Winter hiking in Ramsau am Dachstein

Hiking in winter at the foot of the Dachstein

With the first snowflakes that remain on the meadows, we look forward to relaxing winter hiking in Ramsau am Dachstein.. Everyone enjoys the wonderful surroundings in the glittering winter dress and the relaxing time in nature. The beautiful sunny plateau at 1100 – 1300 m above sea level is ideal due to the open landscape. It provides a perfect base for winter hiking for families, walkers and nature lovers. Right in front of the Hotel Matschner, in Ramsau Ort, several circular trails start. In contrast to summer, the wide Ramsau winter hiking trails are mostly flat and run parallel to the cross-country ski trails in open and sunny terrain. This is how you get to know the beautiful holiday region at the foot of the mighty Dachstein from a completely different perspective.

Around 50 km are groomed exclusively for winter hikers and horse-drawn sleigh rides. A horse-drawn sleigh ride around the Kulmberg or to the Halseralm, the best flambéed Kaiserschmarrn in the world, should definitely be part of the holiday program. Many farms with cozy parlors, rustic huts and sunny terraces invite you to stop off.

Winter hiking trails & tour suggestions in Ramsau am Dachstein

  • Kulmberg Circuit – distance: 10 km – duration 3 h walking time
  • Panoramatour – distance: 16 km – duration 4 h walking time
  • Skitrail Türlwand – distance: 7 km – duration 2:30 h walking time
  • Leitenrunde – distance: 7 km – duration 2 h walking time
  • Winter hiking trail to the Halseralm – distance: 6 km, duration 1:30 h walking time

Guided snowshoe tours in the Ramsau alpine pasture area

Hike through quiet snow-covered forests. Through the deep powder snow it goes uphill to the Ramsauer alpine pasture area. Impressed by the fairytale views of the mountains of the Schladminger Tauern and in front of you the imposing south face of the Dachstein. With snowshoes on your feet, explore and enjoy the the most beautiful winter landscapes away from the ski slopes and roads on one of the guided tours with our in-house hiking guide. Moments full of contentment and holiday joy. 

Three marked routes that also offer a wonderful experience are located on the plateau. You hike almost effortlessly through the deep snow and enjoy the silence of nature.

Benefits of sunbathing in winter

Take a deep breath of the clear mountain air. Warm winter sun invites you to wonderful sunbathing. Especially during the winter, when the days are short and sometimes cloudy, the bright rays of the sun provide us with new energy and and leave everyday life behind. In Ramsau am Dachstein, 2254 hours of sunshine are registered over the entire year. That’s 75 hours of sunshine per month. Outdoor sport and exercise are healthy and beneficial at any time of the year. Spend pleasant holidays in the Hotel Matschner in the midst of snow-covered mountain peaks, sunshine and a wonderful feel-good atmosphere on the Dachstein!