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Sports and fun during Winter time

Active holiday in the feel-good hotel Der Wastlhof in Tyrol

Winter, Wildschönau, Wastlhof – that’s WWW in perfection. Funny, adventurous, alive and kicking. Looking in the mirror after a day outdoors, filled with activities, surprises and discoveries you will see, how deeply you have changed within hours. And that’s not just because snow and ice have cooled you down, before the heartwarming ambience in our hotel or in the Alpin Lodge set you on inner fire again.

Believe us: We like the same stuff as you do. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country – it’s part of the daily life at any family here, too. All generations, all varieties, all fun. And a cozy, welcoming home, to rest, relax and gain new energy. Like the Wastlhof for you.

loipe, ski lift and toboggan run directly in front of the house

We couldn’t wish for a better location: the skiing area is situated just outside our front door, so you start and finish at home, so to speak. 145 kilometres of pistes, 24 rustic skiing huts, and three exciting snow parks run by the “SkiJuwel” association are all within easy reach. 

The cross-country ski runs are right outside our front door and the Niederau toboggan run is just a few steps away, so you can leave the car behind and enjoy great winter sports completely effortlessly.

Winter and snowshoe hikes

How about following in the footsteps of “trappers”?

If you enjoy hiking in the summer, you should definitely try a snowshoe hike in the winter, just like the fur traders and trappers of yesteryear. It sounds fun and, depending on the route you take, can be extremely exciting. 
Snowshoe hiking is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by anyone who likes the mountains. Far away from the pistes, you and your merry group progress through untouched landscapes on funny-looking shoes. 
It’s the perfect way for guests to discover the unspoilt natural beauty of the Wildschönau.

1 weekly snowshoe hike organised by the tourist office is included.


Cross-country skiing

Directly from the hotel to the cross-country skiing path. The Wildschönau offers ideal conditions for Nordic walking in winter. Cross-country is very popular at the moment and quickly becoming many people’s favourite sport.

It’s booming, in fact, as it makes use of 90 percent of your muscles while at the same time being gentle on the joints. The Wildschönau has many different cross-country options and great holiday packages to offer – all within arm’s reach of the Wastlhof, the starting point for your tours.


Backcountry skiing

Hail skiers! - on Wildschönau mountain peaks. 
By visiting the Wildschönau, you’ve chosen one of the loveliest places to ski in the eastern Alps. Specialist guides describe our mountain valley, with its panoramic peaks and yet gentle slopes, as a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Hikers will encounter romantic horse-drawn sleighs, watch snowshoe hikers trudging out of the winter forest, see cross-country skiers passing on perfectly groomed trails, and pleasure-seekers simply enjoying the warm sun and fresh air.



The toboggan run at the Schatzberg guarantees fun over a course of five kilometres. It’s a welcome change from the piste for families. The run, which is easy to access using the gondola ski lift, begins at the midway station of the Schatzberg.

Night-time tobogganing is a particularly special experience – and ideal for anyone who prefers skiing during the day. The Roggenboden lifts offer night-time tobogganing, including toboggan hire, on Wednesdays and Thursdays (groups at any time). 

And the best thing about it: we have our own, modern toboggan available for hire here at the Wastlhof. 

Schatzberg toboggan run
The 5 km toboggan run begins at the midway station of the Schatzberg and is easy to access using the gondola ski lift. 

Lanerköpfl toboggan run
The starting point is the top station of the Lanerköpfl gondola ski lift. Over a distance of 6 km, the toboggan run passes by alpine pastures on its way down to the bottom station in Niederau (near the Wastlhof), covering a descent of 736 m.