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Snowshoeing on the Faden on Schneeberg

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Wonderful snowshoe hike on the Fadensattel at Schneeberg.
moderate
Distance 3.8 km
1:30 h
364 m
7 m
This tour can be done as a round trip from the parking lot of the Schneeberg chairlift and offers a great view of the valley from the Edelweiß hut. Rent snowshoes at the lower station and climb Schneeberg up to the Fadensattel. After some food and drink at the Edelweiß hut, enjoy the panorama at the end of the tour on the descent with the chairlift.

Author’s recommendation

A beautiful, easy hike.
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Author
Monika Gschaider
Update: November 27, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,226 m
Lowest point
864 m
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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.

For information about avalanches: http://www.lawinenwarndienst-niederoesterreich.at

 

Tips and hints

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

 

Wiener Alpen, Schlossstraße 1, 2801 Katzelsdorf, Tel.: +43 2622 / 78960 www.wieneralpen.at

 

Schneebergbahn: Tel. +43(0)2636/3661, office@schneebergbahn.at, www.schneebergbahn.at

 

Edelweißhütte: +43 2636 3616, www.edelweisshuette.at

 

Start

Lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim (866 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.791644, 15.831205
DMS
47°47'29.9"N 15°49'52.3"E
UTM
33T 562253 5293477
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Destination

Lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim

Turn-by-turn directions

From the lower station of the chairlift we will follow the markings in the direction of Mamauwiese. At the right turn arrow in the direction of Mamauwiese, we will continue straight ahead on the forest path until we reach the Almreserlhaus or the Edelweiß hut (both variants are possible). For the descent, we will either walk back the same way or take the chairlift down the last few meters.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrival to Puchberg by train (ÖBB) from Wr. Neustadt, then Retter Linien from Puchberg to Losenheim.

Getting there

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

Parking

Free parking is available at the lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift.

Coordinates

DD
47.791644, 15.831205
DMS
47°47'29.9"N 15°49'52.3"E
UTM
33T 562253 5293477
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You need a sporty winter garment (waterproof, windproof and breathable), firm and waterproof winter or hiking boots reaching over your ankle, gloves, a winter hat and sunglasses. A backpack with granola bars and drinks in a thermos for the trip, spare clothes to change, balaclava and a second pair of gloves (mittens), ski goggles and sunscreen.

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
3.8 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
364 m
Descent
7 m
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