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 09

Long Distance Hiking • Meranerland
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  • Hochfirst
    / Hochfirst
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  • Timmelsjoch
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  • Brunnenkoglhaus
    / Brunnenkoglhaus
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  • Brunnenkoglhaus
    / Brunnenkoglhaus
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Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 09
1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Rasthaus Timmelsjoch Brunnenkogelhaus

Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m) –> Timmelsjoch –> Brunnenkogelhaus (2.738 m)

difficult
36 km
7:00 h
1200 m
250 m

GASTHAUS HOCHFIRST (1,860 m) -> TIMMELSJOCH -> BRUNNENKOGELHOUSE (2,738 m)

Route: Climbing Requirements: Step safety, dizziness; Bergweg schwarz Difficulty: exposed passages on the ridge, stable weather conditions particularly important Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 5 h Difference in altitude: approx. 1,200 Hm ascent, approx. 250 Hm descent Highest point: 2.966 m Distance: approx , Exit: Brunnenkogelhaus, Rasthaus at the Timmelsjoch (no overnight stay), Gasthaus Hochfirst Cross-way, exit: from Sölden over the Fiegl's hut in the Windach Valley to the Brunnenkogelhaus (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent); Alternatively bus from Sölden to Fiegl's Hütte - then another 3 h ascent to Brunnenkogelhaus (about 2 h descent); Information Bus to Fiegl's hut T +43 (0) 57200 200; Information Bus from Timmelsjoch to Obergurgl T +43 (0) 57200 100

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2966 m
1350 m
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Rest Stop

Rasthaus Timmelsjoch
Brunnenkogelhaus

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

ausgesetzte Passagen am Grat, stabile Wetterverhältnisse besonders wichtig

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

Brunnenkoglhaus (1819 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.887984 N 11.126613 E
UTM
32T 662012 5194911

Destination

Timmelsjoch

Turn-by-turn directions

Gasthaus Hochfirst (1860 m) - Timmelsjoch - Brunnenkogelhouse (2738 m)

An Exceptional High Elevation Trail

First you ascend from Gasthof Hochfirst to Timmelsjoch Pass. From the Snack Station on Timmelsjoch Pass the trail leads past several small lakes, ascending gently to Wannenkar Cirque. Crossing Wannenkar and also scenic Rötenkar and Wietenkar you switchback up through steep and boulder-strewn terrain until you reach Wannenkarsattel. Follow the constantly climbing trail on the ridge to the summit of Wilde Rötespitz, the tour‘s highest point. Awe-inspiring views include Ötztal’s Wildspitze, North Tirol’s highest mountain, majestic Weißkugel and splendid Zuckerhütl in the Stubai Alps! A slightly descending path takes you down to Brunnenkogelhaus nestling at the peak of Vorderer Brunnenkogel.

Hiking down to Sölden you follow the trail to Fiegl‘s Hütte in Windachtal (approx. 2 hrs): here you can take the Windach hiking shuttle bus to Sölden (you save about 2 hrs). You reach the trailhead of the next stage by taking the public bus from Sölden to Obergurgl.

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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl  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

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
36 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1200 m
Descent
250 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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