“I just love to be in the mountains”

A holiday in one of the most beautiful regions in the Alps

A hearty "Griaß di" from the idyllic family village of Viehhofen

The small holiday resort of Viehhofen is located in the heart of Salzburger Land in the region of Pinzgau, one of the most beautiful Alpine regions. Viehhofen is situated in a central, but peaceful location at the entrance to the Glemm valley. Viehhofen is the ideal location for a holiday packed with fun and adventure.

The unspoiled landscape surrounding Viehhofen provides an optimal setting for cycling, mountain biking, walking trails, as well as plenty of exciting activities for the whole family including archery, quad biking, carting and tennis. The lush green grass mountains surrounding Viehhofen are easily accessible with numerous activities on offer for young and old alike. In addition, Viehhofen is an ideal starting point for many exciting excursions, for example the many adventure parks, family-friendly pools, wild gorges, relaxing spas as well as high alpine glaciers and the cultural attractions of Salzburg city.

One of the most well-known ski areas in Austria is easily accessible from Viehhofen. The ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is comfortably reached with the ski bus which is free of charge with a valid ski pass. It is also possible to ski directly back to Viehhofen. You will find an area for practicing, as well as a lift in the centre of Viehhofen – perfect for kids and beginners. The Pinzgau grass mountains not only offer fantastic views to the Hohe Tauern mountain range and great skiing, but also other winter sports such as ski touring, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, winter hiking, ice skating and many other recreational opportunities that promise lots of fun for the whole family. In winter, it is also possible to make excursions that guarantee a versatile and fun-filled holiday for the whole family.

Be our guest, not a stranger!
With just under 600 inhabitants, Viehhofen is peaceful resort set amongst the Austrian Alps. Here you will find yourself at one with nature in a tranquil and relaxing environment. Here, tradition and hospitality play an important role, as well as a familiar and intimate atmosphere -  and of course good food! 

Come and enjoy a well-deserved holiday in Salzburg's Pinzgau -  we look forward to welcoming you to Viehhofen!

  • The winter in Viehhofen

  • Ski & Snowboard

  • Ski Run to Viehhofen

  • Tobogganing

The winter in Viehhofen

A holiday, where winter is truly winter

During the winter months, Viehhofen is a true paradise for families and sports enthusiasts. Viehhofen is in a central location surrounded by some of Austria's most famous ski resorts and an ideal starting point for an exciting day on skis away from the hustle and bustle of the larger winter sport resorts. But Viehhofen is not only a paradise for skiers and snowboarders, there are also many other activities to partake in.

Ski & Snowboard

Unlimited winter fun in and around Viehhofen

The first snow falls in Viehhofen are normally towards the end of November, early December, a time when skiers start to anticipate making their first turns and the ski season officially opens. Until the beginning / middle of April, the Pinzgauer grass mountains belong to winter sport enthusiasts.

Thanks to state-of-the-art snowmaking technology, more than 90% of the slopes in the ski areas surrounding Viehhofen snow covered and in pristine condition from Christmas until spring. In addition, skiing is possible at the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn which stands at an altitude of over 3,000 metres, where great conditions are guaranteed regardless of snowfall.

In Viehhofen itself you will find a small beginner's lift, which is ideal for those practicing their first turns in the snow. At present, Viehhofen does not have a lift connection to the larger surrounding ski resorts, but from the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski area, a 7.5 km long ski run brings you directly back to the centre of Viehhofen. On the opposite side of the Glemm valley, there is an attractive ski route from the Schmittenhöhe for a descent from the Schmittenhöhe ski area in Zell am See to Viehhofen.

Ski Run to Viehhofen

Ski or board to the centre of Viehhofen

For the time being we do not have a connecting lift in Viehhofen – however, we are well connected to the largest ski areas in the area. From the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, there is a 7.5 km run that brings you back down to the valley and the centre of Viehhofen. The 7.5 km run is the longest in the whole area and the ascent is truly thrilling. There is also another run on the opposite side of the Glemm valley: From the Schmittenhöhe, there is an attractive ski route down into the valley. Plans have already been put into action for a lift connection with the ski area of Schmitten - Zell am See.


In the vicinity of Viehhofen, there are numerous toboggan runs which offer a thrilling experience on snow.

