All hiking tours in Sölden

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Sölden as well as Hochsölden, Zwieselstein and Vent attract hiking enthusiasts with well-marked and excellently maintained hiking trails. Between the valley floor and snow-topped peaks, mountain lovers can let off steam until the soles of their feet burn: Family-friendly Alpine inns and huts can be explored along the scenic Almzeit theme hiking trail, sporty ascents up to more than 3000 meters altitude or multi-day hikes are a must. Shortcuts are allowed thanks to the mountain lifts which open up high Alpine nature jewels and rest stops for both families and connoisseurs. With a comfy gondola ride also experienced hikers can spare energy for longer tours.

The following list shows the complete hiking offer in Sölden at a glance. Find out more about suitable tours incl. directions, walking time, getting there and up-to-date details.

Ski Touring

Kraspesspitze, 2.954m - Umhausen-Niederthai

Ski Touring · Oetztal
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  • Horlachtal
    / Horlachtal
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte
    / Schweinfurter Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Skitouren gehen
    / Skitouren gehen
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
    / Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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Map / Kraspesspitze, 2.954m - Umhausen-Niederthai
2000 2500 3000 3500 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Kleinhorlachalm Schweinfurterhütte

CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Schweinfurter hut->Weiters Kar->KRASPESSPTZE 
9.9 km
7:00 h
1382 m
66 m
From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthai you walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 kilometer) to Schweinfurter Hütte (2034 m). Before you get to the hut, you turn into „GubenerWeg“ on the left. On a quite steep slope the route continuestowards Weites Kar. Follow the trail until you reach the fork-off: theleft route takes you to Finstertaler Scharte and Schartenkogel peakwhile the path on the right leads up to the peak slope of Kraspesspitze (2954 m).

Highest point
2859 m
Lowest point
1543 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: &



Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Tips, hints and links

Ski Mountaineering Rules
  • If you enjoy activities amid nature always respect the local guidelines when you set out on a ski tour (for example: wildlife preserves, hunting enclosures, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.).
  • Don‘t enter protected wildlife zones or feeding areas amid naturelandscapes, and avoid noise.
  • Cross forest areas in winter only on sign posted trails or marked routes as wild animals can panic if they hear loud voices or noise.
  • Learn more about the habitat of wild animals in the mountains, avoid getting too close to them. Watch them only from a safe distance. Please put your dog on a lead, it is absolutely irresponsible to take dogs into the forest without leashing them because wild animals suffer from food deficiency and weakness in winter.
  • Excellent planning and time management: start your tour early enough and return before darkness. In spring you should be back on the hut or in the valley at 12 noon (avalanche hazard!) at the latest.
  • Never cross forestation zones and areas with young plants and trees.

Ötztal Tourismus doesn‘t take any responsibility for the suggested tours. It is strongly recommended to enlist a certified local mountainguide. Glacier crossings are allowed only in a group by using a rope.

Before you set out on a tour you should inform someone down in the valley about the tour‘s destination and when you plan to be back. Anavalanche transceiver is an absolute must for Alpine ski mountaineering tours.


More details about ski mountaineering tours in Ötztal: 


car park Sennhof (1542 m)
47.128325, 10.968487
32T 649294 5221304



Turn-by-turn directions

From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthaiyou walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 km) to SchweinfurterHütte (2034 m). Before you get to the hut, you turn into „GubenerWeg“ on the left. On a quite steep slope the route continuestowards Weites Kar. Follow the trail until you reach the fork-off: theleft route takes you to Finstertaler Scharte and Schartenkogel peakwhile the path on the right leads up to the peak slope of Kraspesspitze(2954 m).

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:  

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way:  


The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Car park Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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9.9 km
7:00 h
1382 m
66 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip


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