Active Winter Holidays in Salzburg

Skiing plus winter fun away from the pistes

Winter holidays in Puch mean relaxation and romantic hikes through magical winter countryside with views of Salzburg City. Whether as a couple, a family or part of a tour group – Puch is the perfect choice for your winter holiday. During the run-up to Christmas, a visit to the fairytale Advent market outside the St. Jakob am Thurn pilgrimage church is quite magical.

Due to our central location, you are just a few minutes from the most beautiful ski areas in Salzburg. Hop onto the A10 Tauern Autobahn and you will find yourself in a skiing paradise before you know it. Perfect piste conditions, modern lifts, ski schools, rental centers and friendly huts all await you.

Away from the pistes, you are greeted by extensive cross-country ski trails, ski touring routes, sled runs and skating rinks, all of which are likewise close by. If you need to get your ski equipment into tip-top shape first, or if you want to rent out a pair of touring skis or snowshoes, you will be in the best of hands at Bergspezl in Puch.

After your sporty winter day, you will be able to relax completely at your accommodations in Puch. The wellness facilities at Hotel Gasthof Kirchenwirt and Kurhotel Vollererhof are also open to day-visitors. As a guest staying in Puch, you also receive the TennengauPLUS Card, which includes free travel by bus & train all the way into Salzburg City.


Hubertuskapelle auf der Schönalm in Puch im Winter | ©TVB Puch
Winter Hikes in Puch

Unique scenic spots await you during your winter hike in and around Puch, including the Hubertus Chapel on the Schönalm. Or, during Advent season, why not visit the Adventmarkt in St. Jakob and enjoy a magical walk accompanied by alpacas around the small lake.

From the village, clearly signposted paths lead to the recreation area, up the Almerberg, or to the Ursteinsteg – a bridge offering great panoramic views. All hiking paths, with descriptions and refreshment opportunities, can be found in the Puch map, the Tennengau Hiking Book or the interactive hiking map!

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Ski Area in Tennengau

The ski resorts and small lifts in Tennengau, with a total of 240 kilometers of pistes, are suited for pros as well as beginners. From Puch, you are basically just 20 minutes from the Zinkenliften on the Dürrnberg, the skilift in Krispl and the Gaißau Hintersee ski area.

In addition, the big Ski Region Dachstein West as well as the Abtenauer lifts on the Karkogel, the Postalm in Abtenau and the smaller lifts in St. Martin and Golling promise boundless skiing enjoyment for the whole family!

Skifahren Salzburg mit der Abtenauer Bergbahen | ©Abtenau.info
Skifahren im Salzburger Land | ©SLT - Michael Groessinger
Ski Areas in Salzburger Land

In addition to the nearby Tennengau ski areas, it takes you just 40 min to get from Puch to even more top ski resorts in Salzburger Land. The lifts in Werfenweng are quickly reached, as are those of Ski Amadé encompassing several top regions: Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Hochkönig and Grossarltal.

A special highlight close to Salzburg City: the Untersberg. The challenging 7.5 km long piste is just a 20 min walk from the mountain station of the Untersbergbahn.

Rentals & Service

Still need to get your skis waxed and polished for your upcoming skiing adventure in Salzburg? No problem! In Puch, the Bergspezl workshop provides optimal winter service for your alpine or cross-country skis, touring skis or snowboard.

And if you would ever like to give snowshoeing or ski touring a try, or just don’t happen to have your gear with you – simply stop by Bergspezl Verleih to rent top equipment for your upcoming tour.

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Skiservice und Tourenski Verleih beim Bergspezl in Puch | ©Canva
Langlaufen im Salzburger Land | ©SLT - Michael Groessinger
Langlaufen in Salzburg

Cross-country skiing keeps body, mind and soul fit and is one of the healthiest winter sports. The closest cross-country trails are in Elsbethen on the Gaisberg at Kriechbaumgut and in Hinterwinkl at the inn "Die Ramsau".

Around 170 km of prepared cross-country trails with more than 30 easy to challenging routes await you in Tennengau. Further cross-country trails can be found in Grödig, Faistenau and around the lakes in the Salzkammergut.

Winter away from the piste

The central location of Puch offers you boundless holiday enjoyment during the winter months. Aside from alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter hiking, Puch gives you a number of other opportunities to keep active in winter.

Untersberg, Zinken and Rossfeld, Schlenken and Trattberg. There’s a great sledding hill on the  Karkogel in Abtenau, while the nearest ice-skating rink in Salzburg city is just a few minutes away.

Rodeln im Tennengau | ©Tennengau.com - Bernhard Moser
Pferdekutschenfahrt im Salzburger Land | ©SLT - Michael Groessinger
Carriage Rides

Perhaps the most leisurely way to discover the magical winter countryside of Salzburg is by taking a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. In nearby Salzburg City, carriages await you on the Residenzplatz for pleasant tours of the historic district.

In Tennengau, we recommend a romantic sleigh ride through Bluntautal in Golling or, bundled up in warm blankets, through the winter landscapes of Lammertal. All providers can be found in our Tennengau holiday information.

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Wellness & Spas

After a strenuous day of skiing, wellness is the perfect way to restore your energy reserves. Awaiting you in the wellness area of Hotel Gasthof Kirchenwirt, for example, are a sauna, steam bath, Kneipp pool and tanning studio.

In the 2000 m² wellness facilities of the Vollererhof with saunas, indoor pool and saltwater outdoor pool, you will be able to unwind accompanied by unique views of the Salzburg mountain world. Numerous spa resorts and pools are located close to Puch.

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Wellness im Hotel Gasthof Kirchenwirt | ©Kirchenwirt Puch
TennengauPLUS Card | ©Tennengau.com
TennengauPLUS Card

During your holiday in Puch, you will also receive the TennengauPLUS Card. With this regional guest card, you will be able to ride the buses & trains in Tennengau for free, all the way into Salzburg City.

This card is your key to discounted admissions, bonus services and special offers in all 14 Tennengau communities. For a complete overview of all services covered in winter, please consult the current TennengauPLUS Info Folder.

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Your Winter Holiday in Salzburg

Enjoy the peace & quiet and central location of Puch during your winter holiday in Salzburg. The beautifully groomed pistes of the surrounding ski resorts are quick and easy to reach – and thanks to the Tennengau guest card, ride regional buses and trains for free!

Away from the piste, you can explore the cross-country trails, sledding hills and skating rinks of Salzburger Land. Afterwards, the wellness areas at local hotels and nearby spa resorts allow you to unwind completely. Now’s the ideal time to request a personal offer for your accommodations in Puch for your upcoming winter holiday in Tennengau!


Winter pictures from Puch and Salzburger Land