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Rodelbahn Berggeist Weissbriach

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From the Berggeisthütte the floodlit and family-friendly toboggan run leads down to the valley station of the Hammerboden lift.
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Distance 2.3 km
0:45 h
216 m
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1,050 m
834 m
The face is dusted with snow, the tip of the nose glows red and the broad grin on the face is hard to miss: In Weissbriach, a three-kilometer toboggan run awaits winter lovers. And what is the icing on the cake of a tobogganing excursion? A rustic hut evening at the Berggeisthütte before speeding back down into the valley!

 

Starting point of the Berggeist-Rodelbahn is the Berggeisthütte. It lies directly on the "Max Franz" ski slope in the middle of the Weißbriach ski area. The toboggan run is over 3 km long and leads over a prepared forest track to Weißbriach. The toboggan run is illuminated in the evening.

A leisurely walk uphill increases the anticipation of the descent.

Those who want to save their strength can use the "Hüttentaxi". This brings guests to the hut for a fee and advance reservation.

Further information about the taxi service and sledge rental is available at the tourist office on +43 4286 219 or at the Hotel Löffele on +43 4286 228

Author’s recommendation

If you don't have your own sled, you don't have to give up the pleasure. You can rent a sledge for a fee at the Berggeisthütte.
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Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
1,050 m
Lowest point
834 m
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Start

Berggeisthütte (834 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.681566, 13.243188
DMS
46°40'53.6"N 13°14'35.5"E
UTM
33T 365647 5171277
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Destination

Weißbriach

Turn-by-turn directions

To get to the Berggeisthütte, the starting point of the toboggan run, we follow the winter hiking trail Berggeisthütte. Starting point is the parking lot Hammerbodenlift at the cable cars Weißbriach. Just below the valley station of the Hammerbodenlift the signposted forest path begins. In snow and ice it was not necessary to put on shoe spikes to ensure a safe ascent. After a walking time of about one hour we reach the Max Franz slope, which we only have to cross to get to the Berggeisthütte.

If you want, you can get some refreshment in the Berggeisthütte after the short hike.

With the toboggan we go back down into the valley via the illuminated toboggan run.

 

The details of the toboggan run:   

  • Length: 3 km   
  • Opening hours toboggan run: Monday to Thursday until 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m., Sunday until 9:00 p.m.   
  • Toboggan rental: at the Berggeisthütte (Thursday to Sunday from 16:00), Tel. +43 (0) 4286 228; rental fee: € 6,-.   
  • Shuttle service: by bike truck up to the Berggeisthütte, per person € 5,-.   
  • Hut evenings: with advance reservation

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Villach the train takes you to Hermagor. From there the bus line 5066 goes to Weißbriach.

 

By plane

The nearest airport is in Klagenfurt.

Airport transfers are available via Gitschtalreisen Wastian and Mobilbüro Hermagor.

Getting there

From the north (D, NL, DK):

Tauernautobahn - junction Spittal - direction Lienz - Greifenburg - over the Kreuzberg - WeissbriachSalzburg - Badgastein (rail loading - Tauern lock) - Mallnitz - Möll bridge - Greifenburg - over the Kreuzberg - Weissbriach

From the West (CH, F):

Felbertauern - Mittersill - Lienz - Greifenburg - over the Kreuzberg - Weissbriach

From the south (I, SLO):

Udine - departure Hermagor/Gailtal - Hermagor - WeissbriachKarawanken motorway - Villach junction - direction Italy - exit Hermagor/Gailtal - Hermagor - Weissbriach

From the East (SLO, HR):

Klagenfurt - Villach - departure Hermagor/Gailtal - Hermagor - Weissbriach

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the starting point!

Coordinates

DD
46.681566, 13.243188
DMS
46°40'53.6"N 13°14'35.5"E
UTM
33T 365647 5171277
w3w 
///rustlers.beauty.bring
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Toboggan rental: at the Berggeisthütte (Thursday to Sunday from 16:00), Tel. +43 (0) 4286 228; rental fee: € 6,-.

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.3 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
216 m
Highest point
1,050 m
Lowest point
834 m
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