Wind up to 125 km/h – storm and snow: Schladming closes lifts

Winter still has Upper Styria firmly under control: in addition to many roadblocks, lift operators have now had to pull the emergency brake. All cable cars on the Planai, the Hochwurzen, the Reiteralm and the Dachstein are currently at a standstill.

“It doesn’t make any sense like that, the risk is far too great. Heavy snowfall has now joined the storm.” Planai Managing Director Georg Bliem therefore had to pull the emergency brake, all cable cars are currently at a standstill – as is the case on the Hochwurzen, the Reiterlam and the Dachstein. Only on the Hauser Kaibling are there currently a few lifts in operation. At 9.30 a.m. there will be advice on how to proceed. “But I don’t believe in miracles,” says Bliem, who is rather skeptical about starting the cable cars. From noon, however, the weather will improve. UPDATE: From 10.30 a.m. the lifts in Rohrmoos and on the Hochwurzen should start operating again. From noon on, one hopes to be able to start again on the Planai. But the storm is not only thwarting the plans of the lift operators in the Ennstal: Skiing is also not possible on the Präbichl today. Many roads are also closed due to the risk of avalanches. For example the Planneralmstrasse. In the afternoon, they hope to make it possible for holidaymakers to arrive and depart. From this afternoon, the Sölkpassstraße (L704) will also be closed. The following Styrian roads are also closed: L725 Rössing Landesstraße, between Ennstalstraße and Ramsauer Landesstraße Wildalpen, connecting road with Hinterwildalpen B24 Hochschwabstraße, between Postplatzl and Kirchplatz L117, between Steinhaus am Semmering and Rettenegg
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