Schneeschuhwanderer in Hopfriesen auf der Schneeschuhtour Obertal | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at Schneeschuhwanderer in Hopfriesen auf der Schneeschuhtour Obertal | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at

Snowshoeing in Obertal valley

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Snowshoeing tour on the signposted route into the peaceful Obertal valley in Rohrmoos.

In the Obertal valley of Rohrmoos the sound of water is your constant companion - also in winter. The sparkling snow gives an additional charm to the scenery. The ruins of the historic Nickel smelting furnace at the valley head are open as a museum in summer.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
17,6 km
Route
4:45 h
Duration
358 hm
Ascent
224 hm
Descent
1125 m
Highest point
980 m
Lowest point

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From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) to the village of Untertal. At the end of the village make a right onto Obertalstraße road and continue for about 2.5 kms to the turn-off "Windbacherstube".

Starting point for this tour to Obertal valley is in the village of Rohrmoos (next to hotel "Das Platzl") or alternatively the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car. Next to the trail head there are various rental opportunities (Ski Lenz, Sport Tritscher).

From Rohrmoos you walk uphill, from the valley terminal downhill to the meadows of "Rohrmooser Frei" (below the valley terminal of Obertalbahn cable-car). From here you start your way into Obertal valley - just follow the signs "Obertal-Tour" with the snowshoeing symbol. You pass by the farms Sonnleitner, Holzbacher, Pocher, Finsterl, Talhammer and Hochegger until you reach the charming meadows near the Rojerhof farm. A couple of minutes further you reach Windbacherstube Inn (rental equipment available).

From Windbacherstube inn you follow a forest road into the valley. Walking along the Obertalbach creek you make your way towards the Bärnhofer farm and continue along the creek to the Wehrhofalm. At Wehrhofalm you take the bridge across the creek and along the pond and a small forest you reach the meadows that take you to the Hopfriesen area. At the valley head you make a small loop towards the historic nickel melting furnace (which is open as a museum in summer) and then follow the signs out of the valley. Along the Obertalbach creek you make your way back to the bridge at Wehrhofalm from where you follow the way you came back to your starting point.

  • 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.
  • We recommend a refreshment stop at Windbacherstube inn.

You can rent equipment at one of the following places:

  • Ski Lenz, Rohrmoos village
  • Sport Tritscher, Rohrmoos village
  • Ski Lenz, Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen valley terminal
  • Windbacher Stub'n inn, Obertal
No public transport available to Windbacherstube in Obertal valley. The closest bus stop with regular service is "Untertal-Dorf" which is about 40-45 walking minutes away.
A few public parking lots are available at the turn-off Windbacherstube. More parking is available at Windbacherstube inn.

Tourist information & guided tours: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

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What the weather will be like

Schladming (740m)

Morning
7°C
40%
5 km/h
Noon
9°C
75%
10 km/h
Night
8°C
80%
5 km/h
Rain will start in the late morning and will diminish in the afternoon.
Morning
6°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
15°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
12°C
45%
5 km/h
Relatively sunny during the day, but maybe some rain in the evening.
31.05.2022
5°C 21°C
01.06.2022
9°C 23°C
02.06.2022
11°C 26°C

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