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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Hut tour Hochoetz

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Map / Hut tour Hochoetz
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medium
8.5 km
3:30 h
1387 m
659 m
Take the Acherkogelbahn to the Hochoetz alpine region, where you will start at the Panoramarestaurant (2020 m) from there a broad hiking trail towards the Kühtailealm (1988 m). Afterwards you continue on the way to the Balbachalm (1957 m) To the Bielefelder Hütte (2150 m) where you descend again to the starting point Panoramarestaurant (2020 m).

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2112 m
800 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Balbach Alm
Kühtaile Alm
Alpengasthof Balbacherhof
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Bielefelder Hütte

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

Ochsengarten (801 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.199489 N 10.902579 E
UTM
32T 644103 5229088

Destination

Bielefelder hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From the valley station of the Ochsengarten gondola lift a forest trail leads to the Hochoetz alpine region on the right. First you reach the Kühtaile Alm, where you can continue to the Bielefelderhütte or the Balbachalm. From the Balbachalm a hiking trail leads directly back to Ochsengarten.

 

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

Ochsengarten 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 Ochsengarten:
  • Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
  • Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from our information office & Opposite the GH Bergland
  • Ochsengarten at the end of the line, in the direction of Kühtai, at the school, above Ochsengarten - paid parking) at the Sattele starting point WI-Wandergebiet, or SU-Wanderwandergebiet Feldringalm
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1387 m
Descent
659 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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