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.

Mountain Hike

Tiefenbach - Vent- Sölden

Mountain Hike · Sölden
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Restaurant Tiefenbach --> Mutboden --> Weißkar --> Sonnenberg-->  VENT
10.7 km
4:00 h
100 m
983 m
Wonderful alpine panorama trail from 2,800 m to 1,900 m. The starting point is the parking lot of the Tiefenbach glacier. This beautifully landscaped path can be made by sure-footed hikers.

A lot of views with barely uphill-meters - that's what a wonderful panorama trail offers, which runs from the station at the Tiefenbachferner in the Ötztal Alps to Vent, the mountaineering village at the beginning of the Rofental. On the approximately half-day hike with a descent of 900 meters altitude you have beautiful views of the White Crest and on the opposite chain around the Ramolkogel. For sure-footed hikers a true nature experience from the glaciers to green alpine meadows, away from the hustle and bustle

Author’s recommendation

The bus ride from Sölden to Tiefenbach Glacier incl toll and the bus ride from Vent to Sölden can be purchased directly in the bus.

Highest point
Tiefenbachglacier, 2803 m
Lowest point
Vent, 1898 m
Best time of year

Safety information

  Red mountain trails are moderately difficult: some narrow and steep, but assured walking and climbing passages are waiting for hikers. The corresponding signs are in yellow basic color and have a red circle as a difficulty indication.


Suitable for sure-footed and experienced hikers;good physical condition, mountain experience and mountain equipment (see under equipment) necessary.


Please note the current weather report under Weather Sölden


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: 


Tiefenbachglacier (2794 m)
46.923400, 10.944979
32T 648077 5198488



Turn-by-turn directions

A high alpine hiking trail from the valley station of the Tiefenbachferner cable car to Vent. You start at 2,788 m and in about 4:20 h you hike comfortably over the slopes of Mutboden, Weißkar and Sonnenberg down to Vent (1,895 m) into the Ötztal.

Caution is advised in uncertain weather forecast, because you can not descend early to the valley. Therefore, this hike should be committed only in stable weather conditions. Throughout the tour you can enjoy magnificent views of opposite ridges, from the Nederkogel to the Großer Ramolkogel.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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:


Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner:  


The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia 

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass # 042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1: 25.000

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10.7 km
4:00 h
100 m
983 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip


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