Winter walking & snowshoe
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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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Schweinfurter Hütte - Umhausen-Niederthai

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • Larstig Alm
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Map / Schweinfurter Hütte - Umhausen-Niederthai
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CAR PARK HAMLET OF SENNHOF (next to the Information Niederthai)->Larstig Alm->Schweinfurter Hütte->CAR PARK HAMLET OF SENNHOF
moderate
6.1 km
2:00 h
496 m
1 m
Directly from the car park you follow the wide forest road which takes you gently ascending into the valley next to Horlachbach brook. After about an hour you get to Larstigalm (1.777 hm) on the right. Another hour walk leads a bit steeper up to Schweinfurter Hütte (2.034 hm) towering on a panoramic saddleback below Sömenspitze summit. In winter the mountains around the hut are among the quietest within Ötztal. Therefore the hut is considered a true heaven for the winter walkers, tobogganers, snowshoe hikers and ski mountaineers. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2036 m
Lowest point
1540 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

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Car park Sennhof (1540 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128279, 10.967782
UTM
32T 649241 5221298

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Directly from the car park you follow the wide forest road which takes you gently ascending into the valley next to Horlachbach brook. After about an hour you get to Larstigalm (1.777 hm) on the right. Another hour walk leads a bit steeper up to Schweinfurter Hütte (2.034 hm) towering on a panoramic saddleback below Sömenspitze summit. In winter the mountains around the hut are among the quietest within Ötztal. Therefore the hut is considered a true heaven for the winter walkers, tobogganers, snowshoe hikers and ski mountaineers. 

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 Niederthai:
  • car park Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
496 m
Descent
1 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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