Ski tour to Hochwurzen
moderate Ski tour prepared · Schladming
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 on the summit and Hochwurzenalm a bit below, Seiterhütte about half-way up, and Tauernalm as well as "Alter Stadl" at the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car.
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 Hochwurzen and Galsterberg. 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 ascent route runs along the eastern edge of piste n° 33. 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 across the small plateau to the edge of the forest, and once in a while at the edge of piste n° 33 until you reach the summit of Hochwurzen. Up through the forest a couple of hairpins are waiting for you, which lets you train your ski touring technique.
During the day, you can use every open ski piste. In case of evening operation at Hochwurzen, you can you piste n° 33 for getting back down to the valley in the evening. 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.
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.
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.
The route is basicall open during regular pist opening times (8:30 am to 5 pm) Outside these times the pistes are groomed under the assistance of heavy machinery and cable winches, which are a danger to life! Trespassing or skiing the pistes outside opening times is prohibited. On days without evening operation at Hochwurzen also those pistes are closed that otherwise can be used for ski touring ascent between 5 and 11 pm.
Please take warning signs seriously and use a head lamp for your own safety! Mountain sport is always carried out under personal responsibility - in winter even more than in summer. Tourist offices or avalanche warning services do not take any responsibility in respect to information provided. Planai-Hochwurzen lift company and the tourist office of Schladming thank you for your understanding!
Before each and every ski tour or snow shoe walk you should check the most recent weather conditions and avalanche warnings which can be found at www.lawine-steiermark.at.