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 11

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Ramolhaus
    / Ramolhaus
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  • / Ramoljoch
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  • / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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2100 2400 2700 3000 3300 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Ramolhaus Ramoljoch Niedertal Schäferhütte

Ramolhaus (3.005 m) –> Ramoljoch (3.189 m) –> Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m)

12 km
5:00 h
705 m
1209 m


RAMOLHAUS (3.005 m) –> RAMOLJOCH (3.189 m) –> MARTIN-BUSCH-HÜTTE (2.501 m)


Route: Ascending, path, track, cart path Requirements: Safety, dizzying, condition; Mountain route black Difficulty: practically continuous assured passage up to Ramoljoch (fixed ropes, steel hanger) Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 6 h Difference in altitude: approx. 700 Hm ascent, 1,200 m descending Descent: 3.189 m Distance: 5 km Overnight stay, return: Ramolhaus, Martin-Busch-Hütte Crossing, exit: from Obergurgl via Ramolweg to Ramolhaus (about 4 h ascent, approx. 3 h descent); From Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte (2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent)

Highest point
3171 m
Lowest point
2124 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition

praktisch durchgehend versicherte Passage hinauf zum Ramoljoch (Fixseile, Stahlbügel)


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: 


Ramolhaus (3004 m)
46.829590, 10.969548
32T 650209 5188110



Turn-by-turn directions

Ramolhaus (3.005 m) - Ramoljoch (3.189 m) - Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m)

Across Ramoljoch To Niedertal

This high alpine route takes you from Gurgltal’s mountains across Ramoljoch to Niedertal, a beautifully valley that starts in the mountain village of Vent. The breathtaking views make it difficult to leave Ramolhaus but there is no need to worry: the panoramic views from Ramoljoch are just as spectacular! From Ramolhaus climb a few meters up before descending to the dead ice of Ramolferner. Continue through the scree field in a northern direction before crossing the ice (usually you can “boulder-hop” your way through the field). The next section is steep and uses fixed cables and metal rungs to assist your ascent through boulders, slabs and rubble. But once at the top you are treated to great views of Gurgler Ferner and Wildspitze! From here the trail switchbacks down quickly, then runs along the lateral moraine of Spiegelferner. Continue until you get to a trail junction at approx. 2800 meters above sea level. There turn left towards Martin- Busch-Hütte. The trail then climbs moderately to a saddle and continues through gentle pasturelands and the slopes above Niedertal to Diembach River and down to the valley. Hike into the valley for a few meters, cross Niedertalbach River and follow the road and/or cartroad to Martin-Busch-Hütte.

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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  • Ötztal Trek Route 3
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)
  • Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 10
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12 km
5:00 h
705 m
1209 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops


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