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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Gross Horlach Alm

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easy
5.7 km
2:00 h
428 m
2 m
From Sennhof car park in Niederthai (next to the Information Office) you follow the forest trail along Horlach Brook to Horlachtal, past the mountain huts of Larstigalm and Kleinhorlachalm. The last section up to Großhorlach Alm (not serviced) is quite steep but you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Niederthai.

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1970 m
1542 m
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Rest Stop

Kleinhorlachalm

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

Niederthai (1541 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128367 N 10.968207 E
UTM
32T 649273 5221308

Destination

Groß-Horlach-Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sennhof car park in Niederthai (next to the Information Office) you follow the forest trail along Horlach Brook to Horlachtal, past the mountain huts of Larstigalm and Kleinhorlachalm. The last section up to Großhorlach Alm (not serviced) is quite steep but you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Niederthai.

 

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

Niederthai 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

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
428 m
Descent
2 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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