Winter in Waidring is usually spent enjoying sporting activities. However, for the non-skier or for those who simply whish to relax and unwind, the mountain village of Waidring also offers a great many alternatives. Take a look for yourself, you’ll be amazed at what Waidring and the Hotel Tiroler ADLER has to offer.
Ice skating in Pillersee Valley
Gliding across the ice of a lake nestled in a charming Pillersee Valley. That is what ice skating here is like at the ice skating rink at the campsite at the foot of the Steinplatte Massif. Enjoy the bracing winter mountain air. You’ feel as if you are part of an enchanting fairytale.
A living Tyrolean tradition
There are two curling lanes in Waidring at your disposal. From the middle of December to Easter curling fun can be had almost every day. Right in the centre of the village the curling lane is a central meeting place for young and old.
Even before tourism came to the region, curling was a traditional winter sport. It strengthens the team spirit and combines outdoor activity with Tyrolean hospitality. The famous Tyrolean charm and humour soon make winning or losing secondary – at the end of the day, regardless of the result, everyone is of the same opinion: It was an eventful and fun day in the romantic mountain village.
Cross-Country Skiing in the Pillersee Valley
The Pillersee Valley is renowned throughout the continent as a Biathlon Centre. It’s therefore no surprise that every many winter cross-country skiers arrive in the snow-covered mountain village of Waidring.
The cross-country trails are just 50 metres away making the Hotel Tiroler Adler the perfect starting point for a day on the trails. More than 120 kilometres of freshly prepared trails are at your disposal and you also have access to the Wilder Kaiser cross-country skiing trail network.
Our hotel guests have of course free use of the cross-country skiing trails, simply ask at the reception for a trail pass.
Tobogganing fun in the Pillersee Valley
Tobogganing is an absolute must on your winter holiday and the Guesthouse “Alpengastof Oberweissbach” is the ideal starting point. At first you take a gentle winter walk through the snowy woods and meadows and then enjoy a well-earned mug of mulled wine to prepare you mentally for the thrilling toboggan run.
If you don’t fancy the walk to the top of the run, then the Alpengasthof Oberweissbach shuttle service will bring you comfortably to the start. Toboggans are available daily for rental and are regularly serviced.
So have we whet your appetite for an exciting toboggan evening?
Then just wait and see what the toboggan run at Oberweissbach has to offer. It’s an experience to remember!
Tobogganing tips in Pillersee Valley
• Toboggan run Waidring, 2 kilometres long, floodlit daily until midnight, starting at the car park in Weissbach at the Gasthof Oberweissbach, tel. 05353 20053 (toboggan hire; €3,00 for a single run, €4,50 for the whole day) walking distance from the car park; ½ hour, drive to the top of the run with the toboggan shuttle from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm. possible. Further information under www.gh-oberweissbach.at
• Snow-tubing run in Waidring, at the Brandnerhof restaurant in Strub, 350 metres long, floodlit daily until 10 pm., tel. 0043 5353 5427, walking distance ¼ hour.
• Toboggan run Fieberbrunn, 2,5 kilometres long, floodlit daily until 10 pm., walk to the top of the run via the Pletzergraben up to the mountain hut restaurant Hochkogel, tel. 05353 56666 (toboggan hire €4,50) walking distance approx. 1½ hours, taxi ride to the top available.
• Toboggan Run Hochfilzen, 1,5 kilometres long, floodlit daily until midnight, walk to the top starting at the Hotel Warmeingerhof (skilift) to the mountain hut restaurant Hoametzlhütte, tel. 0676 6064415 (toboggan hire €2,00) walking distance 1½ hours, transfer by skidoo possible.
• Toboggan Run St. Jakob, 1 kilometre long, floodlit daily until 11 pm., walk to the top from the Kröpfl-Liftstadl, tel. 05354 88200 (toboggan hire €4,00) walking distance approx. ½ hour.
Skiing in the Pillersee Valley
The free shuttle bus and the most modern chairlifts and gonollas guarantee minimal waiting time and a speedy start to the day’s skiing pleasure. The ski arena “Schneewinkel” offers runs for all levels of skier. From real beginners to expert skiers there are numerous and perfectly prepared pistes to choose from.
The well signposted runs and state of the art snow making equipment ensure pure skiing enjoyment from the middle of December until well after Easter.
Gone are the days when you had to queue for your ski pass!
You get your ski pass comfortably at the reception at an even better price than at the lift station.
A new sort of winter fun!
Slide down the slopes in an unusual but fun way and spend a few gregarious hours sliding down the slope on a rubber tube at the Brandtnerhof.
You can have a go at this unusual way of sliding down the hill at any time throughout the day and it certainly offers a great deal of fun for everyone regardless of their age. The floodlit slopes of the winding snow-tubing runs are tucked under the steep rock face of the Lofer Steinberg Mountain and are sure to provide fond memories of the fun-packed action that is had.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides
A short ride that makes a long-lasting impression
Who has never dreamt of riding in a horse-drawn sleigh through a snow-covered mountain landscape wrapped up in a fluffy warm blanket? In the mountain village of Waidring your dream can come true: you can enjoy a romantic sleigh ride for two or in a larger group of friends and get to know the most charming side of Waidring.
On the trail of the Lords of the Boards
It goes without saying that the winter sport resort Waidring should cater for all types of winter sport enthusiasts: There’s certainly enough to keep the snowboarders happy on the Steinplatte.
The Snow Park was opened for the first time in the 2003/2004 winter season. Since then it has been continually improved and expanced, the daily care of the park and the exciting elements mean that the park is under the top ten parks in the European rankings.
If you’d like to experience the “Lords of the Boards” event live, then staying in the Pillersee Valley Holiday Region is your chance to do just that. A free shuttle bus service to Fieberbrunn and the Schneewinkel ski pass give you access to the most important locations in the snowboard scene.
Would you like to enjoy the enchanting winter landscape?
Then the numerous cleared winter walking paths will let you do just that. Enjoy the glistening white meadows, snow-heavy trees and the woods dotted with rabbit prints.