Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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

Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Hochjoch Hospiz- Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent

Mountain Hike • Oetztal
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  • Vent
    / Vent
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Breslauer Hütte
    / Breslauer Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Vernagthütte
    / Vernagthütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    / Hochjoch Hospiz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Martin-Busch-Hütte
    / Martin-Busch-Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Kreuzspitze
    / Kreuzspitze
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Hochjoch Hospiz- Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
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38.2 km
72:00 h
3352 m
3352 m
From Vent you take either a very broad, slightly rising trail or a much steeper path below the chair lift up to Stabelinalm. Here you follow the wide trail, which becomes much steeper and narrower after a while, towards Breslauer Hütte. Continue on Seufertweg trail without much change in elevation. From scenic Vernagtbachtal up to Vernagthütte. Here you stay overnight. Then descend to the iron bridge over Hintereisbach brooklet and conquer the steeply rising switchbacks until you reach the turn-off to Martin Busch Hütte. Across boulder-strewn and rubble terrain, slightly climbing at the beginning - then steeply ascending, you walk to the peak (two short climbing sections without any safety ropes - surefootedness and a good head for heights are absolutely required!). Hike down to Martin Busch Hütte across the rubble field. From the hut a steeply ascending trail travels towards the remains of Brizzihütte and past lovely Brizzisee lake. The summit makes a unique vantage point, overlooking the entire Ötztal mountain world plus the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps. Descend to Martin Busch Hütte and return to Vent.


3441 m
1881 m


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



Vent (1883 m)
46.859977 N 10.914722 E
32T 645946 5191383



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

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



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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38.2 km
72:00 h
3352 m
3352 m


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