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 20

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Hauerseehütte
    / Hauerseehütte
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  • Frischmann Hütte (2.182 m)
    / Frischmann Hütte (2.182 m)
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Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 20
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Hauerseehütte (2.383 m) –> Felderjöchl (2.797 m) –> Frischmannhütte (2.192 m)

medium
6.4 km
4:00 h
600 m
800 m

HAUERSEEHÜTTE (2.383 m) –> FELDERJÖCHL (2.797 m) –> FRISCHMANNHÜTTE (2.192 m) 

Route: Climbing Requirements: Step safety, dizziness; Mountain path black Difficulties: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment; (Hauerseehütte not farmed) Walking time: approx. 4 h Difference in altitude: approx. 600 hm ascent, approx. 800 hm descent Highest point: 2,797 m Distance: approx. 7,5 km Accommodation, stop: Hauerseehütte, Frischmannhütte Crossing, exit : From Unterried or Oberried (municipality of Längenfeld) to Hauerseehütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent); From Umhausen to the Frischmannhütte (about 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent, alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Hinter Fundusalm - then another 30 min ascent to the Frischmannhütte); From Köfels (municipality of Umhausen) to the Frischmannhütte (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)

Difficulty
medium
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Altitude
2797 m
2188 m
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Rest Stop

Frischmannhütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

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

Hauerseehut (2384 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.058341 N 10.917621 E
UTM
32T 645627 5213431

Destination

Frischmann Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Hauerseehut (2.383 m) – Felderjöchl (2.797 m) – Frischmannhut (2.192 m)

Lake Hike on Mittlerer Geigenkamm

This scenic hike from Hauerseehütte to Frischmannhütte features great views and picturesque lakes. The first of these lakes is right at Hauerseehütte. The self-catering hut is below Luibiskogel and was built to replace the original refuge which was devastated by an avalanche. At first the trail descends past Lake Unterer Spitzigsee, then climbs gently in a north-western direction through Innerbergtal and crosses the slopes above Felderkar. Then follows a more strenuous section: the trail switchbacks steeply up to Lake Weißer See below Felderjöchl (2800m), the saddle you have to cross to get to Frischmannhütte. The trail travels to the left of the lake and climbs through very steep and rocky terrain to Felderjöchl (fixed cables). From the saddle the trail first drops steeply and then levels out and continues through Fernerkar below Ploderferner. Later on the trail descends quickly east of Griesköpfen and through pastures to Frischmannhütte.

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

Längenfeld 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 Längenfeld:
  • Parking in Lehn - nearby Heimatmuseum - subject to charges
  • Parking Oberried - climbing garden - payable

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:

  • Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
  • Parking Köfels (payable)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
800 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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