Austria Winter Walking and Cross Country Skiing Week

Stay in a lovely, intimate and friendly family-run spa hotel in the jewel of a village of St Jakob in Haus in the PillerseeTal region, the best-kept secret in the Kitzbuhel Alps.

Cross-country skiers take a different thrilling ski-run each day, through the idyllic mountain landscapes. Walkers discover memorable trails amid the glittering snowy meadows on cleared paths and seek out picturesque alpine villages.

Both groups meet up for warming lunches in traditional mountain Gasthofs, winter afternoon walks and outings, including a wonderful visit to Salzburg, with dinner and a concert in the famous Mozarteum.

Take an unforgettable toboggan ride as dusk falls across the silent snowfields and learn about Tyrolean traditions, music and culture. Last but not least, relax with a pampering spa treatment at the hotel.

Sunday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

Pick-up in Salzburg to travel by coach to the Hotel Unterlechner in St. Jakob in Haus. Welcome talk and drink before dinner at the hotel.

Monday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

Skiers will receive their equipment before a training session with our instructor. The remainder of the morning is spent skiing before meeting the rest of the group in St Jakob for lunch. Walkers walk through the valley to St Ulrich, the next village and on to St Adolari, the oldest church in the Tirol. Return by bus to meet the skiers for lunch. In the afternoon the whole group catches the train to Kitzbhel for a guided visit. Dinner in our hotel.

Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

A morning lesson for the skiers, followed by skiing to Hochfilzen. The whole group meets there for lunch and the skiers return to the hotel via a different route. The walkers will hike up Buchensteinwand and visit the cross at the top with its fantastic panorama. After coffee in the alpine Gasthaus they take the chairlift down and travel by bus to Hochfilzen, walking back to the hotel along the Pillersee valley. In the evening a magical toboggan trip will work up an appetite for a gourmet dinner at our hotel.

Wednesday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

The skiers set off for a run before meeting the walkers for lunch in the village. After a hike in the mountains, the walkers will return to the village for lunch. In the afternoon we have free time and the chance to have a spa treatment. Late afternoon we travel to Salzburg for an early dinner at a restaurant followed by a concert at the Mozarteum (or similar venue). Return to our hotel.

Thursday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

The skiers will enjoy a different run before meeting the walkers for lunch in an alpine Gasthof. In the afternoon walkers and skiers take a winter walk followed by an experience of typical Tyrolean culture.

Friday Overnight: Hotel Unterlechner

Skiers head out from the hotel while walkers circle the Europa Weg around the Pillersee Valley. The group meets for lunch, then continues to Rosenegg and has tea at Elisabeth's cake shop. Walk back to hotel for our Farewell Dinner.


Leave the hotel at 9:30am for Salzburg, arriving at the Airport by 11:00 am, followed by a second drop-off at the Rail Station in the city center.
"It's really cool that you make friends and then seek each other out for future Walks"
Terrain: Mountain paths, meadow tracks and rolling hills at altitudes up to 6,000 feet. 8-12 miles walking, 6-10 miles skiing per day.


6 nights from
per person
(Single Supplement $395.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $3,985.00


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Arrival: Salzburg
Departure: Salzburg
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Hotels - Where we stay

Hotel Unterlechner

Hotel Unterlechner

Situated in a sunny spot with a magnificent mountain backdrop and breath taking views in every direction the Hotel Unterlechner is the smallest four-star hotel in the Tirol. Intimate and family-run, it promises the ultimate alpine experience with ski-loops and hiking trails running from the hotel. A luxury spa provides an indoor pool, sauna and steam bath, a selection of massages and beauty treatments and a revitalising herbal whirlpool bath. Every room has a shower/WC, a basket containing a large bath towel, bathrobes and slippers, bath toiletries, cosmetic mirror, radio, satellite TV, room safe. Head chefs Manfred Rainer and Stefan Riepl promise a gourmet dining experience in the lovely restaurant of the hotel offering authentic, traditional, menus drawing inspiration from perennial favorites and adding a creative twist to classic tried-and-tested recipes.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Cross country equipment rental
  • Cross country instruction
  • Tobogganing
  • Cross country fee for loop
  • One 30-minute spa treatment
  • Salzburg visit for supper and a Vivaldi concert
  • All meals
  • Wine (or beer) with supper
  • On-trail refreshments
  • Visits as described in the itinerary
  • Services of two full time staff
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Four-star hotel accommodations with culural and historical interest
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants