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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Lake Schönrinnenkarsee

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5.1 km
2:30 h
780 m
780 m
In the village center of Gries you keep to the south, cross the wooden bridge to the edge of the wall and follow the steeply climbing trail through the forest, which merges into the cart road. A more leisurely but longer ascent to the mountain hut travels along the cart road that forks off to the right at the entrance to Sulztal valley. Hiking past Nisslalm you continue on the trail behind the hut that travels towards the idyllic mountain lake in western direction. Green slopes take you steeply uphill into Schönrinnenkar cirque and past two terraces to the lake. Back on the same route.

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2353 m
1577 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.

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Gries, parking at the end of the village (1577 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.069667 N 11.022743 E
UTM
32T 653578 5214891

Destination

Gries, parking at the end of the village

Turn-by-turn directions

In the village center of Gries you keep to the south, cross the wooden bridge to the edge of the wall and follow the steeply climbing trail through the forest, which merges into the cart road. A more leisurely but longer ascent to the mountain hut travels along the cart road that forks off to the right at the entrance to Sulztal valley. Hiking past Nisslalm you continue on the trail behind the hut that travels towards the idyllic mountain lake in western direction. Green slopes take you steeply uphill into Schönrinnenkar cirque and past two terraces to the lake. Back on the same route.

 

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

Gries 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

Gries at the end of the village - free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
780 m
Descent
780 m

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