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Try a new experience by using Snooc sledge snowshoe at night 

The Hochwurzen toboggan run is also open in the evening (usually from 25.12. to the end of March) from Monday to Saturday and is one of the longest natural toboggan runs in the Alps.

Distance 6.5 km
0:19 h
0 m
719 m
1,844 m
1,126 m

Almost 7 km long natural toboggan run Hochwurzen is a perfect complement to the skiing pleasure on the 123 km of slopes of the Schladming 4-Hills-Skischaukel and offers tobogganing fun for night owls and romantics! In the evening, the toboggan run on the Hochwurzen Monday to Saturday is illuminated from 7 pm to 11:30 pm - the Hochwurzen summit cable car takes you to the starting point on the summit of the Hochwurzen between 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

From there, the toboggan run takes you directly back to the valley station of the Gipfelbahn, so that in one evening - besides a cosy stop at the hut - you can enjoy several lively toboggan runs! The huts - located directly at the toboggan run, well distributed from the starting point to the finish - also offer enough space for larger groups. From the summit you also have a great view over the illuminated Enns Valley at night.

Author’s recommendation

The best way to get to the Hochwurzen summit lift and the toboggan run in the evening is to take the night bus from the Planai buses.
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Joseph EL HAGE
Update: September 21, 2020
Highest point
Hochwurzen, 1,844 m
Lowest point
Valley station Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen, 1,126 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Seiterhütte & Celtic Bar
Hochwurzen hut
Alter Stadl

Safety information

Tobogganing - as a hobby - is basically not a difficult sport, but a basic level of fitness and mobility is still required. Don't go beyond your means, be careful of confusing places and be even more careful, especially when tobogganing in the evening! Please do NOT sledge on the ski slope down to the valley!

In case of emergency please dial the following emergency numbers:

140 - for alpine emergencies - Austria-wide

112 - Euro emergency call GSM emergency call service

Tips and hints

Whether or not you're sledding, skiing or snowshoeing, you'll learn to Snooc in less than 10 minutes. Snooc snowshoe sledding is an activity for all ages: from 7 to 77 years old!We recommend that you watch the Snooc Transformation Tutorial videos at: how to practice snooc snowshoeing

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Hochwurzen mountain railway top station (1844 m) (1,844 m)
47.360022, 13.639185
47°21'36.1"N 13°38'21.1"E
33T 397240 5246071


Valley station Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen

Turn-by-turn directions

The toboggan run runs from the Hochwurzenhütte along the Hochwurzenstrasse from the summit to the valley station of the Hochwurzen summit cable car. The huts and refreshment facilities are located right next to the toboggan run.

After the refreshments, please return to the toboggan run and DO NOT sledge along the ski slopes. These are very steep, and control of the sledge is therefore very difficult, which is a great danger for skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts!


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Public transport


With the bus of the Planai-Hochwurzen Bahnen from Schladming to Rohrmoos to the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen.

The "Nighline" also runs between Schladming and Gipfelbahn in the evening or at night (until about 1 am). ATTENTION: a ski pass valid during the day does not entitle you to free use of the buses in the evening!

Timetables of the busses under


Getting there

From Schladming to Rohrmoos, at the roundabout in Rohrmoos approx. 2 km uphill to the valley station of the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen (on the left side)


Parking spaces are available at the valley station of the Hochwurzen summit railway.


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

Book recommendation by the author

Winter hiking map "WiNTERFRISCHE", available at the Schladming tourist office.

ADAC SkiGuide: Die besten Skigebiete in Europa (Deutsch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 8. November 2017

Author’s map recommendations

45/2 Niedere Tauern II

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You need a SNOOC, a pair of good waterproof shoes and a quality wetsuit. For the SNOOC snowshoe sledge descent, consider a mask and scarf for the face and gaiters to prevent the snow from coming up. in the pants. Back protection is recommended.


Toboggan rentals are located right next to the valley station of the Hochwurzen summit cable car:

Toboggan rental Ski Lenz: +43 3687 61478,

Toboggan rental Tauernalm: +43 3687 61672,

Toboggan rental Family Hotel Austria: +43 3687 61444,

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Sebastien POULIN
September 28, 2020 · SNOOC
Eine sehr schöne Rodelbahn. ich liebe
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When did you do this route? April 13, 2019
Nico Pilyon
September 21, 2020 · Community
Un joli parcours, fun, accessible à tous.
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When did you do this route? January 16, 2020

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6.5 km
0:19 h
719 m
Highest point
1,844 m
Lowest point
1,126 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Floodlight
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