From Rax cableway mountain station you walk on snowshoes towards Gatterlkreuz and continue over the Rax plateau until you reach the Ottohaus. Follow the yellow signposts and the part-made sections of trail.
Between October and April the Ottohaus is only open at weekends in good weather! Raxalm Berggasthof is open all year round.
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 if it is foggy or very windy. ATTENTION: There is a risk of avalanches!
Mountain Rescue emergency number: 140
EU emergency service: 112
For avalanche information: lawinenwarndienst-niederösterreich.at
Tips and hints
Rax cableway: T: +43 2666 / 52497 firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.raxalpe.com/de/die-rax-seilbahn
WIENER ALPEN in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH Schlossstraße 1 • A-2801 Katzelsdorf T: +43 2622 / 78960 W : www.wieneralpen.at
Reichenau Tourist Office T: 02666/52865 W: www.reichenau.at
Getting thereA2 to the Seebenstein intersection - S6 to Gloggnitz - B27 to Hirschwang an der Rax, Rax cableway valley station (at the end of Hirschwang village)
ParkingThere is a car park at Rax cableway valley station.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSnowshoes, warm winter clothing and footwear suitable for mountain conditions
Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking
- 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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- 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.