Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Winter Hiking
Routes

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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Winter Hiking • Oetztal
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easy
4 km
2:00 h
73 m
70 m
Level route along the valley bottom of Pill/Angern. Easy ascent via Isse meadows to the hamlets of Königsrain and Alt-Poschach. Proceed along the right shore of Ötztaler Ache river and return to the car park. (Time: 1 hr)

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1840 m
1775 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. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 

Start

Talstation Hochgurglerbahn (1782 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.897500 N 11.040700 E
UTM
32T 655439 5195795

Destination

Talstation Hochgurglerbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

Level route along the valley bottom of Pill/Angern. Easy ascent via Isse meadows to the hamlets of Königsrain and Alt-Poschach. Proceed along the right shore of Ötztaler Ache river and return to the car park. (Time: 1 hr)

 

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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl 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

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
73 m
Descent
70 m

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