Winter hiking along the Genussrunde Schlossalm route

Towering mountain peaks and a pristine blanket of snow as far as the eye can see: Winter hiking in Skigastein is all about enjoying the vast alpine landscape. High above the valley, you can enjoy an unparalleled mountain experience. The best part: An excursion into this beautiful winter landscape doesn’t necessarily require strenuous physical exertion. The Genussrunde route on Schlossalm offers ideal conditions for a leisurely tour into a snowy winter wonderland, where relaxed hiking takes center stage.

Genussrunde Schlossalm route – Basic info

  • Opening times: only open during cable car operating hours
  • Starts/ends at: Schlossalmbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 0.5 h
  • Distance: 800 m
  • Elevation gain: 30 m

Genussrunde Schlossalm – Route description

A glance at the elevation profile of Genussrunde (“delightful loop”) reveals that the trail is aptly named. Along the approximately 800-meter route through the glistening winter landscape of Skigastein, you only have to cover 30 meters of elevation gain. With a duration of 30 minutes, the winter hike is ideal for anyone looking for a brief excursion into nature to clear their head and enjoy magnificent scenic views.

Tip: Genussrunde passes by the popular Gastein Photopoint featuring the word “Gastein” spelled in giant capital letters — the perfect opportunity to capture a holiday snapshot.

Current opening hours of the Gastein cable cars & lifts

Get an overview of the current status and opening hours of Stubnerkogelbahn, Schlossalmbahn, Graukogelbahn and more.

Other winter hiking trails in Skigastein

Panoramaweg Schlossalmblick trail
Panoramaweg Schlossalmblick trail
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Dorfgastein snowshoe trail
Dorfgastein snowshoe trail
360° scenic winter hiking trail
Panoramaweg Fulseck trail
Panoramaweg Fulseck trail
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Your options for after the hike

Craving moments of relaxation after your winter excursion? Skigastein offers numerous options for that: Shake off the snow from your boots and kick back at an idyllic mountain hut! Whether it’s mulled wine, tea or a tasty dish from the menu – the choice is yours. Alternatively, you can slip out of your outdoor clothing, grab a cozy bathrobe and unwind at one of Gastein’s thermal spas! Soothing massages, hot sauna sessions, and relaxing thermal water are waiting for you, allowing you to end the day in style and recharge your batteries for next day’s adventures.