CROSS-COUNTRY, SKI TOURING, SLEDDING, SLEIGH RIDES, Therme amadé AND MORE.

Variety-packed winter holidays in Zauchensee, Salzburg

After a magnificent time spent in the Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl ski area, our community invites you to discover an amazing selection of other sporting opportunities certain to make your winter holiday in Salzburger Land unforgettable. A sledding expedition is great fun, especially for families: First make your way up to the mountain hut, then zoom back down to the valley on a sled. While you are ski touring, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, you will sense the fairytale magic of our winter countryside. Here, far removed from civilization, you can feel the astonishing power of nature. During an idyllic sleigh ride through snowy Zauchensee, romantics discover first-hand the infinite beauty of our wintry landscapes. Here at our 4-star Hotel Zauchensee Zentral, you will find the ideal base for your active holiday in Salzburg.

Winterurlaub in Zauchensee, Salzburg

Cross-Country Skiing – classic and “skating”

  • Around 260 kilometers of perfectly maintained and tracked cross-country ski trails, from easy to challenging, both in Zauchensee as well as the neighboring areas of Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Suited for classic as well as skating technique  
  • Day-tour for experienced XCers: Zauchensee Loipe, 10.6 km long, from Altenmarkt to Zauchensee
  • Altenmarkt–Zauchensee is one of the three best cross-country regions in Austria 
  • Challenging 6.3 km long Hochbifang Loipe in Altenmarkt
  • Trail network is free to cross-country skiers
Langlaufen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Langlaufen im Salzburger Land
Langlaufen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Langlaufen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Ski Touring in Salzburger Land

  • Zauchensee is an ideal starting point for a wide selection of ski tours in the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Tours for beginners, experienced tourers and ski-touring professionals
  • Beautiful deep-snow runs amid the breathtaking mountain world of Altenmarkt–Zauchensee
  • Sports shops with the very latest touring skis and rental gear
  • ALPS Alpine School offers test days and guided tours of the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Current avalanche conditions in Salzburger Land
Skitouren in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Skitouren in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Skitouren in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Fun in the snow.

Sledding in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

  • Sonnalm sled run: 3 km long, through the snowy forest. Starting point just a few minutes from our hotel. Also open to groups in the evening (registration required). Fee for rental sleds, headlamps provided free of charge.
  • Night sledding hill on the Hochbifang with refreshment possibilities at Bifei’s Hütt’n and the Hochnössleralm, sleds available to borrow right there (located between Zauchensee and Altenmarkt)
  • Sledding hill next to Berggasthof Winterbauer, reachable from Altenmarkt
  • Discounts with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card
Rodeln in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Rodeln in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Rodeln Altenmarkt Zauchensee Rodeln in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Rodeln in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Winter Hikes and Snowshoeing

  • Winter hiking paths – directly from the hotel
  • Once a week: guided snowshoeing expedition in Zauchensee with local hoteliers – free participation
  • 42 km of marked snowshoeing paths in Altenmarkt–Zauchensee in total
  • 47 km of perfectly maintained winter hiking paths (easy to moderate) – uniformly signposted
  • Hike in Zauchensee e.g. to the Sonnalm lookout point on the Zauchbachweg leading to Altenmarkt
Winterwandern in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Schneeschuhwandern in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Schneeschuhwandern in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Enjoyment for the whole family.

Pferdeschlittenfahrten in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Pferdeschlittenfahrten in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Reiten in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Sleigh Rides and Winter Horseback Riding

  • Sleigh rides with a carriage driver from Zauchensee, Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Discounts with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card
  • Pick-up directly from Hotel Zauchensee Zentral
  • Duration: ca. 1 hour through the snowy winter countryside
  • We will be happy to organize your sleigh ride on your behalf
  • Winter horseback riding: 3 riding stables in Altenmarkt, maintained winter hiking paths
  • Our recommendation: once a week – traditional “hut evening” with live music (Garnhofhütte or Felserhütte)

Ice Skating and Ice Stock in Altenmarkt

  • Big natural ice rink in the Altenmarkt village park
  • Open daily from 3 to 8 PM (depending on weather and ice conditions)
  • Special arrangements for groups are possible
  • Ice skates available to borrow on site
  • Ice-stock rink: open daily 9 AM – 12 noon and 4 – 9 PM by reservation, free to guests every Wednesday from 7 PM – minimum participation: 5 people
Eislaufen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Eislaufen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Eisstockschießen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Eisstockschießen in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Erlebnis-Therme in Altenmarkt

  • Spacious pools with varying salt concentrations, incl. Quartz Pool, Relaxation Pool, Amethyst Pool (saltwater has soothing effects on the skin, respiratory passages and joints)
  • Various themed saunas: Quartz Sauna, Salt Sauna, Pine Sauna, Panorama Alps Sauna,…
  • Hammam made of Sölk marble, steam grotto, whirlpool, salt relaxation room
  • Wide selection of soothing massages
  • 25 m long sports pool, diving platform and water climbing
  • Big wellness pool
  • Unique in Austria: individual looping slide with rocket start and 8-meter freefall, Black Hole Slide and Funnel Slide
  • Warm 32° C children’s pool with Snake Slide
  • This spa resort is open year-round and in all weather conditions
Erlebnis-Therme Amadé in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Erlebnis-Therme Amadé in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Erlebnis-Therme Amadé in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee