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.

Winter Hiking

Rotes Wandl

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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Winter hiking trail to „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point
1.4 km
0:30 h
62 m
62 m
At 2000 m above sea level you follow the trail through the scenic pine forest,past the ski kindergarten, until you reach „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point. (Time: 40 min)


Length: 1.5 km cleared panoramic circular trail

Hiking time: approx. 30 minutes

Level of difficulty: easy

Start/access: Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz


Highest point
2017 m
Lowest point
1955 m

Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.


Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 500


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.


Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: 


Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2017 m)
47.212268, 10.932248
32T 646315 5230564


Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

Turn-by-turn directions

At 2000 m above sea level you follow the trail through the scenic pine forest,past the ski kindergarten, until you reach „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point. (Time: 40 min)


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:


Getting there

Oetz 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



The following parking facilities are available in Oetz:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Central parking place Oetz, The ticket is available at the information office Oetz.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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