Snowshoe hiking in the Murau-Kreischberg region
Snowshoe touring for beginners, advanced and pros
In the Murau-Kreischberg region, there are some diverse snowshoe hikes to choose from. There are easy tours for leisure hikers and less sporty walkers or beginners to truly challenging tours. You can rent out snowshoes at the valley station on the Kreischberg, so you have the opportunity to try it out at least once on your winter break, either for a few hours or a half day.
Group snowshoe hikes
During the winter, group snowshoe hikes and moonlit snowshoe hikes are offered on a regular basis. On these, you will be given all the rental equipment you need and tips on how to do it properly. Join other winter sports enthusiasts on a fun excursion with this gentle winter activity and enjoy the beauties of unspoiled nature and crisp air.
Intersport Rent Pintar at Kreischberg
Address: Kreischberg 1, 8861 St. Georgen am Kreischberg, Tel: +43 3537 222 22
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (in winter)
Offers: Rental, service, andshop
Cost: from € 10.00 per day
Preparing for the perfect snowshoe hike
- Decide on your destination and check the weather and avalanche conditions
- Compare the altitude difference with your own physical fitness for the ascent and descent
- Check level of difficulty of the trail and snow conditions
- Adjust your clothing to the temperature and apply the 'onion principle' layering approach
Tips for buying snowshoes
As a rough guide, there is a difference between the "Originals" with wooden frames and leather bindings, the "Classics" with aluminium frames and plastic bindings as well as "Moderns" made of flexible plastic.
- Size: Snowshoe size is in accordance with body weight, stride length and intended use.
- Weight: the snowshoe should of course not be too heavy.
- Binding: Different types include strap bindings, ratchet bindings and snowboard bindings. The binding is purchased along with the shoe.
- Crampon: The crampon is integrated into the binding and is necessary if you tread on ice.
- Climbing aid: Facilitates walking on steep slopes.
- Pivot point: This should be under the balls of the feet as centrally as possible with movable bindings.