Hey Fitfam 😀
It was nearly 30 degrees in OCTOBER in Austria and so we decided: It’s time to visit Dachstein 🙂 It’s one of Austria’s most famous mountains and there are some great attractions to visit.
We started our way towards Schladming and the weather was GREAT (*haha* NOOOOT). The weekend’s forecast was 1 degree and rainy in Schladming and… wait for it… MINUS 7 degrees at Dachstein… perfect hiking weather :/
As we checked in, we were friendly welcomed at Posthotel Schladming, which is located directly next to the cable car to Planai. As we just shortly visited our beautiful room, we directly had a warming up sauna session. Posthote Schladming offers a wide range of wellness options. From massages, various saunas and infrarot cabins to whirlpool sessions no desire remains open. We enjoyed that relaxing atmosphere for a while before we took a shower and went to dinner.
An awesome 4 courses dinner was waiting for us and we really had a nice evening. We thought about our plans for the next few days and checked out the weather forecast.
After a short upper body workout and having a really great breakfast next morning, we decided to visit Planai first, coz there was a really bad view from Dachstein. Moreover we had free use for the Planai cable car because of the “Sommercard” which was included in our hotel offer. As we came to the top of thecable car, we just saw the winterly Landscape and forgot about all the bad weather forecasts 🙂 It was sooo beautiful to walr around in the snow of the mountain. After just walking around the “panoramarundweg” we found an information: It’s only 15 more minutes to the top 😀
Okay we reached the top after about 7 minutes, just took 2 or 3 pics and quickly went back to the cable car coz we were nearly getting 2 snowmen – it’s reeeeeeally cold on top of the mountain if you stop moving.
Guess what was our first thought when we came back to the hotel?! – Riiight! – We definitely need a Saunabreak 😀 said- done… and the rest of our second day just ended the same than the day before.
Next morning we woke up and couldn’t believe our eyes. The sun was shining 😀 We quickly had breakfast after a short workout and started our way to Dachstein. We decided to go the first Steps by cable car – coz it was too cold for hiking the whole mountain – and allthough it was free for us because of that cool thing called “Sommercard* *haha*
As we arrived at Dachstein, it was just unbelievable. it was love at first sight and we knew that it will be an awesome trip. We took the Panorama cable car to Hunerkogl and there was a great view waiting for us.
After some snow fights and drawing lots of snow angels (:D everyone has to be a little childish when the first snow starts falling) we visited the Skywalk, thy stairway to nothingness and also the ice palace. Everyone has to see these amazing things AT THE TOP 😀