Cross-country in Schladming-Dachstein in Austria – 6 snowshoe Tours
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Step by step, you trudge through the untouched winter world. The cool mountain air whistles around your well-wrapped ears. Apart from the gentle crunching sound under your snowshoes, it’s blissfully quiet. It can only be as quiet as this when the landscape is hidden under a thick blanket of snow.
You’ve just strapped on your snowshoes and are already on your way to discover your surroundings. The Schladming-Dachstein region in the heart of Austria guarantees unforgettable adventures in its snowy mountain world. Whether you hike up or down, an impressive panorama is always in view as you explore the most beautiful places in the area.
So where to next? These six Tours should help you decide. Are you in the mood for a winter summit? Would you rather stay in the romantic valley? Do you fancy treating yourself to one (or more) local culinary delicacies at an alpine pasture – a sure highlight of any Tour? Or would you perhaps enjoy trudging across a high plateau, enjoying a great view and uninterrupted silence?
Whatever you prefer, we are sure that you will find what you are looking for in this Collection. All you really need is appropriate clothing – various layers are a must when snowshoeing, so you can stay warm at all times. In open terrain, you should always carry avalanche equipment such as an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Don’t forget a water bottle to quench your thirst and you’re ready to dive into a snowshoe adventure in Schladming-Dachstein style.
This tour is not too far or demanding, but it does offer a spectacular all-round view. On wonderfully untouched paths you go up to a 2,048 meter high peak with the evocative name Stoderzinken.
By car you can reach the starting point at the Rosemialm car park at the Steinerhaus. Here you strap on your…
A stop at a rustic alpine pasture is not only part of a successful hiking trip in summer. It's a good thing that many innkeepers in our region also open their doors during the cold season. You can visit a few of them on this eight and a half kilometer tour.
It starts at the Gasthof Edelbrunn in Ramsau…
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The Rossfeld is a wonderful plateau with a wide view of the surrounding mountains. It is - much to the delight of winter guests - also accessible during the cold season. And the view, that much has to be said, is at least as breathtaking.
At the very beginning of your tour is the ride on the Hochwurzenbahn…
A relatively short, but all the more beautiful tour awaits you on the Planneralm. Because there are some cozy huts on the alpine pasture, there is always something going on here. However, as soon as you have buckled on your snowshoes, you can confidently turn your back on the hustle and bustle.
The Gasselhöhe promises hikers a clear view of the proud south faces of the Dachstein, the Schladminger Tauern and the Ennstal in summer and winter. You reached it in a very short time and without major climbs. So perfect for a winter half-day excursion!
First of all you can get into a gondola of the…
It gets romantic on the snow-covered Bärenfeichtenalm. A wonderful tour that gives you a good eight and a half kilometers filled with wonderful views and a unique mountain world.
It starts at the Spechtenseehütte parking lot. A path that leads busy hikers up the mountain even in the warm season takes…
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