Wildkogel Snow Field

The formation of the snow is created by strong winds and a very low temperature. The top layer of the snow is frozen and very fragile. In the distance you can see a group of cross country skiers crossing the snow field.

The Wildkogel is a 2,224-metre (7,297 ft) high grass-mountain in the Kitzbühel Alps in Oberpinzgau in Salzburg. It lies north of the Salzach river valley and the nearby towns of Neukirchen and Bramberg.
At 2,005 metres (6,578 ft) high, the Wildkogelhaus (built in 1898) can host up to 100 guests (with restaurants, sauna and disco). Here begins a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) long toboggan run.

In the summer season, there are many hiking possibilities (altitude hiking). The Wildkogel offers cycling for mountain bikes ( “Bike-Arena”), and also the participants of the yearly held Transalp have to cross. The mountain is also a popular starting point for cross-country flights with the paraglider, as the Pinzgau is thermally very reliable.