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.

Winter Hiking

Stallwiesalm - Sölden

Winter Hiking · Sölden
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As one of the most rustic alpine pastures of the Ötztal with the added feature of the "afternoon sun", the "Stallwies", as the Ötztaler call their pastures, is a place where you can go the whole year.  Locals also like to take a trip to the Stallwiesalm.
From the Freizeit Arena Sölden, you go along Granbichlstraße (Granbichl district) to the parking at the barrier whre the winterwalking trail start. The forstroad leads through the light pine forest and with every meter of height the prospects of the opposing mountain range of the Geigenkamm are more exciting. Gradually the forest clears up and opens onto a wide alpine meadow with old huts of dark wood. The one with the beautiful sun terrace, is the Stallwiesalm (1.850 m). From here, a good cup of coffee and a safe distance, you can watch the hectic bustle on the slopes. "We have sunshine in the winter until half past four in the afternoon because we are so high above," says Maria. She is part of the host family Fiegl and says: "The house is already 350 years old". This makes you curious, a look inside: old wood is simply the most beautiful. And if the sun does not shine, it sits at the simple white fireplace on bad weather days. You can also go back on the forest road by the toboggan.


Author’s recommendation

The hut evenings take place DI MI and DO.

For larger groups it is advisable to make a reservation. Hut evenings are often organized on other days of the week too.

Highest point
Stallwiesalm, 1871 m
Lowest point
1457 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

If you go in the evening to Stallwiesalm you should bring a head torch with you. (the tour is not lightened)

You can also borrow them in the hut.

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.


Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 (0) 57 200 200


 Suitable equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap,  and gloves, are required for all walks and tours. The transport of a first aid package, a mobile phone, a bottle with enough water and possibly a Hiking map is recommended.

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: Winterwalking trials Ötzvalley




Parking at the barrier - Sölden/Granbichl (1457 m)
46.963459, 11.014477
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parking at the barrier - Sölden/Granbichl

Turn-by-turn directions

The Stallwiesalm is on Sölden's silent side and therefore you can fully enjoy the tour without traffic of cars.

Directly at the parking under the barrier, you can start the hike.

The first two turns are a bit steep, but then it gets flatter. The last climb to the hut is than again a bit steeper.

The path leads along a wide, groomed forest road to the Stallwiesalm. If there are good snow conditions, you can use sometimes the steep, narrow shortcuts through the forest. (don't get prepared - maybe icey)

For the descent you take the same way. If the snowconditions are well you are able to sledge down.

You can rent the toboganns at the hut.

The proper preparation and conservation is done by the hutkeeper as the way holder.

Sledging at your own risk!

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station 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

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner: 


The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking at the barrier
  • Parking lot Postplatz

All parking is free during the day.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

City Map Sölden

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