoeing in Dachstein West on the Zwieselalm.

From the mountain station of the 8er-Panorama Jet Zwieselalm the marked trail leads towards the Gosaukamm and further along the huts, always with an impressive view of the Dachstein glacier in the Salzkammergut.

Snowshoe ticket

  • Ascent and descent by Panorama-Jet Zwieselalm / Gosau
  • Rental snowshoes (= snowshoes + ski poles)

Opening status snowshoe trail

Type Status Name of lift Length Walking time Height difference
Trail 1 Dachsteinblick2220m1-1,5 h240m
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Snowshoe hiking

Key facts

  • Starting point: Mountain station 8er-Panorama Jet Zwieselalm
  • Difficulty: easy to intermediate
  • Total height: 1580 hm
  • Altitude meters: 240 hm
  • Trail length: 2,2 km
  • Walking time: 1 - 1,5 Stunden
  • Signs and poles: 30-40 m
  • Arrival point: Mountain station 8er-Panorama Jet Zwieselalm
  • Equipment: snowshoes, sticks
Snowshoe hikers

Route description

From the mountain station of the 8 seater Panorama Jet Zwieselalm the trail leads downhill along the eastern edge of the "Sonnenalm" past the old lift line and to the valley station of the 4-seater chairlift Törleck.

From there the trail continues to the mountain station of the Gosaukamm cable car (summer operation only), where a fascinating view of the rugged and deeply snow-covered rocks of the Gosaukamm is revealed.

The trail now leads in a westerly direction past "Gablonzerhütte" and "Breininghütte" along the ski trail towards the 8er-Panorama-Jet.

Shortly before crossing the slope (please be careful!) you come to a small hill where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the impressive Dachstein glacier and the summit of the high Dachstein (2996 m). Continue past the "Sonnenalm" and back to the starting point.

The trail is marked with red poles and yellow signs, distance between poles approx. 30–40 m.

Interactive panorama map

Snowshoe trail
Marked snowshoe trail

In case of emergency

Save emergency numbers on the mobil phone:
  • Dachstein West +43 50 140
  • Mountain rescue 140
  • Should you end up in a valley without reception, remove the SIM card and call 112 !

Safety notes:

  • Snowshoe hike on the trail on your own risk. No liability is assumed.
  • Each guest acts on their own responsibility and should be able to properly assess their own fitness.
  • Pay attention to weather changes - signs are wind, fog and a rise in temperature.
  • Please pay attention to information about the current avalanche situation e.g.
  • Pay attention to avalanche warning lights and signs.
  • Follow the instructions of the ski pistes and rescue services!
  • Never rely on existing tracks. They are no guarantee of avalanche safety and can lead you in a completely wrong direction.
  • Save emergency numbers on your mobil phone – see note above.
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Guided tours

Guided tours

Booking and informationen:
Betty Jehle
+43 650 63 66 177

Clubs, schools, families and groups are also welcome for guided tours!
Make a break in a ski hut

Make a break

Hut stop off & enjoy delights

A break is well deserved after a long snowshoe hike and just the right thing! Warming up in between does not hurt either!

Hospitality, friendliness and a lot of delicious food await you in our ski huts!

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