ATTENTION: There is a risk of avalanches!
Pay attention to the weather conditions and only set out in good, settled weather and good visibility. You must have snowshoes and hiking equipment suitable for mountain conditions! Tours on the high plateau are not recommended in fog or high winds. Contact Rax cableway or the Tourist Office to check the prevailing weather conditions.
When choosing the route, make sure it is suitable for your level of fitness and experience. Consult the weather forecast in advance. The weather can change with surprising rapidity in the mountains. So always make sure you are suitably equipped before setting out.
Check whether the huts and snack stations you intend to visit en route are open. Before setting out, tell somebody what route you are taking and when you expect to return.
Mountain rescue emergency number: 140
EU emergency service: 122
For information about avalanches: lawinenwarndienst-niederösterreich.at
Tips, hints and links
Rax cableway mountain station: Tel. 02666/52450 Open daily even in winter
Ottohaus: Tel. 02666/52402 Open in winter in good weather at weekends and on public holidays (catering only)
New Lakeside Huts: Tel. 0676/7488719 Open in winter in good weather at weekends and on public holidays (no overnight accommodation at any time of year)
For further information: Reichenau Tourist Office Tel. 02666/52865 www.reichenau.at
Wiener Alpen in Lower Austria, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960