Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Winter Hiking
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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Winter Hiking

Elsinger Weg - Habichen

Winter Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Winterwandern in Vent
    / Winterwandern in Vent
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  • Winterwandern in Vent
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Map / Elsinger Weg - Habichen
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easy
5.6 km
1:30 h
127 m
127 m
From the village center you head towards the children‘s playground near the Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg Trail to Habichen and back again to Oetz. (Time: 1.5 hrs)

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
895 m
769 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 

Start

Oetz (775 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.203729 N 10.896694 E
UTM
32T 643646 5229549

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center you head towards the children‘s playground near the Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg Trail to Habichen and back again to Oetz. (Time: 1.5 hrs)

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Oetz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz / Piburg:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
127 m
Descent
127 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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