Activities & excursions in winter

Skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ski tours, relaxation

The Salzburg Saalachtal is where children learn to ski with a smile, lovers simply forget the time while hiking in winter, tourers climb the mountain full of motivation and people in their prime rediscover their love for skiing.


The well-known and award-winning family ski paradise Almenwelt Lofer is only 2 km away from the Zenauerhof and offers 10 lifts and 46 kilometers of cultivated slopes. At up to 1747 meters above sea level you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Loferer Steinberge, the Reitheralpe, the Leoganger Steinberge, the Wilder Kaiser and the Chiemgau Alps. The ski area offers something for every taste. The fun park has many exciting obstacles and is particularly popular with snowboarders and freeski fans. In the children's area, the little ones get their money's worth and the fantastic pistes offer lots of skiing fun for all winter sports enthusiasts. An unforgettable skiing holiday in Salzburger Land is guaranteed. The ski bus stop is only a few minutes' walk away, so you can reach the ski area in a short time!

The Heutal ski area in Unken, the Steinplatte Waidring, the Schmitten in Zell am See and the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel are just a few of the many ski areas in the region that can be reached within 30 minutes by car.

Ski rental Lofer:
Rental of the latest winter sports equipment... Tired of a full trunk? Simply rent ski equipment!

At "Skischule Lofer Herbst"
at "Skischule Sturm" or
at "Sport Stockklauser"

Cross country skiing

Right next to the Zenauerhof, you can enter the illuminated night-time cross-country ski run and let your soul dangle while cross-country skiing in the evening. A total of 37 km of cross-country trails in the valley are available in the towns of Lofer and St. Martin. But there is also a high-altitude trail with various levels of difficulty waiting for you on the Loferer Alm.


Let's go on a fun sleigh ride to Maria Kirchental.

After a leisurely hike through the snow-covered winter landscape, you can strengthen yourself in the inn. Then it's down the 2.1 km long natural toboggan run - fun for the whole family is guaranteed.

A special highlight is night tobogganing in Maria Kirchental, when the slope is illuminated with torches.
If you are not so good on foot, you can also take a taxi.

The natural toboggan run "Knappenstadl" in Lofer is only a few kilometers away from the Zenauerhof. An illuminated natural toboggan run with a length of 1.5 km awaits you here.

A special feature of the Knappenstadl is the feeding of wild animals in winter. You can watch deer and roe deer at a wildlife feeding, an experience usually only seen on TV.

Ski touring

One of the most environmentally friendly sports that demands the whole body - ski touring. Climb up into the high mountains using your own muscle power and experience the untouched nature. There are numerous ski tours to choose from, from easy to very demanding. Get a taste of ski touring, try something new, have fun together. Join a guided day tour.


Away from the wonderful ski slopes of the Salzburger Saalachtal holiday region, there is a lot going on in winter! Couples in love hike tightly embraced on the romantic winter hiking trails or take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the valley sinking into the snow, guests in their prime trudge through the glittering snow with snowshoes and children toboggan from the Hochalm and Maria Kirchental together with their parents. On the ice, locals and guests compete in the old tradition of curling, while young princesses perform beautiful pirouettes in front of their admirers. Here in the Salzburger Saalachtal, winter is simply fun.