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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Panorama Glacier Trail

Alpine Tour • Oetztal
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medium
20.9 km
9:00 h
1280 m
1330 m
The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

Difficulty
medium
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2868 m
1541 m

Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Start

Gries, parking at the end of the village (1564 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.071142 N 11.018684 E
UTM
32T 653265 5215047

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

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

The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1280 m
Descent
1330 m

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