Along the historic route of miners to the Obertal valley

Michael Tritscher Run

moderate Running · Schladming

Current Conditions
Elevated on 25/09/19
Temporary trail detour: grazing cattle

The section of Knappenweg between Silbersteinalm and Postlehen bridge is temporarily closed. During the next days the cattle herd (mother cows with their calfs) is grazing there before they are driven to the wintering grounds at the farm.

A detour is possible via Obertalstraße road!

Tour characteristics
Distance: 18.02 km
Duration: 2:45 h
Ascent: 235 m
Descent: 235 m
Best time of year
The tour

The Michael Tritscher Run is among the longest running routes in Rohrmoos and is almost the same as the hike called Miners' Tour. Most part of the tour takes you across meadow and gravel trail surfaces, about one fifth is paved road.

The route is named after Alpine skier Michael Tritscher of Rohrmoos, who won 3 races in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and finished second in the 1995 Slalom World Cup. The greatest success of his career is the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic World Winter Games in Albertville.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point you run downhill along Rohrmoosstraße road for about 100 m and then make a right, following the way across Schußbühel hill and the meadows of Rohrmooser Frei towards Obertal valley. Via the Sonnleitner, Holzbacher and Finsterl farms you reach the Ahornweg road and follow it to the Windbacherstube. Along the creek you continue along the meadow trail. After a short passage along the road you turn off onto a meadow trail at Bärnhofer farm again and follow the signs along the creek until you reach the Nickel museum at the valley head. Passing by Holdalm you start your way back on the other side of the valley. Passing by Wehrhofalm inn you then continue on the way you came, back to Rohrmoos.

Getting there
From Schladming take provincial highway L722 to the village of Rohrmoos. Approximately 1.5 kms after the roundabout you reach the turn-off "Schwaigerweg" road, where the route starts.
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) to Rohrmoos - bus stop "Schwaigerhof".
Parking is available at the starting point.
Schwaigerweg road, Rohrmoos
Schwaigerweg road, Rohrmoos

The surface along Michael Tritscher run is generally easy and without technical difficulty. Some sections though are meadow trails and covered with grass - therefore they can be uneven. Therefore, runners should be well-trained and have sufficient stamine for this run. To prevent dehydration we recommend frequent drink breaks - either we advise you to bring along a drink or to use nearby Obertalbach creek (possessing drinking water quality) for refreshment.

Weather forecast

in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Snowfall again and again. The strongest snowfall will occur around noon.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Mostly thick clouds, and a chance of some snowfall in the first half of the day.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Early clouds will gradually clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.

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