Hopsi's Winter Hiking Path is a groomed winter walking trail on top of Planai.
Distance 2.6 km
Highest point1,830 m
Lowest point1,701 m
This beautiful winter walk is located in the area of Planai cable-car mountain terminal, "Märchenwiese", and "Lärchkogel". It is perfect to enjoy the view to the plateau of Ramsau with the Dachstein massif. Also, it is a good choice, in case you want to meet with friends who are skiing on Planai, and grab a meal at one of the ski huts together. It will take you about 1 hour for the hike.
Get yourself a Schladming-Dachstein Winter Hiking Ticket to use ski lifts and ski buses.
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
Take a ride up with the new 10-seater panorama gondola from Schladming to the top station. On the top you pass the Schladminger Hütte, walk through the pedestrian-tunnel and take to Hopsi-Express. The "Märchenwiesen Hütte" is the official start for the 3 kilometres hiking path. During the hike you pass the "Little China Area", the "Steirereck" with its amazing view, "Lärchkogelhütte" and the Down-Under area "Croco-Trophy". You can get back to Hopsi's Children Winter Wonderland with the "Fahr Long" conveyor. The way back from "Märchenwiesen Hütte" to Schladming is the same with Hopsi-Express, through the pedestrian-tunnel and the 10-seater gondola.
all notes on protected areas
In the town of Schladming you can take the Citybus. From Rohrmoos take the Planai buses to Planet Planai, from Ramsau take the buses of Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe. From Planet Planai, take the cable-car to the top of Planai.
From federal highway B320 take exit "Schladming-Ost". Continue to the roundabout (Spar/Salewa Mountain Shop) and take the 3rd exit towards "Zentrum" (town center). At the following roundabout again take the 3rd exit, which will take you directly to the valley terminal of Planai cable-car at Planai stadion. From there, take the cable-car to the top of Planai.
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car.