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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 Run to Viehhofen

  • Give your car a break!

  • Ski Pass Prices

  • Glemmy Offroad Park

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 surrounding. 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 descent 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.

Give your car a break!

Take the ski bus from Viehhofen to Saalbach Hinterglemm free of charge

You don’t have the use of a car? In Viehhofen no problem! Give yourself and your car a well-deserved holiday and forget the hassle of unpacking and packing the car and looking for a parking space.  In winter, the free ski bus runs on a regular basis to the bottom station of the Schönleiten lift approx. 4 km away. From here you can access the vast Skicircus of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

Please note: The complimentary ski bus is a service offered by the Tourist Office of Viehhofen and the lift company of Saalbach Hinterglemm to all guest who have a valid ski pass or are in ski clothing. The normal post bus is not free of charge! 

For further information, please visit the Viehhofen Tourist Office.


Ski Pass Prices

Skiing in the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Not too far from Viehhofen, there are many first-class ski resorts, including Zell am See, Kaprun (Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel) and Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. From Viehhofen the easiest and fastest way to reach the ski resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is by the free ski bus. The Schönleitenbahn is only 4 km away and from here you can ascend by lift and access the Skicircus. Piste No. 68 brings you back to the centre of Viehhofen.


Ski passes can be purchased directly at the Tourist Office!

Glemmy Offroad Park

An adventure on a quad or snow-cart

At the entrance to Viehhofen, you will find the Glemmy Offroad Park, a varied and challenging terrain for quad biking, offering plenty of fun and action for the whole family. On an area of 60,000 m², there are different off-road routes of varying difficulty. Great fun is guaranteed for beginners as well as the more experienced. The easiest course can also be easily negotiated by children over 6 years.

  • archery course Glemmerhof

  • Tobogganing

  • Fun sports in winter

  • Ice skating & ice hockey

archery course Glemmerhof

On the „hunt” in winter!

Just on the outskirts of Viehhofen, at the Gasthof Glemmerhof, you will find one of the most attractive archery courses in Salzburger Land. This lovely circular course has been constructed in a shady forest, where life-like animals are your targets. Great fun and adventure for the whole family.


Why archery?

Archery is a fascinating sport which balances both body and spirit. Once out in the fresh air and the woodlands, the stresses of everyday life are soon forgotten. The tranquillity and natural surroundings enable you to focus on the targets and experience inner peace.

equipment & timing

As the archery course is in the forest and there are numerous narrow hiking trails, sturdy footwear such as hiking boots are recommended. Good footwear also ensures a safe stand. The path is well signposted and easy to find, but please allow plenty of time! For all 28 stations, a group of four would need approx. 3-4 hours.

A pleasant surprise: At the halfway station, you will find an area with cool drinks and snacks.


The course, which is situated mostly in the forest, can be used in almost any weather conditions and is open all year round.  


Mit Schwung ins Tal!

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!

Fun sports in winter

Spaß im Schnee!

The winter landscape also has something to offer those looking for that little bit different. In Jausern, (just outside Saalbach), there is the possibility to drive a snowmobile on a specially designed course. You can also rent ice carts for pure action on a course made of ice, measuring 3,500 m².

Ice skating & ice hockey

kostenlose Eislaufschuhe zum Ausleihen!

It doesn’t always have to be snow - even ice makes a lot of fun in winter. During the winter months, the Viehhofen tennis courts are converted into an outdoor ice skating rink, which even has floodlights.

SPECIAL SERVICE: Ice skates can be rented free of charge at the club house at the tennis court.

Those that particularly enjoy ice skating, can also try out the ice rink in Zell am See or the frozen lake Zell (when conditions permit).

  • Ski & Snowboard

  • Ski Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

  • Ski touring in the Glemm valley

  • Cross-country

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 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.

Starting from winter 2019/2020 the Ski Alpin Card will play a major role!
Because it units the 3 top ski resorts Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-FieberbrunnSchmittenhöhe in Zell am See as well as the  glacier Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel Kaprun.



Ski touring in the Glemm valley

The true charm of winter

Although Viehhofen is surrounded by first-class ski resorts, more and more winter enthusiasts are being enticed by the sport of ski touring. The tranquillity of the ascent, the feeling of satisfaction having reached an Alpine summit, as well as amazing views of the surrounding mountain world and then the descent in powder snow…ski touring is a charming sport.

The mountains surrounding Viehhofen offer perfect opportunities for ski touring. The wide slopes of the Kitzbüheler Alps and Glemm valley offer a ski tour to suit every ability.


An adventure in a winter paradise

On cross-country skis, you will see the area around Viehhofen in a totally different light. Enjoy nature whilst gliding through a winter paradise, while at the same time burning calories!

In principle, there are two different styles of cross-country skiing: the classical technique and skating style. Both techniques have their own appeal and contribute to the sport being one that is appealing to both the young as well as the young at heart.

In the neighbouring villages around Viehhofen, you will find countless cross-country ski trails to suit every ability. The regions of Zell am See-Kaprun as well as Saalfelden Leogang have built-up an impressive cross-country network with circular trails, for the most avid cross-country enthusiasts, some trails are even illuminated at night. A special recommendation for children is the Fun & Snowpark at the ‘Langlaufzentrum Ritzensee’ in Saalfelden: Here children can learn the technique of cross-country skiing thorough the art of play, by overcoming various obstacles while at the same time having lots of fun.

There are also many cross-country trails in the nearby villages of Maishofen and Saalbach Hinterglemm. We recommend that newcomers to cross-country skiing learn from a professional instructor. There are cross-country ski school courses on offer in Zell am See, Kaprun and Saalfelden.

  • Winter hikes and snow-shoeing

Winter hikes and snow-shoeing

A walk through a winter wonderland

Hiking in winter? Yes of course! The gentle grass mountains around the area of Viehhofen offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and are simply a paradise for hikers - both in summer and in winter.


Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen


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




Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am



Monday to Saturday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

Sunday 8.00 - 12.00 am


NEW in Winter 2019/2020