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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Pirchkogel from Kühtai

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3.3 km
3:00 h
650 m
0 m
Pirchkogel offers superb panorama views. The route that starts in Kühtai is very scenic and worth doing. The climb up the ski run is rather steep, but the effort is quickly forgotten once you reach Gossenkölle Lake. The biospherepark of the same name was recognized by UNESCO in 1977, and still is a site of research activities. The last stretch to the peak is not as steep and strenuous. From the top of Pirchkogel you enjoyjaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks. The hike down through Feldringer Böden is also very scenic. A stop at Feldring Alm is highly recommended!

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2828 m
2017 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.

 

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Pirchkogel offers superb panorama views. The route that starts in Kühtai is very scenic and worth doing. The climb up the ski run is rather steep, but the effort is quickly forgotten once you reach Gossenkölle Lake. The biospherepark of the same name was recognized by UNESCO in 1977, and still is a site of research activities. The last stretch to the peak is not as steep and strenuous. From the top of Pirchkogel you enjoyjaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks. The hike down through Feldringer Böden is also very scenic. A stop at Feldring Alm is highly recommended!

 

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

Kühtai is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, reachable from the Inn valley and 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

 

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Kühtai Hochalterbahn
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
medium
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
650 m
Descent
0 m

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