Nice hike for the whole family from the summit of Hochwurzen to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car. From hotel Winterer there is also a variant fully suitable for prams back to the valley terminal. The trail is mostly a wide hiking path, through beautiful high forest. Only parts - via Kleine Hochwurzen, and from Hotel Winterer to the valley terminal of the cable-car - are smaller hiking trails not suitable for prams. However, there is alternative routes that are possible with buggies.
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
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: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at
By roadFrom Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight ahead until you reach the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
ParkingParking is available at the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
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EquipmentA well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
Weather at the route's trailhead
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