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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Oetz - Hochoetz - Knappenweg - Dortmunder Hütte

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  • Hochoetz
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  • Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
    / Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
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  • Widiversum im Hochoetz
    / Widiversum im Hochoetz
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  • Kühtaile Alm
    / Kühtaile Alm
  • Balbach Alm
    / Balbach Alm
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  • Dortmunder Hüttte
    / Dortmunder Hüttte
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  • Kühtai
    / Kühtai
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  • / Knappenweg Hochoetz
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PANORAMA RESTAURANT HOCHOETZ --> Kühtaile Alm --> Balbach Alm --> DORTMUNDER HÜTTE
moderate
8.9 km
3:00 h
280 m
357 m
Drive with the Acherkogelbahn from Oetz to Hochoetz. You walk along the Kühtaile Alm and Balbachalm direction Kühtai. You pass the lake "Längentaler Stausee" and reach the village Kühtai. Dortmunder Hütte is at the beginning of the village. 

With a bus you drive back to Oetz.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Altitude
2084 m
1896 m
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience

& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and 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

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2025 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.211900, 10.933065
UTM
32T 646378 5230524

Destination

Dortmunder Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Drive with the Acherkogelbahn from Oetz to Hochoetz. You walk along the Kühtaile Alm and Balbachalm direction Kühtai. You pass the lake "Längentaler Stausee" and reach the village Kühtai. Dortmunder Hütte is at the beginning of the village. 

With a bus you drive back to Oetz.

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

Oetz 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 Oetz:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Central parking place Oetz, The ticket is available at the information office Oetz.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Similar tours nearby

  • Acherberg Alm Hochoetz
  • Balbach Alm Hochoetz
  • Kühtaile Alm
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  • Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg Hochoetz
  • Hikingregion Hochoetz
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
280 m
Descent
357 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

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