Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

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The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Water Walk Mutsbühel

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Quality route according to
Vent - Mutsbühel - Ramolalm - Vent
easy
4.6 km
3:00 h
450 m
450 m
This fascinating hike is full of scenic beauty and offers superb views of the surrounding glacier world. Start is in Vent. Cross the bridge, make a left and continue towards Mutsbühel. The hike starts with a climb but the varied trail will soon make you forget about the effort. About half way through the hike you will reach an "enchanted forest": due to the thick moss, the trees look as if they were covered in snow. At the upper section of the trail you can already catch some glimpses of Similaun Glacier and Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest peak. Once reached your destination, you will enjoy awe-inspiring panorama views. The trail to Ramolalm Hut (not serviced) continues at pretty much the same elevation, thus offering more of the same spectacular views. Ramolalm is in an idyllic location and often times you will see sheep and cows grazing contentedly on rich pasture. On your way down you will come across some of Tirol's finest nature treasures inviting you to take a rest. In Vent, you can take a look back of the hike you just completed.

Quality route according to Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2361 m
1881 m

Safety information

Trittsicherheit
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

Rofner Ache
  • Up to one third of Rofner Ache is made up of suspended sediments, sand, debris and gravel. The material carried by the natural flow of the river from the sediment areas in Gurgland Vent amounts up to about 260,000 cubic meters or 700,000 tons per year.

WATER IN THE ÖTZTAL VALLEY

Water, the element which has shaped the Ötztal valley.

The glaciers are melted by the sunshine, releasing fresh water which feeds into the meadows and the Ötztaler Ache river which winds its way along the 65 km long valley. The Ötztaler Ache catchment area extends over 893 km² with an elevation from 700 to 3,774 m. This glacial meltwater fills the reservoir used by the local population and provides a supply of drinking water.

Glaciers store ¾ of the world’s freshwater reserves and therefore represent the biggest natural waterstorage in the world.

In the year 1770, the advancing ice dammed many of the big lakes here which triggered catastrophic flooding across the entire Ötztal and Inntal regions when they burst their banks. Natural hazards and disaster made people want to know more about and better understand nature, which also facilitated glacier research. The many facets of water in the Ötztal is not just of interest for scientists. The Ötztal glaciers are recreational destinations for locals and guests alike as these ice worlds offer great hiking and skiing in surroundings of outstanding natural beauty. Crystal clear river waters swollen by icy glacier meltwater make for superb rafting, white water canoeing and other action-packed activities

 

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Vent (1884 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.859672 N 10.914124 E
UTM
32T 645901 5191348

Destination

Vent

Turn-by-turn directions

This fascinating hike is full of scenic beauty and offers superb views of the surrounding glacier world. Start is in Vent. Cross the bridge, make a left and continue towards Mutsbühel. The hike starts with a climb but the varied trail will soon make you forget about the effort. About half way through the hike you will reach an "enchanted forest": due to the thick moss, the trees look as if they were covered in snow. At the upper section of the trail you can already catch some glimpses of Similaun Glacier and Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest peak. Once reached your destination, you will enjoy awe-inspiring panorama views. The trail to Ramolalm Hut (not serviced) continues at pretty much the same elevation, thus offering more of the same spectacular views. Ramolalm is in an idyllic location and often times you will see sheep and cows grazing contentedly on rich pasture. On your way down you will come across some of Tirol's finest nature treasures inviting you to take a rest. In Vent, you can take a look back of the hike you just completed.

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
easy
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
450 m

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