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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Horlachtal Track - Umhausen-Niederthai

Cross-Country Skiing · Oetztal
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Map / Horlachtal Track - Umhausen-Niederthai
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CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Horlachtal Track->CAR PARK SENNHOF
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
moderate
3.3 km
0:50 h
92 m
92 m
After a short but quite steep climb you will reach the scenic Sonnenplateau Nordic track. On the next kilometer you cross Horlachbach brook first, continuing steadily uphill into scenic Horlachtal side valley. After a gentle downhill stretch and a short flat area you get back to the starting point. 

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1613 m
Lowest point
1541 m
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about cross country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/langlaufen

Start

car park Sennhof (next to the Information Niederthai) (1565 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.127573, 10.972148
UTM
32T 649574 5221227

Destination

car park Sennhof (next to the Information Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

After a short but quite steep climb you will reach the scenic Sonnenplateau Nordic track. On the next kilometer you cross Horlachbach brook first, continuing steadily uphill into scenic Horlachtal side valley. After a gentle downhill stretch and a short flat area you get back to the starting point. 

 

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car par Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
92 m
Descent
92 m
Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto Scenic Insider tip

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