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From Planai to Schladming

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  • Planaihof in autumn
    / Planaihof in autumn
    Photo: Planaihof, Planaihof
  • / Schafalm Inn on Planai
    Photo: Schafalm, Schafalm
  • / Schladminger Hütte mountain chalet on Planai
    Photo: Schladminger Hütte, Schladminger Hütte
  • / Mountain terminal of Planai cable car in summer
    Photo: Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Hiking trail head Planai mountain terminal
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Tourismusverband Schladming
  • / Hiking Trail head Kraiter car park
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Tourismusverband Schladming
  • / Playground at Hopsiland Planai
    Photo: Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Viewing platform in Talbachklamm gorge
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Hopsiland Planai - starting point of trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / trail n° 53 Planai - a beautiful forest trail
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Bench with a view - trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / trail n° 53 Planai - rest area at Lärchkogel
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / trail n° 53 Planai - viewpoint at Lärchkogel
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Via ski pistes into the valley - trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Through beautiful forest sections - trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / From the meadows into the forest - trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / View towards Obertal and Untertal valley - trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / View towards Rohrmoos from trail n° 53 Planai
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
m 2000 1500 1000 500 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Berggasthof-Jager GmbH Schafalm Lärchkogelhütte Wanderportal WM-Park Planai Planai Seilbahn Mittelstation

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!

moderate
6.3 km
2:15 h
23 m
1104 m

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.

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Author
Gerhard Pilz
Updated: December 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Planai cable car, mountain terminal, 1834 m
Lowest point
Kraiter car parking, Schladming, 740 m
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Safety information

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:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Equipment

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.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at

Start

Hiking trail head, Planai mountain terminal (1821 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.372665, 13.724455
UTM
33T 403702 5247367

Destination

Hiking trail head Wild Waters, Kraiter car park

Turn-by-turn directions

You start at the mountain terminal of Planai cable car and first folow trials n° 53 and 779 (running along each other). You pass by Schafalm Inn and descend until you reach the hut of the Mountain Rescue where trail n° 53 branches off to Lärchkogelhütte Inn.

Via a scenic forest trail - and at first through "Hopsiland" you reach the side summit of Lärchkogel with the Lärchkogelhütte Inn. Through some forest sections and over meadows you continue your descent on trail n° 53 to Schladming, crossing Planaistraße road several times. About half the way Jager Mountain Inn is another refreshment stop.

The trail now descends steeper, and you pass by Mitterwallnerhof on your way to Talbachklamm gorge. When the roaring sounds of the Talbach creek get louder and the towers of the churches get closer, Schladming is not far anymore. After about 2 hours you reach the town at the entrance to Talbachklamm gorge.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

In the town of Schladming you can take the Citybus. From Rohrmoos take the Planai buses to Planet Planai, from Ramsau take the buses of Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe.

Then take Planai cable car to the top of the mountain.

Getting there

Exit from federal highway B320 at exit "Schladming-Ost" and follow the signs to "Planai Seilbahn" at WM-Park Planai. From there take the cable car to the top of the mountain.

Parking

Parking is available at WM-Park Planai next to the valley terminal of the cable car.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
23 m
Descent
1104 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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