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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Schöne Aussicht

Hiking Trail • Oetztal
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15.6 km
5:30 h
1286 m
328 m
Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

From the hut you follow the steep footpath to the iron bridge over Hintereisbach brook. A switch-backing trail takes you up to the glacier fields of Hochjochferner and Schöne Aussicht mountain refuge which is located above the glacier.

 

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difficult
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Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2846 m
1885 m
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Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
*** Gasthaus Geierwallihof
Gasthof Rofenhof

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

Vent (1885 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.859061 N 10.913694 E
UTM
32T 645870 5191280

Destination

Schöne Aussicht

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Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

From the hut you follow the steep footpath to the iron bridge over Hintereisbach brook. A switch-backing trail takes you up to the glacier fields of Hochjochferner and Schöne Aussicht mountain refuge which is located above the glacier.

 

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

Vent 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

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1286 m
Descent
328 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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