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Snow-Shoe Hikes

In many towns and villages, hiking and mountain guides take guests on snow-shoe tours.

Au-Schoppernau – Diedamskopf tour

The cable car takes you to the mountain station and you walk in snow shoes uphill and downhill until you reach the Neuhornbachjoch. The adventurous can rush down to the Neuhornbachhaus lying on the “Airboard”. Back in the valley, participants race down the longest natural toboggan run in the Bregenzerwald (5 km).

Place: Au-Schoppernau Diedamskopf
Meeting point: Au-Schoppernau snow sports school, next to the valley station of the cable car
Date: 14 Dezember 2015 until 3 April 2016: every Wednesday or Thursday at 9.30 a.m.
Length: approx. 6 hours incl. breaks
Price per person: from € 70 depending on the number of participants (incl. cable car ticket, snow shoes and toboggan).
Minimum number of participants: 5

Information & Registration
Snow sports school Au-Schoppernau
T +43 (0)5515 2133

Egg-Schetteregg – mountain pasture landscape

The guided hike commences in Schetteregg, which lies in a tranquil side valley. The hike takes you to two mountain pasture settlements. Farmers and their cattle spend the spring and the autumn in the simple wooden huts. The milk is processed into butter and cheese in a collective alpine dairy.

Place: Egg-Schetteregg
Meeting point: sport rental shop Waldner Schetteregg
Date: End of December and January: every Friday at 11.30 a.m.,
February and March: every Friday at 10.30 a.m.
Register by Thursday at 4 p.m.
Length: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 15 (including snow shoe rental)

Information & Registration
Tourist office Egg
T +43 (0)5512 2426

Hittisau – snow shoe tour by the light of the full moon in the Lecknertal

Out and about on snow shoes by the light of the full moon in the Lecknertal - suitable for the moonstruck not wishing to spend such a night at home.

Place: Hittisau
Meeting point: Village hall, Hittisau
Date: 23 January, 22 February, 23 March 2016, at 8 p.m.
Length: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours
Price per person: € 20 (including snow shoes, sticks)

Information & Registration
Helga Rädler
T +43 (0)664 5793566

Hittisau - snow-shoe hike into the sunset

Guided tour into the snow-covered landscape.

Place: Hittisau
Meeting point: Hittisau village hall
Dates: December to April, every Monday between 2.30 and 4 p.m.
Return between 5 and 7 p.m.
Price per person: € 25

Information & Registration
Christoph Oberhauser
T +43 (0)664 7670520

Bizau – Winter landscapes

Guide Konrad Feurstein hikes through the alpine countryside in Bizau, pointing out special insights and views.

Place: Bizau
Meeting point: village square
Date: 28 December 2015 until 21 March 2016: every Monday at 1.30 p.m.
Length: approx. 3 hours
Price per person: free

Information & Registration
Konrad Feurstein
T +43 (0)664 6324537

Bezau – Baumgarten high-altitude hike

The Bezau cable car takes you comfortably to the mountain station: from there, Pius takes you to the Niedere Höhe.

Place: Bezau
Meeting point: Valley station of Bezau cable car
Date: every Friday at 10 a.m.
Length: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 10 including the use of snow shoes, excluding return trip by Bezau cable car

Information & Registration
Tourist office Bezau
T +43 (0)5514 2295

Mellau – romance and relaxation

The easy snow-shoe hike takes you from the mountain station of Mellau cable car to Kanis alp (1,463 m), which is located in an idyllic mountain valley.

Place: Mellau
Meeting point: office of Mellau ski school
Date: 14 December 2015 until 10 April 2016; daily, upon request
Length: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 35, including equipment, excluding return trip.
Minimum number of participants: 3

Information & Registration
Mellau ski and snowboard school
T +43 (0)664 3946253

Schröcken – evening hike, the quiet way

This tour takes you off the beaten track, through unspoilt nature on the Hochtannberg.

Place: Schröcken
Meeting point: 5 p.m. Hotel Mohnenfluh
Date: every Tuesday
Length: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 13
Minimum number of participants: 4

Information & Registration
Alpinschule Schröcken, Josef Staggl
T +43 (0)664 7575500

Schröcken - to the loveliest destinations in the area of Hochtannberg

Off the beaten track, the tour takes you at a leisurely place through the winter landscape.

Place: Schröcken
Meeting point: Salober bus stop
Dates: December 2015 to March 2016, every Thursday, upon prior booking only
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Minimum number of participants: 6
Price per person: € 24 including snow shoes and safety equipment, avalanche search equipment

Information & Registration
Alpinschule Schröcken, Josef Staggl
T +43 (0)664 7575500 or +43 (0)664 2525200

Schwarzenberg - snowshoe hiking in the nature reserve

Tour guide Daniel takes guests through the Natura2000 nature reserve. Upon request, he gladly combines the snow-shoe tour with a stop for refreshments in a skiing hut on the Bödele.

Minimum number of participants: 4
Place: Bödele/Schwarzenberg
Meeting point: Schwarzenberg skiing school, Weißtanne 375
Time: 9 a.m. every Wednesday between early December and mid-March, Further dates available on request
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Price per person: € 19 (including snow shoes)

Information & Registration
Register the day before until 4 p.m.
Skischule Schwarzenberg
T +43 (0)664 2214075

Sulzberg - snow shoe and orientation

Orienteering hike across forest paths and hollow-ways through the forest and across meadows. Following a coloured map to a scale of 1:2500 resembling an aerial photo, the guests make their way to the forestry workers' hut.

Place: Sulzberg
Meeting point: cross-country biathlon school, Nordic Sport Park
Dates: 29 December 2015 and 19 January 2016 at 10 a.m., Further dates available on request.
Minimum number of participants: 4
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 25 plus rented equipment

Information & Booking
Book by 4 p.m. the day before
Ingrid Fink-Nöckler
Cross-country biathlon school
T +43 (0)664 5323102

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