Winter walking & snowshoe
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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 16

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Vernagthütte
    / Vernagthütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)
    / Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 16
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Vernagthütte (2.755 m) –> Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)

easy
6.9 km
2:00 h
300 m
250 m

VERNAGTHUT (2.755 m) –> BRESLAUER HUT (2.844 m)

 Route: Climbing Requirements: Step safety, dizziness; Mountain route red Difficulty: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 2 h Difference in altitude: approx. 300 Hm Rise, approx. 250 Hm Descent: 2,860 m Distance: approx. 7 km Accommodation, stop: Vernagthütte, Breslauer Hütte , Exit: from Vent via the Vernagtegg to Vernagthütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent); From the Stablein station of the Wildschitze chair lift (valley Vent) to the Breslauer Hütte (about 1.5 h ascent, about 1.25 h descent)

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2860 m
2585 m
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Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
Breslauer Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit,Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

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

Vernagthut (2756 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.853676 N 10.824022 E
UTM
32T 639049 5190519

Destination

Breslauer Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Vernagthut (2.755 m) – Breslauer Hut (2.844 m)

Hiking Above Rofental

Vernagthütte stands on a lateral moraine of Großer Vernagtferner. From the refuge follow Seufertweg to Breslauer Hütte at the foot of Ötztal’s Wildspitze. Most of the time the trail winds its way along the slopes above Rofental. From Vernagthütte you walk down and continue on a trail that branches off to your left, descending towards River Vernagtbach. From here you have superb views of Großer Vernagtferner with Hochvernagtspitze to the north/northwest, and a wonderful interplay of colors with green meadows in the valley, auburn rocks (e.g. the steep rockface below Hochvernagtspitze) and whitish-gray ice fields. Cross River Vernagtbach and continue to the flat meadows on Platteiberg. The trail crosses Platteikar and rolls up and down through Mitterkar. Just above Mitterkar you can see Ötztal’s Wildspitze, which looks unusually rocky from this angle. From here it’s only a few more meters down to Breslauer Hütte. The beautifully located refuge affords fantastic views of Kreuzspitze, Hochjochferner and majestic Weißkugel.

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 of the chairlift (fee required)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
250 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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