verschneite Winterlandschaft im Winterurlaub im Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee

Winter in the Salzkammergut region

Winter dreams in our 4 star Hotel Wolfgangsee

The Salzkammergut region is one of the most beautiful in the heart of Austria, and on a winter holiday especially, the glorious scenery appears in its full splendour. Mountains and lakes transform into a dreamy landscape of whiteness. People have been coming to this region for generations to fill up on its energies and experience its joie de vivre.

Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Tube riding
Cross-country skiing in St. Wolfgang
Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Horse-drawn sleigh
Skiing at the Wolfgangsee

Mountains blanketed in deep snow, fantastic powder, radiant sunshine; this is what typifies the Salzkammergut region in winter. The 4 ski areas in the vicinity provide skiing fun for all the family.

  • Postalm ski area:
    This is Austria’s largest winter alpine pasture: remarkable scenery on the high plateau near the Wolfgangsee, offering skiing pleasure for all ages. Ski school, a 10,000 m² winter fun area for kids, mountain hut entertainment and more besides.
    For more information, please visit
  • Skiregion Dachstein West
    Lots of new, great fun pistes, delicious delights served by the friendliest hosts in the Alps, a mountain panorama to immerse yourself in, and 140 km of perfectly prepared white magic to enjoy with a Dachstein West-Ticket; more than enough space for everyone!
    For more information, please visit
  • Zwölferhorn ski area
    An insider’s secret for skiers, snowboarders, and ski tourers, with views of the lake.
  • Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein
    The hotspot of the freeride scene with 30 km of off piste variations and a good snow record. This is the right place to enjoy deep powder slopes and the longest run in Austria.
Cross-country skiing in St. Wolfgang

Slide softly through the snow-covered winter scenery of the Salzkammergut region on cross-country skis, or discover nature at first hand by skating. On a winter holiday here, the Wolfgangsee presents itself wonderfully for you to enjoy as you make your way along the prepared cross-country ski trails.

The Wolfgangsee Valley and the area around the lake is home to 40 km of perfectly prepared cross-country skiing trails. Breathe in the crystal clear air and enjoy the reward of the enchanting, magical scenery. There are also 15 km of cross-country ski trails with wonderful mountain views up at the Postalm area, above the lake. (Cross country skiing map & information)

Ice skating at the Wolfgangsee

Explore the snowy mountains of the Salzkammergut region in a gentle way by embarking on ski tours or snowshoe walks into the region around the Wolfgangsee. Experience the fun to be had tobogganing, curling, or riding in a horse-drawn sleigh.

Advent in St. Wolfgang

Experience the fascination of Advent at the Wolfgangsee, with one of the most beautiful Advent markets in Austria. The flame of peace burns in the lantern on dark winter nights high above the Wolfgangsee, inviting you to reflect a little.

Guests visiting the idyllic Advent market enter through one of the 2 huge Advent gates. The street of lanterns that leads to the Christmas market at the Wolfgangsee is lined with hundreds of decorated trees, whilst burning torches and metre-high lanterns provide romantic lighting at Christmas.

Attractive packages for your winter fairytale in the Salzkammergut

Experience the snow-covered winter scenery around the Wolfgangsee on a winter holiday in the Salzkammergut region in its many forms and with magic and charm. Our winter packages offer you holidays with added value.

Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee

Christmas Week

  • 26.12.21 - 02.01.22

Enjoy a sporty and relaxing break in St. Wolfgang.
(7 nights’ half board, relaxation in the spa and much more)

from € 1.155,00 per Person
Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Horse-drawn sleigh

New Year Special

  • 02.01.22 - 09.01.22

Enjoy a sporty and relaxing break in St. Wolfgang - with 4 nights’ half board, relaxation in the spa and much more

from € 495,00 per Person