PARKING GARAGE CENTER -> Stone pine forest -> SCHÖNWIESHÜTTE
Schönwieshütte lies above the lively village of Obergurgl at the foot of Hanger face. The ascent starts at the village edge of Obergurgl, leading past the 400 years old stone pine forest and the foothills of Hohe Mut mountain ridge. The last stretch runs parallel to the mighty Rotmoos ravine.
Easier variant: Pedestrians can take an uphill ride on Steinmannbahn at the foot of the stone pine forest (lift ticket required). From the top station there is a broad road leading directly up to the hut - that guards the entrance to Rotmoostal side valley. The hut taxi (call for reservation) will gladly pick you up from the top station of Steinmannbahn.
Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report:
Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.
Tips, hints and links
More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern
The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:
Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable
Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night
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)