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Ski tour to the Hochrettelstein

Ski Touring · Schladming-Dachstein
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  • Scharte vor Plannerknot
    Scharte vor Plannerknot
    Photo: Barbara Luidold, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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Not only in summer a popular hiking destination. Also in winter, the Hochrettelstein is an ideal destination for those who are hungry for exercise.
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
3:00 h
700 m
700 m
2,220 m
1,586 m
This ski tour takes you to the highest ski touring mountain on the Planneralm: past the snow-covered Plannersee, you go up to the Plannerknot and then along the ridge to the summit cross of the Hochrettelstein at 2,220 m. Here it is time to rest! With momentum you then drive along the ascent track back to Almdorf.

Author’s recommendation

A sunny resting place is offered at the dilapidated Neualm. On your return, huts and inns on the Planneralm invite you to stop for a bite to eat.
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Author
Roland Gutwenger
Update: December 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hochrettelstein, 2,220 m
Lowest point
Plienten, 1,586 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Path 31.28%Unknown 68.71%
Path
2.3 km
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4.9 km
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Safety information

Mountain sports and the assessment of the situation on site are - even more so in winter - primarily subject to personal responsibility. Tourism associations or avalanche warning services do not assume any liability based on the information provided.   

  • Check the weather and avalanche situation at www.lawine-steiermark.at before each ski tour.   
  • The use of the tour description is at your own risk and responsibility.    
  • Do not go on a ski tour alone. It's more fun together anyway!   
  • Always behave risk-conscious and react to danger signs!   
  • Respect existing regulations, such as hunting and game protection areas, reforestation or young growth areas.   
  • You should always have your cell phone well charged. Do you have the emergency numbers saved? Mountain rescue: 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.

Tips and hints

Tourism information: www.schladming-dachstein.at

Tourism blog: www.derbergdastal.at

 

Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

info@schladming-dachstein.at

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.

Sport Scherz
At Riesneralm, Planneralm and in Wörschach
+43 (0)3682 22383
sport-scherz.at

 

Sport Schöttl
At Planneralm and in Irdning
+43 (0)3682 22952 0
sport.schoettl.at

 

Avalanche workshops are offered by the local ski school:

Ski & Freeride School Planneralm
+43 (0)660 7445538
www.freeski.school

Start

Planneralm - Mountain rescue house (1,586 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.406013, 14.200608
DMS
47°24'21.6"N 14°12'02.2"E
UTM
33T 439687 5250594
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Destination

At the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

On this ski tour you start at the mountain rescue house. At the beginning, next to the ski slope, it leads you first to the Plannersee and then somewhat steeper up to the Plannerknot. From here you traverse a long way to a small saddle before you climb again more steeply to the summit of the Hochrettelstein, with a beautiful summit cross. As a downhill variant you have the following options:   

  • Following the ascent track back to the Planneralm   
  • From the summit to the southeast into the Plienten and in another two hours to the Plientensattel, then briefly very steep to the Große Rotbühel and finally on the ski slope Gläserboden down to the Planneralm. The descent into the Plienten is one of the longest in Styria with its 850 meters of altitude.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

 There is a ski bus to the Planneralm on weekends in winter and during the Styrian and Viennese semester vacations.

Timetable

Getting there

Turn off the Ennstalbundesstraße (B320) at the crossing Trautenfels in direction Irdning, Donnersbach, Donnersbachwald. In Donnersbach after the center of the village turn left towards Planneralm. 12 km long driveway over the toll-free mountain road up to the Planneralm.

Parking

Free parking at the large parking lot on the Planneralm. Please park in the lower area of the parking lot on busy days as tourers.

Coordinates

DD
47.406013, 14.200608
DMS
47°24'21.6"N 14°12'02.2"E
UTM
33T 439687 5250594
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Hike & Bike Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at the tourist offices of Berg & Tal.

SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hike Map (1:50.000)

KOMPASS Map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, Hiking, Biking, Ski tours

Equipment

  • In addition to food and warm drinks, pack spare clothing and a first aid kit in your backpack.   
  • Choose your clothing according to the onion layer system.   
  • An avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel are a prerequisite in alpine terrain.   
  • You should also pack maps and/or tour descriptions. GPX tracks on your cell phone or GPS device will also help.   
  • Ski touring and safety equipment can be rented at Sport Scherz and Sport Schöttl.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
700 m
Highest point
2,220 m
Lowest point
1,586 m
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