From the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car follow the signed route along the Eastern edge of piste nr. 33 to Hochwurzen summit. Passing by at the top of Obertalbahn lift and at Seiterhütte the tour takes you to the summit of Hochwurzen at 1,850 m. Along the tour there are a several huts and restaurants:
Fee for piste touring
The fee for ski touring on the piste at Hochwurzen is € 5,- per person and day. The ticket is available at the ticket machine at the starting point of the tour or at the pay window of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen valley terminal. There is also a ski touring season pass combining Planai, Hochwurzen, Galsterberg, Rittisberg and Fageralm. Holders of a valid lift pass don't have to buy an extra ticket.
The ticket machine only accepts cash and credit cards with NFC functionality as well as coins. The machine is not able to provide change! Please keep the ticket with you while you are on the mountain as there are ticket checks on piste.
The following regulations are only in effect on days with evening operation of the Hochwurzen cable-car.
The ascent route runs along the following pistes:
Be careful: between 5 and 7 pm grooming activities are going on! From the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car you follow a separate route on the left (East) border along the slope until you reach the mountain terminal of Obertalbahn. From there, the route leads you at the edge of the forest, and once in a while at the edge of piste n° 33 until you reach the summit of Hochwurzen.
Usually you take piste nr. 33 back down to the valley. If you are skiing down between 5 and 7 pm, you have to use the route via pistes nr. 31/35/36 without any exception. Please adhere to these rules.
On days without evening operation ALL pistes are closed from 5 pm until 8.30 am the next morning. Trespassing or skiing the pistes during this time is prohibited.
There is a regular bus schedule between Schladming and the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car. From Christmas to mid of March the buses do also run in the evening: www.planaibus.at
General tourism information: www.schladming.com
Info about buses and ski lifts: www.planai.at