Hinterglemm - Reiterkogel - Length: 3.2 km – illuminated in the in the evening
Saalbach - Spielberghaus - Length: 3.2 km – illuminated in the evening
Saalfelden - Biberg - Length: 6,0 km  – illuminated in the evening
Leogang - Asitz – illuminated on Tuesday and Friday evenings
Bruck - Kohlschnait - Length: 3.0 km -  illuminated in the evening
Piesendorf – Naglköpfl - illuminated on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Neukirchen or Bramberg - Wildkogel - Length: 14 km - – illuminated in the evening

Please note that there is also a special Code of Conduct for tobogganing. The use of a ski helmet and other protective equipment is strongly recommended, especially for children!

  • The idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen

  • Gastronomy in Viehhofen

  • The Viehhofen Guest Card

  • our Tips

The idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen

Traditional, Familiar and Welcoming

The small village of Viehhofen is nestled in the mountains in one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, located between the bustling tourist resorts of Zell am See - Kaprun and Saalbach Hinterglemm. Viehhofen is situated in the centre of the Glemm valley in Salzburger Land, on a sunny hillside at the foot of the Pinzgauer mountains at 856 metres above sea level.

The idyllic village is surrounded by the mountains of the Upper Gernkogel (2,175 m) in the southwest, the Schmittenhöhe (1,965 m) in the southeast and the Sausteigen (1,912 m) in the northeast. All of these mountains belong to the “Pinzgauer Grass Mountains”, the highest grass mountains in Europe, which due to their height and nature are ideally suited for hiking in summer and skiing in winter.

From the peaks, there are impressive views to the imposing mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park, including the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain.

Viehhofen as a starting point
Viehhofen is the ideal location for a various activities and adventures and is located between some of the most famous resorts in Austria, including Saalbach Hinterglemm at the end of the Glemm valley and Zell am See and Kaprun.

Our guests are able to enjoy the amenities in the neighbouring resorts, while at the same time enjoying the peaceful location of the Alpine village of Viehhofen. Viehhofen is unique in the way that there is no mass tourism and tourists are welcomed as personal guests and not just foreign visitors. In addition, we are able to offer competitive prices compared to those offered in the major tourist resorts.

These factors contribute to Viehhofen being ideal for families as well as those in search of a relaxing and restful holiday.

Gastronomy in Viehhofen

Enjoy Salzburger Land cuisine

No matter how small a place, there are always culinary delights to be enjoyed. In Viehhofen you can choose between traditional inns, cosy locals and charming restaurants.


Name Phone Website
Restaurant Cafe Dorfstadl +43 6542 680 16 www.dorfstadl-viehhofen.at
Gasthof Glemmerhof +43 6542 685 76 www.glemmerhof.at
Hecherhütte +43 6542 685 86 www.hecherhuette.at
Hotel Gasthof Oberwirt +43 6542 685 53 www.oberwirt.at
Alpengasthof Stiegernigg +43 6542 685 54 www.viehhofen.com
Restaurant Die Schmiede +43 676 933 34 34 www.schmiede-viehhofen.at
B + B Restaurant +43 6542 21814  


Bon appétit!

The Viehhofen Guest Card

Numerous discounts with our partner companies

You will receive the Viehhofen Guest Card, free of charge, from you host at the start of your holiday. With this Guest Card, you will receive numerous discounts and many other small extras with our partner companies. Our partner companies are not only in Viehhofen, but also include many of the most popular attractions in the region of Pinzgau. Inform yourself, it will pay off!

our Tips

For a successful holiday experience in Viehhofen

We are aware that there is such a huge selection of leisure and sports facilities in and surrounding Viehhofen and that you will want to experience as many of these as possible. We know how precious time is on holiday and with this in mind we have compiled a list of some of the highlights for you.

  • Ski Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

Ski Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

Nestled amongst some of the most famous ski resorts in Austria

The small, idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen is nestled in an ideal location between some of the largest and most famous ski resorts in Austria. This location allows you to enjoy unlimited skiing in a different ski area every day if you want, while at the same time returning to the peaceful location of Viehhofen to unwind after a long day of skiing.


Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen


Tel.: +43 6542 685 59
Fax: +43 6542 685 59-4
Email: info@viehhofen.at



Winter:                          Monday to Frriday   8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

01.12.17 - 01.04.18     Saturday                     8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm
                                          Sunday                        8.00 - 12.00 am


Off-season:                 Monday to Friday       8.00 - 12.00 am