Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

Step by step towards a holistic experience

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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Ötztal Trek Stage 14

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Hochjoch Hospiz
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Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 14
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Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) –> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)

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6.3 km
3:30 h
850 m
172 m

HOCHJOCH-HOSPIZ (2.412 m) –> BRANDENBURGER HOUSE (3.274 m)

Route: Climbing, Path Requirements: Walking security, basic level of dizziness, high alpine experience; Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route Difficulties: Passage over the boiler wall remover (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope; Climbing up: from Vent through the "Hochjoch-Hospiz", the "Brandenburger Haus" (cross-country skiing trail) Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
3274 m
2410 m
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Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
Brandenburger Haus

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route

Passage über den Kesselwandferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen

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

Hochjochhospiz (2410 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.825142 N 10.833904 E
UTM
32T 639876 5187365

Destination

Brandenburger House

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Hochjoch Hospiz (2.412 m) - Brandenburger House (3.274 m)

A Majestic Glacier Castle

Brandenburger Haus (3274 meters) is perched on the edge of a rock above Kesselwandferner and offers great views of the spectacular mountain scenery. The Ötztal Alps’ highest refuge is often nicknamed “glacier castle”. All routes to Brandenburger Haus lead through glacier ice; the hike from Hochjochhospiz to Brandenburger Haus takes you across Kesselwandferner. From Hochjochhospiz the trail first climbs leisurely along switchbacks through rather steep meadows and then ascends steeply. The well-maintained trail then travels through a steep and rocky slope without any altitude gain before it climbs steeply once more. The views down to the crevasse and icefalls of Kesselwandferner are simply spectacular! At approx. 3000 meters you reach the relatively flat and crevasse- free glacier. The route through the glacier is fairly easy to follow thanks Thomas Pirpamer who marked it with long poles. Nonetheless: roping-up is essential here! It takes about an hour to cross the glacier in a western / northwestern direction. The last section of the tour takes you through boulders up to Brandenburger Haus which affords spectacular panoramic views. Weißkugel, Tirol’s most beautiful mountain according to some, is one of the countless peaks you can see from the refuge.

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

The following parking facilities are available in Vent:

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
medium
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
850 m
Descent
172 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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