Along the World Cup trail you walk downhill from Planai to Schladming and get to know the history of the World Championships 2013.
Along the World Cup trail you hike along the skiing history of the Planai ski area. The trail takes you to the starting points and key sections of the various Alpine ski races of the Alpine Ski World Championships 2013.
Plan an entire day for a day at Planai and a walk along the World Cup trail: there is a lot to do and see, e.g. the Planai Panorama Trail, the Hopsiland Planai (a huge playground for kids), a high ropes garden and of course many culinary delights at the various huts and chalets.
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:
A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at