Schneeschuhwandern Bielerhöhe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner

Snowshoe hike to the Silvrettasee

Snowshoeing pleasure at the foot of the 3,000-metre summits

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28.12.2021 - 15.04.2022 | tu / fr | 09:45 o’clock

Silvretta-Bielerhöhe Vermuntbahn | Vermuntbahnstraße 45 | 6794 Partenen

“You experience moments on the Bielerhöhe that you can’t have in the valley” says the experienced hiking guide Imelda Dönz in describing the fascination of this route. Crystal-clear mountain air, the fresh snow crunching under the snowshoes and, most of all, the breath-taking panoramic view of the 3,000 metre peaks of the Silvretta mountains. And the best thing is: it’s accessible to (nearly) everyone. “A good basic condition is sufficient in most cases”, Imelda says concerning the 225 vertical metres that must be overcome to reach the highest point of the tour.

As the famous Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse is only open in the warm months, winter athletes conduct the first stage of the tour in the Vermuntbahn. Two small buses await at the summit station to lead the passengers through a narrow tunnel system that is several kilometres long. The walls of the tunnel hewn into the rock seem to almost touch the bus.

After a good ten minutes, the tunnel bus adventure is “overcome” and the snowshoe hike can begin after a brief introduction. Step by step, the winter athletes hike along the idyllic alpine winter landscape. After about 3 hours of walking time, the Bielerhöhe at 2,307 metres is reached - a place from which the legendary author Ernest Hemingway startet out on many ski tours in the 1920s. Today, the border area between Vorarlberg and Tyrol impresses with an extraordinary mixture of nature and technology that facilitated the emergence of the use of hydropower in the past decades.

Be sure to enjoy a cosy break at the tour destination. Pastry lovers should be certain not to miss out on the outstanding Kaiserschmarren (sugar raisin pancakes) in Silvrettahaus, in the Madlenerhaus or Berggasthof Piz Buin. After the culinary delights, the outstanding view of the winterly Silvretta Reservoir will lure you to the sun terrace. The perfect end to a unique tour.

General information

Meeting place

9.45 am Vermuntbahn valley station, Partenen


Dependent on current weather and snow conditions


approx. 5–5,5 hours (pure walking: approx. 2,5–3 hours)


Silvrettahaus, Gasthaus Piz Buin


until 8 p.m. the day before

  • 20 % reduction with the Montafoner guest card (Montafoner guest card must be shown)
  • For guests from BergePLUS partner companies free of charge (Montafoner guest card with BergePLUS imprint must be shown)

services included

  • Hiking guide
  • Avalanche transceiver (depending on tour and area)
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • bus and cableway fares
  • Winter sports clothing
  • Hiking boots or sturdy winter boots are required
  • Bring a rucksack with snacks/food and/or drinks as well as rain and sun protection

By public transport:

  • bus line 85
  • Exit: Bus stop Partenen Bergbahnen (

By private car:

  • free parking: Partenen Bergbahnen
  • No price reduction on snowshoes and poles you bring along
  • The hike takes place in all weather conditions. If there are any changes, guests will be informed directly by the guide in good time.
  • Max. Number of participants per group: 10 persons

Registration is binding. However, should you be unable to participate at the last minute, please cancel by calling the Montafon tourism office at tel. +43 50 6686 or by sending an email to so that another guest can take your place.

Your BergePLUS Team

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Schneeschuhwandern Bielerhöhe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner
Schneeschuhwandern Bielerhöhe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner
Schneeschuhwandern Bielerhöhe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Schneeschuhwandern Bielerhöhe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner

Montafon Tourismus GmbH

Silvretta-Bielerhöhe Vermuntbahn | Vermuntbahnstraße 45 | 6794 Partenen



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