“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


In winter Viehhofen is a true paradise for families and active vacationers. Thanks to its central location, in the middle of the most famous ski areas in Austria, Viehhofen is the ideal starting point for an exciting ski holiday away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the major winter sports resorts. 

Starting from winter 2019/2020 your ski day will be even more flexible. Because you are spoiled for choice: 

Either with the new gondola zellamseeXpress from Viehhofen to the Schmittenhöhe and enjoy the family ski area of Zell am See. 

Or you can take the free ski bus to the Schönleitenbahn, the entrance to Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The Home of Lässig is waiting for you. 

Through the close cooperation of the large ski areas around us, the Alpincard was created. With this ski pass you can drive on every side of the Glemm valley. Unlimited skiing fun in the middle of the most beautiful places in the Alps. 

In addition, there is a private practice lift in Viehhofen next to the valley station zellamseeXpress, which is ideal for children and beginners.

But not only skiers and snowboarders can spend a successful winter holiday in Viehhofen - there are plenty of winter activities waiting for you. 

On top of this, it would be a pleasure to welcome you to our weekly program.

  • The winter in the salzburgerland

  • Ski school & rental

  • Ski Run to Viehhofen

  • Vouchers

The winter in the salzburgerland

Viehhofen - a paradise for family & active vacationists

Thanks to its central location in the middle of the most famous ski areas in Austria, Viehhofen is the ideal starting point for an exciting ski holiday away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the large winter sports resorts.

With the new cable car zellamseeXpress you can now reach the family ski area Schmittenhöhe even more easily. The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn can be reached as usual with the well planed ski bus system.

Be perfectly equipped with the piste maps from the Schmittenhöhe and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn.

But Viehhofen is not only a paradise for skiers and snowboarders, there are also many other winter activities to partake in.

Ski school & rental

Well equipped from A - Z

Do not waste your valuable vacation time! In Viehhofen you will find everything you need. Within 300 m there are sport shops with ski rental, a ski school, ski depots and you can also buy your ski pass at the tourist office.


Ski school & rental Ski Dome Oberschneider

At Ski Dome Oberschneider in Bobo's Kinderland the little ones are the greatest! 

Course, rentals, free depository and more: the Fun Packages of Ski Dome offer everything – and all that for a bargain price!

Get a discount with the Viehhofener guest card or online booking.


Ski rental Sport Embacher

Whether borrowing or buying! At Sport Embacher you receive expert, individual and, above all, personal advice from a highly trained team! 

Enjoy the express service and get your skis or board up to speed within 15 minutes.

Ski depot on request!  Get a discount with the Viehhofener Guest Card.

Ski Run to Viehhofen

Ski or board to the centre of Viehhofen

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 ski run No. 168 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.


Viehhofen pays again with "Schilling"

The Viehhofen Vouchers are the perfect gift to go out for a cozy meal, to spend a wonderful holiday, for leisure facilities, to rent skis or to go shopping in one of the shops.

Because the Viehhofen Vouchers can be redeemed throughout the area of Viehhofen, they are unique.

Make your loved ones a pleasure, whether for Christmas, birthday or just like that. With our Viehhofen Schilling you are always right! 

Of course you do not need to convert the Viehhofen Schilling to Euro.
1 Viehhofen Schilling = 1 € 

Viehhofen Schilling can either be purchased directly at the Tourist Service Center or ordered by cash in advance at info@viehhofen.at

Delivery charges:
insured shipping within Austria € 5,00
insured shipping within EU € 13,00


Participating Companies:


Alpengasthof Stiegernigg
Die Schmiede
B & B
Pub Viehhofen (only in winter)

Sports shop | Ski school | Ski rental:
(only in winter)

Sport Embacher
SKI DOME Skischule & Intersport Oberschneider
Bründl Sports


Getränkemarkt Hörl
Burger Baron


Glemmy Offroad Park
Archery Glemmerhof
BergSepp - guided hiking tours (only in summer)

... and all landlords
(only redeemable for direct bookings)

  • Tobogganing

  • The idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen

  • Gastronomy in Viehhofen

  • The Viehhofen Guest Card


Sweep down into the valley!

