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Snowshoe tour to Rossfeld

Snowshoe walking · Schladming-Dachstein
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  • Snow shoeing tour to Rossfeld summit
    Snow shoeing tour to Rossfeld summit
    Photo: Martin Huber, Photo Austria - Martin Huber
m 1900 1800 1700 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Wanderportal Hochwurzen Hochwurzenhütte Roßfeld Hochwurzenalm Wanderportal Hochwurzen Hüttecksattel Hochwurzenalm
Discover the mountain Hochwurzen also in winter and enjoy the winter landscape of the Schladminger Tauern.
moderate
Distance 3.4 km
2:00 h
275 m
275 m
1,919 m
1,744 m

The initial part of the tour ist along an groomed winter walking trail. From Hüttecksattel mountain saddle you then walk through forest and over snow-covered alpine meadows up to Rossfeld. To the top of Hochwurzen you take Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car to the starting point at Hochwurzenhütte chalet, which is one of two refreshment stops besides Hochwurzenalm chalet. The winter scenery on Hochwurzen and the summit of Rossfeld is breathtaking!

Author’s recommendation

  • For those you want to extend the tour, we recommand to walk south to the peak of Guschen (additional walking time of 1.5 to 2 hour both ways).
  • From December until March the tourist office Schladming offers guided snow shoe  tours every Thursday.
    For details please contact the tourist office: +43 3687 22 777 22 or office@schaldming.com
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Gerhard Pilz
Update: November 28, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Rossfeld summit, 1,919 m
Lowest point
Hüttecksattel, 1,744 m
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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.

Tips and hints

Tourist information & guided tours: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at

Start

Hochwurzenhütte chalet (1,844 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.360128, 13.639247
DMS
47°21'36.5"N 13°38'21.3"E
UTM
33T 397245 5246082
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Destination

Rossfeld summit

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hochwurzen summit,  make our way to the Hochwurzenalm, which lies just a little below. Follow the trail right of Hochwurzenalm and via the "Kleine Wurzen" you walk down to the mountain saddle "Hüttecksattel". From here you start your way up to Rossfeld. The view to the surrounding mountain scenery is breathtaking!

Return route via the same path.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Then take the cable-car to the summit of Hochwurzen.

Getting there

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on to the the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car (approximately 5 kms from Schladming).

Parking

Parking is available at the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Coordinates

DD
47.360128, 13.639247
DMS
47°21'36.5"N 13°38'21.3"E
UTM
33T 397245 5246082
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
moderate
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
275 m
Highest point
1,919 m
Lowest point
1,744 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Clear area Forest

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