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Skitour to the Kreuzberg

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  • Kurz vor der Hintergullingspitze
    Kurz vor der Hintergullingspitze
    Photo: Roland Gutwenger, Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal
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From the Planneralm over the Kreuzberg to Donnersbachwald. A moderately difficult ski tour with some up and down.
moderate
Distance 9 km
2:30 h
334 m
1,200 m
2,054 m
1,077 m
At the beginning of this tour, the time-honored Gläserboden T-bar lift is there for you and takes you up to where you descend to the Plientensattel. From there it goes up to the Hintergullingspitz and a short descent later you already have the ascent to the Kreuzberg in front of you. After a well-deserved break, the descent into the Lärchkar and on to Donnersbachwald awaits you. Don't forget to organize the transfer back to the Planneralm.

Author’s recommendation

Either have someone pick you up in Donnersbachwald or best stay overnight there and turn the ascents into descents and the descents into ascents the next day.
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TV Grimming-Donnersbachtal
Update: December 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hintergullingspitze, 2,054 m
Lowest point
1,077 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Forested/wild trail 50.85%Path 30.70%Unknown 18.43%
Forested/wild trail
4.6 km
Path
2.8 km
Unknown
1.7 km
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Rest stops

Feriendorf Hinterwald

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 - Gläserbodenlift (1,942 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.392349, 14.203949
DMS
47°23'32.5"N 14°12'14.2"E
UTM
33T 439924 5249073
w3w 
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Destination

Hinterwald in Donnersbachwald

Turn-by-turn directions

The ski tour starts at the valley station of the Gläserboden lift. You decide whether you want to climb up to the Gläserboden next to the ski slope or take the comfortable variant with the lift. At the top station you turn eastwards and walk to the small saddle in front of the Großer Rotbühel. Take off the skins, because from there follows a steep descent down to the Plientensattel. For the following ascent to the Hintergullingspitze you put on your skins again. You can also forego the summit and traverse the summit structure below. In an easy up and down you finally reach the Kreuzberg. Descend to the west until you reach the forest road that has not been cleared. Follow this road to the Lärchkaralm and on to Hinterwald in Donnersbachwald. This tour is a rarely used and lonely route, which compensates you with extensive views.

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.

Here is the 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
47.392349, 14.203949
DMS
47°23'32.5"N 14°12'14.2"E
UTM
33T 439924 5249073
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
9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
334 m
Descent
1,200 m
Highest point
2,054 m
Lowest point
1,077 m
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