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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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Trail Gries - classic (high trail)

Cross-Country Skiing • Oetztal
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Map / Trail Gries - classic (high trail)
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medium
8.4 km
2:06 h
299 m
298 m
The classic track leads around the village of Gries.

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Altitude
1672 m
1544 m
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Equipment

  • Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, should give a firm grip and tight-fitting
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about cross country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/langlaufen

Start

Gries (1587 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.069548 N 11.026429 E
UTM
32T 653858 5214885

Destination

Gries

Turn-by-turn directions

The classic cross-country track starts after the bridge with a loop in the valley before you go up to the biathlon stand. The remaining course is adapted to the Fischbach. The highest point of the cross-country ski trail is reached at the bridge in the Sulztal. After crossing the Fischbach, the cross-country trail runs slightly downhill on the left side of the brook. Only after crossing again you have to cope with the last height meters around the place before you have reached the starting point again.

 

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

Gries 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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  • Cross-Country Track Niederthai-Tauferberg
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Difficulty
medium
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:06 h
Ascent
299 m
Descent
298 m

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