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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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Cross-Country Track Gries (classic) - Längenfeld

Cross-Country Skiing · Laengenfeld
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Map / Cross-Country Track Gries (classic) - Längenfeld
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GRIES -> Parking at the end of the village -> direction Sulztal -> turn in front of the Vögelasbrücke -> back to the beginning of the village -> back to the car park -> GRIES
klassisch
moderate
8.2 km
2:00 h
121 m
121 m
With its alpine ambience and its altitude of 1,600 m, the Gries high-altitude trail is a true cross-country attraction, especially for advanced runners. It leads once around the snow-sure village and allows beautiful views of the Sulztal. The entrance to the classic track is located at the parking lot at the end of Gries. At the beginning you drive further into the Sulztal. Most of the time the round runs along the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the Vogelasbrücke. After crossing the river, the track on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters in altitude around the place before you return to the starting point.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1660 m
1543 m
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Equipment

Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, give a firm grip and fit snugly
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Gries (1590 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.069454, 11.026436
UTM
32T 653859 5214874

Destination

Gries

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts after the bridge with a small climb. The course is adapted to the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the bridge in the Sulztal. After crossing the Fischbach, the trail on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters of altitude along the Fischbach before you return to the starting point.

Public transport

Public transportation

Travel comfortably and safely by train. Endstation or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then you drive comfortably and quickly by public transport or the

local taxi company through the entire valley to your desired destination. The current bus timetable can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL

Arriving by car leads holidaymakers over the Inntal to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, your journey can be quickly and easily determined. To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:
  • at the outskirts of Gries - for free
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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crosscountry skiing technique
klassisch
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
121 m
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