This winter wonderland is a skier’s paradise. From the six summits of the Königstour (King’s Tour) in Maria Alm, Dienten, and Mühlbach to the 12 Peaks Trophy route from St. Johann im Pongau to Zauchensee, there’s no shortage of soft, white powder or sensational scenery. Don’t ski? No worries. There’s plenty of other activities for outdoor enthusiasts, starting with the Stairway to Nothingness — a 328-foot suspension bridge perched more than 1,300 feet above the Dachstein massif that leads 14 steps down to a clear glass platform jutting off the cliff.
Tour the salt mine in Berchtesgaden and trek with llamas through the PillerseeTal (Pillersee Valley). In Tirol, climb to the top of a toboggan run in a cable car and whiz down on a wooden sled. Navigate a Segway or fat bike (with oversize tires up to 4 inches wide) through the snow or go for a picturesque hike in Stubaital (Stubai Valley).