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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difficult
7.2 km
3:30 h
1227 m
137 m
Hochjoch Hospiz:

From the hut a steep footpath leads down to the bridge over Hintereisbach brooklet. The bending trail takes you up to Arzbödele where you cross the mountain brook coming down from Hochjochferner glacier. the bridge leads towards a footpath up to about 3000 m in the direction of Saykogel peak (close to the rain gauge). Heading southwards you traverse the glacier area of Hochjochferner with many crevasses, then further on to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). A snow and ice-covered route travels towards the very exposed, rocky ridge where advanced climbing skills are required. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 5 hours

 

Similaunhütte:

A signposted footpath takes you across the rocky ridge, followed by a short descending section over a corn snow field (often icy in summer!). Large boulders (cairns) are spread all over the shortly descending route to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 2- 2 ½ hours

 

Martin-Busch Hütte:

From the hut a well-maintained trail leads in the direction of Similaunhütte. After about 1 ½ hours you reach the "Beim Bild" area (last signpost to Similaunhütte), here you turn right and continue towards the glacier on rubble and boulder fields that take you to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 3 ½ hours

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
3516 m
2286 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. 

Start

Hochjoch Hospiz (2412 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.825105 N 10.833676 E
UTM
32T 639859 5187361

Destination

Finailspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

Hochjoch Hospiz:

From the hut a steep footpath leads down to the bridge over Hintereisbach brooklet. The bending trail takes you up to Arzbödele where you cross the mountain brook coming down from Hochjochferner glacier. the bridge leads towards a footpath up to about 3000 m in the direction of Saykogel peak (close to the rain gauge). Heading southwards you traverse the glacier area of Hochjochferner with many crevasses, then further on to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). A snow and ice-covered route travels towards the very exposed, rocky ridge where advanced climbing skills are required. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 5 hours

 

Similaunhütte:

A signposted footpath takes you across the rocky ridge, followed by a short descending section over a corn snow field (often icy in summer!). Large boulders (cairns) are spread all over the shortly descending route to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 2- 2 ½ hours

 

Martin-Busch Hütte:

From the hut a well-maintained trail leads in the direction of Similaunhütte. After about 1 ½ hours you reach the "Beim Bild" area (last signpost to Similaunhütte), here you turn right and continue towards the glacier on rubble and boulder fields that take you to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 3 ½ hours

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

Vent 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 Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1227 m
Descent
137 m

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