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Skiing on excellently tended slopes in one of the best ski areas in Austria around the Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin in Niedernsill, snowboarding in natural, never-ending half-pipes and fun parks and deep snow skiing in the fresh powder snow – these are days you will not forget!

The ski offer available in Niedernsill is perfect for beginners and families. The Bärnbach lift, which is suitable for beginners, and the Kerschbaum T-bar lift take ski fans of all ages to the two small, yet perfectly formed, ski runs and provide fantastic conditions for those first turns in the snow.

Perfectly tended pistes in varying difficulty levels, state-of-the-art lift facilities and glacier fun at above 3000 metres altitude. The world-renowned ski area in Kaprun and on the Kitzsteinhorn sets winter hearts racing. The ski destination which is 12 kilometres away is easy to access via the free ski bus.

The Schmittenhöhebahn in Zell am See stands out thanks to its selection of pistes which are suitable for families and packed with variety. The versatility of the ski region is what makes the terrain so appealing to beginners and experts, as well as pleasure-oriented skiers and real piste pros. The Schmittenbahn, 14 kilometres away, is conveniently accessible from Niedernsill via the free ski bus.

Easy access to the world-famous Kitzbühel-Kirchberg-Mittersill (KitzSki) ski area is available via Panoramabahn Kitzbüheler Alpen in Hollersbach. The phenomenal views to nearby Hohe Tauern National Park and the sheer endless selection of perfect pistes, numerous off-piste areas, the snow park and traditional ski inns genuinely inspire.

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is located around 30 kilometres from Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin and with its 270 kilometres of pistes, 70 lift facilities and over 50 inns, it is one of the most easy-going ski areas in the Alps. The pistes in Black, Red and Blue categories provide the perfect terrain for ski fans of all ages.

The Kitzbühel Alps link Salzburg with neighbouring Tyrol. Panoramabahn Kitzbüheler Alpen is regarded as the perfect access point to the world-renowned Kitzbühel-Kirchberg-Mittersill ski area, which together make up the KitzSki area. 188 kilometres of pistes and 41 kilometres of ski routes at up to 2000 metres altitude are waiting for you!

The Wildkogel Arena ski area, Neukirchen stands out with 85% Blue and Red category pistes, making it the perfect choice for beginners, those getting back into the swing of things and families too. The region is 30 kilometres from Gasthof zur Pinzgauerin and is also known for having the longest floodlit toboggan run in the world.

Zillertal Arena, together with the Königsleiten ski area, inspires with wide pistes and fantastic panoramic views. The versatile, family-friendly and snow-assured region offers its guests 52 lift facilities and 150 kilometres of pistes. Its elevated setting – up at 2500 metres – ensures 100% snow-assuredness.

Weißsee Glacier World is located between 1480 and 2600 metres altitude and is a real paradise for skiers, snowboarders, freeriders and ski tourers. Surrounded by the impressive backdrop of the Hohe Tauern National Park, unforgettable piste adventures can be enjoyed here. There are some 23 kilometres of pistes waiting for all the family here.

There are five toboggan for all the family in nearby Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen & Bramberg. The 14 kilometre natural toboggan run is a genuine highlight, and has made a name for itself among tobogganing fans for being the longest floodlit toboggan run in the world.
Distance: around 30 kilometres

Gentle whole body training in the crystal-clear mountain air has become a popular winter sport for all the family over the past few years. Getting to the surrounding trails from Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin is very easy. The Pinzgauer trail proceeds past the hotel just a few metres away, while the Hochmoor-Panorama trail and the night time trail in Kaprun are a few minutes’ drive away.

Stomp through the deep snow together, enjoy the pure tranquillity and the frosty beauty of winter to the full – discover new paths wearing snow shoes and scale secluded peaks. Whatever you prefer, you can take part in the guided hikes organised by the tourist association, or discover the region off your own bat.

Close to Niedernsill leisure centre, which is less than a five minute walk from Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin, a romantic ice rink appears as if by magic every year in the winter. Enjoy those first circuits on the ice, pirouette together – an excursion on the ice ensures fantastic holiday experiences for all ages.

A horse-drawn carriage ride is simply part and parcel of a winter holiday in Salzburger Land – when wonderful steeds pull the wonderfully ornate sleighs through the glistening snow, you cosy up in thick blankets, and enjoy the wonderful views. There are excursion options available in Niedernsill and in neighbouring Piesendorf.

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It is less than a five minute walk to Niedernsill leisure centre. The swimming lake whose swim facilities span 16,000 square metres and a lounger area of 15,000 square metres, also has a heated children’s splash pool, an area for non-swimmers and a water slide. Then there is Luzia Park, tennis courts, a mini-golf facility and much more waiting visitors of all ages. Entry is free to guests of the hotel!

Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin’s location provides the perfect starting point for impressive hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Various difficulty levels ensure variety-packed hiking fun – and there is the opportunity to enjoy leisurely strolls, panorama-rich hikes and challenging mountain ascents.

