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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Mountain peak Pirchkogel

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  • Blick vom Pirchkogel
    / Blick vom Pirchkogel
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Aussicht auf Pirchkogel vom Zwölferköpfl aus
    / Aussicht auf Pirchkogel vom Zwölferköpfl aus
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Schwarzmoossee
    / Schwarzmoossee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Pirchkogel - Blick ins Inntal
    / Pirchkogel - Blick ins Inntal
  • Pirchkogel
    / Pirchkogel
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Feldringer Almböden
    / Feldringer Almböden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Mountain peak Pirchkogel
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KÜHTAI -> Schwarzmoosseen -> Pirchkogel -> Feldringer Almböden -> Marlstein -> OCHSENGARTEN
moderate
18.2 km
5:30 h
1144 m
1622 m
Start in Kühtai (2.020m). You follow the steep hiking path to Schwarzmoosseen. The lakes are on a nice plateau. In the area are many horses. From the lakes you hike on to the peak of Pirchkogel (2.028m).

To hike down you have 2 possiblities: 

 

1) same way back - duration 4 hours in total

2) you walk down on the back side of Pirchkogel. You walk over the "Feldringer Almböde" which is a nice and beautiful area. From there you come down to Marlstein and further to Ochsengarten - duration 5,5 - 6 hours.

 

TIPP: park the car in Ochsengarten and take a bus to Kühtai. 

Author’s recommendation

Small zoo at Marlstein

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2828 m
Lowest point
1507 m
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

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

Kühtai (2017 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.213599, 11.023754
UTM
32T 653240 5230887

Destination

Ochsengarten

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Kühtai (2.020m). You follow the steep hiking path to Schwarzmoosseen. The lakes are on a nice plateau. In the area are many horses. From the lakes you hike on to the peak of Pirchkogel (2.028m).

To hike down you have 2 possiblities: 

 

1) same way back - duration 4 hours in total

2) you walk down on the back side of Pirchkogel. You walk over the "Feldringer Almböde" which is a nice and beautiful area. From there you come down to Marlstein and further to Ochsengarten - duration 5,5 - 6 hours.

 

TIPP: park the car in Ochsengarten and take a bus to Kühtai. 

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, 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

We recommend to park the car in Ochsengarten and to take a bus from there to Kühtai: 

The following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten: 

  • Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
  • Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from our information office & Opposite the GH Bergland
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1144 m
Descent
1622 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Botanical highlights Summit route

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