Schneeschuhwandern aufs Rossfeld - den Dachstein im Blick

Snowshoe tour to Rossfeld

moderate Snowshoe hikes · Schladming

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 3.44 km
Duration: 2:0 h
Ascent: 284 m
Descent: 284 m
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The tour

The initial part of the tour ist along an groomed winter walking trail. From Hüttecksattel mountain saddle you then walk through forest and over snow-covered alpine meadows up to Rossfeld. To the top of Hochwurzen you take Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car to the starting point at Hochwurzenhütte chalet, which is one of two refreshment stops besides Hochwurzenalm chalet. The winter scenery on Hochwurzen and the summit of Rossfeld is breathtaking!

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hochwurzen summit,  make our way to the Hochwurzenalm, which lies just a little below. Follow the trail right of Hochwurzenalm and via the "Kleine Wurzen" you walk down to the mountain saddle "Hüttecksattel". From here you start your way up to Rossfeld. The view to the surrounding mountain scenery is breathtaking!

Return route via the same path.

Getting there
From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on to the the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car (approximately 5 kms from Schladming).
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Then take the cable-car to the summit of Hochwurzen.

Parking
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.
Start
Hochwurzenhütte chalet
Destination
Rossfeld summit
Security

Before each and every ski tour or snow shoe walk you should check the most recent avalanche warnings which can be found at www.lawine-steiermark.at.

In winter time it is therefore important to also be careful on supposedly easy walks. Sections that are in the shadows can easily get icy, and slopes on the side of the trail may have avalanche hazard. 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.

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-1°C
at noon
1°C
in the evening
0°C
Snowfall again and again. The strongest snowfall will occur around noon.
in the morning
-1°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-2°C
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
in the morning
-3°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-3°C
Light snowfall ending in the morning, then slowly becoming sunny during the day.

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