Excursion Tip: Hiking to Mirror Lake in Schladming

Are you currently enjoying your vacation at ALPS RESORTS in Schladming and looking to explore the region more? Then we highly recommend a hike to Mirror Lake close to Schladming. Once you reach your destination, you'll be rewarded with the breathtaking sight of the Dachstein south face reflected upon the placid lake surface.

Mirror Lake in Schladming - the Perfect Photo Spot

The "Gasselsee" on the Reiteralm (actually the official name of the lake more commonly known as “Mirror Lake”) is one of the most popular photo spots in this holiday region. When the rhododendron are in full bloom from mid-June, the scene is incomparably beautiful and utterly rewarding. This small mountain lake is very shallow and not suitable for swimming, also due to nature conservation efforts. That said, we kindly ask you and your family to be considerate of our environment. Notwithstanding, the hike to Mirror Lake is definitely a worthwhile excursion for the whole family.

Where do I start my hike to Mirror Lake near Schladming?

Starting point: Preunegg-Jet mountain station, Reiteralm  

You can reach it either by car via the toll road, or on the gondola lift or hiking bus. The choice is all yours.

Directions : The hike from the Reiteralm to Mirror Lake near Schladming is approximately 4.2 km in distance and takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Just a few more minutes of walking will also bring you to the small-but-beautiful Obersee, nestled between the peaks of the Schober and Rippetegg.

Enough energy left over for another expedition?

The Schladming Dachstein Region is the ideal starting point for hikes of all levels of difficulty.

H3: Hike #1: Untersee

This hike is perfect for all the water enthusiasts in your family. It starts at the Reiteralmsee, from where you'll hike a 3 km trail for about 1 hour and 10 minutes through the forests. Along the way, you'll come across several lakes and “watering holes” for refreshing breaks. Once you reach Untersee, you will find various play areas as well as benches to relax.

Hike #2: Fageralm

Another hike near Mirror Lake, Schladming, is in Forstau. Following perfectly signposted hiking trails, you'll reach the high plateau of the Fageralm. There, you'll be greeted by a magnificent mountain panorama and stunning nature. Hot tip: In winter, this is the ideal place for a spot of skiing.

Hike #4: From the Ursprungalm to Giglach Lakes

Did you enjoy the hikes around Mirror Lake near Schladming? In that case, we have another worthwhile tour we’d most definitely like to recommend to you. You’ll start from the idyllic Ursprungalm and hike through a trough valley over the Preuneggsattel alpine saddle to the Giglachsee. From there, a tour to the Duisitzkarsee is likewise possible.

Tips for Your Hikes around Mirror Lake

Good hiking shoes, plenty of water, and snacks are very important. Though, of course, there are also a number of huts alongside the hiking trails where you are always welcome to make a refreshment stop.

Hiking Vacations at ALPS RESORTS in Schladming

Have you already heard about our ALPS RESORTS in Schladming and the surrounding area? For example, the Alpenchalets Reiteralm, Alpenrock Schladming, Villa Liesl, Bergresort Hauser Kaibling, or Hideaway Planneralm. Our accommodations offer an exciting range of amenities, including indoor and outdoor whirlpools, private saunas, or even a private pool. But don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself!


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Material pictures:
Titelbild: Moaralmsee © Hauser Kaibling - Rene Eduard Perhab; Giglachseen, Ursprungalm und Spiegelsee © Schladming-Dachstein - Raffalt

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