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Snowshoeing in Defereggen valley

Taking to ‘snowshoeing’ in Defereggen valley is also heading out on a quest. A quest in unspoilt natural surroundings, with superb landscapes and animals in their wild habitats, who should be observed from a considerate distance. While snowshoeing in Defereggen valley you won’t have to search for long, since all this is ever-present in Defereggen valley. You come across lots of things at every turn and the best thing to do is to explore the wonderful natural surroundings on snow-shoes. There is barely any other winter activity which can be practised which shows so such a great deal of respect for the natural surroundings and environmental resources. You don’t have to do much more than just snap on your snow shoes – and you can just set out. 

Anyone who has ever laid eyes on Defereggen valley will know all about the special, original and authentic charm of this valley, and knows that snowshoeing in Defereggen valley provides the perfect opportunity to head out in search of your own being and relaxation. This relaxation, this inner tranquillity will take just a few steps to set in while snowshoeing in Defereggen valley …

Winter highlights - An excerpt from the programme

Nature Watch Tour: Staller Sattel circuit

A National Park Ranger will accompany you on a 4-hour tour, divulging what they know about the valley, the little and large inhabitants of the National Park and the history of the oldest National Park in Austria. Be whisked off into a realm of seclusion and tranquillity in Defereggental.

Dates 2018/2019:

Tuesday 18.12.2018
Thursday 27.12.2018
Wednesday 02.01.2019
Tuesdays from 08.01.2019 to 12.03.2019

Meeting point: 9.30 a.m. at the tourist information in St.Jakob i. Def. by 1.30 p.m.
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles; cost: € 17.00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 9.00; for organisational reasons please register for events!

(c) NPHT/Robert Maybach

Staller Sattel circuit

Route start: Staller Sattel

Route end: Staller Sattel

Meter up:
Route length:


Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Nationalparkhaus Matrei
Kirchplatz 2, 9971 Matrei i.O.
Tel.: +43 4875 516 110

Information & guide booking:
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - noon; 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - noon


Winter offers with Ranger:
December - March (and on request)

Sommer offers with Ranger:
May - October (and on request)


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