Nice snow shoeing tour over meadows and through forest on the sunny plateau of Vorberg.
Distance 5.4 km
Highest point1,127 m
Lowest point1,023 m
This snow shoeing tour connects two areas called "Vorberg". You start off at Pichl-Vorberg and walk through the Wolfsschlucht gorge to reach Ramsau-Vorberg. Although two different areas, one thing stays the same: "Vorberg" is always a sunny place.
On snow shoes you have the advantage of not needing a trail all the time. However, out of respect for wildlife and its resting areas you should not just walk cross-country as you like.
Before each and every ski tour or snow shoe walk you should check the most recent avalanche warnings which can be found at www.lawine-steiermark.at.
In winter time it is therefore important to also be careful on supposedly easy walks. Sections that are in the shadows can easily get icy, and slopes on the side of the trail may have avalanche hazard. Mountain sport is always carried out under personal responsibility - in winter even more than in summer. Tourist offices or avalanche warning services do not take any responsibility in respect to information provided.
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.
Starting from the Brandstätterhof farm (near the hiking trail head Vorberg-Steirerhof) you make your way East on the so-called "Lochweg" along the edge of the forest. After a short section through the forest you reach the Vorbergstraße in Ramsau. You pass by the "Unterer Drachenlift" ski lift at the edge of the forest and then continue to the right where you again cross Vorbergstraße road. Via a yellow-marked (summer) trail you walk back to your starting point.
all notes on protected areas
The starting point can be reached with the ski bus - bus stop "Brandstätterhof".