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Hopsi's Winter Hiking Path

Winter hiking · Schladming-Dachstein
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  • Gemütlich spazieren auf Hopsi's Winterwanderweg
    Gemütlich spazieren auf Hopsi's Winterwanderweg
    Photo: Christine Höflehner, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
m 1850 1800 1750 1700 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Onkel Willy's Hütte Planaihof Märchenwiesenhütte Onkel Willy's Hütte Lärchkogelhütte Märchenwiesenhütte

Hopsi's Winter Hiking Path is a groomed winter walking trail on top of Planai.

easy
Distance 2.6 km
1:00 h
121 m
121 m
1,830 m
1,701 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. 

Author’s recommendation

Get yourself a Schladming-Dachstein Winter Hiking Ticket to use ski lifts and ski buses.

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Gerhard Pilz
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Planai cable-car mountain terminal, 1,830 m
Lowest point
Märchenwiese, 1,701 m
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Track types

Dirt road 47.15%Nature trail 52.84%
Dirt road
1.2 km
Nature trail
1.4 km
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Rest stops

Onkel Willy's Hütte
Planaihof
Schladminger Hütte
Lärchkogelhütte
Märchenwiesenhütte

Safety information

GPS data and orienteering

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.

In an emergency please call: 

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Tips and hints

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at

With the Schladming-Dachstein Winter Walking Ticket you can use several cable-cars and chair-lifts to get to the trail heads of some of the most beautiful winter hikes.

https://www.schladming-dachstein.at/winterhikingticket

Start

Planai cable-car mountain terminal (1,821 m)
Coordinates:
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47.372674, 13.724432
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.0"E
UTM
33T 403701 5247368
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Destination

Planai cable-car mountain terminal

Turn-by-turn directions

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. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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. 

Getting there

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

Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car.

Coordinates

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47.372674, 13.724432
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.0"E
UTM
33T 403701 5247368
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Winter ovverview map, available at the tourist office Schladming.

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Equipment

Good winter shoes, warm clothing, tuque, and gloves. You might also want to carry a small backbag with a warm drink in a thermos jug.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
121 m
Highest point
1,830 m
Lowest point
1,701 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow
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1600 m 1800 m
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