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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Tauferberg forrest and Hoher Stein

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easy
3.5 km
2:00 h
122 m
122 m
The almost level forest area west of Niederthai is called Tauferberg. Start your hike at the Lehen car park in Niederthai. After about 50 meters you turn left into the forest, follow the broad forest trail until you reach a fork-off. Wiesle is on the left, Wolfsegg is on the right. Keep to the right and proceed on the forest trail. Later the trail forks into a much narrower path called "Tauferbergrunde".  Always follow the trail signs towards Hoher Stein. On your way uphill you leave behind a climbing area where you can watch - with a bit of luck - some skilled rock climbers. On top you indulge in the marvelous vistas of Längenfeld and its wide open basin. Return to Niederthai on the same route, by walking further on to the shorter Tauferberg loop trail and Mauslesattel.

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1685 m
1564 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

Niederthai (1563 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.121027 N 10.966087 E
UTM
32T 649133 5220488

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The almost level forest area west of Niederthai is called Tauferberg. Start your hike at the Lehen car park in Niederthai. After about 50 meters you turn left into the forest, follow the broad forest trail until you reach a fork-off. Wiesle is on the left, Wolfsegg is on the right. Keep to the right and proceed on the forest trail. Later the trail forks into a much narrower path called "Tauferbergrunde".  Always follow the trail signs towards Hoher Stein. On your way uphill you leave behind a climbing area where you can watch - with a bit of luck - some skilled rock climbers. On top you indulge in the marvelous vistas of Längenfeld and its wide open basin. Return to Niederthai on the same route, by walking further on to the shorter Tauferberg loop trail and Mauslesattel.

 

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

Niederthai 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 Niederthai:
  • Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
122 m
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