die Walchhofer's

a variety of winter activities

Winter active holiday
in Zauchensee

Cross country skiing, tobogganing, backcountry skiing, winter walking and more


The popular ski area of Altenmarkt – Zauchensee – Flachauwinkel in the Salzburger Sportwelt offers a range of winter activities away from the busy pistes. It’s not difficult to be enraptured by the deep-snowy mountain backdrop and the beauty of nature in the resort. Savour precious moments at a slower pace of life and breathe in the fresh mountain air. It’s a real treat for your body to go on a gentle winter walk of the glide through magical Zauchensee on a horse-drawn sleigh. Right from the 4 star Hotel Zauchenseehof in Salzburger Land. Those wishing to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life can soak up the tranquility of the mountains on an extensive ski tour or whilst cross country skiing.

Backcountry ski tours
in the Salzburger Sportwelt

  • Zauchensee makes an ideal base for fabulous backcountry ski tours in the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Deep-snow descents amid breathtaking mountain scenery of Altenmarkt – Zauchensee
  • Tours for beginners, intermediates and experienced backcountry skiers
  • Sport shops with the latest rental equipment and touring skis
  • Alpinschule ALPS – special test days and guided ski tours in the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Current avalanche report for Salzburg

Cross country skiing & skating

  • A total of 260 km of well-kept and well-groomed cross country trails of all levels of difficulty in Zauchensee and the surrounding resorts of the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Suitable for both classic cross country skiers and skaters
  • Day tour for experienced cross country skiers: Zauchensee trail – 10.6 km in length from Altenmarkt to Zauchensee
  • Altenmarkt – Zauchensee belongs to the best 3 cross country regions in Austria
  • Demanding 6.3 km long Hochbifang trail in Altenmarkt in the Salzburger Sportwelt
  • All trails can be used free of charge

Winter walks & snowshoeing

  • Winter footpaths – direct access right by the 4 star Hotel Zauchenseehof
  • 1 x week guided snowshoe walk in Zauchensee with two local hoteliers – free participation and mulled wine to warm up
  • A total of 42 km of marked snowshoe trails in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee
  • 47 km of well-prepared winter footpaths (easy to medium-difficulty)
  • Standard signposting for all footpaths
  • Walk e.g. to Sonnalm viewing point or along the Zauch stream path to Altenmarkt

Tobogganing in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee

  • Toboggan run Sonnalm: 3 km through deep-snowy forest, head uphill on foot or on the toboggan taxi – just a few minutes from the 4 star Hotel Zauchenseehof. Also open for groups in the evening (booking required)
  • Toboggan hire at an extra charge, head lamp free of charge
  • Night tobogganing on the Hochbifang with cosy refreshment stop in the rustic Bifei’s Hütt’n and Hochnössleralm, toboggan hire on site (between Zauchensee and Altenmarkt)
  • Toboggan run Berggasthof Winterbauer from Altenmarkt
  • Reductions with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card

Horse-drawn sleigh rides & winter horse-riding

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides with the Zauchensee sleigh driver in Zauchensee, Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Reductions with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card
  • Pick up right in front of the 4 star Hotel Zauchenseehof
  • Approx. one hour ride through the snowy winter wonderland
  • We would be pleased to organise your horse-drawn sleigh ride for you
  • Winter horse-riding: 3 riding stables in Altenmarkt, cleared winter bridle paths
  • Our recommendation: 1 x week jolly hut evening with live music (Garnhofhütte or Felserhütte)

Ice skating, curling in Altenmarkt

  • Large natural ice rink in the Gemendepark Altenmarkt in the Salzburger Sportwelt, open daily from 3.00 to 8.00 pm (according to weather and ice conditions). Special deals for groups, ice skate rental on site.
  • Austrian curling rink: Curling Club in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee, open daily from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 4.00 – 9.00 pm (booking required). Free curling for guests every Wednesday from 7.00 pm – minimum number of particpants 5 persons.

On the pistes in Zauchensee

Discover our
winter offers
for your holidays.

+43 6452 4012


Hotel Zauchenseehof, Familie Walchhofer
Zauchensee 12, 5541 Altenmarkt
Salzburger Land - Österreich