Snow trekking in the Hochkönig Mountain Range

At the beginning of March we decided to go on fun trip – trekking with snowshoes into the mountains.

 

снегоступы Хохкёниг / schneeschuhwandern Hochkönig / snow winter hiking

 

We’d heard a lot about this particular kind of activity. Plus, for us, a family with a small child, it was a great way to spend a day out in the mountains together.

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Alpine routes: Reiteralm meadow and Gasselhöh Cabin

This route is very short, but it leads to such amazing views that you completely lose yourself in time.

 

Reiteralm

 

The route begins at Gasselhöh Cabin which is found at an elevation of 1728. Within the very first steeps you end up at the tiny lake, Spiegelsee, in which the reflections of the mountain peaks are clearly visible (German. Spiegel – mirror).

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Showshoes in Alpendorf, Sankt Johann im Pongau

Winter hiking in Alpendorf Obergassalm

Today, we are going on a nice little snowshoe trek near the mountain ski resort of Sankt Johann/Alpendorf and are setting off from the upper Alpendorfbergbahnen cable car station.

 

A family on snowshoes in Alpendorf, Sankt Johann im Pongau

You can start off as soon as you get out of the cabin, so we immediately leave the crowded routes behind and head across the pristine virgin snow towards the Obergassalm meadow.

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