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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Peerler Lake

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12.4 km
5:00 h
570 m
1310 m
From the top station of Giggijoch mountain gondola you follow the descending trail on the saddleback to Restaurant Sonnblick. Then take the cart road and - above Hotel Hochsölden - walk towards the lower valley through Alpine pasturelands and steep slopes. Magnificent vistas of Sölden. Past several saddlebacks and puddles you ascend to scenic lake Peerlersee. Descend via Gransteinalm to Jausenstation Hochwald, then return to Sölden via Granstein and Leite.

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2467 m
1343 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

Moutain station, Giggijochbahn (2067 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.977230 N 10.984724 E
UTM
32T 650951 5204545

Destination

Sölden

Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of Giggijoch mountain gondola you follow the descending trail on the saddleback to Restaurant Sonnblick. Then take the cart road and - above Hotel Hochsölden - walk towards the lower valley through Alpine pasturelands and steep slopes. Magnificent vistas of Sölden. Past several saddlebacks and puddles you ascend to scenic lake Peerlersee. Descend via Gransteinalm to Jausenstation Hochwald, then return to Sölden via Granstein and Leite.

 

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 Postplatz
  • 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
medium
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
570 m
Descent
1310 m

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