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Winter hiking in the Montafon mountains in Austria
Varied winter hiking trails around the Kristberg
The Kristberg belongs to the most beautiful and attractive winter hiking area of Montafon. There are approx. 40 km of groomed or cleared trails on the Kristberg, Bartholomäberg and in the Silbertal.
Kristberger network of pathway
Around 12 well-signposted winter hiking trails offer you a wide selection of varied walks and easy high-altitude trails. Walking in the wonderfully clear and fresh winter air ensures pure relaxation and you also enjoy a mountain panorama that is second to none.
All tour plans are available at the Panoramagasthof Kristberg and the Kristberg pampering team will be happy to advise you and give you first-hand hiking tips.
Winter hiking for the soul
Hiking is harmony for body, mind and soul and often expresses pure joy of life in the hiker.
The tranquillity of the mountains, the intact nature and the rhythmic and steady movements let you reach a kind of meditative state that has a positive effect on the entire organism. In addition, sport releases endorphins and makes you happy.
Winter hiking trails on the Kristberg
We recommend the following 12 winter hiking trails through the magnificent alpine landscape of Vorarlberg to our guests at Kristberg:
Winter hiking trail R1 - Hiking to the snow-covered high moor "Wildried".
The Kristberg cable car takes you from 889 m to 1,450 m in about 5 minutes. The view from here is unique.
Now keep to the right and hike along the panoramic trail to the snow-covered "Wildried" high moor. Where in summer there is a large high moor at 1,562 m, in winter there is a large white plain where cross-country skiers make a large loop and hikers can enjoy the silence, the fresh clear air and the magnificent view in peace. The way back is the same.
(Length 10 km there and back, walking time approx. 2.5 hours).
Once you have reached the Kristberg, a stop at the Panoramagasthof Kristberg or the Knappastoba is recommended. The legendary mountain chapel of St. Agatha is also worth a visit.
Winter hiking trail R2
The starting point of this winter hiking trail is the mountain station of the Montafon Kristberg cable car, where you can take the high trail past Totenbühel and Falba to Gasthaus Mühle in Innerberg. There you have the option of taking the post bus to Schruns and from Schruns back to Silbertal to the valley station of the Montafon Kristberg cable car.
(Length 4 km, walking time approx. 1 hour).
The hike can of course also be extended by route 9 from Gasthaus Mühle.
Winter hiking for the whole family
Enjoying the unique winter landscapes on a hike for two
Winter hiking trail R3 - into the centre of Silbertal
The starting point is the mountain station of the Montafon Kristbergbahn cable car, from where you can walk down to the centre of Silbertal via the Totenbühel or Bodenstall estate paths.
(Length 6 km, walking time approx. 1.5 hours)
Winter hiking trail R4
The small Kristberg winter hiking trail begins at the mountain station of the Montafon Kristbergbahn cable car and leads along the panoramic ski trail to the old sawmill. From there, it heads downhill past the idyllic maize meadows in the direction of Stelza. Once there, you have the option of taking the Montafon Kristbergbahn for a comfortable ascent or descent.
For the diligent winter hikers, the path leads uphill past the "Alpenfrieden" house to the mountain station of the Montafoner Kristbergbahn, to the Knappastoba or to the Panoramagasthof Kristberg.
(Length 2.5 km, walking time approx. 45 minutes)
Winter hiking trail R5 - Hiking to the "Silbertal-Kristberg" junction
The large Kristberg winter circular hiking trail also starts at the mountain station of the Montafon Kristberg cable car and leads along the panoramic trail to the old sawmill. From there, it heads downhill past the idyllic maize meadows in the direction of Stelza. Once there, the prepared winter hiking trail continues towards the "Schuler" house. The next kilometre leads along the Güterweg road, first down the valley to the "Silbertal-Kristberg" junction, where you continue uphill via Totenbühel and Hengawald to the Kristberg Panorama Inn.
Once you have reached Kristberg, a stop at the Kristberg Panorama Inn or the Knappastoba is recommended. The legendary mountain chapel of St. Agatha is also worth a visit.
