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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Hühnersteign

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3.4 km
1:30 h
654 m
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From Sölden/church a steeply ascending path takes you up to the hamlet of Grünwald. There you follow the precipitous forest trail to the Hochsölden federal road until you reach the turn-off to Gampe Alm. Via lovely Gampe Alm you walk southwards along the signposted and slightly ascending trail which leads to Hühnersteig'n.

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2012 m
1371 m
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Rest Stop

Hühnersteign
s`Stabele Bar

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

Sölden (1370 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.968034 N 11.007046 E
UTM
32T 652675 5203567

Destination

Hühnersteign

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sölden / Kirche steep path to the local part of Grünwald, further steep forest path to Hochsöldenstraße to the junction Gampe Alm. Over the Gampe Alm further south to the marked trail, slightly ascending to the Hühnersteig'n.

 

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

Sölden 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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

 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

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    Löple Alm
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  • Rettenbachalm
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
654 m
Descent
0 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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