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 08

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Siegerlandhütte
    / Siegerlandhütte
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  • Windachscharte
    / Windachscharte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hochfirst
    / Hochfirst
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Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 08
1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Siegerlandhütte Windachscharte (2.846 m) Großer Schwarzsee im hinteren Passeiertal Timmelsalm Gasthaus Hochfirst

Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m) –> Windachscharte –> Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m)

moderate
9.3 km
3:30 h
274 m
1163 m

SIEGERLANDHÜTTE (2.710 m) –> WINDACHSCHARTE –> GASTHAUS HOCHFIRST (1.860 m)

Route: Climbing, cart track, track requirements: Safety, dizzying; Mountain route red Difficulty: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 4 h Difference in altitude: approx. 262 Hm ascent, approx. 1.112 hm descents Highest point: 2,862 m Distance: approx. 5 km Accommodation: lodge, Siegerlandhütte, Gasthaus Hochfirst Quereinstieg , Exit: from Sölden through the Windachtal to Siegerlandhütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent); From Moos / Passeier to the Gasthof Hochfirst (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 3 h descent); From the Timmelsstraße to the Timmelsalm (about 0.5 h ascent and descent) by bus from Sölden to the Timmelsjoch, walking time to the Gasthof Hochfirst (approx. 1.5 h in the descent)

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2877 m
Lowest point
1759 m
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Rest Stop

Timmelsalm
Gasthaus Hochfirst

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

Siegerland Hut (2709 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.940828, 11.147701
UTM
32T 663457 5200827

Destination

Brunnenkoglhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

Siegerlandhütte (2710 m) - Windachscharte - Gasthaus Hochfirst (1860 m)

Along the Smugglers‘ Trails

Following the secret Smugglers‘ Routes you walk towards the ridge of Windachscharte at 2862 meters. Here you cross the border between Austria and Italy on a trail deeply rooted in history. Overlooking scenic Passeiertal Valley, a descending path leads down to Timmelsalm Hut. Right below you also reach the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, a famous panoramic route leading from the rear Ötztal to South Tyrol. Nearby Gasthof Hochfirst is located right on the Timmelsjoch Road.

DAY TOUR SPECIAL

Siegerland Hütte (2710 m) –> Schneeberghaus (2355 m) –>Gasthof Hochfirst (1860 m)

Those who want to extend the tour can take the fork-off to Schneeberghaus mountain hut at the height of Lake Schwarzsee. Enjoy a rewarding journey back in time to South Tyrol‘s deeply rooted mining history. Also renowned for excellent lunchtime meals.

Difficulty level: intermediate hiking tourWalking time: Siegerlandhütte – Schneeberghaus: 4 - 5 hrs; Schneeberghaus – Gasthof Hochfirst: 2.5 hrsChanges in elevation: ascent 500 / descent 1610 altitude meters

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
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
274 m
Descent
1163 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops

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