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Snowshoe hike to Mamauwiese from Losenheim

Snowshoeing · Wiener Alpen
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A beautiful snowshoe hike from Losenheim to Mamauwiese.
moderate
Distance 9.4 km
3:00 h
373 m
373 m
This tour leads to the beautifully situated Mamauwiese guest house. From this sunny spot, you have a clear view of the Schneeberg, where you may be able to spot some touring skiers descending into Lahning Ries.

Author’s recommendation

Combine your hike with an overnight stay in the Rax region!
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Author
Monika Gschaider
Update: January 09, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
981 m
Lowest point
674 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency number: 140

EU emergency number: 112

Your hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:

Preparation

When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).

Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.

Tips and hints

Tourismusbüro Puchberg/Schneeberg
Sticklergasse 3
2734 Puchberg am Schneeberg
Tel. +43 2636/2256
tourismusbuero@puchberg.at

Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Schlossstraße 1,
2801 Katzelsdorf
Tel. +43 2622 / 78960
www.wieneralpen.at

Schneebergbahn:
Tel. +43 2636/3661
Fax +43 2636/3262
office@schneebergbahn.at
www.schneebergbahn.at

Berggasthof Mamauwiese (im Winter geschlossen)
Klostertal 65
2770 Gutenstein
Tel. +43 2634 7455
www.mamauwiese.at

Wasserfallhütte
Wasserfallweg 10
2734 Puchberg am Schneeberg
Tel. +43(0)2636/24034

https://www.puchberg.at/infrastruktur/wasserfallwirt/

(Öffnungszeiten von Mittwoch bis Montag von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr, Dienstag Ruhetag;

September und Oktober von Freitag bis Sonntag geöffnet!)

 

Start

Talstation der Schneeberg Sesselbahn in Losenheim (864 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.792024, 15.831152
DMS
47°47'31.3"N 15°49'52.1"E
UTM
33T 562248 5293519
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Destination

Talstation der Schneeberg Sesselbahn in Losenheim

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Schneeberg chairlift valley station, we follow the red trail up to Mamauwiese and over the waterfall, then onto Sonnleiten. From there, we follow the yellow trail to Losenheim. From here, we follow the blue trail back to the valley station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the regional train from Vienna towards Payerbach-Reichenau via Wiener Neustadt as far as the terminus. Take a taxi to Edelweißhütte/Parkplatz/Preiner Gscheid or regional bus 1748 (towards Prein/Rax Gh Oberer Eggl) as far as Edelweißhütte, Preiner Gscheid.

You can find further information at www.oebb.at or www.vor.at

Getting there

Take the A2 to Wiener Neustadt West and then follow the B26 towards Puchberg. Once in Puchberg follow the signs to Losenheim and Schneeberg chairlift.

Parking

Parking available at Edelweißhütte/Preiner Gscheid.

Coordinates

DD
47.792024, 15.831152
DMS
47°47'31.3"N 15°49'52.1"E
UTM
33T 562248 5293519
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Always bring suitable maps. Always wear appropriate, sturdy footwear, bring sun and rain protection and water, as well as a little something to eat. Bring your mobile phone with you and save the mountain rescue emergency number: 140

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
373 m
Descent
373 m
Circular route Forest roads Refreshment stops available Forest

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