Lackenhof am Ötscher - Kesselgraben snowshoe trail

Snowshoeing tour from Lackenhof, Sonnenhof

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Elevation profile

3,60 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 3,60 km
  • Ascent: 150 egm
  • Descent: 150 egm
  • Duration: 1:15 h
  • Lowest point: 808 m
  • Highest point:956 m
  • Round tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children

Details for: Lackenhof am Ötscher - Kesselgraben snowshoe trail

Brief description

Hike on snowshoes through mysterious forests; experience the untouched nature in grandfather's tracks. Those who want to enjoy the tranquillity of the winter world will find plenty of possibilities in Lackenhof am Ötscher.



The Sonnenhof tour makes it possible to discover the winter landscape peacefully and offers one of the most beautiful views of the town centre including the parish church of Lackenhof. Once you reach the top, the more comfortable Mandlboden winter hiking trail follows, where you come directly to the rustic Mandlboden hut, with a magnificent view of the Gr. & Kl. Ötscher. From there it goes via the forest chapel back to the village.

Length: 3.6 km


Starting point of the tour

Lackenhof, Sonnenhof

Destination point of the tour

Lackenhof, Mandlboden hut

Route description Lackenhof am Ötscher - Kesselgraben snowshoe trail

Sonnenhof - Berglerweg - continue on the Bockhörner to the Mandlbodenhütte - stop for a bite to eat - via the forest chapel back into the valley



A1 exit Ybbs - B 25 after Gaming - junction Grubberg B 71 to Lackenhof fire brigade parking lot



Fire brigade parking lot


Scheibbs train station, bus connection to Lackenhof


More info/links

Ybbstaler Alps - Lackenhof tourist office 

Teichwiese 12/1, 3295 Lackenhof 

T +43 7480/93049



You need a sporty winter garment (waterproof, windproof and breathable), firm and waterproof winter or hiking boots reaching over your ankle, gloves, a winter hat and sunglasses. A backpack with granola bars and drinks in a thermos for the trip, spare clothes to change, balaclava and a second pair of gloves (mittens), ski goggles and sunscreen.


Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency number: 140
EU emergency number: 112

Your hiking experience in Mostviertel should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:
Preparation: When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).

Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.


Map recommendations

Pistengehen und Schneeschuhstrecken am Ötscher - Ötscherlifte GesmbH

Author's tip

Entdecken Sie auch die Langlauf-Routen in Lackenhof. 

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