Activities on your Winter Holiday
Winter is Wonderful – Salzburger Sportwelt & Ski Amadé
A winter holiday in Radstadt isn’t restricted to just the pistes whether on 2 planks or one! This winter destination has so much more to offer. Radstadt in Salzburgerland boasts a wide range of alternative activities, for winter sports fans, for families with small children and teenagers, and for thoses who just love being in the snow-clad countryside. Discover the diversity available from the 3 star hotel Stegerbräu in Radstadt.
Find here some winter highlights as a break from the pistes
Do you fancy gentle walks through the Enns valley admiring the river, or above Radstadt to the Bürgerbergalm hut or to a mountain hotel?– In Radstadt there are over 20 km of groomed trails for winter hiking.
Take in the crystal clear air and the breathtaking backdrop of the Radstädter Tauern mountains.
An evening stroll around the well-lit city walls is a really charming way of getting out and about, especially when Radstadt shows itself in its most beautiful winter dress. The tour takes only about 20 minutes and is ideal as a short walk in between or to round off a nice day’s holiday.
You can also experience nature and freedom when you explore the wonderful landscape on snowshoes, leaving your own mark in our region. Combine sport and nature enjoyment, either on your own or on a guided snowshoe hike. To make it truly magic, why not try an evening walk in the dusk with a headlamp to light your way.
Cool winter fun on the ice rink
The Radstadt Sport Centre, just a 5 minute walk from Hotel Stegerbräu, is where you will find our local natural ice rink. On weekdays it is open (weather permitting) from 2-9 pm and on weekends and holidays from 10 am to 9 pm. Try gliding in circles and dancing around the rink, very romantic! Ice skates can be rented on site.
Get on target with the traditional sport of winter curling
Winter curling is a well loved local sport throughout the Austrian Alps and has a long history here. More and more guests discover this team sport with a stick-handled stone. With winter curling, you glide your stone down the length of the icy alley and try and get it as close to the jack as possible. The fun really starts when there are enough people. Radstadt has 2 curling alleys available. Please pre register and when you have a group of at least 8 people, the alley can be reserved for free for just your own curling party. There is a small fee for the rental of the curling stone.
With the Stegerbräu Christmas package, we invite our guests to our convivial winter curling evening.
Royal Tobogganing Fun in Radstadt
The Königslehen toboggan run on the Kehmadhöhe starts right at the top of the gondola that comes up from Radstadt, at 1,571 m above sea level. At 6 km long, it is the longest floodlit toboggan run in Salzburger Sportworld. Fast straights mixed with gentle sections and fun corners makes for so much fun.
The easy way up is to use the 8-man gondola from Radstadt up the mountain. During the day, you can use your lift pass for free. Twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, the toboggan run is open at night and the lights are turned on. You can rent your toboggan and buy your evening pass from the base station. An ideal start is taking a little refreshment at the Sportalm on the summit or the umbrella bar Unterberg-Salettl at the base station. Check out the prices here for the royal evening of tobogganing on King’s mountain, Königslehen!
Even more tobogganing fun for every age group.
Near Radstadt, there are several other toboggan and Zipfelbob runs. Walk up, take a taxi or in some cases you can take a lift.
- Bürgerberg run in Radstadt (approx. 4 km)
- Forest trail toboggan run in Altenmarkt from Hochnössler Hut or Bifei’s Hut (approx. 3.2 km)
- Take the Zipfelbob from Winterbauer in Altenmarkt (approx. 2.2 km)
- Flachau: Sattelbauer or Munzenhof
- Gnadenalm between Untertauern and Obertauern (approx. 1.5 km), take a lift up with the skidoo to the startpoint!
A slightly different option is the all-weather rollercoaster ride, the Lucky Flitzer in Flachau, open all year round. Glide down the mountain on rails with your own braking system. The cars are pulled to the top, and then you are released to come down at your own speed. There is 1,100 metres of waves, curves, 5 spiral loops and 2 jumps for the brave!
Make it an event to remember with a convivial meal in one of the huts, most huts will also rent you a toboggan or a Zipfelbob (from € 3.50 to € 6 per toboggan).
The team at Hotel Stegerbräu are happy to answer any questions you have and offer recommendations for activities before you arrive and at any time during your stay.
High on your horse, exploring the snow covered winter landscape
The charming winter landscapes away from the piste, is easy to explore on horseback or take a romantic sleigh ride. In Radstadt there is an official winter bridleway (a 10 km circuit) from Gut Weissenhof around Altenmarkt to Neuhäusl (on the road to Zauchensee). In Altenmarkt there are 2 hour winter rides: During the day, in dusk or by moonlight, over fields, meadows and on prepared bridleways that take you through the valleys or up the mountains. If you don’t want to ride out, book a lesson or just play in the arena at the riding stables.
Romantic Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides in the Region
- Sleigh Rides need to be prebooked and normally last about 2 hours.
- A nice touch is to take a break halfway, then snuggle up under the blanket for the way home.
- In Radstadt, Altenmarkt or in Filzmoos there are several stables offering this service.
- Prices vary according to how many are in the sleigh and the time of day (day or evening). It also depends on whether you want a private sleigh or are happy to share.
- We recommend that you book at least 1-2 days beforehand.
The team at Hotel Stegerbräu are happy to advise you about booking activities, and are always on hand to help.
Anyone looking for more than just alpine and cross-country skiing, maybe looking for adventure, action and fun, will find everything they can wish for in Salzburger Sportworld and nearby in the Schladming-Dachstein Region. Pro’s in the various disciplines, show you how to strech your skills. Adrenaline rush is guaranteed.
- Ice Climbing
- Guided Ski Tours
- Dachstein glacier crossings
Why not try something different with a ride on our Pistenbully piste groomers. You sit right in the high-tech cab with the driver while he pushes, turns and fluffs up the snow with 380 to 527 horsepower. You can find out how complex piste preparation really is. Piste basher rides need to be prebooked (14 days before) with Hermann Maier Adventures in Flachau or book with Planai and Hochwurzen in Schladming. These snow adventures make an ideal present.
The 3 star Hotel Stegerbräu in Salzburgerland offers attractive ski packages during the months December, January and from mid March until end of winter season. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about winter holidays at the Stegerbräu or create an individual offer for you. Send us your request.