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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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High Altitude Track Hochgurgl

Cross-Country Skiing · Oetztal
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HOCHGURGL CENTER -> Ski track Hochgurgl -> HOCHGURGL CENTER

 

Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
easy
0.8 km
0:30 h
10 m
12 m

 

Access above Hochgurgl`s chapel at the top station of Hochgurgl Gondola section I. The Nordic trail is slightly ascending and descending. One stretch is illuminated at night. As the highest altitude trail in Ötztal, this splendid Nordic route travels through Alpine terrain above the tree line with great panorama.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2742 m
Lowest point
2704 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html  &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de  

Equipment

  • Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, should give a firm grip and tight-fitting
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about cross country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/langlaufen

Start

Top station Hochgurgl gondola section I | Mountain Chapel (2711 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.886272, 11.074090
UTM
32T 658016 5194614

Destination

Top station Hochgurgl gondola section I | Mountain Chapel

Turn-by-turn directions

Access above Hochgurgl`s chapel at the top station of Hochgurgl Gondola section I. The Nordic trail is slightly ascending and descending. One stretch is illuminated at night. As the highest altitude trail in Ötztal, this splendid Nordic route travels through Alpine terrain above the tree line with great panorama.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at   

 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.   

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge

Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)  

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.8 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
12 m
Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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