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Winter hiking at the foot of the Schneeberg

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  • Edelweißhütte am Schneeberg
    / Edelweißhütte am Schneeberg
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  • / Puchberg am Schneeberg - Blick ins Tal
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, Wiener Alpen/ Martin Fülöp
  • / Der Schneeberg
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Whether you choose sturdy walking shoes or snowshoes, this winter hike offers a scenic "detour" from the Edelweißhütte on the Schneeberg down into the valley.

NOTE: Please be aware that this winter walk may not be completely maintained in snowy conditions and can have patches of ice. Use at your own risk! Please equip yourself appropriately, such as with sturdy shoes, sticks, waterproof outdoor clothing, hat, etc. Make sure you have enough to drink in winter too! Be aware of it getting dark early and carefully plan your route!

moderate
Distance 3.9 km
1:30 h
67 m
437 m
After dropping into the Edelweißhütte on the Schneeberg, which is open all year round, not everyone wants to take the chairlift directly back down into the valley. This hiking route takes you past the Almreserhaus and back to the valley station via Dürre Leiten. You will be treated to a procession of fantastic views of the Schneeberg and the Gutensteiner Alps. If you get tired, you can take a shortcut.
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Update: December 05, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,247 m
Lowest point
831 m
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Safety information

Find out about local weather conditions in advance. Orientation is more difficult in winter. GPS and/or good maps are essential.

Tips and hints

www.edelweisshuette.at

www.wieneralpen.at

www.puchberg.at

Start

Edelweißhütte on the Schneeberg (1,230 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.792340, 15.814920
DMS
47°47'32.4"N 15°48'53.7"E
UTM
33T 561032 5293541
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Destination

Schneeberg chairlift valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our hike at the Edelweißhütte, immediately next to Schneeberg chairlift mountain station. We set off along the North Alpine Way towards Almreserlhaus. If you want a shorter route, you can peel off after the Almreserlhaus. Otherwise, we follow the path via Dürre Leiten and go downhill. After a good 2 km, we keep right at a fork in the path. We continue to follow the path down to the valley station.

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Public transport

Take the train to Wiener Neustadt station. There change to the next local train terminating at Puchberg am Schneeberg. Here transfer to local bus 1720 to Losenheim and alight at the chairlift (Sesselbahn) stop. The Schneeberg chairlift will take you up to the Edelweißhütte.

For further information:www.schneebergsesselbahn.at www.oebb.at www.vor.at

Getting there

From Vienna (90 km)

A2 towards Graz, exit 44 Wiener Neustadt West, left onto B26 Puchberger Straße, on the B26 to Puchberg am Schneeberg, in Puchberg turn right into Bahnstraße and right into Schneebergstraße (L4122), straight on into Losenheimer Straße (L4123) to Losenheim

Parking

There are parking spaces directly on Losenheimer Straße at Schneeberg chairlift valley station.

Coordinates

DD
47.792340, 15.814920
DMS
47°47'32.4"N 15°48'53.7"E
UTM
33T 561032 5293541
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk, warme Kleidung im Zwiebel-Prinzip (viele dünne Schichten). Die Edelweißhütte liegt auf über 1.200 Metern Höhe. Auch wenn es im Tal kalt und grau ist, kann es oben sonnig sein. Daher Sonnenbrille und Sonnenschutz nicht vergessen.

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
  • 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 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.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
67 m
Descent
437 m
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