snow shoe hikes

We have compiled several tips for your hikes through the snow: make sure that you have the right equipment with you, such as adequate, waterproof footwear (e.g. climbing boots) and warm outerwear. Further useful items include: headgear, gloves, snow goggles or sunglasses, sun screen. “Shoe chains” prevent slipping on ice and snow: they are available from sport shops. Sticks are also helpful.
Winter hiking paths throughout the whole of the Bregenzerwald are clearly signposted in an easily visible pink.
Stick to the signposted hiking paths (pink signposts).

Taking short steps and maintaining an even pace going uphill save your strength.

Slightly bending your upper body forwards when going downhill reduces the danger of slipping.

Take plenty of drinks with you: it is also important to drink even if you are not thirsty.

Ask your hosts about the weather forecast.
Fog and bad weather can set in surprisingly quickly. Turn back in good time rather than risking getting into danger. As a winter hiker (or a summer hiker), you hike at your own risk.

Our special tour-tipp: snowshoes in nature reserve

Mellau. Special guided hiking tour with snowshoes to the nature reserve „Mellental“ Destination of this tour is „Vorsäß Dös“ – an congeries of old houses. Finally hiking guide Erwin pampers the tour members with an snack in one of these old an romantic buildings.

date:  always on Wednesday
meeting point: 10 am at cable car Bergbahnen Mellau 
duration: ap. 4 hours
number of participants: 3 bis to 8 persons, from 12 years on
costs: € 55,00 per person inclusives tour, snowshoes and snack
registration: until Tuesday, 1.30 p.m at Mellau Tourism T +43 5518 2203



Guided tours

Skischool Mellau

Skischool Mellau
Mathias Simma
Hinterbündt 380
6881 Mellau

T +43 (0)5518 200 11
M +43 (0)664 96 50 917
F +43 (0)5518 21 54


Thomas Dietrich

Mountain- and Skiguide
verified ski instructor
Hirschau 30
6882 Schnepfau

T + 43 (0)664 468 39 99