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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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Hochjoch-Hospiz

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medium
8.5 km
2:30 h
529 m
3 m
Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
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Landscape
Altitude
2413 m
1885 m
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Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
Gasthof Rofenhof

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

Vent (1887 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.859054 N 10.913544 E
UTM
32T 645858 5191279

Destination

Hochjochhospiz

Turn-by-turn directions

Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

 

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

Vent 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 Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
3 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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