(Length 6 km, walking time approx. 1.5 hours)
Winter hiking trail R6 - Sennhüsli
The starting and finishing point for this circular trail is the centre of Silbertal. From the Spar shop, walk in an easterly direction past the Kristberg cable car and the "Sennhüsli" into the deeply snow-covered winter landscape until you reach the inner Wühre parcel. Then walk west along the enchanting forest path to the edge of the forest.
From there you have a wonderful view of the centre of Silbertal. An easy descent then takes you back to the valley floor and you continue along the cross-country ski trail back to the centre.
(Length 2km, walking time 45 minutes).
If your legs still want to carry you, you can continue between Hotel Silbertal and the church, past farms, the Kapellbahn cable car and the Frauenlobtobel via the Schöffel estate road to the Dönz carpentry workshop.
There you cross the main road and get back to the centre via the L 95 on the pavement or via the Güterweg Brunnenfeld and the L 94.
(Length: 4 km, walking time approx. 1 hour)
Winter hiking paradise in the Montafon
Winter hiking with a romantic winter panorama
Winter Hiking Trail R7 - Hiking to the Hölzer Hut
You walk from the centre in the direction of Hinteres Silbertal along the silver glittering Litzbach stream, past the deep-frozen Teufelsbach waterfall, the small forest chapel and the small Maisäßhäuschen to the "Holzerhütte" and enjoy the wonderfully snow-covered winter landscape.
If you take a toboggan with you, you can toboggan part of the way back on the way back.
(Length 9 km, the difference in altitude 200m, walking time approx. 3 hours there & back)
Winter hiking trail R8
The starting point is the car park of the Bartholomaeberg church at 1087m. Via the Roferstraße past the newly built "Hennenkopf" settlement, continue via the goods road to the Worms parcel. From here, the newly created and maintained winter hiking trail begins in an idyllic natural landscape with a unique panoramic view of the Rätikon.
After about 10 minutes you will reach the "Gortischang" junction. From here it takes about 30 minutes to reach the "Rellseck 1500m" vantage point.
Here, a cosy alpine inn invites you to stop for a bite to eat (open on Saturdays and Sundays).
From the "Gortischang" junction, the trail leads to the Fritzasee lake. From there, continue via Obersasella to the Barthold Rank turn-off. Via Sasella you then return to the starting point at Bartholomaeberg church.
(Walking time approx. 2.5 hours, difference in altitude 350m)
Winter hiking trail R9
Starting point Bartholomaeberg church. Description as for circular route 1 to Barthold Rank. From here via Botzis - Stelzer to Innerberg (Gasthaus Mühle), continue via the Panoramagehsteig to the starting point Bartholomaeberg.
(Total walking time 4 hours, difference in altitude 350m).
From Gasthaus Mühle it is possible to take the post bus to the starting point at Bartholomaeberg church.
Winter hiking trail R10
Starting from Bartholomaeberg church, the easy hiking trail leads along the pavement to the Filters parcel, past to the Loch parcel with a wonderful view of the Silbertal valley, on along the Oberdörfli - Loch goods path and back to the starting point.
(Walking time approx. 2 hours, difference in altitude 150m).
Winter hiking trail R11
Starting point Bartholomaeberg church, along the main road (pavement) to St. Anton im Montafon, continue along the Illuferweg to Tschagguns - Schruns or turn off at Gantschier via Gauenstein - Grüner Wald to Bartholomaeberg.
(Walking time approx. 4 hours, difference in altitude 400m)
Winter hiking trail R12
Starting point: Bartholomaeberg church car park, via Roferstrasse past the "Hennenkopf" settlement to the "Chrestlis-Egg" vantage point. From there you have the option of hiking via Riederhof to Filters.
Via the panoramic footpath with a fantastic view, you return to the Bartholomaeberg parish church. As an alternative, you can take the high trail from Riederhof, which also leads you back to the Bartholomaeberg parish church.
Your winter hiking holiday in the Montafon
Find out more about our winter hiking packages at Hotel Panoramagasthof Kristberg and send us your non-binding holiday enquiry now. The team will reply with an attractive winter offer.