Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

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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 07

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Hildesheimer Hütte
    / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • Hildesheimer Hütte
    / Hildesheimer Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Gamsplatzl
    / Gamsplatzl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Siegerlandhütte
    / Siegerlandhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 07
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Hildesheimer Hütte (2.900 m) –> Gamsplatzl (3.018 m) –> Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m)

medium
5.3 km
3:30 h
350 m
550 m

HILDESHEIMER HÜTTE (2.900 m) –> GAMSPLATZL (3.018 m) –> SIEGERLANDHÜTTE (2.710 m)

Route: Climbing, Path Requirements: Step safety, dizziness; Mountain route red Difficulties: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 3.5 h Difference in altitude: approx. 350 Hm ascent, approx. 550 Hm descent Highest point: 3.018 m Distance: approx. 5 km Accommodation: Hildesheimerhütte, Siegerlandhütte Cross-way, exit: from Sölden through the Windach Valley and via Aschenbrenner- or Gaiskarweg (steep) to Hildesheimer Hütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent); From Sölden through the Windachtal to Siegerlandhütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent); Alternatively bus from Sölden to Fiegl's Hütte in the Windach Valley - approx. 3 h ascent to Hildesheimer Hütte and Siegerlandhütte (approx. 2 h descent); Information on the bus: T +43 (0) 57200 200

Difficulty
medium
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Altitude
3018 m
2646 m
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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

Hildesheimer Hut (2900 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.966116 N 11.118958 E
UTM
32T 661194 5203578

Destination

Siegerland hut

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Hildesheimer Hütte (2.900 m) - Gamsplatzl (3.018 m) - Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m)

Mighty Zuckerhütl

Spectacular Gamsplatzl vista point and Lake Triebenkarsee are the highlights of this glacier-free tour from Hildesheimer Hütte to Siegerlandhütte, which is tucked away in one of the last corners of Windachtal. From Hildesheimer Hütte you walk down for about 10 minutes until a trail branches off to the left. Follow this trail down to River Gaiskarbach. Continue across the moraine of famous Pfaffenferner and – sometimes steeply – through boulers and rubble to Gamsplatzl (there is a short section with fixed cables for your safety).

This small viewing plateau with its many stone cairns provides an ideal place to take a rest and enjoy the marvelous views of the Stubai Alps with Zuckerhütl (at 3507 meters the tallest peak in the Stubai Mountains) and Ötztal Alps. From the plateau the trail switchbacks steeply down to Lake Triebenkarsee (2700m) below the snout of Triebenkarlas Glacier. On the hottest of summer days there are usually some intrepid swimmers who are willing to dip themselves into this cool mountain lake …The next stretch is easy and has only little elevation change. The trail crosses the steep slopes of Scheiblehn and then climbs gently to Siegerlandhütte.

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
medium
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
550 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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