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Snow Shoeing at Vorberg

Snowshoe walking · Schladming-Dachstein
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  • Snow Shoeing at Vorberg
    Snow Shoeing at Vorberg
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Nice snow shoeing tour over meadows and through forest on the sunny plateau of Vorberg.
easy
Distance 5.4 km
2:05 h
205 m
180 m
1,127 m
1,023 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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Gerhard Pilz
Update: November 28, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Drachenlift ski lift, 1,127 m
Lowest point
Wolfsschlucht gorge, 1,023 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.85%Forested/wild trail 26.49%Path 54.93%No marked trail 1.69%Road 1.37%Unknown 11.64%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
Path
3 km
No marked trail
0.1 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Jausenplatzl Astlhof

Safety information

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.

In an emergency please call:

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

 

Tips and hints

Tourist information & guided tours: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.rvb.at

Start

Brandstätterhof farm, Vorberg (1,056 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.399810, 13.622988
DMS
47°23'59.3"N 13°37'22.8"E
UTM
33T 396096 5250514
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Destination

Brandstätterhof farm, Vorberg

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The starting point can be reached with the ski bus - bus stop "Brandstätterhof".

Getting there

Exit from federal highway B320 in Pichl and continue on Vorbergstraße road towards Pichl-Vorberg. Pass by Hotel Steirerhof and then make a right to reach the Brandstätterhof farm.

Parking

The closest publich parking is available at the hiking trail head Vorberg-Arnika (about 10 walking minutes away).

Coordinates

DD
47.399810, 13.622988
DMS
47°23'59.3"N 13°37'22.8"E
UTM
33T 396096 5250514
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Overview map "WiNTER GLiNT", available at the tourist office Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

Overview map "WiNTER GLiNT", available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

Snow shoes, poles, good winter shoes, warm clothing, tuque, and gloves. You might also want to carry a small backbag with a warm drink in a thermos jug.

 


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
205 m
Descent
180 m
Highest point
1,127 m
Lowest point
1,023 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Forest roads Clear area Linear route Forest

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