Winter vacation in Tyrol, Austria

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Our adventures in the winter

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The popular winter region Kaiserwinkl

The snow-white winter rarely is so colorful as in the Kaiserwinkl region between the jagged summits of the Zahmer and the Wilder Kaiser and the enchanting lake Walchsee. Immerse yourself in the many facets of relaxation!

Winter hiking on mountain- or valley trails

The sunny valley basin of the Kaiserwinkl region invites to make wonderful winter hikes at the foot of the Zahmer and the Wilder Kaiser. Around 80 km of groomed and signposted winter hiking trails lead you trough most beautiful nature. And those who want to go on an off-trail discovery tour: go snowshoeing! Preferably with our tour guides.

Tour skiing with a romantic factor

Around lake Walchsee you can make beautiful ski tours through the deeply snow-covered scenery, crowned with virginal runs. One of the most popular tours of the region are the climbs on the Heuberg to 1,603 m south of lake Walchee and on the Karkopf to 1,510 m north of Kranzach. More tips available at our reception!

Cross-country skiing for everyone

Did you know, that in the Kaiserwinkl region you find one of the largest networks of cross-country trails in Austria? Up to 121 km of groomed trails for classic-and skating style extend over the cross-country skiing area of the villages Kössen, Walchsee, Schwendt and Rettenschöss. All awarded with the Tyrolean "Loipengütesiegel" (cross-country quality seal). For endless gliding pleasure!

Tobogganing: glowing fun

Two iron runners and a lot of fun! Tobogganing thrills young and old and can perfectly be combined with cozy moments in a rustic mountain hut. In the Kaiserwinkl region the three wonderful natural toboggan runs Lippenalm, Zahmer Kaiser and Aschinger Alm ensure speedy action.

Everything with one card

Holiday in the Kaiserwinkl region means that you can enjoy winter to the last corner (Winkl = corner) here. The wealth of possibilites is large and diverse - right on our doorstep. From ice skating and curling to trend sports such as snow tubing or snow biking. Tip: the Kaiserwinkl card offers many benefits & discounts!

Winter benefits of the Kaiserwinkl card

  • Free parking on ten parking lots in the region
  • Free use of the cross-country trails
  • Free lantern walk
  • Free horse-drawn sleigh ride for children up to 12 years old
  • 50% discount on Kaiserwinkl merchandise
  • 10% discount on an uphill and downhill ride for non-skiers at the cable cars Kössen and Zahmer Kaiser Walchsee (non-skiing kids born from 2007 onwards free of charge)
  • Free use of the regional buses /ski buses 20.12.2019-19.03.2020
  • Free village tours
  • Free snowshoe testing opportunities
  • 50% discount on a cross-country introduction lesson, sauna, curling
  • 10% discount on multiple-day ski passes
  •  Discounts at taxi companiesski schools, as well as various innsshops and leisure facilities in the Kaiserwinkl region

More details about the Kaiserwinkl Card here.

Way up high: Hot air balloon rides

Way up high: 90 minutes in a hot air balloon is guaranteed to make your holiday unforgettable! One of what is probably one of the most impressive events around the Kaiserwinkl is also the annual ‘Alpine Ballooning‘. The skies are filled with a variety of colours from the many hot air balloons, when lots of different balloon ride team start out on their races: Lift off, hover and experience ‘air travel’!

An animal adventure: Horse-drawn carriage ride

Another good and particularly comfortable alternative to explore the landscape around Walchsee is on a horse-drawn carriage ride! Enjoy the cool mountain air with a hot mulled wine in the horse-drawn carriage and gaze in wonder at the sparkling blanket of snow around Walchsee or at the moor area in Schwemm.

Out and about on the ice: Ice-skating and curling

The Natural ice rink in Walchsee is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel. So right around the corner you can spin endless pirouettes on your skates! Hire of perfect equipment is available right here. You can even slip on your skates in the evening and head out skating after dinner. For even more fun on the ice you ought to give traditional curling a go.

Ice rinks in the region:

  • Artificial ice rink in Walchsee
  • Natural ice rink in Kössen

Contemporary winter holiday: Snowtubing and Snowbiking

‘Tobogganing’ that is a bit different – snowtubing at Staffnerhof Kössen is a fantastic experience for all the family! So why not Swap your sled for a rubber tyre? – fun-filled turns included! Snowtubing is the perfect go-to activity for a winter holiday with children. Afterwards you get to relax and unwind in our hotel as a family.

Another exciting winter activity is snow-biking. The trend of biking in the snow has also arrived in Tyrol from the USA. There are also workshops in Kössen. And the best thing about it – you learn how to do it on the first day! Winter fun and wild action are guaranteed here!


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