A hike from the famous skiing mountain Planai to Schladming. The alternative route to the "World Cup Trail" takes you down the classic trails #779 and #53, passing by Lärchkogelhütte Inn and Berggasthof Jager. Finally you reach the town of Schladming at the entrance to Talbachklamm gorge. The route is mainly made up of forest trail and crossing over some meadows, giving you spectacular views especially towards Rohrmoos.
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number
Tips, hints and links
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at