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Snow Walk to the Seethalerhütte

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  • "Kolk" am Dachsteingletscher
    "Kolk" am Dachsteingletscher
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ramsau am Dachstein, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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Scenic walk following the groomed track from the Hunerkogel Mountain Station to the west, past the Dirndl and onwards to the Seethalerhütte. 
easy
Distance 4 km
1:00 h
175 m
175 m
2,731 m
2,619 m

A fascinating glacier walk to the largest kolk of the Eastern Alps: a large snow ridge surrounds the "Dirndl" which rise like a ship bow from the glacier.  Go straight ahead towards the Dachstein and the groomed track will lead you to the Seethalerhütte. This mountain hut was originally built as a mountain shelter for mountaineers and offers a stunning view of the Dachstein Südwand (south face). Walk back the same way. 

 

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Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
Update: April 04, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,731 m
Lowest point
2,619 m
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Traces of trail 98.61%Unknown 1.39%
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Safety information

Do not stray from the path! There are crevasses outside the path.

Tips and hints

Schladming-Dachstein

Start

Dachstein Gondola Mountain Station (2,682 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.467746, 13.626288
DMS
47°28'03.9"N 13°37'34.6"E
UTM
33T 396478 5258059
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Destination

Dachstein Gondola Mountain Station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain station, descend in a northerly direction past the ski lifts (Hunerkogel and Schladmingerbahn) and shortly after the ski lifts follow the trail in a westerly direction on a well-marked and groomed glacier trail. After about 1 kilometer, turn left in the direction of the Seethalerhütte, which is already clearly visible.  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus stop Kulm Kirche

See the timetables HERE

Getting there

From the west: 

Tauern Autobahn (A 10) to Knoten Ennstal - turnoff direction Graz/Schladming - stay on the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320) for approx. 20 km until Schladming - take the turnoff for Ramsau. 

From the north: 

Pyhrn Autobahn (A 9)  direction Liezen - take the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320)  to Schladming - turnoff Ramsau.

Parking

Dachstein Gondola Bottom Station

Coordinates

DD
47.467746, 13.626288
DMS
47°28'03.9"N 13°37'34.6"E
UTM
33T 396478 5258059
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking guide Schladming-Dachstein by Herbert Raffalt (available only in German), available in the information offices

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50,000, available in the information offices

Equipment

Sun and wind protection, mountain shoes (walking sticks recommended)

Questions and answers

Question from David Lukeš · October 12, 2022 · Community
Can I take my dog up to the cottage?
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Answered by Sabrina Von Bein · October 13, 2022 · Community
Dogs are allowed in the cableway. You have to pay extra but it's allowed to take your dog in the cable way up to the glacier.
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Rating

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Thomas E
August 09, 2014 · Community
Bei schlechtem Wetter sollte man diesen "Spaziergang" nicht unterschätzen. Der Anstieg zur Seethalerhütte kann sich ziehen und sollte unbedingt mit festen Schuhen und Stöcken begangen werden.
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When did you do this route? August 09, 2014

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
175 m
Descent
175 m
Highest point
2,731 m
Lowest point
2,619 m
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