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

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 Opening Hours

Burger Baron


+43 664 883 149 55

Daily from 07.00 am - 07.00 pm

Delivery service!

Gasthof Glemmerhof


+43 6542 685 76

On weekdays from 04.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays:
from 11.30 am
Monday & Tuesday rest day!

Take-home foods!

Restaurant Die Schmiede


+43 676 933 34 34

Take a look on the website

Take-home foods!

Restaurant Dorfstadl


+43 6542 680 16

currently closed



+43 6542 685 86

currently closed

Hotel Gasthof Oberwirt


+43 6542 685 53

currently closed

Alpengasthof Stiegernigg


+43 6542 685 54

 currently closed

Pub Viehhofen


+43 676 933 34 34

 currently closed

Enjoy your meal!

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

  • Ski Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

  • Skier meets Non-Skier

  • Weekly program winter

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

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.

Skier meets Non-Skier

The deep love to winter time need not necessarily be love to skiing or snowboarding. For all those, who love the soft and calm side of winter and wants to meet there friends on the slopes, we have a selection of huts:

  • The Hecherhütte (1) directly at the Viehhofen slope no. 168. Reachable on foot, by car or taxi (only with snow chains or all-wheel). 
  • The zellamseeXpress in Viehhofen takes you to lofty heights on the Schmitten. After a short walk you reach the Schnapshans Alm (2). 
  • At the Schönleitenbahn, reachable by ski bus or public bus:
    at the valley station: "Hochwart Tenne" (3)
    next to the middle station "Rachkuchl" and "Hochwartalm" (4)
    at the mountain station: "Wildenkarhütte" (5)
  • At the top station of the SchattbergXpress is the Skyrest situated (6)
  • The Maisalm (7) at the Kohlmais, reachable by skis on the piste No. 152 and on foot from the valley 
  • Hinterglemm offers the Wieseralm (8) next to the Reiterkogel mountain station. With a nice walk you get to the Pfefferalm (9), from where you can continue your walk down to the valley. 
  • At the mountain station of the 12er Kogel, there is the 12er Treff (10) and next to the middle station the Bigfoot Bar or Winkler Alm (11). On a walk from the middle station to the valley (approx. 2 h) you can stop at the Ellmaualm (12) and the Hintermaisalm (13). 
  • Only a few metres from the top station of the Westgipfelbahn you will find the  Westgipfelhütte (14).  Directly at the mountain station of the Hochalmbahn is the 1350 Alm (15) - a hut in modern alpine style. 
  • Luisalm und Bärnalm are directly at the Bernkogelbahn mountain station situated (16).

Map for orientation only!

Skifahrer trifft Nicht-Skifahrer Pistenpanorama Saalbach Hinterglemm Schmittenhöhe Zell am See

Weekly program winter

Curling | romantic torchlight hike


Curling - every Monday, 04/01/2021 - beginning of March

Who hits the so called "Dozen"?
Demonstrate your talent in curling behind the fire station. Cold and warm drinks are available in the "Eisschützen-Stüberl". Good footwear and warm clothing required.

price: € 4,00 incl. 1 drink; Registration until Monday 12.00 noon at the Tourist Office
minimum number of participants: 8 persons

There is no liability for accidents!


Torchlight hike - every Thursday, 07/01/2021 - 25/03/2021

Romantic walk with torches alongside the river "Saalach" to Gasthof Glemmerhof. Good shoes and warm clothing required!

Contribution towards costs: (incl. 1 Glühwein or tea at Gasthof Glemmerhof): € 4,00
Registration until Thursday 12.00 noon at the Tourist Office
minimum number of participants: 4 persons

There is no liability for accidents!


Snowshoe hiking - every Friday, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Organizer: Ski-Dome Oberschneider
Contact: +43 (0) 6542 - 21 856
Price: € 39,00 / person


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 Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

Saturday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Sunday 8.00 - 12.00 am