A hike to the Schaunbergalm lasts four to five hours. 16.4 kilometres and 912 metres altitude are covered on this view-packed route. Starting point: Burgeck snack station. After that: ‘Pionierweg – Güterweg Mühlbachtal’ – Path No. 722 to Schaunbergalm at 1519 metres. Home-made specialities await in the traditional inn!

This tour can be started direct from Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin. Route outline: Steindorf – Gaisbichl to Hochprack – Forest path No. 13 to the fork in the road – via Steinbachriedl No. 748 A to Niedernsill’s Hochsonnberg – along the level terrain to the Zirmkogel at 2215 metres. Length: 18.2 kilometres, metres altitude: 1477 metres; duration: 9 to 10 hours

Pinzgau is well-known and popular for its extensive mountain bike route network. Different tours for beginners, those with advanced skills and professionals make the region the perfect place for all the family. From Niedernsill start straight into bike fun. Extensive map material and hire bikes are also available free of charge for our guests.

The Tauern Cycle Path, which proceeds from Krimml to Passau, promises pure cycling fun in a unique landscape. As a guest of Gasthof zur Pinzgauerin in Niedernsill you enjoy direct access to the 320 kilometre tour which proceeds through Salzburger Land and Upper Austria to Bavaria.

Leisure park

The extensive swimming lake and numerous play and leisure facilities in Luzia Park, near Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin invite you to enjoy some active recovery. The adjoining European nature reserve provides interesting insights into the special flora and fauna in Luzia Lacke. With ‘Fun Card Niedernsill’ get free entry to the swimming lake and Hinkelsteinbad in Piesendorf, as often as you like.


For guests staying in Gasthof Zur Pinzgauerin in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, the National Park Card provides added value, with regard to holiday experiences. With it you can visit and avail of more than 60 attractions, including sights, museums and natural spectacles, leisure and sports facilities, and also enjoy free use of cable cars. In addition, the card provides maximum mobility in the region around Niedernsill.

hiking business

As passionate hikers, we know what it takes for a perfect hiking holiday in Salzburger Land and are delighted to be able to welcome our guests as a hiking establishment, awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval. A stay here with us includes the best services, as well as hiking expertise and insider tips. Our optimised service concept ensures unforgettable hiking fun in the Alps!

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Excursion destinations

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The Pinzgaubahn, described as the ‘most attractive narrow-gauge railway in Austria’, proceeds through the loveliest landscapes in the Alps. Along the three-thousand metre mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park you even get to experience pure nostalgia in the summer season, when the ‘Pinzga’ Dampfzügl’, hauled by steam locomotive 399.001, built in 1906, puffs from Zell am See to Krimml every Thursday and Sunday. Children, families and groups enjoy a discounted tariff.

The reservoirs in Kaprun are one of the most breath-taking combinations of nature and technology. The journey there takes you up to an elevation of 2040 metres. You ought not to miss ‘Erlebniswelt Strom und Eis’ on the Mooserboden and the guided tour of the power station. Visiting options: End May to the start of October. Buses from Kesselfall Alpenhaus.

In Ferleiten Wildlife Park, which spans over 20 hectares, you encounter over 200 native animals species. The park is located in a wild and romantic high mountain valley, with views to the loveliest head of the valley in Austria, right before the toll station area on the Großglockner High Alpine Road. There is a 20,000 square metre adventure area for children. Open: May to October

Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach is one of the most impressive gorges and offers visitors idyllic coves, rugged rock walls and superb views to the thundering water of the Rauriser Ache. Footbridges and tunnels from the 16th century link the gorge and proceed to the idyllic hermitage. Open: End May to end October

Sigmund-Thun-Klamm in neighbouring Kaprun is well-known and popular on account of its unique beauty. At one time the Kapruner Ache sculpted this impressive natural spectacle and the power of the water is still ubiquitous. The rocky cave of the gorge was even inhabited 4000 years ago. Opening hours: mid May until the end of October

The Großglockner High Alpine Road is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Austria. For more than 80 years (opened in 1935) the unique flora and fauna of the region could be enjoyed on the 48 kilometre route. Exciting museums and exhibitions, traditional inns, mountain taverns and visitor centres line the route. Open: May until the start of November

Be whisked back to the 11th century in Hohenwerfen! With a guided tour, the Knights’ Shop, a stylish castle tavern and numerous special events.

Krimml Waterfalls are among the most impressive in all of Europe and are certainly a high point of any visit to the National Park, after all, they are among the highest on earth. The Krimmler Ache plummets down into the valley here in three stages. The overall fall height is some 400 metres. Open: May to October

The World of the Ice Giants in Werfen is one of the most fascinating sights in Salzburger Land. The biggest ice cave in the world extends into the mountain covering a length of 42 kilometres. The first few kilometres, complete with impressive ice formations, are accessible to visitors. Welcome to the fascinating world of ice! Open: May to October

Spa experience spanning 20,000 square metres – twelve pools in different designs, ten saunas and steam baths, separate ‘SPA Kidstein’ (for those aged 3 and over), a variety-packed activity & relaxation programme, as well as fantastic well-being moments in the themed restaurants & bars await all the family in Tauern SPA in Kaprun.