Die Abfahrt auf der Nachtpiste Nr. 33 nach dem Aufstieg ist ein Genuss :) | © Gerhard Pilz Die Abfahrt auf der Nachtpiste Nr. 33 nach dem Aufstieg ist ein Genuss :) | © Gerhard Pilz

Evening ski tour to Hochwurzen

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A ski tour popular with locals for relaxation and sport in the evening. There is a fee for this skitour and the use of infrastructure on-site such as ski piste, parking, signage, etc. (except holders of a valid lift pass).

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:

  • Hochwurzenhütte
  • Hochwurzenalm
  • Seiterhütte
  • Tauernalm
  • Alter Stadl

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.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
6,0 km
Route
1:30 h
Duration
720 hm
Ascent
720 hm
Descent
1852 m
Highest point
1125 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

From Schladming towards Rohrmoos via the L722 "Rohrmoosstraße" road. At the roundabout after about 2.5 kms you keep going straigt on through the village center of Rohrmoos. After 2 more kms you reach the valley station of the Hochwurzen cable-car.

The following regulations are only in effect on days with evening operation of the Hochwurzen cable-car.

Ascent

The ascent route runs along the following pistes:

  • from 5 to 7 pm: piste n° 32/33/31 (as depicted on overview map)
  • from 7 to 11 pm: piste n° 33

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.

Descent

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

Parking is available at the valley station of the cable-car.

General tourism information: www.schladming.com

Info about buses and ski lifts: www.planai.at

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Schladming (740m)

Morning
-2°C
95%
4 km/h
Noon
-1°C
80%
9 km/h
Night
-3°C
65%
8 km/h
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
Morning
-3°C
70%
8 km/h
Noon
0°C
70%
10 km/h
Night
0°C
85%
10 km/h
Dull throughout the day. Snowfall will increase more and more.
01.12.2021
-1°C 5°C
02.12.2021
-1°C 3°C
03.12.2021
-6°C 1°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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