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.

Thematic Trail

Nature Exploration Trail

Thematic Trail · Oetztal
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1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Gaislachkogelbahn-Mittelstation Station 1: Gebirgsdorf Station 2: Blutige Steine Station 3: Bergsport Station 4: Gebirgsrosen Station 5: Almleben Station 6: Gebirgsfest Station 7: Bergbewohner Station 8: Gebirgsbienen Station 9: Grenzen am Berg Station 10: Bergvieh

From the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn across the ski area from Sölden to the Edelweiss hut.


7 km
2:00 h
102 m
450 m
The nature trail is a wonderful hiking trail for young and old. It runs across the Sölden ski area and runs along the forest boundary. You will be off at the Gaislachkoglbahn middle station and then you will pass eleven small stations and four large stations before the end of the route at the Edelweiss hut. This way, you can find that the existence of ski resorts and nature can be very much in line with one another. The educational trail includes many exciting topics. Whether it is the fauna and flora of the Ötztal or ancient customs and traditions, all of this is being worked through here authentically. Furthermore, this route offers insights into life on pastures of past generations and shows you the dangers on the mountain.Of course, a hiking trail is also characterized by its tasty retreats and of which there are some on this trail. If you want to quench your knowledge, but also what you want to do for hunger, this is the right place.


Highest point
2174 m
Lowest point
1822 m
Best time of year


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.


Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Mittelstation der Gaislachkoglbahn (2169 m)
46.950906, 10.987630
32T 651247 5201626



Turn-by-turn directions

From the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn you go along the hiking trail to the toll on the Gletscherstraße. From there you continue on the Hühnersteige to the Gampe Alm or Gampe Thaya and continue to Hochsölden. Once you arrive in Hochsölden, follow the Hochsölderstraße until you reach the 5th turn and turn right onto the hiking trail, which you follow up to the Edelweiss hut.


Public transport

Public transport friendly

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

Sölden 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



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • Seilbahnwandern zum Gaislachkogl
  • Genusswandern zum Gaislacher See – Genusszeit ice Q
  • Experience mile - Highlights of Sölden on one mile
  • Mooser Steg
    Water Walk Waalweg Mooserstegle
  • Water Walk Rotmoostal
  • Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest - Theme Trail
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7 km
2:00 h
102 m
450 m
Public transport friendly Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights


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