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Night tobogganing at Hochwurzen

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  • Rodler vor der Hochwurzenalm bei Nacht
    / Rodler vor der Hochwurzenalm bei Nacht
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Herbert Raffalt
  • / Rodler auf der Kleine Wurzen mit Blick zur Hochwurzenhütte
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Martin Huber
  • / Ein Pärchen beim Nachtrodeln auf der Hochwurzen
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Herbert Raffalt
  • / Drei Rodler kurz vor der Seiterhütte auf der Hochwurzen
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Herbert Raffalt
  • / Ein Paar beim Nachtrodeln auf der Hochwurzen
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Martin Huber
  • / Nachtrodeln auf der Hochwurzen - ein Spaß
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Martin Huber
  • / Eine Rodlergruppe vor der Tauernalm
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Herbert Raffalt
  • / Nachtaktiv auf der Hochwurzen - Skifahren, Skitouren & Rodeln
    Video: Planai
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In the evening toboggan run Hochwurzen is open Monday to Saturday (usually from 25.12 to end of March). It is one of the longest natural toboggan runs in the Alps.

closed
moderate
Distance 6.5 km
0:30 h
0 m
719 m
1,850 m
1,126 m

On top of 123 kilometers of ski slopes, Schladming's 4 mountain ski area also offers one of the longest toboggan runs in the Alps. The almost 7 km long toboggan run is open daily during cable-car operating times. Monday to Saturday it is also illuminated in the evenings from 7 pm to 11:30 pm - the cable-car then is operating from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The Hochwurzen toboggan run is among the most attractive and well-groomed runs in Austria.

The Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car takes tobogganists up to the summit of Hochwurzen. From there the track takes you back to the valley terminal  The cable car offers enough space in its pods to transport the sleds, which can be rented close by the valley terminal. The starting point of the sled run is located directly on the Hochwurzen summit.Sledding is a unique, romantic pleasure on two runners in the middle of nature and winter. Stopping off for food is part of it – and you won’t miss out on Hochwurzen. The lodges are well distributed between the starting and finishing points of the sled run and offer enough space even for large groups!

Author’s recommendation

In the evening you can reach Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen and the toboggan run using the Planai nightline buses.

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Author
Gerhard Pilz
Update: April 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hochwurzen, 1,850 m
Lowest point
Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen valley terminal, 1,126 m
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Rest stops

Hochwurzenhütte
Hochwurzenalm
Seiterhütte & Celtic Bar
Tauernalm

Safety information

Tobogganing - as a hobby - is not a difficult sport. However, a minimum level of stamina and flexibility is required. Do not sled beyond your means, be careful at blind bends of the track and especially take care in the evening! Also, please DO NOT use the ski slopes for tobogganing!

In an emergency please call:

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

Tips and hints

Refreshment stops

Further interesting links

Start

Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen mountain terminal (1,844 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.360022, 13.639185
DMS
47°21'36.1"N 13°38'21.1"E
UTM
33T 397240 5246071
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Destination

Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen valley terminal

Turn-by-turn directions

The toboggan run starts at Hochwurzenhütte chalet and runs down along the Hochwurzenstraße road (in winter closed for the toboggan run) to the valley terminal of the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Planai buses from Schladming to Rohrmoos and Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

In the evenings the "Nightline" (until 1 am) runs between Schladming and the Hochwurzen cable-car. ATTENTION: a skipass valid during the day, is NOT valid for the use of buses in the evening!

Getting there

From Schladming into the direction of Rohrmoos, at the roundabout Rohrmoos straight ahead to the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Parking

Parking is available at the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.

Coordinates

DD
47.360022, 13.639185
DMS
47°21'36.1"N 13°38'21.1"E
UTM
33T 397240 5246071
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

WINTER overview map, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

WINTER overview map, available at the tourist office Schladming.

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Equipment

Good winter shoes, warm clothing, tuque, and gloves. You might want to bring ski goggles too.

TOBOGGAN RENTALS

There are several toboggan rentals next to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car:


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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
0:30 h
Descent
719 m
Highest point
1,850 m
Lowest point
1,126 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Floodlight continuous section Linear route
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1600 m 1800 m
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