Beautiful views and varied scenery can be expected as well as you can already imagine the skiers of the 2013 World Championships whizzing past you!
A hike from the famous skiing mountain Planai to Schladming. The alternative route to the "World Cup Trail" takes you down the classic trails #779 and #53, passing by Lärchkogelhütte Inn and Berggasthof Jager. Finally you reach the town of Schladming at the entrance to Talbachklamm gorge. The route is mainly made up of forest trail and crossing over some meadows, giving you spectacular views especially towards Rohrmoos.
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at