Snowshoeing on the Faden on Schneeberg

Snowshoeing tour from Lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim

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Elevation profile

3,77 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 3,77 km
  • Ascent: 364 egm
  • Descent: 7 egm
  • Duration: 1:30 h
  • Lowest point: 864 m
  • Highest point:1.226 m
Features
  • Tour route
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details for: Snowshoeing on the Faden on Schneeberg

Brief description

Wonderful snowshoe hike on the Fadensattel at Schneeberg.

Description

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.

Starting point of the tour

Lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim

Destination point of the tour

Lower station of the Schneeberg chairlift in Losenheim

Route description Snowshoeing on the Faden on Schneeberg

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.

Directions

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.

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

More info/links

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

 

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.

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

 

Author's tip

A beautiful, easy hike.

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