rustic hut in the Salzburg mountains

Winter hiking in Saalbach and Hinterglemm


The moment that ice and snow covers the land, the Home of Lässig transforms into a winter hiking paradise! Countless paths between the mountains and the end of the valley connect this magical region in many different ways. Winter hiking in Saalbach Hinterglemm is a wonderful way to head to the most wonderful, enchanting places! The ‘Sonnenkarte’, is a special mountain lift ticket for sun-worshippers without skiing equipment who want to let their spirits soar at dreamy heights.

Guided winter-hikes

The path to the most beautiful panorama does not have to be long, but if you want to be sure not to miss the absolute highlights, given the abundance of tours you can choose from, local guides will help you to experience the 140 kilometres of winter hiking trails in a magical way. In winter, the tourism association organises up to two free guided hikes per day with experienced state-certified mountain hiking guides. Give your skis and boards a break and enjoy this lovely introduction to the winter hiking region before then setting-off on your own. 

Our favourite tours

Which hike would you like to tackle today? Would you prefer it to be easy and relaxed, featuring one or two attractions for the whole family, or would you prefer a challenging tour with astonishingly beautiful views? Winter hiking in Saalbach Hinterglemm offers something for everyone. We will be happy to share our favourites with you.

‘Sonnseitpromenade’ circuit 

In the direction of Jausen, the route runs along the promenade through the centre of Saalbach, passing straight by the Thurnerhof. Smaller ascents and descents lead to the Saalach. Good footwear is required.

Ronach circuit

Taking just one-and-a-half hours, this tour is ideal for a first taste of winter hiking in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. The path through the village and along the promenade exudes idyllic cosiness.

Jauseralm linear trail

Short and simply beautiful – on the deeply snow-covered terrain, you can absorb the quiet, peaceful nature in all its beauty. The almost flat path leads along the Löhnersbachweg.

Saalachpromenade linear trail to Jausern

A somewhat longer, yet quite easy, walk near the stream exudes romantic charm and idyllic cosiness. On the way to Vorderglemm, the promenade becomes a winter hiking backdrop.

The Eberharten linear trail

The wide Glemmtal valley lies literally at your feet on a winter-hike in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The gentle ascent via the Eberhartweg to the Bernkogelbahn cable-car promises magical views into the distance. 

The Lindlingalm linear trail

The hike starts in the direction of the valley end via the Pfefferwegbrücke bridge before a separate path leads to the Lindlingalm hut. Winter hiking in Saalbach is particularly fun here, but also presents some exciting challenges.

Start: Zwölferkogel car park
Destination: Zwölferkogel car park
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 12.7 km 
Hike duration: approx. 4 hours, there and back  

Other winter hiking trails, as well as more detailed information on the winter-hikes and exact route descriptions, can be found in the alternative winter sports brochure. You are welcome to request this from us at reception. 

Do you love variety and would like to learn more about the different activities in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm? Whether skiing & snowboarding on the optimally groomed pistes, or tobogganing, or doing any other winter activities – your winter holiday  (winter holiday) will certainly offer loads of variety! We would be delighted to receive your non-binding enquiry.