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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Lake Gaislachsee

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8.8 km
4:00 h
1393 m
52 m

From the top station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola you follow the ski run on its upper ridge (towards the higher valley). Take the steeply rising path on the right hand side, winding its way up the slope to fabulous lake Gaislachsee. Then descend on a saddleback and grass-covered slopes to Gaislach (cart road). The slightly ascending trail back to the middle station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola travels past Heidealm and - without any change in elevation - to the middle station. Otherwise you simply follow the cart road to Gaislach.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2709 m
1360 m

Tips, hints and links

Parking: Gaislachkoglbahn

 

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

Start

Bergstation Gaislachkoglbahn (1360 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.959266 N 11.008997 E
UTM
32T 652849 5202596

Destination

Gaislachsee

Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola you follow the ski run on its upper ridge (towards the higher valley). Take the steeply rising path on the right hand side, winding its way up the slope to fabulous lake Gaislachsee. Then descend on a saddleback and grass-covered slopes to Gaislach (cart road). The slightly ascending trail back to the middle station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola travels past Heidealm and - without any change in elevation - to the middle station. Otherwise you simply follow the cart road to Gaislach.

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

Sölden 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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1393 m
Descent
52 m

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