Winter walking & snowshoe
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Winter Hiking

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.

Mountain Hike


Mountain Hike • Oetztal
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4.5 km
4:00 h
1247 m
2 m
In the village center of Gries you keep to the south, cross the wooden bridge towards the edge of the wall and follow the steeply climbing trail through the forest, which merges into the cart road. A more leisurely but longer ascent to the mountain hut travels along the cart road that forks off to the right at the entrance to Sulztal valley. Hiking past Nisslalm you continue on the rising trail behind the hut, leading uphill towards the tree line for about 30 minutes. You get to grass-covered Alpine meadows. Proceed towards the steeply ascending rock ledges to the eastern ridge at 2600 m above sea level. The last part requires another hour as it travels to lofty heights on a precipitous path.


2813 m
1562 m


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.



Gries (1564 m)
47.071142 N 11.018684 E
32T 653265 5215047



Turn-by-turn directions

In the village center of Gries you branch off to the south, over the wooden bridge to the wall edge. The climb leads up steeply through the forest and sometimes touches the road. A more comfortable, but longer access to the alpine pasture is found in the road, which turns right at the entrance of the valley of the valley. After reaching the Nisslalm, the trail continues past the alpine pasture and, above the edge of the forest, leads slightly upwards to the beautiful grassy ground in 30 minutes. The next section leads steeply over stone slabs and stretches over grassy ridges to the Ostrgrat at 2600 hm. up. For the further peak climb in rocky, steep terrain you need another hour.


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:


Getting there

Gries 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



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - free of charge


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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2 m
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