Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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.

Long Distance Hiking Stage

Ötztal Trek Stage 10

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Obergurgl
    / Obergurgl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Langtalereckhütte
    / Langtalereckhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Piccard Hängebrücke
    / Piccard Hängebrücke
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Ramolhaus
    / Ramolhaus
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 10
2100 2400 2700 3000 3300 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Nederhütte Langtalereck Hütte

Obergurgl (1.900 m) –> Langtalereckhütte (2.430 m) –> Ramolhaus (3.005 m)

14.9 km
5:00 h
1376 m
305 m

OBERGURGL (1.900 m) –> LANGTALERECKHÜTTE (2.430 m) –> HOCHWILDEHAUS (2.866 m) –> RAMOLHAUS (3.005 m)


Route: Track, Cart Lane, Climbing, Path Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, endurance; Mountain route red Difficulties: glacier passage on the Gurgler Ferner (in the area of ​​the route flat and column-free) Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples and rope for glaciers not necessary Walking time: approx. 7 h Difference in altitude: approx Descent: from Obergurgl via the Ramolweg to the Ramolhaus (about 4 h ascent, about 3 h descent) )

3005 m
1902 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Langtalereck Hut

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, Ausdauer

problemlose Überquerung der Gletscherzunge des Gurgler Ferner über die Piccard Hängebrücke


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: 


Obergurgl (1906 m)
46.870437 N 11.026781 E
32T 654457 5192760



Turn-by-turn directions

Obergurgl (1907 m) – Langtalereckhütte (2430 m) – Hochwildehaus (2866 m) – Ramolhaus (3005 m)

Diversity Rules

This hike offers lots of diversity. The route starts with a hike through a century- old pine forest, continues with a glacier crossing and ends at Ramolhaus at 3005 meters above sea level. From the center of Obergurgl you walk into the valley to David’s s Hütte. There you continue on the themed trail through the dense pine forest until you reach the road to Schönwieshütte. The road leads past the hut, winding slightly to the left, and – after a short downhill section – climbs gently through the slopes above Gurgler Tal to Langtalereckhütte (the last few meters are downhill again; hiking time to this point: approx. 2 hrs.). From the mountain hut the path drops down to Langtal, crosses the valley and climbs steeply to the moraine of Gurgler glacier. Continue along the moraine parallel to the glacier to Hochwildehaus (approx. 2 hrs. from Langtalereckhütte). From Hochwildehaus retrace your steps down to approx. 2700 meters above sea level where you descend to Gurgler glacier. Cross the glacier in a northwestern direction at it is lowest and flattest point (no trail signs). Once you have crossed the glacier there is a steep ledge with metal rungs to help you along. The trail then travels slightly uphill for a bit before climbing in steep switchbacks up the slope where it joins the access trail from Obergurgl to Ramolhaus. Continue to Ramolhaus. The last section of the trail also has steep switchbacks all the way to the top. The steep, strenuous ascent is rewarded by awe-inspiring panoramic views of Obergurgl’s peaks and glaciers.

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:


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



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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14.9 km
5:00 h
1376 m
305 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops


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