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Winter vacation in Tyrol, Austria

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Winter ACTIVITIES in Kaiserwinkl

Rarely is snow-white winter as vibrant as it is in Kaiserwinkl between the rugged summits of the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser, and enchanting Walchsee. Immerse yourself in the many facets of a winter holiday and sport! Afterwards enjoy Wellness and relaxation in our hotel to then start the next day fully motivated again.

Kaiserwinkl has the right winter activity for everyone: SNOWBIKING – ICE-SKATING – SKIING – TOBOGGANING – HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES – SNOW-SHOE HIKING and lots of winter fun for all the family! Enjoy your winter and activity holiday between the mountain and the valley and also in one of the loveliest ski areas in Tyrol

Active in the winter: Winter hikes and snow-shoe hikes

The sunny valley basin in the Kaiserwinkl invites you to enjoy dreamy winter hikes at the foot of the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser. Some 80 kilometres of tended and signposted winter hiking paths slumber amid the loveliest natural surroundings. In contrast, if you would like to head out on an exploratory tour away from the paths: just don your snow-shoes and set on a wild trip! For your winter holiday you can also book guided winter and snow-shoe hikes with our experienced hiking guides.

Out and about on skis: Skiing, ski tours and cross-country skiing

There are wonderful ski areas around Walchsee. Deep snow-covered landscapes, topped with immaculate ski runs tempt you to head out skiing and exploring. Among the most popular ski tours in the region are the ascents to the south of Walchsee to the Heuberg and to the Karkopf north of Kranzach.

Kaiserwinkl provides one of the biggest trail networks in Austria for cross-country skiing. Up to 121 kilometres of classic trails, prepared for skating, extend throughout the cross-country areas in the towns of Kössen, Walchsee, Schwendt and Rettenschöss – all are awarded with the Tyrol trail seal of approval. It is here that you will come across the maximum in variety for all winter activities on skis.

Details about the options available in the region

  • Ski tours to the Karkopf: 1510 metres
  • Ski tours to the Heuberg: 1603 metres
  • Cross-country: 121 kilometres of tended trails
  • Award-winning quality: Tyrol slope seal of approval

Winter holiday with children: Sledding, tobogganing and toboggan runs

Two runners and so much fun! – tobogganing inspires all ages. Sledding combines perfectly with traditional Alpine inn fun. In the Kaiserwinkl, four superb natural toboggan runs: Lippenalm, Zahmer Kaiser, Ottenalm and Aschinger Alm provide speedy action. 

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!

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

  • Gratis Parken auf zehn Parkplätzen in der Region
  • Gratis Loipenbenützung
  • Gratis Laternenwanderung
  • Gratis Pferdekutschenfahrt für Kinder bis 12 Jahre
  • 50% Ermäßigung auf Kaiserwinkl Merchandisingartikel
  • 10% Ermäßigung auf die Berg- und Talfahrt für Nichtskifahrer bei den Bergbahnen Kössen und Zahmer Kaiser Walchsee (nichtskifahrende Kinder ab JG 2008 FREI)
  • Gratis Regiobus/Skibus ganzjährig
  • Gratis Dorfführungen
  • Gratis Schneeschuh-Testmöglichkeit
  • 50% Ermäßigung auf Langlauf Schnupperstunde, Sauna, Eisstockschießen
  • 10% Ermäßigung auf Mehrtages-Skipässe
  • Ermäßigungen bei TaxiunternehmenSkischulen, sowie verschiedenen GasthöfenGeschäften und Freizeiteinrichtungen des Kaiserwinkls

More details about the Kaiserwinkl Card here.

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