Winter at the Salzkammergut

Active holidays at lake Fuschlsee

  • Cross country skiing
  • Ski touring
  • Snow tubing & tobogganing
  • Snow hiking

The Salzkammergut Lake District offers countless possibilities for winter activities: cross country skiing, ski touring, alpine skiing, snowboarding, show shoeing and lots more.

Impressive views guarantee a unique outdoor experience!

Wöchentliches Sportprogramm

Sportvielfalt im Hotel Jakob

Im unserem Hotel stehen alle Zeichen auf Sport: Von Mitte Dezember bis März ist das folgende Sportprogramm inkludiert (Änderungen vorbehalten): 

  • Montag, 10:00 – 11:00 Uhr: Langlaufeinführung klassiche & 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr: Langlaufeinführung skating in Faistenau
    Verleih vor Ort (kostenpflichtig)
  • Mittwoch, 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr: Schneeschuh- oder Winterwanderung auf die Schafbachalm
    Verleih vor Ort (kostenpflichtig)

Cross-country skiing

Lots of trails for beginners and pros

The Fuschlsee region‘s cross-country skiing trails which are over 110km long, offer best conditions for beginners and pros.

There are classic trails and skating trails with different levels of difficulty. All of them are always optimally prepared to guarantee cross-country skiers a unique experience.

Faistenau, a town that is famous for its great cross-country skiing options, offers trailswith a total of 60km, enough parking space, dressing rooms, showers, toilets and a well-equipped ski rental. You can reach Faistenau in 10 minutes by car from Fuschl am See. 

Ski touring

Ski tours in various levels of difficulty

The Fuschlsee region also offers a great choice for people who love ski touring. Various ski tours with all levels of difficulty are to be found at the Osterhornmountain range, in Faistenau and in Hintersee, a short driving distance from Fuschl am See.

The training trail in Faistenau is the perfect track for beginners. This 4,4km long trail has several possibilities to exit it easily and allows therefore adjusting the tour according to the weather and one’s own body fitness. In addition, you find 7 info boards covering important information around ski touring along the track.

Snow shoeing

Explore the Salzkammergut in a delightful way

Exploring the Salzkammergut by snowshoes is lots of fun. Hiking up and down, through a marvelous winter wonderland is a real special experience in the Fuschlsee region. If you don’t want to go alone, simply join one of the guided snow shoes hikes.

Alpine skiing & snowboarding

Diversified slopes

The Salzkammergut Lake District offers a total of 7 ski areas with more than 300 kilometers of well-prepared slopes.

The winter paradise Postalm, which is only a few kilometers by car, is an ideal ski area for families and beginners. It is said to be completely safe from avalanches. The winter park is located at Europe’s second biggest high plateau and offers options for many winter activities.


Mountainbiking in winter

Biking is also a pleasure in winter if the equipment is right. Since 2020, there has been another offer for sports enthusiasts on the Postalm. Every Saturday, one lift is reserved exclusively for winter biking. After the ascent with the lift, it's time to go back down again. Fun is guaranteed

Snow tubing

Fun for everybody

The snow tubing area in Faistenau guarantees fun for the whole family. Quite a few snow lanes with a length of 170m each wait to be explored, lying on your belly, sitting or in one of the many snow tubes.

On weekendsthe snow tubing lanes are under floodlightsfor nocturnal action.




Fantastic mountains and slopes await you

Tobogganing is a great leisure activity for families and friends. Reach the mountaintop together and make a short stop in one of the cozy huts. Afterwards, sled down – fast or slow – as you like.

There are lots of wonderful slopes in the Fuschlsee region, which only wait for your to explore them with your sledge.


Ice skating

Dance, glide or race

As soon as the nights are cold enough, lake Fuschlsee and lake Hintersee turn into marvelous ice skating rinks. Those natural ice layered lakes invite you to ice skate, ice stick curl or ice hockey amidst the most beautiful surrounding.

Ice skating is dependant on the weather and on the thickness of the ice cap. Enter at your own risk!