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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 Run to Viehhofen

  • Give your car a break!

  • Ski Pass Prices

  • Skier meets Non-Skier

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.

Give your car a break!

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

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 and to Zell am See.

Please note: The complimentary ski bus is a service offered by the Tourist Office of Viehhofen and the lift companies 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

United we are strong! The Alpincard combine the large ski areas Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and the glacier Kitzsteinhorn with Maiskogel in Kaprun.

1 ticket for 3 ski areas, 408 kilometres of ski slopes and 121 cable cars and lifts.

Your skiing and mountain experience will be more varied and comfortable than ever. 

And every day you can decide on which side of the Glemm valley you want to drive.

Take a look at the Ski Pass Prices!


Ski passes can be purchased directly at the Tourist Office!

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
  • Archery Course Glemmerhof

  • Glemmy Offroad Park

  • Weekly program winter

  • COVID-19 Measures

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.  

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.

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

COVID-19 Measures


The safety and health of all of us is a top priority! We rely on responsible interaction with one another and would like to inform you about the current COVID-19 measures. Please comply to them!

The wearing of mouth-and-nose cover is currently mandatory in following areas:

  • All kind of shops
  • Gastronomy (while entering or leaving the place)
  • Pharmacy | medical practices | hospital
  • Public means of transportations
  • Generally accessible areas (e.g. reception, gondolas, tourist office, cash till areas, petrol stations, bank and post offices)

COVID-19 Verhaltenskodex ALPIN CARD Ticketverbund

  • Vouchers

  • Tobogganing

  • Ice skating & ice hockey

  • Ski school & rental


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)


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!

Ice skating & ice hockey

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.

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 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 Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

  • Ski touring in the Glemm valley

  • Cross-country

  • Winter hikes and snow-shoeing

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.

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

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.

  • Ski touring tips

Ski touring tips

Explore the mountains without gondola


Ski tour on the piste No. 168 - starting in Viehhofen

The Viehhofen piste is open until 09.00 pm for ski tourers! Please note that in the majority of ski resorts, pistes are closed throughout the night (from 05.00 pm) and this is a regulation which must be strictly adhered to.

Ronachkopf in Thumersbach 

A whole mountain only for ski tourers! A prepared ascent and a beautiful slope for the descent awaits you.

Length: 2.5 km length; Difference in altitude: approx. 500 m

Tip: let yourself be pampered in the Enzianhütte and enjoy the great panoramas.   


Schneekönigin & Eisbrecher at the glacier Kitzsteinhorn 

Both tours start at Langwiedboden. The Schneekönigin ends after 474 hm at the Alpincenter, the Eisbrecher after 1.019 hm at the mountain station of the Maurerlift. 

These ski tours can often be started early in November and have a great training effect due to the altitude.

ATTENTION: Make sure you check the current snow and avalanche reports as well as checking local information. Please be sure to take note of our Rules and Regulations for ski tourers.


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



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Saturday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Sunday 8.00 - 12.00 am