Winter walking & snowshoe
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Winter Hiking
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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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Ötztal Trek Stage 04

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Amberger Hütte
    / Amberger Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Winnebachseehütte
    / Winnebachseehütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 04
1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Winnebachseehütte Gasthof Pension Winnebach Sulztalalm

Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m) –> Bachfallenferner –> Amberger Hütte (2.136 m)

difficult
9.7 km
5:00 h
700 m
900 m

WINNEBACHSEEHUT (2.361 m) -> BACHFALLENFERNER -> AMBERGER HUT (2.136 m)

Route: Climbing, footpath, route Requirements: stability, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience; Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route Difficulties: Passage at the Bachfallferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; In any case rope; 7 hrs. Overnight stay, return: Winnebachseehütte, Vordere Sulztalalm, Amberger hut Crossing: -out: from: approx. 5 h Height difference: approx. 700 Hm ascent, approx Gries im Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Winnebachsee hut (about 2.25 h ascent, about 1.75 h descent); From Gries in the Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, about 1.5 h descent)

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difficult
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Altitude
3054 m
1642 m
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Rest Stop

Amberger Hütte
Gasthof Pension Winnebach
Winnebachseehütte
Sulztalalm

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage am Bachfallenferner (jeweils Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen!

Equipment

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: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Winnebachseehütte (2364 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.087646 N 11.054340 E
UTM
32T 655924 5216951

Destination

Amberger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m) - Gries im Sulztal (1.569 m) - Amberger Hütte (2.136 m)

A Side-Trip to a Charming Mountain Village

From quaint Winnebachseehütte the trail descends in switchbacks to the valley where a waterfall cascades down into the swiftly flowing Winnebach River. The trail continues to descend gently. Look out for strange stone formations which were carved by glaciers. Once you reach the forest the trail drops rather steeply to the houses of Winnebach where you continue on an asphalted road to the charming mountain village of Gries im Sulztal (approx. 1 ¾ hrs.).<br/>Leaving Gries the trail climbs steadily up through Sulztal. Follow the road into the forested valley and up to the beautiful pastures of Vordere Sulztalalm – an ideal place to enjoy a break and a sandwich. The mountain hut commands splendid views of 3500-meter high Schrankogel which you will continue seeing until the end of the hike. After Vordere Sulztalalm the trail starts climbing rather steeply to Hintere Sulztalalm and on to Amberger Hütte, which is tucked away behind a grassy hill. From the hut you enjoy great views of Sulztalferner Glacier.

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

Längenfeldl 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

The following parking facilities are available in Gries:
  • Gries at the end of the village - free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
900 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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