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Plöschkogel

A snowshoe hike in the Erzberg Leoben region takes us to a small mountain with a big view: from the valley floor of the Eisenerzer Ramsau to the Plöschkogel (1668 m).
The Eisenerz Ramsau, known as a Nordic winter sports center, is a wide valley at about 1000 meters above sea level, which can be reached via the town of Eisenerz. On beautiful winter days, numerous winter sports enthusiasts gather here to take advantage of the "snow-sure" area for their outdoor activities. The snowshoe hike to the Plöschkogel is becoming more and more popular, as the tour is easy to walk on a path of about 4.7 km over a prepared forest road, up to an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. In the summit area a wonderful snowshoe landscape opens up, which combines peace and well-being for body, mind and soul.

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Best season

April
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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
11,2 km
Route
4:30 h
Time
650 hm
Uphill
650 hm
Downhill
1668 m
Highest point

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From St. Michael in Upper Styria via the B115 to Eisenerz and on to the parking lot (40 km, approx. 40 minutes).

With the car to snowshoe hiking - a few things to look out for!

  • Good winter tires are an absolute MUST!
  • Ice scraper, snow broom, de-icer for the door locks and a small shovel belong to the basic equipment.
  • Put snow chains and a tow rope in the car, even if you are not good with them yourself. Helping and knowledgeable hikers are always available on the mountain!
  • Clear the car completely of snow and ice, especially sweep off the roof of the car completely.
  • When parking, make sure you leave room for other motorists.
  • Always park so that the rest of the roadway remains clear for cars, logging trucks, and snow removal vehicles.
  • Find out about the snow situation on the access road or parking facilities before setting off. (hut host, webcams)
We start at the parking lot Lasitzen (1), 1013 m and follow the hiking trail 679/673 or the prepared trail slightly uphill, which is used by ski tourers, snowshoe hikers, sledders and winter hikers alike. Continuously the trail goes uphill along the forest road. At the Lasitzen Jagdhaus (2), 1158 m, we pass and after about 700 meters we reach a crossroads where the ski touring trail continues straight on to the Kragelschinken, among others. We keep to the right and follow the prepared forest road. After a short while, the trail goes slightly downhill before we follow the steady ascent, which runs in numerous serpentines. The fantastic view of the numerous steps of the Erzberg and the striking Kaiserschild is a delight, so we stop and linger again and again. Before we reach the Zwiegraben hut, we branch off to the right from the groomed trail and orient ourselves to the ascent tracks, which lead across a snow track to our destination, the Plöschkogel (3), 1668m.
The descent would also be possible for experienced snowshoe hikers via the crossroads "Blauer Herrgott" and the Zwiegrabenhütte.
 Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) 

Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB)

www.busbahnbim.at 

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General information about public transport in the region: www.verbundlinie.at

Parking lot Lasitzen (997m), about 6 km from Eisenerz (736m)

Anfahrt zum Parkplatz

Refreshment stop:

Gasthof Pichlerhof, Tel.: +43 3848 3414, 8790 Eisenerz, Schlingerweg 19a, www.pichlerhof.at

Alpengasthaus Ramsau/Gemeindealm, Tel.: +43 3848 602 90, 8790 Eisenerz, Ramsau 4a, www.alpengasthausramsaugemeindealm.metro.rest

JUFA Eisenerz, Tel.: +43 57 083 340, 8790 Eisenerz, Ramsau 1, www.jufahotels.com

TV ERZBERG LEOBEN Information Office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

+43 3842 48148

office@erzberg-leoben.at

www.erzberg-leoben.at

Nationalpark Gesäuse Admont Eisenerz WK 5062

Sarcletti S., Zienitzer E., (2. Auflage 2018): Schneeschuhführer Steiermark – Vom Dachstein bis zum Steirischen Weinland. Bergverlag Rother GmbH, München, S. 176. Für weitere Infos hier klicken.

Schneeweiß C., (2012): Schneeschuhgehen – Praxiswissen vom Profi zu Ausrüstung, Technik und Sicherheit. Bruckmann Verlag GmbH, München, S.192

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What the weather will be like

Eisenerz (711m)

Morning
cloudy
18°C
70%
5 km/h
Noon
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24°C
40%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
20°C
65%
5 km/h
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, especially in the early morning and towards evening.
Morning
weather.icon.04
17°C
10%
0 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
26°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
22°C
40%
5 km/h
Sunshine and cloudiness will alternate throughout the day. A chance of showers towards evening.
19.07.2024
rainy
15°C 28°C
20.07.2024
cloudy
15°C 26°C
21.07.2024
cloudy
14°C 26°C

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