Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

Step by step towards a holistic experience

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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Wildgrat

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  • Umhausen
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9.4 km
8:00 h
2006 m
78 m
From the car park of Neudorf - Ötztaler Ache brook you walk to Vordere Leierstalalm. Follow the steep ascent to Erlanger Hütte, continue on the permanently rising path to Wettersee lake. Cross rocky terrain above the lake by following a footpath along the eastern ridge of Wildgrat. Transverse two corn snow field before you reach the mountain ridge and the summit.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2971 m
963 m

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.

 

Start

Umhausen (1014 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.138159 N 10.920112 E
UTM
32T 645599 5222306

Destination

Wildgrat

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park of Neudorf - Ötztaler Ache brook you walk to Vordere Leierstalalm. Follow the steep ascent to Erlanger Hütte, continue on the permanently rising path to Wettersee lake. Cross rocky terrain above the lake by following a footpath along the eastern ridge of Wildgrat. Transverse two corn snow field before you reach the mountain ridge and the summit.

 

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

Umhausen 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 Umhausen:
  • Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
2006 m
Descent
78 m

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